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Amazon-backed electric vehicle maker Rivian in talks with ministers over UK factory – Sky News

Rivian, which counts Amazon and Ford among its shareholders, is talking to the government about building a car production facility – its first outside the US – on a site near Bristol, Sky News learns. Source: Amazon-backed electric vehicle maker Rivian in talks with ministers over UK factory | Business News | Sky News

31st July 2021 0

Sodium-based battery could enable cheap mass storage for renewable energy – E&T Magazine

A new class of molten sodium batteries for grid-scale electricity storage have been developed by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, USA. While molten sodium batteries have been used for many years to store energy from renewable sources such as solar panels and wind turbines, commercially available molten sodium batteries, called sodium-sulphur batteries,…
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23rd July 2021 0

Global EV Battery Swapping Market Revenue Surged To $148.2 Million in 2020: P&S Intelligence

NEW YORK, July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The increasing levels of air pollution in several countries are fueling the demand for electric vehicles (EVs). However, sufficient charging infrastructure is required for the large-scale adoption of EVs, as the availability of an adequate number of charging facilities eliminates the problems associated with EVs such as their limited range…
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19th July 2021 0

Plans submitted for electric battery ‘gigafactory’ in Coventry – BBC

“Mission critical” plans have been submitted for an electric car battery plant that could create up to 6,000 new jobs. Proposals for the “gigafactory” at Coventry Airport were first put forward in February. Coventry City Council is putting forward the blueprint alongside Coventry Airport Ltd. Steve Turner, from the Unite union, said the factory would be…
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15th July 2021 0

Volkswagen Group and Gotion High-Tech team up to industrialise battery cell production in Germany

Gotion High-Tech is technology partner for planned cell factory at Volkswagen Group Components plant Salzgitter Volkswagen extends existing partnership with the Chinese battery maker to develop and industrialise the first generation of the unified cell for the volume segment in Germany Further international collaboration potential to be explored Wolfsburg, July 13, 2021 – Volkswagen Group and…
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14th July 2021 0

NIO Announces NIO Power 2025 Battery Swap Station Deployment Plan

On July 9, 2021, NIO held its first NIO Power Day in Shanghai. NIO shared the history and core technologies of NIO Power and unveiled “NIO Power 2025”, the battery swap station deployment plan. NIO Power, a power service system based on NIO Power Cloud, provides a holistic charging and swapping service experience to the…
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12th July 2021 0

Stellantis plans to invest more than €30 billion through 2025 in electrification and software

Stellantis Intensifies Electrification While Targeting Sustainable Double-Digit Adjusted Operating Income Margins in the Mid-term Plans to invest more than €30 billion through 2025 in electrification and software, while continuing to be the automotive efficiency frontrunner, with investment efficiency 30 percent better than industry average Targeting over 70 percent of sales in Europe and over 40…
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9th July 2021 0

DPD and ENSO team up to trial revolutionary EV tyres to reduce air and microplastic pollution in London Trial part of TFL’s London FreightLab Innovation Challenge

The parcel industry sustainability leader DPD is joining forces with the electric vehicle (EV) tyre innovator ENSO to conduct full road trials of an innovative new tyre for commercial EVs, that are designed to reduce air and microplastic pollution.   The DPD/ENSO trial is a part of Transport for London’s FreightLab Innovation Challenge, which is…
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7th July 2021 0

UK narrowly misses 2020 battery recycling target

The UK narrowly missed the waste portable battery recycling target for 2020, though it has been suggested this could be down to an “administrative error”. Figures published late last month by the Environment Agency on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD) indicate that the UK’s portable battery compliance schemes collected a total of 17,728 tonnes…
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6th July 2021 0

Formula E set for world-first indoor/outdoor race at Heineken® London E-PRIX

LONDON, UK – MONDAY 5 JULY 2021 – All-electric racing is to return to the capital later this month after a wait of more than five years when the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship stages Rounds 12 and 13 of the season on 24 and 25 July at ExCel London.T he emission-free Formula E single-seater…
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5th July 2021 0