EV Batteries

Cry Me Une Rivière, EU Commissioner Tells Brexit-breaking Brits

UK EV Industry in Trouble Despite a sense of overwhelming fear that China will dominate the European EV market, EU Commissioner Thierry Breton insists there will be no relaxation of tariffs on EV exports between the UK and EU. “That’s a hard non” He said, with an expression suggesting the question was accompanied by some […]

The Democratization of the EV Has Arrived

A new battery coating for EVs will decrease prices and increase longevity A research laboratory sponsored by the US Department of Energy has developed a new polymer coating which will almost certainly change the EV manufacturing industry. Rather than merely protect the battery, the coating is conductive for both electrons and ions, giving the battery […]

For Automakers, the EV Surge Is Everything Everywhere All at Once

The surprise leadership shuffle on Thursday at Toyota Motor Corp, renewed urgency at Renault and Nissan Motor Co to restructure their alliance and Elon Musk’s declaration that Tesla Inc will be the world’s No. 1 automaker by a wide margin have one thing in common: What once defined the global auto industry’s center is no […]

U.S. To Lend Ioneer $700 Million for Nevada Lithium Mine

The U.S. Energy Department said on Friday it will lend ioneer Ltd up to $700 million to build its Rhyolite Ridge lithium mining project in Nevada, a major step forward in President Joe Biden’s plan to develop a domestic electric vehicle supply chain. Ioneer shares were up 16.3 percent at $16.30 on Friday afternoon in […]

Tata Considers India, Europe for EV Cell Manufacturing Plants

Tata group is considering setting up plants in India and Europe to produce battery cells for electric vehicles (EV), the chief financial officer of its auto unit told Reuters in an interview. With total sales of 50,000 electric cars to date, India’s Tata Motors dominates the country’s EV market and has outlined plans to launch […]

Alexa, Help! Amazon Partners with EVgo to Ease EV Charging Pain

E-commerce giant Amazon hopes a new partnership with EVgo, powered by its Alexa voice assistant, will help smooth the electric vehicle charging experience for owners. Announced on Thursday at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the new service aims to streamline the process of locating, initiating and paying for a charging session — […]

China Has a 10,000 Euro Cost Advantage in Small EVS, Auto Supplier Says

Chinese automakers can build an electric vehicle (EV) for 10,000 euros ($10,618) less than European automakers, an overwhelming cost advantage that will put pressure on European manufacturers in their home market, the head of auto supplier Forvia said. As European consumers seek cheap EVs, Forvia Chief Executive Patrick Koller told the CES convention in Las […]

Exclusive: Toyota to Outline 3-Year EV Plan Changes to Suppliers - Sources

Toyota Motor Corp is expected to outline adjustments to its electric vehicle (EV) strategy to key suppliers early next year, as it races to narrow the gap on price and performance with industry leaders Tesla and BYD, two people with knowledge of the work said. The leading Japanese automaker is expected to detail the EV […]

Who’s Next? Chinese EVs Drive Stellantis’ Jeep off the Road

The bankruptcy of Stellantis’ Jeep joint venture in China could spell trouble for other global automakers whose output has plunged over the last five years in the world’s largest car market, as domestic players rapidly overtake. The first joint venture failure by a foreign brand in the electric vehicle (EV) era, the Oct. 31 bankruptcy […]