German federal government set to legalise electric kick-scooters
From this spring, it appears electric kick-scooters will become legal on German foot and bike paths. What does this mean in detail?Read more
NEW! Standard battery packs UN certified
Apart from custom-built batteries, the Battery-Kutter range now also includes lithium-ion standard battery packs.
All standard battery packs fulfil the required UN transportation testing (UN test certificate section 38.3) and have passed the optional IEC 62133 / UL 2054ff.
More than half of batteries produced in the EU are not recycled.
Even though it is nowadays very easy to recycle batteries, many people still fail to do so. This is all the more surprising given that most local supermarkets offer battery collection points.
Deutsche Telekom launches sale of charging electricity for electric vehicles
In December 2018, Deutsche Telekom launched ‘Ladestrom’ (charging electricity) for electric vehicles at a single, nationwide tariff throughout Germany.Read more
For the first time, green electricity makes up 40% of Germany’s energy mix
In 2018, the share of renewable energy reached around 40% of the electricity mix – a first for Germany. The additional hours of sunshine throughout last year’s summer also contributed to this development.
Longer battery life: lithium ion batteries at new performance level
Scientists of the University of Vienna, Austria, have developed a new nano-structured material for lithium ion battery anodes with a view to improve battery running time and battery life.Read more
‘FastCharge’ technology for electric cars
BMW and Porsche present ultra-fast charging stations, which allow electric vehicles to be charged for a 100 km range within 3 minutes.Read more
Welcome at Battery-Kutter
We warmly welcome Saskia Schultheis and Ole Kellner who joined our team on the 1st of January 2018.
Ms Schultheis is Assistant to the Executive Board, while Mr. Kellner has taken on the role of Technical Project Manager.
We look forward to a fruitful cooperation!
Visit us at LogiMAT 2019
The LogiMAT International Trade Fair for Distribution, Materials Handling and Information Flow sets new standards as the biggest annual intralogistics exhibition in Europe.
Once again, Battery-Kutter will have a stand at LogiMAT. You’ll find us in hall 10 at stand G35. We are happy to provide tickets with free entry to our clients. Please do get in touch if you need one!
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Battery manufacturers in the spotlight: power shift from car industry
The increasing global demand for electric cars – and consequently the demand for batteries as the most important component of any electric car – has given major battery cell producers a surprisingly strong negotiating position.Read more
Battery-Kutter is a 2019 champion of growth, according to FOCUS magazine
Each year, the German news magazine FOCUS collaborates with data and statistics service STATISTA to rank Germany’s 500 businesses with the highest growth. Having taken part for the first time this year, Battery-Kutter was instantly crowned ‘growth champion 2019’!Read more
Volkswagen and QuantumScape plan mass production of solid-state batteries
The solid-state technology works with a solid electrolyte instead of a fluid electrolyte. Researchers and automotive engineers are hoping to achieve significantly higher ranges up to 500 kilometres and faster recharging times within minutes while strengthening safety.
In conversation with the inventor of the lithium-ion battery
Akira Yoshino (70) is credited as the inventor of the lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Even at his mature age, Yoshino continues to research lithium-ion technology and, in particular, the development of solid-state batteries.Read more
E-Bikes for business use set to receive tax rebates in Germany
The German legislative body, the Bundesrat, is calling for tax rebates on bikes used for business. The planned tax advantages for company E-Bikes would also cover Pedelecs and bicycles.
Volocopter tests air taxi
Volocopter, a German air taxi start-up based in Bruchsal near Karslruhe plans to conduct flight tests in Singapore in 2019.Read more
Security industry signals growth
The German Association for Security Technology (BHE) has recorded significant year-on-year growth in revenue for the year 2018. The expected growth for the entire market for electronic security technology is estimated to be 0.5 per cent.Read more
Security fair in Essen
We had a very interesting and inspiring time at the Security Fair in Essen, where we presented our new stand with our top VdS brands SUN Battery and SSB Battery.Read more
New research platform for electrochemical energy storage
The Centre for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm & Karlsruhe (CELEST) is currently researching new developments in three areas: ‘Lithium ion batteries’, ‘Energy storage beyond lithium’ and ‘Alternative technologies for electrochemical energy storage’.Read more
New SUN Battery website
As of today, our new SUN Battery brand homepage is live. It offers vital product information on AGM battery cells by our brand, SUN Battery.
Visit the new SUN Battery brand homepage www.sun-battery.com, and don’t hesitate to provide feedback on the new site!Read more
We are going to extend our sales team
To meet our steady growth, we are going to extend our sales team. Therefore we are delighted to welcoming Sebastian Saternus in our sales team from the first of September 2018.Read more
Autonomous driving: Are robotic cars within reach?
Everyone is talking about autonomous driving, but when will cars without steering wheel become a reality? There are still a few hurdles to overcome.Read more
Invitation to the Security fair in Essen
Security Essen is the international Trade Fair for security and fire prevention.
Please visit us at our Battery-Kutter stand from 25th to 28th of September 2018. You’ll find us in Hall 6 at stand 6E76.
We are happy to provide tickets with free entry to our clients. Please do get in touch if you need one!Read more
CATL invests in Thuringia: the foundations for the battery cell factory have been laid
The contract for a large building project initiated by Chinese manufacturers Contemporary Amperex Technology ltd. (CATL) has been signed in Berlin. The battery factory is set to be built by 2020 on an approx. 200 acre site between Erfurt and Arnstadt, in Thuringia, Germany.Read more
University of Kiel develops new silicon batteries
Longer battery life, larger range, faster recharging…The institute for Material Science at the Christian-Albrechts-University (CAU) in Kiel, Germany, has built a battery cell based on silicon in cooperation with RENA Technologies. While anodes in conventional rechargeable batteries contain only approximately 10-15 percent silicon, the research should contribute to producing battery anodes made from 100% silicon.Read more
How to replace cobalt cathodes in lithium ion batteries
About 50% of the world’s is used for lithium ion batteries. Now researchers have found a way to use other metals in the future.Read more
Our Sales Team is expanding
Our new Key Account Manager Sascha Pella (Area South) and René Freigang (Area North/East) will be at your service and welcomes any questions you may have.Read more
We are going to extend our Sales team
We warmly welcome Matthis Krebs in our sales Team.Read more
We are delighted to expand our product portfolio by welcoming SSB Battery
SSB Battery allows us to expand our product portfolio, and now also includes USP uses (static and dynamic), emergency lighting, medical applications and DC systems.Read more
Additional Battery-Kutter office
We’re delighted to announce the opening of a new Battery-Kutter office, at lake Chiemsee, in Bavaria, Germany, adding to our presence in Hamburg, Warsaw and Hong Kong.Read more
Largest VdS warehouse in Germany
With 5 large warehouse locations in Germany, Battery-Kutter is now one of the largest VdS suppliers in the country. Customers can expect advantages like high product availability, 24-hour delivery and strong logistics expertise.
European Battery Alliance (EBA) presents action plan
The EU Commission has presented further steps to boost production of ‘green batteries’. The EU-backed alliance wants to counteract the dominance of Asian suppliers by nurturing battery cell competence and manufacturing in Europe.Read more
‘Amazon Go’ - first check-out free supermarket has opened in Seattle
Amazon wants to reinvent the supermarket – there are no check-outs or queues. Shoppers simply take what they need, and the purchased products are tracked by cameras. Costumers in Seattle can already witness this shopping experience of the future.Read more