North Carolina chosen by Toyota for US battery factory

Toyota is to establish a US battery manufacturing facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, with the facility named Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC). When it comes online in 2025, TBMNC will have four production lines each capable of delivering enough lithium-ion batteries for 200,000 vehicles — with the intention to expand to at least six […]
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Nio and Shell team up on charging and battery swap infrastructure

Chinese EV manufacturer Nio has entered a strategic partnership with Shell to further the latter’s involvement in electric vehicle and energy industries globally. “This cooperation demonstrates Shell’s determination to accelerate the energy transition and its commitment to contribute to sustainable development globally,” said William Li, founder, chairman and CEO of Nio. “We believe that the […]
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SES launches 107Ah lithium-metal battery

SES (formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems), a developer and producer of high-performance hybrid lithium-metal (Li-Metal) batteries, has launched Apollo, a 107Ah Li-Metal battery. The company states it is the largest of its type in the world and a breakthrough for the automotive industry. The announcement was made at SES Battery World, the company’s inaugural Battery World […]
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Hyundai Motor Group partners with Factorial Energy

Factorial Energy, Hyundai and Kia have agreed to collaborate to test Factorial’s novel solid-state battery technology and its integration in Hyundai electric vehicles. Under the joint development agreement, which includes a strategic investment, the companies will integrate Factorial technology at the cell, module and system levels, perform vehicle-level integration, and co-develop specifications for manufacturing Factorial’s […]
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UK government backs electric truck projects to be led by Ricardo

UK engineering consultancy Ricardo has won two government-backed innovation competitions to develop technological solutions for heavy-duty vehicles. It will work with the University of Bath on both programs, which will focus on enhancing efficiency and performance as well reducing the cost of next-gen electrified trucks. For the first project, which is being funded by the […]
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Cummins progressing with H2 combustion engine development

According to Cummins, its hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine (H2-ICE) program is ready to move ahead, with the development of a medium-duty 6.7-liter and a heavy-duty 15-liter engine. Based on next-generation platforms, the aim of the new hydrogen engines is to achieve zero carbon emissions, enhanced power density and improved thermal efficiency. The company says that the […]
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Lucid hits 520-mile EPA range as Air nears production

Lucid, which is gearing up for production of its Air EV, has secured a US EPA (Environment Protection Agency) range estimate of 520 miles for its Air Dream Edition range model, making it the longest-range EV rated by the agency. The Air Dream Edition model is optimized for efficiency, with its 118kW/h battery mated to […]
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Toyota to move commercial vehicle fuel cells from testing to production

Toyota to move commercial vehicle fuel cells from testing to production

After completing thousands of miles of real-world testing in the harsh environment of commercial trucking, Toyota says it is preparing to take its hydrogen-powered fuel cell (FC) electric technology from prototypes to production. Starting in 2023, a dedicated line at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) plant will begin assembling integrated dual FC modules destined […]
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Ricardo to develop high-efficiency DC-DC converter for EV applications

UK-based Ricardo has won a contract with South Korean automotive electronic component supplier LS Automotive Technologies to develop a high-voltage DC-DC converter that will be used to power the low-voltage network in electric vehicle applications. Ricardo has been contracted to develop the DC-DC converters, which take energy from the direct-current high-voltage battery that powers the […]
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BorgWarner invests in CelLink

Mobility solutions provider BorgWarner has invested in CelLink Corporation, a company that produces high-conductance flexible circuits for the automotive industry. The investment comes as part of BorgWarner’s electrification expansion efforts. After announcing its Charging Forward electrification strategy earlier this year, the company has made a multitude of technology investments alongside this Series C investment, and […]
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