Thursday, December 30, 2021

Batteries: Northvolt's Swedish Gigafactory Comes to Life

 From UPI (also on blogroll at right), December 29:

Northvolt produces first lithium-ion battery in Sweden

The Swedish battery company Northvolt said Wednesday it has produced its first lithium-ion battery, in an effort to rival battery leaders like Tesla in the United States and others in Asia.

Northvolt officials said the battery was the first fully designed, developed and assembled at its "gigafactory" in Skelleftea, Sweden. The battery factory was valued in June by investors at $12 billion and employs more than 500 workers. 

"Today is a great milestone for Northvolt, which the team has worked very hard to achieve," Peter Carlsson, CEO and co-founder of Northvolt said in a statement....



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