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Toyota solid-state battery plans to mass produce in 2025 * domestic Tesla confirmed that Panasonic battery will no longer be used.
Jul 28,2020 09:36CST
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Come to change the electricity? Recently, another big news broke out that Ulai plans to set up a battery asset management company, which aims to promote the separation of the automobile and battery business, and vigorously promote the BaaS battery service (Battery as a Service). The battery asset management company, which will receive investment from an energy fund, will be set up as soon as August and is still seeking more financing, according to sources. It is also revealed that the Ningde era has made clear the investment intention. At present, neither the Weilai era nor the Ningde era has disclosed more information.


[Toyota plans to mass-produce solid-state batteries in 2025 but faces multiple challenges] Toyota is working through the company's Prime Planet Energy&Solutions Inc, a joint venture with Panasonic. To develop the solid-state battery, the joint venture opened in April and now employs about 5100 people, including 2400 from its Chinese subsidiary. One of the tasks of the joint venture is to manufacture and sell solid-state batteries for cars. Toyota is still on track to achieve a limited amount of production by 2025, Kaita said. Due to the small scale of production, the initial cost of these solid-state batteries will be higher than that of lithium-ion batteries. He speculates that the production of such solid-state batteries will remain very low for the first few years of production. To compete with the internal combustion engine power system, the cost of such batteries must fall to well below $100 per kilowatt-hour, he said.

[domestic Tesla confirmed that Panasonic battery will no longer be used] at this year's Chengdu International Auto Show, Tesla booth staff said, "in our current domestic model supply system, has been completely terminated with Panasonic battery, that is to say, the future domestic Tesla will no longer use Panasonic battery." At this stage, the Tesla model 3 produced by the Shanghai factory still uses LG batteries, but the models equipped with Ningde era batteries in the near future will come off the line one after another. " In this regard, people familiar with the matter said that the models produced by the Shanghai factory at the beginning of this year used Panasonic batteries, but in the later stage, under the double pressure of production and battery cost, Tesla gradually shifted to the direction of LG batteries.

[Tesla's German factory will produce cells] it is reported that Tesla is currently building a new factory in Glennheide, on the outskirts of the German capital Berlin. It is reported that the factory will also produce batteries in the future, but it is not clear when the work will begin.


[Tesla Shanghai Plant recruits nearly 1,000 employees to prepare for Model Y production] Tesla launched a recruitment campaign in Shanghai on the 28th, planning to bring in designers in his Chinese studio and recruit about 1000 workers for the Shanghai factory. The post on Wechat's official account of Tesla's human resources department marks the first time the California-based carmaker has hired a designer in China. The company said in January that it planned to open a design and research center in China to produce "Chinese-style" cars.

[Ather Energy, a two-wheeled electric car maker, raised $11.21 million.] Ather Energy, a two-wheeled electric car maker, recently raised $11.21 million. The investor this time is Hero MotoCorp, India's largest maker of two-wheelers. Tarun Mehta, founder of Ather Energy, said that the funds for the new round of financing, Ather Energy will be used to speed up the research and development of the company's products and invest in infrastructure.

Build 100 exchange power stations! On July 27, Beijing Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "BAIC Group") and State Grid Electric vehicle Service Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "State Grid Electric vehicle Company") signed a framework agreement on deepening strategic cooperation to jointly promote the development of new energy vehicle industry. The two sides will carry out in-depth cooperation in promoting car and electric bag and vehicle sales business, battery energy package business, power exchange business, green power trading and smart energy service business, as well as capital cooperation. According to the agreement, BAIC New Energy, Huaxia Travel and other companies under BAIC will promote the car electric service package of State Grid and jointly create a "car pile electric ecological marketing model" to provide customers with a green travel experience. National Grid Electric vehicle Company and BAIC New Energy will continue to carry out in-depth cooperation in the field of power exchange, and strive to fully cooperate in the construction of 100 power stations to serve no less than 10000 power exchange vehicles nationwide by the end of June 2021.

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