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8th October 2020 | Silverstone

U.S. Launches Tool to Stake Claim to World’s Rare Earth Minerals

In a high-tech twist on hammering pickets into the ground, the U.S. State Department has helped launch an online tool aimed at staking America’s claim to many of the world’s rare-earth minerals. The U.S. has become increasingly concerned about securing a stable supply of critical minerals used in car batteries, solar panels and wind turbines. Many…
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17th March 2020 0

BMW to Livestream Debut of New Model After Geneva Show Called Off

With the annual Geneva car show cancelled for the first time since the World War II era, automakers are going virtual in a bid to wow the hordes who would otherwise descend on the Swiss city to get a closer look at the latest models. BMW AG will live stream the debut of its i4…
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16th March 2020 0

Samsung Reveals New Solid State Lithium Metal Battery With 900Wh/L Density

Global battery powerhouse Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Samsung R&D Institute Japan (SRJ) just published a new study highlighting its next-generation solid-state battery. The new lithium metal solid-state battery delivers better energy density than more traditional lithium-ion batteries and promises to usher in a new generation of batteries to power all our…
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13th March 2020 0

Government must secure the UK’s energy independence by investing in domestic production

We need to diversify our energy portfolio by moving away from fossil fuels and backing low-carbon technology fit for our net zero future, writes Peter Aldous MP Energy security is vital to UK prosperity. As a net importer of all main fuel types, further investment in domestic production is needed to not only limit our…
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12th March 2020 0

EcoGraf advances funding process to build graphite plant for lithium-ion battery market

EcoGraf Ltd (ASX: EGR) has confirmed Export Finance will consider the provision of debt finance for the new US$72 million battery graphite purification plant in Kwinana, West Australia. Export Finance is a corporate entity that operates under the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, providing financial solutions for Australian companies to enable them to…
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11th March 2020 0

IndianOil to field test metal-air batteries for EVs

he State-run fossil fuel giant Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (Indian Oil) which is developing an aluminium air battery in collaboration with an Israeli company Phinergy. Recently it has taken a minority stake from the Israel based startup. It is all set to begin field trials with a couple of leading Indian original equipment manufacturers (OEM)s…
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10th March 2020 0

EV Charge Points at supermarkets double in two years

The number of electric vehicles (EV) charge points at supermarkets have doubled in the last two years, according to data analysed by Zap-Map and the RAC. Some 542 EV charger units were installed by supermarkets from the end of October 2017 to the end of 2019, taking the total on their sites to 1,115 –…
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9th March 2020 0

Unipart wins logistics contract for Jaguar Land Rover Battery Assembly Centre

Unipart Logistics has won a three-year contract to service the new Jaguar Land Rover Battery Assembly Centre in the West Midlands. The Battery Assembly Centre will be one of the largest of its kind in the UK, using new production techniques and technologies to manufacture battery packs for future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles from…
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6th March 2020 0

Audi announces three-motor e-tron S performance models

Audi is systematically moving forward with its e-offensive: The Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback are becoming more agile, sharper and more dynamic as S models. The three electric motors, two of which are located on the rear axle, together provide 370 kW of boost power and 973 Nm (717.6 lb-ft) of torque. This…
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5th March 2020 0

Alstom To Deliver Its First Battery Electric Trains

Electrification of trains takes on a new form – battery-electric versions can now replace diesel series-hybrids. Alstom announced this month its first contract for battery-electric regional trains in Germany for the Leipzig-Chemnitz route, which requires the train to cover 80 km (50 miles) of the non-electrified track. The company will deliver 11 Coradia Continental BEMU…
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4th March 2020 0