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Small fire at Battery-Kutter swiftly extinguished!

Unfortunately, a small fire affected the technology department at Battery-Kutter in the early hours of Friday morning, the 7th of June 2019.

As our stock is stored in different warehouses and in separate areas of fire protection throughout Germany, there is no interruption to our trade and supply chain.

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Welcome at Battery-Kutter

We warmly welcome Marija Zivojinovic in the Controlling Department and Thomas Nitzsche in the Technical Department.

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Schleswig-Holstein bids for “Research factory for batteries”

Schleswig-Holstein is one of six German federal states that have applied for the creation of the first Battery Cell Research Production Centre in Germany. Put out to tender by the German government, the planning and construction of the plant will be coordinated by the German research organisation Fraunhofer institute.

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The German Federal Government legalises electric kick-scooters

From June 2019, electric kick-scooters will become legal on German foot and bike paths. What does this mean in detail, and which changes were introduced by the German Federal Council (the Bundesrat)?

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Germany tests electric highways for trucks

In the South German state of Hessen, more than 5 logistics companies have signed up to pilot project ‘Elisa’ (electrified, innovative heavy traffic on the autobahn). 

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Crash-proof e-bike ready for market soon

Scientists at the Dutch Technical University of Delft have spent 15 years of research and development designing a crash-proof e-bike in cooperation with bike manufacturer Gazelle, using an intelligent steering assistant. 

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European battery cell production by consortium confirmed

Germany’s Trade and Industry Minister, Peter Altmaier, wants to invest tax payers’ funds to support the production of battery cells in the light of growing demand in Germany and Europe.

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New SSB Battery website!

On our new brand page you will find all essential product information about our SSB Battery AMG rechargeable batteries.


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Lithium mining not as bad for the environment as previously thought?

According to a new study, lithium mining in Latin America has a significantly lower environmental impact than previously assumed. Concerns over the lowering of the ground water table during the mining process appear to be based on outdated figures. A lithium battery for an electric car weighs on average 15 kilos. To mine the lithium for such a battery would not require up to 30,000 litres of brine water, as previously estimated, but instead merely 6,000 litres.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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!

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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!

Your Battery-Kutter Team

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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.

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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’!

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New Product catalogue

Our product catalogue has been refreshed and now includes our extended product portfolio.

Click here, to view it page-by-page, or to download.

If you would like us to send you a printed version, please contact us at your convenience.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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’.

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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, and don’t hesitate to provide feedback on the new site!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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