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    Official: Giant kite, Evonic technologies help Wind Explorer EV cross Australia
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    Turns out, you can drive a unique electric vehicle all the way across Australia on less than $15 worth of electricity. You just need some kite assistance (or, yes, solar power). The Wind Explorer that made this trek is now on display at Evonik's New Jersey office, since the company worked on the ...

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    Report: Renault-Nissan in battery-related talks with Daimler
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    Back in April 2010, the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG officially announced that the trio of automakers would collaborate on future vehicles and that each would take a 3.1-percent stake in the other company. The deal had been rumored for months as Daimler has long been seeking a ...

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    Daimler and Evonik invest €200M more for ten-fold li-ion cell production boost by 2013
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    Mercedes-Benz concept BlueZero - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In 2008 Daimler and Evonik announced their plans for a joint venture to produce lithium ion batteries for the automaker's upcoming hybrid and electric vehicles. What may be a combination of confidence in the technology and ...

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    Evonik-Daimler Li-Ion battery JV to build factory this fall, applications in 2012
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    Mercedes-Benz concept BlueZero - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The next stage of Daimler's efforts to electrify road vehicles will start moving ahead this fall when construction begins on a new battery plant. The plant will be part of the joint venture announced last fall between Daimler ...

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    Daimler looking for an extra partner in its lithium battery venture
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    Late last year, Daimler AG announced that it would partner with Evonik for the development and manufacturing of automotive lithium ion batteries. Daimler bought half of Evonik's LiTec battery unit at that time. Now, Daimler is looking to bring in another partner for the project. At this time, its ...

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    Daimler looking to sell batteries to third-parties
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    Batteries are the biggest hurdle to get electric vehicles to market. Most automakers are already getting their packs through joint ventures with electronics companies, but there are also companies like Tesla that are manufacturing their own packs using off-the-shelf lithium ion cells. Tesla is ...

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    Daimler to bring lithium batteries in-house through JV with Evonik
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    It looks like Daimler AG doesn't plan to rely solely on suppliers for lithium ion batteries going forward. Traditionally, automakers prefer to keep most powertrain development in-house as one of the primary differentiators from other manufacturers. As these companies move forward into hybrid and ...

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