Snow Lake seeks to establish North American lithium mine powered by renewable energy

Snow Lake Lithium has outlined plans to develop the world’s first all-electric lithium mine in Manitoba, Canada. The company notes that North American automotive manufacturers have committed manufacturing capacity to meet the demand for electric vehicles, but the future of the automotive industry relies on sourcing lithium hydroxide domestically rather than importing it from China […]
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Electreon wins tender for first public wireless charging road in the USA

The State of Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in the USA, in conjunction with the state department Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME), has awarded Electreon a tender to establish a wireless charging demonstration project, which will include a 1.6km wireless charging road and static charging stations, The “Michigan Project” is expected to be […]
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GMA launches second model, the T

GMA launches second model, the T.33, with a new version of the GMA V12 

Before the first customer deliveries of the sold-out T.50 have even commenced, Gordon Murray has released details of his follow-up creation, the T.33. Described as more of a Grand Touring supercar than the ultra-focused T.50, it retains the same 3.9-liter, naturally aspirated V12 engine layout of its forbear, albeit heavily revised by partner Cosworth and […]
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Bentley commits to EV future

Luxury car maker Bentley Motors is to accelerate its Beyond100 strategy, committing to the launch of five new electric models, at a rate of one a year from 2025. The company has also released details of a £2.5bn (US$3.5bn) investment in EV production, with the new models to be built at its headquarters in Crewe, […]
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BMW confirms end to V12 production for series production road vehicles

BMW has revealed that it will produce the very last V12 engine to be fitted to a BMW series production road vehicle in June 2022. To mark the occasion, BMW will offer The Final V12, a limited series of 12 vehicles for customers in the USA. Based on the BMW M760i xDrive, these will be […]
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First Hydrogen signs Steve Gill to head up automotive development

Canada-based First Hydrogen has appointed Steve Gill as director of its UK operations and as CEO of its automotive division. Gill has extensive experience as an executive, board director and consultant in the automotive industry, specializing in powertrain technology and transport decarbonization. Previously, he was director of power engineering at Ford of Europe and a […]
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UT Austin researchers make breakthrough in sodium-sulfur battery technology

A sodium-sulfur battery created by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is being touted as solving a key hurdle that has until now prevented the chemistry being commercially viable. Sodium and sulfur are appealing materials for future battery production because they are cheaper and more widely available than lithium and cobalt, […]
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China Yuchai progresses with hydrogen IC engine development

China Yuchai, a manufacturer and distributor of engines for on- and off-road applications in China through its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company (GYMCL), says that its YCK05 hydrogen-powered engine has achieved stable operation during a recent demonstration at the Beijing Institute of Technology. The YCK05 is said to be the first functional hydrogen […]
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Is the powertrain industry’s diligence also its downfall?

Joana Fidalgo – JLR’s architecture lead for powertrain strategy at the time of writing – discusses the differing views of what makes a car the best. All opinions expressed here are Joana’s and not that of JLR. A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with my partner about the current state of the […]
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Q&A: Christian Samson, product attributes lead, Polestar

What career did you want when you were growing up? I always found the mystical side of car development fascinating, getting to know how the engineering secrets within different areas build the whole car experience. The most complex areas were design, chassis and powertrain – this is truly where the soul of a car lives. […]
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