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    Jin Yuming
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    On April 3, 2024, Wang Chuanfu, chairman of BYD, revealed for the first time at the financial report communication meeting that BYD is currently developing the second-generation blade battery system, which will be as soon as August 2024.

    On April 9, 2024, CATL launched the world’s first 5-year zero-attenuation energy storage system that can be mass-produced in Beijing. Tianheng energy storage system integrates “5 years of zero attenuation, 6.25 MWh, multi-dimensional true safety”, and can be mass-produced. The so-called “zero attenuation” refers to the fact that the energy storage system can still maintain its initial state of electricity and power after five years of use, avoiding the problem of gradual degradation of the performance of traditional batteries during use. This breakthrough performance is of great significance for energy storage power stations that require long-term stable power supply, and will undoubtedly bring significant benefits to related fields.

    April 11, 2024, AmpriusThe demand pipeline is very strong, and the current SiMaxx capacity is sold out by 2024. With the completion of the certification process, Amprius was able to complement the company’s existing roll-to-roll system with centrotherm tools. This has led to an increase in SiMaxx shipments, as Amprius ramps up its production in Fremont, CA to 2 MWh, which means an increase in online capacity of about 10x starting in 2024.

    On April 12, 2024, GAC Group achieved an all-solid-state battery energy density of more than 400Wh/kg with the third-generation sponge silicon anode technology and high-capacity solid-state cathode technology, which is more than 52% higher than the volume energy density and mass energy density of the current mass-produced liquid lithium-ion battery, achieving a range of more than 1,000 kilometers. In addition, the single capacity of all-solid-state batteries has exceeded 30Ah.

    On April 17, 2024, Nissan presented its all-solid-state battery pilot line under construction to the media at its Yokohama plant in Kanagawa Prefecture. The pilot line is designed to further facilitate the development of batteries and innovative manufacturing technologies. In line with Nissan Ambition’s long-term vision of 2030, Nissan aims to launch battery-equipped electric vehicles by fiscal 2028.

    On April 22, 2024, JAC, a subsidiary of JAC, officially signed a strategic cooperation agreement on solid-state batteries with Weilan New Energy in Hefei, and the two parties will cooperate in the development of 4695 large cylindrical semi-solid-state cells, marking the most critical step for JAC Yttrium to take solid-state battery research and production.

    On April 25, 2024, CATL held the “2024 CATL Passenger Car New Product Launch Conference” at the Beijing International Auto Show, at which a new generation of lithium iron phosphate battery “Shenxing PLUS” was released. The cruising range of the “Shenxing PLUS” battery has exceeded 1,000km, and the fast charging capacity can achieve efficient energy replenishment of 600km in 10 minutes, truly achieving “1 km in 1 second”.

    On April 28, 2024, a senior executive at CATL Technology Co., Ltd. said that CATL aims to achieve low-volume production of all-solid-state batteries by 2027, which is the first time the battery maker has announced a large-scale production schedule for new batteries. Wu Kai, chief scientist of CATL, said at the 2024 China International Battery Expo (CIBF) that CATL’s all-solid-state battery development is currently at 4 points based on the scoring system of technology and manufacturing maturity.

    On May 8, 2024, NIO and GAC Group reached a strategic cooperation on battery charging and swapping, under which the two parties will carry out all-round and multi-level in-depth strategic cooperation in battery standards, battery swap technology, battery asset management and operation, battery swap service network construction and operation, battery swap model development and customization, and charging interconnection involved in the battery swap industry.

    At 7 p.m. on May 10, 2024, BYD released the Hiace 07EV model, equipped with the new e platform 3.0 Evo, with a range of 550 and 610 kilometers, and a price between 189,800 and 239,800。 What attracted the author’s attention at the press conference was BYD’s “first full-scene intelligent pulse self-heating technology”, which can heat the battery pack during charging, parking and driving, and improve the power performance of the vehicle in cold weather.

    On May 18, 2024, at the 13th Science and Technology Conference, Gotion Hi-Tech officially launched two new generation batteries, “G-Moment” 5C ultra-fast charging battery and “Xingchen” high-nickel ternary large cylindrical battery, and introduced the related technologies of the company’s first all-solid-state battery “Jinshi”. 5C means that it can achieve 10%-80% energy replenishment in 9.8min, 5%-90% energy replenishment in 15min, and 0%-100% energy replenishment in 25min. “Full system” not only means that it supports all-scenario applications such as pure electric and extended-range hybrids, but also covers multiple material systems such as lithium iron phosphate, lithium manganese iron phosphate and ternary. In terms of charge capacity, the maximum capacity of the “G-Tick” iron-lithium battery pack is over 75kWh, which can achieve a range of more than 600km; The ternary battery pack has a capacity of more than 100 kWh and can achieve a range of more than 800 km.

    On May 23, 2024, electric vehicle maker Tesla broke ground on its Megapack energy storage battery factory in Shanghai, the first of its kind outside the United States. Electric car maker Tesla has begun construction of a factory in Shanghai to produce Megapack energy storage batteries, Chinese state media reported on Thursday. The $200 million plant, located in the Shanghai Lingang Pilot Free Trade Zone, will be Tesla’s first battery factory outside the United States.

    On May 30, 2024, China plans to invest more than 6 billion yuan ($830 million) in a government-led solid-state batteryIn the development project, six companies are eligible for state funding to work together to develop next-generation technologies. Compared to traditional lithium-ion batteries that use flammable liquid electrolytes, solid-state batteries offer higher safety, longer lifespan, and faster charging speeds. But mass adoption is still some way off due to raw material supply constraints, complex manufacturing processes, and the resulting high costs.

    On June 5, 2024, Stellantis-backed battery manufacturer ACC paused plans to build factories in Germany and Italy in favor of lower-cost batteries. The company said Tuesday that research and development of low-cost batteries are needed to supply cheaper electric vehicles, and that its industrial and construction timelines will be finalized by the end of 2024 or early 2025.

    On June 19, 2024, the groundbreaking ceremony of the Beijing Times Battery Base Project was held in Yizhuang, Beijing. The project is jointly invested and constructed by CATL, BAIC Group, Jingneng Group and Xiaomi Group. The factory will use state-of-the-art technology, including high cycle time, high automation rate and high flexibility of production lines. After completion, the plant will provide stable and high-quality battery products for car companies such as BAIC and Xiaomi in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, and drive more upstream and downstream enterprises in the industrial chain to land in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

    On June 20, 2024, EVE released the 6C fast-charging large cylindrical battery Omnicell. The product has excellent performance and has a 6C fast charging capability, which can provide an electric vehicle with a range of 300 km in 5 minutes.

    June 20, 2024, ProLogium TechnologyReleased a video showcasing the world’s first gigabit lithium-ceramic battery factory. With ProLogium’s revolutionary battery architecture and exclusive process technology, the core production steps of lithium ceramic batteries have been streamlined from the traditional 17 steps to 13 steps. This reduction specifically eliminates the most time-consuming back-end assembly processes such as diaphragm placement, electrolyte injection, vacuum immersion, and venting. This one-stop, automated production line creates a commercially competitive next-generation battery for the market.

    On June 20, 2024, Envision Energy launched an advanced 5MWh container battery energy storage system with industry-leading safety standards. Envision Energy, a leader in green technology and a BloombergNEF-ranked global Tier 1 energy storage manufacturer, is proud to announce the launch of its 5MWh container liquid-cooled battery energy storage system. This state-of-the-art system not only strengthens Envision Energy’s energy storage product lineup, but also sets a new benchmark for safety and performance in the industry.

    June 22, 2024, Salzkit. HW Vassen will take over as PowerCo SE’s new CTO and a member of the Management Board on August 1, 2024. Today, the Supervisory Board of PowerCo adopted this decision. As head of series development, HW Vassen has already played a decisive role in the development of the PowerCo “Unified Battery”, which will go into series production in 2025. As Chief Technology Officer, he will be responsible for technology and product development, as well as testing and analysis for PowerCo SE. His successor, Soon Ho Ahn, will voluntarily resign at the end of July and will serve as an advisor to the Volkswagen Group in the future.

    On June 22, 2024, automaker BMW DE0005190003 withdrew a €2 billion battery order from Swedish supplier Northvolt. A BMW spokesman confirmed the report of Management Magazine on the 19th and said: “Northvolt and the BMW Group have jointly decided to focus Northvolt’s activities on the development of next-generation batteries.” The magazine notes that the battery supplier, which was founded in 2016, has had problems ramping up industrial mass production. Northvolt’s project was two years behind schedule and generated too much scrap.

    The above is part of the battery industry information collected by the author, I hope it will be helpful to you.

    #2210
    EBBC Team
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    Hello Jin!
    Thank you for your post and for promoting participation in the EBBC community! There is a lot of potentially interesting content here. We can narrow it down to focus on an initial topic of discussion. In your opinion, what is the most relevant or exciting news? Why? Does it relate to your industry or context? How exactly?

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    #2215
    Jin Yuming
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    actually this is a long list of important lithium battery news around the world in 2024Q2, if we’re talking about the most exciting news, they’re regarding solid state battery and fast charging topics as following:

    1. On April 12, 2024, GAC Group achieved an all-solid-state battery energy density of more than 400Wh/kg with the third-generation sponge silicon anode technology and high-capacity solid-state cathode technology, which is more than 52% higher than the volume energy density and mass energy density of the current mass-produced liquid lithium-ion battery, achieving a range of more than 1,000 kilometers. In addition, the single capacity of all-solid-state batteries has exceeded 30Ah.

    2. On April 25, 2024, CATL held the “2024 CATL Passenger Car New Product Launch Conference” at the Beijing International Auto Show, at which a new generation of lithium iron phosphate battery “Shenxing PLUS” was released. The cruising range of the “Shenxing PLUS” battery has exceeded 1,000km, and the fast charging capacity can achieve efficient energy replenishment of 600km in 10 minutes, truly achieving “1 km in 1 second”.

    3. On June 20, 2024, EVE released the 6C fast-charging large cylindrical battery Omnicell. The product has excellent performance and has a 6C fast charging capability, which can provide an electric vehicle with a range of 300 km in 5 minutes.

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