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Batteries & Energy Mgmt

Tesco and Volkswagen are proud to announce the development of the largest UK retail Electric Vehicle charging network, powered by Pod Point. Customers will be able to charge their electric cars using a normal 7kW charger for free or a ‘rapid’ 50 kW charger for a small cost in line with market rate.

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As reported by Reuters, South Korea’s SK Innovation (096770.KS), a supplier of electric vehicle (EV) batteries to Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE), aims to boost production capacity more than tenfold by 2022, betting on global demand. The company expects the battery business to break even in 2020, a senior manager said at a news conference at the company’s plant in Seosan, a three-hour drive from Seoul.

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Scientists from Honda Research Institute have collaborated with researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop a new battery chemistry that enables the use of materials with higher energy density and a more favorable environmental footprint than current battery technologies. The collective team of scientists co-authored a new paper on the topic that was published in Science.

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The efficiency was increased by adding a solid electrolyte to the battery’s cathode.Lithium-ion batteries are used in different areas – from mobile phones and laptops to cardiac pacemakers and electric vehicles. Currently, scientists are trying to increase battery power while reducing its size. The team of researchers from Russia and China in collaboration with an industrial partner managed to increase the battery's energy capacity by 15%. The results were demonstrated at the “Advanced Batteries for XEV / ESS Conference scientific conference” in Qingdao, China.

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· Consistent implementation of the CASE corporate strategy.

· Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “Our electric offensive continues to gain momentum. After investing billions of euros in the development of the electric fleet and the expansion of our global battery network, we are now taking the next step: With the purchase of battery cells for more than 20 billion euros, we are consistently pushing forward with the transformation into the electric future of our company. We plan a total of 130 electrified variants at Mercedes-Benz Cars by 2022. In addition, we will have electric vans, buses and trucks.”

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Brookfield Business Partners ("Brookfield Business Partners") together with institutional partners (collectively, “Brookfield”) and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”), announced that they have reached an agreement whereby Brookfield and CDPQ will acquire 100% of Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions business (“the Business”) for approximately $13.2 billion.

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