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Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Pixel-by-Pixel X-ray Analysis Yields Insights Into Lithium-Ion Batteries

September 20, 2023

Via: Metrology and Quality News

By mining data from X-ray images, researchers at MIT, Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator, and the Toyota Research Institute have made significant new discoveries about the reactivity of lithium iron phosphate, a material used in batteries for electric cars and […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Electric car batteries are difficult to recycle—at least for now

May 4, 2023

Via: Phys.org

Electric cars require batteries. This is a billion-dollar industry that Norway is investing heavily in. Five gigafactories are currently being built in Norway. All of these will manufacture batteries for electric cars, and the market could be huge. How environmentally […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Buffett-Backed Electric-Car Giant BYD Halts Spinoff of Chip Unit

November 16, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Chinese electric-car giant BYD Co. 1211 -1.79%decrease; red down pointing triangle said it is pausing the planned spinoff of its chip subsidiary, opting to focus on boosting the unit’s automotive-semiconductor output to meet rising demand for electric vehicles. Warren Buffett-backed […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Battery Giants, Hyundai Concerned by US Moves on China Supplies

August 12, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

South Korea’s biggest electric car batterymakers and Hyundai Motor Co. have expressed concern over new U.S. legislation aimed at boosting domestic production of EVs and reducing the use of Chinese materials, moves they say could hurt their competitiveness. Korean trade […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM Strikes Deal to Secure Cobalt for Electric-Car Batteries

April 12, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

General Motors Co. has struck a multiyear agreement to source cobalt from commodities firm Glencore PLC, the latest in the auto industry’s rush to secure key battery ingredients for electric vehicles as raw materials prices rise. GM said Tuesday the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Rivian R1T Max with 400-mile Battery Gets Delayed to 2023; Prioritizes Standard Line for 2022

December 28, 2021

Via: Tech Times

Rivian is delaying its R1T Max, with 400 miles of range on its battery to 2023, and it is because the company will prioritize the production of its regular line of electric pickup trucks. People with preorders to the long-range […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Elon Musk Named FT’s Person of the Year for Transforming Car Industry

December 15, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Financial Times followed Time magazine in naming Elon Musk “Person of the Year,” with the British newspaper lauding the world’s richest man’s role in shifting the automotive industry toward an all-electric future. “Even if Tesla were somehow to collapse […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

UGV Energy enter the market of Industrial Automation and EV Charging Stations in Canada

November 22, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

UGV Energy is an innovative company with 25 years of experience that develops projects related to transport and logistics using unmanned technologies and computer vision systems; implements international projects for the automation of infrastructure facilities, and also has solutions for […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla Model 3, Model Y Prices Soar Once Again | Here’s the Updated List For Different Versions

November 5, 2021

Via: Tech Times

Tesla once again announced that it would be increasing the pricing of the Model 3 and Model Y EVs. The recent surge has prompted the company to conclude a price increase of more than 20% in just 2021. To know […]


Process, Production

Bosch opens $1.2 billion German chip plant

June 7, 2021

Via: Automotive News

Robert Bosch opened a 1 billion euro ($1.2 billion) chip plant in Germany on Monday, in a record investment by the supplier as it gears up for the latest electric and self-driving cars. The plant, located in a semiconductor hub […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Apple Car news keeps coming – here’s what’s been reported so far

February 25, 2021

Via: CNBC

The past six years of speculation around the so-called Apple Car have been a roller coaster. First Apple was reportedly building a car. Then the company wasn’t building a car, just the guts of a vehicle. Most recently, sources told […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Elon Musk’s brother Kimbal sells $25 million worth of Tesla shares

February 11, 2021

Via: CNBC

Kimbal Musk, brother of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, sold 30,000 shares of the electric car maker this month for roughly $25.6 million, according to a securities filing. The younger Musk is a member of the board at the pioneering automaker. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford picks German plant to build new EV, reports say

November 30, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Ford Motor Co. has chosen its factory in Cologne, Germany, to build a mass-market electric car based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB electric architecture, local media reports said. The automaker will invest 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) into the factory for […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla shares fall as Musk dampens Battery Day expectations

September 22, 2020

Via: CNBC

Tesla shares sank more than 4% Tuesday morning after CEO Elon Musk sought to manage expectations ahead of the electric carmaker’s Battery Day presentation. Musk’s company is expected to announce on Tuesday details about a new type of battery cell […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford unveils electric Mustang Mach-E race car with 1,400 horsepower

July 21, 2020

Via: CNBC

Ford Motor has developed a racing version of its upcoming all-electric Mustang Mach-E crossover with 1,400 horsepower and a top speed that’s not street legal. The company plans to use the prototype vehicle, which it’s calling the Mustang Mach-E 1400, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Byton to suspend production for reorganization

June 30, 2020

Via: Automotive News

SHANGHAI — China-based electric car startup Byton, which has planned sales in the U.S., said Tuesday it will suspend production starting July 1 to conduct a reorganization of the automaker after being hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The company, which […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla signs three-year deal with Panasonic for Nevada factory

June 17, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Tesla Inc. has signed a three-year deal with Japan’s Panasonic Corp. relating to the manufacture and supply of lithium ion battery cells at the Gigafactory in Nevada, the electric carmaker disclosed in a filing Tuesday. Tesla and Panasonic have been […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Volkswagen Pours More Than $2 Billion Into China’s Electric-Car Industry

May 29, 2020

Via: The Wall Street Journal

SHANGHAI—Volkswagen AG is investing €1 billion ($1.11 billion) in a Chinese auto maker and a further €1.1 billion in a local battery producer, in the German car maker’s latest bet on the Chinese electric-vehicle sector. Volkswagen is increasing its stake […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

China to cut new energy vehicle subsidies by 10% this year

April 23, 2020

Via: Reuters

China will cut subsidies on new energy vehicles (NEV) such as electric cars by 10% this year, the finance ministry said on Thursday, following a decision last month to continue providing incentives to buy cleaner cars. The government had announced […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

BMW releases details of its new electric car to rival Tesla

March 3, 2020

Via: CNBC

BMW released Tuesday the details of an electric concept car, with production of the vehicle expected to start in 2021. In an interview with CNBC Tuesday, CEO Oliver Zipse described the BMW Concept i4 vehicle as bringing “electromobility to the […]