All Northvolt articles

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    Audi to develop closed loop for battery recycling


    German carmaker Audi has begun working with Belgian materials technology and recycling partner Umicore to investigate the potential for recycling the materials in electric car batteries. The companies are looking to adopt a closed-loop approach in which valuable elements such as cobalt, nickel and copper from end-of-life batteries are recovered ...

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    BMW moves to drive battery development


    German carmaker BMW has formed a technology consortium with battery developer Northvolt and Umicore, a producer of active materials for battery cells, to develop a complete and sustainable value chain for batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe.BMW said its chief objective was to make battery cells sustainable by establishing ...

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    Scania and Northvolt partner on electrification


    Truck and bus manufacturer Scania and battery technology developer Northvolt have agreed to work together to make batteries for heavy commercial vehicles.Scania is investing €10 m ($12.4m) to help Northvolt establish a demonstration line and research centre at Vaästerås, in Sweden. The companies will also form a joint team to ...

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    Northvolt picks Skellefteå in Sweden as home for battery factory


    Northvolt has announced a partnership with the two Swedish municipalities Skellefteå and Västerås for the establishment of Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant.After an initial assessment of eight Swedish and two Finnish municipalities, Northvolt narrowed its choice down to Västerås and Skellefteå. The company has since decided to base activities ...

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    Former Tesla CPO plans gigafactory-style European battery plant in Scandinavia


    Peter Carlsson, who was chief purchasing officer (CPO) at electric carmaker Tesla until 2015, is seeking investment to build Europe's largest electric battery manufacturing plant to to serve carmakers and other industries.While the exact location has yet to be determined, the Swedish executive has plans for a plus-32GWh production site ...