Here's a look at some of the biggest news in the battery space this week:
- A new facility dedicated to researching lithium processing technologies is expected to open later this year in Arizona.
- Pylontech, a China-based maker of energy storage systems, wants to raise $750 million in part to support its a 10 GWh lithium-ion R&D and manufacturing facility set to break ground in Hefei later this year.
- Could cobots help prevent battery defects?
- Stellantis is retooling two plants in Canada to eventually build a 500-mile-range EV.
- Volkswagen is looking for new sites to build batteries and EVs in the US.
- The EU is one step closer to banning fossil fuel vehicles.
- New Tesla Model Y with 4680 battery cells and a structural battery pack might charge faster and offer better energy density.
- GE Healthcare was hit with a Class I recall of backup and replacement batteries for ventilators.
- ION storage, a US-based developer of solid-state lithium-ion batteries, raised $30 million from investors, including Toyota Ventures.
- Chinese EV maker NIO plans to start making its own battery packs in the next two years.
- Scrapped or delayed energy storage projects are hampering the transition to renewable energy in the US.
- GE plans to boost battery energy storage manufacturing in India.