The Germany-based automotive manufacturer, Volkswagen, and
Swedish firm, Northvolt, as well as unidentified other companies are
collaborating in battery cell research, according to Reuters.
Set to start at the beginning of 2020, the European Battery Union
(EBU) aims to put together know-how on battery cell production, which includes
research on raw materials, cell technology and the recycling of used batteries.
Volkswagen commented: “All the partners will step up their
investments as a result of the planned additional research activities.”
In order to help a consortium that is creating electric car
cells and aims to store a research facility to create next-generation
solid-state batteries, Germany has set aside $1.14bn.
According to the Economy Ministry, over 30 companies have
applied for the programme that supports the development of battery cells.
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