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Welcome to the Cuberg news hub. Here you will find our latest company announcements and press coverage, as well as a link to our press kit. Members of the media, please contact us at press@cuberg.net if you would like to reach us directly.

  • June 4, 2021 | Press

    Allplane: The state of batteries, with Richard Wang, CEO of Cuberg

    Richard Wang speaks about Northvolt's acquisition of Cuberg and the future of battery technologies and electric aviation on the Allplane Podcast.

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  • March 26, 2021 | Press

    The Mobilist: Fighting Has Broken Out Over How Long Lithium Metal Can Sit on the Shelf

    After a Stanford study found lithium-metal batteries lose up to 25% of their lifetime capacity sitting on the shelf, Cuberg CEO Richard Wang data pointed to commercial data showing this is not an issue for Cuberg's electrolyte.

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  • March 23, 2021 | Press

    Berkeley Lab: Battery Company’s Success Has Origins with Cyclotron Road

    Cuberg is one of the earliest companies supported at Cyclotron Road at Berkeley Lab that supports leading entrepreneurial scientists as they develop commercially viable technology solutions for clean energy and bring them to market.

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  • March 15, 2021 | Press

    TechCrunch: Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt receives a $14 billion order from VW

    The acquisition of Cuberg gives Northvolt a window into the newest battery chemistry that’s being touted as a savior for the industry — lithium metal batteries.

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  • March 14, 2021 | Press

    InsideEVs: Northvolt Acquires Cuberg To Commercialize Lithium Metal Cells

    The topic is the next generation batteries with lithium metal anode and liquid electrolyte for electric aviation and vehicles.

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  • March 12, 2021 | Press

    Chemical & Engineering News: Northvolt acquires US battery start-up Cuberg

    Building on the acquisition, Northvolt intends to establish a technology center in Silicon Valley for materials R&D.

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  • March 12, 2021 | Press

    After Decades of Explosions, Battery Startups Give the Green Light to Liquid and Lithium-Metal

    A big announcement from Cuberg suggests that the decadeslong quest for a magical solid-state battery material may have been unnecessary. A liquid electrolyte works just fine with lithium metal.

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  • March 10, 2021 | Announcements

    Northvolt acquires Cuberg to commercialize next-generation battery cells for electromobility

    Northvolt’s U.S. operations, led by Cuberg, will develop next-generation battery cells for the electromobility market with a lower price point, better performance and increased safety.

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  • March 10, 2021 | Press

    Activate: Cohort 2016 Fellow Richard Wang Sells Cuberg to Swedish Battery Manufacturer Northvolt

    Northvolt's acquisition of Cuberg marks a key milestone toward CEO Richard Wang's goal of advancing electromobility and a watershed moment for Activate, where Wang launched his transition from scientist to founder.

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  • March 10, 2021 | Press

    Forbes: Volkswagen Battery Partner Northvolt Snaps Up Cuberg And Aims For 1000Wh/l

    The Volkswagen Group is chasing unprecedented electric-vehicle (EV) energy density and range by 2025 after its Swedish battery cell partner snapped up the US cell research company, Cuberg.

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  • March 10, 2021 | Press

    PV Magazine: Northvolt acquires lithium-metal battery start-up Cuberg

    The technology developed by a business spun out of Stanford five years ago could deliver an electrolyte with energy density of more than 1 kWh/l.

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  • March 10, 2021 | Press

    Northvolt Purchases U.S. Startup Cuberg to Boost Battery Technology

    Swedish battery maker accelerates ramp-up as European EV sales surge.

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  • March 10, 2021 | Press

    Northvolt Hits A Battery Grand Slam, Acquires Cuberg

    Northvolt, the high-profile Swedish battery startup launched by a former Tesla supply chain VP, just announced that it has acquired a US-based battery startup, Cuberg.

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  • June 17, 2020 | Announcements

    Cuberg's next-gen electric aviation battery receives U.S. DOE validation of industry-leading performance

    The results, including up to 80% increase in specific energy relative to Li-ion cells of comparable high-power output, are a major step forward in performance and maturity of battery technology for electric mobility.

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  • June 17, 2020 | Press

    Independent testing confirms Cuberg’s progress toward next-gen eVTOL batteries

    Cuberg received independent validation of its lithium-metal battery technology from the Idaho National Laboratory on behalf of The U.S. Department of Energy.

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  • December 4, 2019 | Press

    Flying Car Leaders Talk Public Perception at a Secret Summit

    Cuberg CEO Richard Wang spoke at TexasUP, a secret summit on the future of urban air mobility.

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  • May 7, 2019 | Press

    Startup Develops Safer, Longer Lasting Batteries

    Cuberg has shown promise for the development of better battery technology to help electrically powered transportation devices fly or drive longer.

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  • April 16, 2019 | Press

    New Lithium Metal Batteries Can Power Drones for Longer (and It Could Change Everything)

    Boeing-backed Cuberg demonstrated the world's first vertical drone powered by a lithium metal battery. The quadcopter flew 70 percent longer than the one powered by a lithium-ion battery.

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  • April 2, 2019 | Press

    These Drones Can Perch and Dangle Like Birds and Bats

    As drone technology continues to improve, Cuberg has ceated a lithium metal battery that can extend flight time.

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  • March 14, 2019 | Announcements

    Cuberg lithium metal battery powered quadcopter achieves 70% increase in flight time

    Cuberg demonstrated the world's first vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone powered by a safe lithium metal battery. The drone powered by Cuberg's technology flies 70% longer than one powered by lithium-ion technology.

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  • November 13, 2018 | Press

    Competition Highlights New Battlefield Energy Sources

    Cuberg was one of 12 prize winners in the United States Army's 2018 xTechSearch contest.

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  • January 29, 2018 | Press

    Geekwire: Boeing HorizonX invests in Cuberg battery venture, targeting electric propulsion

    Boeing’s HorizonX venture investment team led a seed funding round for Cuberg, a California startup focusing on next-generation battery technology for potential aerospace and industrial applications.

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  • January 29, 2018 | Press

    Boeing buys stake in battery start-up to study electric flights

    Boeing is joining the global scramble for efficient batteries. The aerospace giant’s venture arm Boeing HorizonX Ventures has taken a minority stake in battery start-up Cuberg.

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