News Digest Item
30 Aug 2018

Germany mulls cooperation with Poland on battery cell production

Welt Online

German economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier will discuss options for closer cooperation with its neighbour Poland on battery cell production for electric cars, Welt Online reports. On a working trip to Poland next week, Altmaier will meet the Polish ministers for technology, Jadwiga Emilewicz, and energy, Krzysztof Tchorzewski, to talk about a joint project to advance e-car production in Europe. Germany has significantly increased the funding of battery research in its latest budget, but German car companies have so far been reluctant to invest in battery cell production. South Korea’s LG Chem, the global battery cell market leader, is set to open a factory in Poland in 2018, the article says.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW articles Chinese-German battery cell deal key step for mobility transition and Government advisors say Energiewende will only thrive in European framework for more information. 

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