Category: EV

12th October 2021 | Silverstone

800V systems in EVs enable longer ranges, faster charging – E&T Magazine

Electric vehicles (EVs) featuring 800V electrical systems could achieve much faster charging and reduced weight, allowing them to travel further between charges. Some automakers are already starting to embrace this technology. For instance, Porsche fitted an 800V system in their full-electric Taycan sports car, which was launched last year. The automaker claims that the model…
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24th February 2021 0

Volkswagen partners with QuantumScape to secure access to solid-state battery technology

Objective of new joint venture with QuantumScape is the commercialization of innovative solid-state battery technology Volkswagen is the largest automotive shareholder in Stanford spin-off QuantumScape Corporation Volkswagen Group will take a seat on the board of QuantumScape By increasing its stake in the California technology company QuantumScape Corporation and forming a new joint venture, Volkswagen…
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6th January 2021 0

Brexit deal triggers electric car battery race – The Times

Vehicle giants dodge tariffs but face 2027 deadline on parts The car industry is in a race against time to build giant battery gigafactories in the UK to ensure its survival and avoid damaging tariffs from the Brexit trade deal. Details of the EU deal revealed that Britain has a six-year window to build its…
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28th December 2020 0

Apple’s self-driving electric car, complete with revolutionary battery, slated for reveal in 2024

Apple is planning on revealing its long-awaited self-driving car in 2024, following years of uncertainty and setbacks, according to reports. The tech giant is working on an autonomous car that consumers can buy, Reuters has claimed, in contrast to efforts from rivals including Google to develop driverless vehicles for use in ride-hailing services. Full article can be found here: Apple’s…
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24th December 2020 0

Ola Announces Plans for World’s Largest Electric Scooter Factory

With an aim to make India a manufacturing hub for electric vehicles, Ola has signed the MoU with the Tamil Nadu government for an investment of 2,400 crores in setting up its first factory in the state. Upon completion, the factory will create almost 10,000 jobs and will be the world’s largest scooter manufacturing facility,…
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21st December 2020 0

BBC – Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM’s green plan

New cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030, Boris Johnson has said. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54981425 But some hybrids would still be allowed, he confirmed. It is part of what the prime minister calls a “green industrial revolution” to tackle climate change and create jobs in industries…
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18th November 2020 0

Tesla’s new affordable battery promises major range boost – E&T Magazine

Tesla founder Elon Musk has unveiled his firm’s latest battery technology which promises more affordable cars that can travel longer distances, but the three-year timeframe necessary before commercialisation has not impressed investors. Musk envisions future electric cars priced as low as $25,000 (£19,657) that will be able to drive themselves once the new battery tech comes to…
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24th September 2020 0

BMW Group signs long-term supply agreement for battery cells with Northvolt

Stockholm/Munich – In pursuit of expanding its offering of electromobility solutions, the BMW Group has signed a long-term supply contract worth 2 billion euros for battery cells with Northvolt. The battery cells will be produced from 2024 at Northvolt Ett gigafactory, currently under construction in Skellefteå, northern Sweden.   Northvolt’s embrace of sustainable technologies in…
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3rd August 2020 0

Electra Commercial Vehicles Announce Battery Passport

Electra Commercial Vehicles is delighted to announce it has signed up to the Battery Passport service, which will roll out on all vehicles as they come off the production line. Battery Passport will enable vehicle owners to better understand their batteries and provide a pathway for those batteries to be sold into the second-life market…
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24th June 2020 0

Northvolt and Hydro launch joint venture to enable electric vehicle battery recycling

Hydro and Northvolt establish a joint venture, Hydro Volt, to harness recycling synergies between battery and aluminum industries   · Hydro Volt aims to leverage the advanced Norwegian market for electric vehicles to secure sustainable feed of battery materials   · Joint recycling hub to start operations in Norway in 2021 STOCKHOLM/OSLO – Northvolt and…
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15th June 2020 0