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Apr 16, 2019

On April 11, Solid Power announced that it is teaming up with Ford Motor Co. to develop all solid-state batteries (ASSB) for next-generation electric vehicles.
The announced partnership will focus on further developing ASSBs, which offer improved energy and safety as compared to current industry-standard lithium-ion batteries.
“Solid-state battery technology has the potential to help us deliver electric vehicles that are even safer and more capable,” said Ken Washington, vice president, Research and Advanced Engineering, and chief technology officer, Ford Motor Company.
The partnership will heavily leverage Solid Power’s first fully automated, roll-to-roll production facility, which is anticipated to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2019.
Ford participated in a USD 20 million in a Series A investment round that closed in September 2018, that also included investors Volta Energy Technologies, Hyundai CRADLE, Samsung Venture Investment Corp., Sanoh Industrial Co., Solvay Ventures, and A123 Systems.
In December of 2017, Solid Power announced a partnership with BMW to jointly develop Solid Power’s solid-state batteries for EV applications, especially high-performance electric vehicles.
Solid Power was founded in 2012 as a spin-out business from the University of Colorado Boulder and is located in the Colorado Technology Center in Louisville, Colorado.

(Solid Power press release on April 11, 2019)

Apr 15, 2019

Valeo announced that it is revealing its latest technological innovations, which are at the epicenter of the revolutions shaping mobility at the 2019 Shanghai international auto show. Valeo is presenting its low-voltage (48 V), all-electric urban vehicle prototype.The fully functional two-seater electric vehicle can reach speeds of up to 100 km/h, with a range of 150 km. It can be charged via any power socket. Valeo is also unveiling its reversible charger, a major innovation enabling vehicles to become links in the power grid. Valeo is presenting its all‑weather, all-season thermal and comfort solutions for electric vehicles, designed to optimize travel range. The Shanghai auto show will be the perfect opportunity to rediscover Valeo’s portfolio of sensors, the most comprehensive on the market. It includes Valeo SCALA, currently the first and only series-produced LiDAR in the automotive industry. (From a press release on April 15, 2019)

Apr 15, 2019

On April 5, Exicom Tele Systems Limited announced that it has signed Transfer of Technology (TOT)/ HTOT agreement with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for Lithium-ion cell technology.
Exicom Mobility division provides Li-ion battery and full range of AC and DC Fast Chargers suitable for all types of electric vehicles ranging from 1 kW to 150 kW, supporting all global standards and both low and high voltage battery platforms.
Exicom’s CubeX batteries are powering high speed electric 2/3 wheelers including cargo variant. Exicom has also introduced Battery Swapping Solution which is a smart and high-performance swapping station for Exicom’s Cube X batteries.

Based on Exicom Communication

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