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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Volvo and Northvolt partner on battery research center

Volvo and Northvolt are to open a joint research and development (R&D) center in Gothenburg, Sweden, which will become operational in 2022. The move will make Volvo one of the few automotive brands to have battery cell development and production as part of its end-to-end engineering capabilities. The establishment of the facility in Gothenburg will […]
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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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Hyundai Mobis expands fuel cell production capabilities

Auto supplier Hyundai Mobis is to build two new fuel cell plants in Korea with the company announcing it will invest a total of US$1.1bn into their construction. The target is for the facilities to commence mass production in the second half of 2023 and once fully operational, they are expected to produce 100,000 hydrogen […]
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Volkswagen opens laboratory for battery cell research and development

A laboratory for battery cell research and development has been opened by Volkswagen in Salzgitter, Germany. The site will be used to further expand battery technology expertise as the OEM moves toward the production of its own battery cells, with Volkswagen unified cells expected to start rolling off the gigafactory production line in Salzgitter in […]
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Škoda to power retailer network with second-life batteries

Škoda to power retailer network with second-life batteries

Auto maker Škoda is to introduce a range of new power hubs at its retailers that use second-life vehicle batteries. The first generation of these power hubs has been fitted out with battery packs from the manufacturer’s own test and pre-production vehicles. Developed in partnership with Czech-based technology company IBG Česko, the systems will be […]
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Nissan commits to UK EV production and gigafactory

Nissan has confirmed it will construct Nissan EV36Zero, a US$1.4bn flagship electric vehicle (EV) hub to create an EV manufacturing ecosystem at its plant in Sunderland, UK. The project has been launched with an initial US$1.4bn investment by Nissan and its partners Envision AESC, which develops battery technology, and Sunderland City Council. Comprised of three […]
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LG Chem launches carbon nanotube manufacturing facility in Korea

LG has announced the launch of a carbon nanotube (CNT) manufacturing plant in Korea, as part of the company’s aim to actively target the growing market for CNTs used as a material for cathodes found within electric vehicle batteries. The Yeosu CNT 2nd Plant’s capacity was expanded by 1,200 metric tons following a US$58.3m (KRW 65bn) […]
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BMW speeds shift to e-mobility with facilities shake-up

BMW Group is accelerating its shift toward electromobility and strengthening its global network for production of electrified vehicles. To this end, it is investing €400m (US$480m) in the main plant in Munich to accommodate new vehicle assembly and concentrating its European production activities for internal combustion engines at the Steyr and Hams Hall locations. “We […]
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UK Battery Industrialisation Centre to be operational soon

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) is set to become operational in the coming months. The 18,500m2 publicly funded facility, located in Coventry, UK, is intended to be accessible to any organization with existing or new battery technology, provided it has the potential to bring jobs and investment to the UK market. It is equipped […]
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