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20 Nov 2018

Germany’s VARTA steps up plans to mass produce electric car battery cells


German battery maker VARTA has sealed a research agreement with the Fraunhofer Institute to lay the groundwork for the mass production of lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars as it seeks to take on Asian leaders in the sector, reports Ilona Wissenbach for Reuters. The German government has earmarked 1 billion euros to support domestic companies looking to produce battery cells for electric vehicles.

Read the article in English here.  

For background, read the article Chinese-German battery cell deal key step for mobility transition and the dossier Electricity storage is next feat for Germany’s energy transition.

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