EnerSys, the international battery manufacturer, has bought competitor NorthStar for $182.5 million, the firm announced on September 19.

It will install a high-speed production line at one of NorthStar’s two factories in Springfield, Missouri, adding $175 million of production capacity with a production rate three times that of existing lines.

NorthStar’s TPPL batteries are close in design and performance to the EnerSys TPPL brand NexSys, which marked a sales milestone on September 30. EnerSys said it had reached 50,000 sold in the US since the batteries were launched there in 2011.

The NexSys range was launched in EMEA under the XFC brand in 2011, then changed to NexSys and sold globally in 2015, the company said.

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New Batteries with Better Performance, Improved Safety


Initial Prototype of a Solid Sodium Battery with the Potential to Store Extra Energy Created
Date:November 23, 2017
Source:Université de Genève
Currently the most important technology for batteries is the lithium-ion battery technology, but the technology is expensive and contains a flammable liquid. To satisfy the growing demand from emerging markets, researchers have devised a new battery prototype: known as "all-solid-state," this battery has the potential to store more energy while maintaining high safety and reliability levels.

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EV Batteries: A $240 Billion Industry In The Making That China Wants To Take Charge Of


Even those who consider themselves somewhat knowledgeable about the electric vehicle (EV) industry would be hard pressed to name more than a handful of EV battery suppliers.

Most would quickly name Japan’s Panasonic and South Korea’s Samsung and LG Chem, as well as reference the Gigafactoy that Panasonic and Tesla opened this past January in Nevada. A few of the more knowledgeable would also name BYD, a leading electric vehicle manufacturer in China that is also one of the world’s largest battery suppliers.

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China Is About to Bury Elon Musk in Batteries


Factories are adding enough capacity to power the equivalent of nearly 1.5 million Model S vehicles

As Elon Musk races to finish building the world’s biggest battery factory in the Nevada desert, China is poised to leave him in the dust.

Chinese companies have plans for additional factories with the capacity to pump out more than 120 gigawatt-hours a year by 2021, according to
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