West Midlands charges into the future with a new Gigafactory

The 530,000 square-metre facility is predicted to attract an £2.5bn investment and create up to 6,000 jobs

Bacteria to help recycle EV batteries?

New research claims bacteria could be the eco-friendly answer to recycling lithium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion battery units
China conquers top spot in lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking

The country has control of 80% of the world’s raw material refining, according to BNEF’s ranking

EIB electrifies Poland with €125m loan for battery materials factory

The facility will supply cathode materials, a key component for lithium-ion battery cell manufacturers

Portsmouth Port embarks on 330K battery project

The 20-foot container-sized battery will be powerful enough to charge four EVs simultaneously at UK’s second biggest port

Wärtsilä’s smart energy storage solution ‘to slash college’s power consumption’

Smart software charges the lithium-ion batteries when the energy price is low and discharges them when the price rises

Electric car batteries “rapidly” getting cheaper

Electric car batteries are getting cheaper “rapidly”, according to a new index of prices which suggests they dropped by a third within three years. The average price of vehicle-grade lithium-ion batteries fell from at least £627/kWh ($1000/kWh) in 2009 to £432/kWh earlier this year. Bloomberg New Energy Finance puts the lower price down to “excess manufacturing capacity […]