Oct 25, 2021 1:30 PM WST
Tesla’s battery supplier Panasonic unveiled a new large prototype battery on Monday that’s designed to help the electric automaker lower production costs. Panasonic says the new nickel-cobalt-aluminum (NCA) “4860” cell format, which represents the battery’s dimensions of 46 mm wide and 80 mm tall, will store more energy, reduce battery costs by up to 50% and drive a 100-fold increase in battery production by 2030.
The Apple Car Project Has Reportedly Stalled Due to Unreasonable Demands Put on Chinese Battery Suppliers CATL & BYDOct 22, 2021 2:35 PM WST
Apple Inc’s secretive Apple Car project has hit another roadblock after talks with Chinese battery suppliers Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) and BYD have stalled, Reuters reported on Friday. The computer giant was in talks with both battery suppliers to supply the batteries for Apple’s electric car project, but the California company’s unreasonable demands on the two companies have caused negotiations to break down.
The Netherlands Forensic Institute Claims it Has Decoded Tesla's Vehicle Data By Reverse EngineeringOct 21, 2021 1:35 PM WST
The Netherlands Forensic Institute has decrypted electric automaker Tesla’s driving data vehicle storage system by "reverse engineering" Tesla’s vehicle data logs. The data uncovered contains a wealth of previously unknown information that could be used to investigate serious accidents involving Tesla vehicles.
Oct 20, 2021 9:50 AM WST
Automaker Volkswagen will officially launch the China-built ID.3 electric hatchback on Oct 22, the company announced in a post on Chinese social media platform WeChat. The launch of the ID.3 in China is expected to further boost VW's electric vehicle sales in China, which is the world’s biggest auto market.
Oct 18, 2021 11:20 AM WST
Toyota Motor Corp is making a $3.4 billion investment to produce electric vehicle batteries in the U.S., the automaker announced on Monday. The massive investment is for developing and localizing automotive battery production to meet the demand for Toyota’s future electric vehicles.
Oct 15, 2021 2:40 PM WST
Automaker Volkswagen reported strong electric vehicle sales in the third quarter of 2021, despite dealing with the auto industry’s chip shortage since the beginning of the year. The company reported that 122,100 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) were delivered to customers from July 1 to Sept 30, an increase of 109% compared with the same period in 2020.
Lucid to Open its First Canadian Retail Location in Vancouver, Announces Pricing for the First Time Outside of the U.S.Oct 15, 2021 7:30 AM WST
Luxury-electric automaker Lucid Group will open its first retail showroom outside of the U.S. this weekend. The newest showroom will open in Vancouver, BC and will open its doors to customers on Saturday, Oct 16. The Lucid Studio in Vancouver will be followed by another Studio in Toronto.
Oct 13, 2021 4:00 PM WST
Japan's Honda Motor plans to launch a new electric vehicle brand in China next year, the company said Wednesday. The new brand will be called "e:N Series". As part of its plans, Honda will only launch battery electric, hydrogen fuel-cell or gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China starting in 2030.
GM’s Battery Supplier LG Electronics to Pay $1.2 Billion to Help Cover the Costs of the Chevy Bolt EV Battery RecallOct 12, 2021 8:30 AM WST
On Tuesday, General Motors announced it reached an agreement with its battery supplier LG Electronics to help cover the costs and expenses associated with the recall of Chevrolet Bolt EVs and Bolt EUVs due to manufacturing defects in battery modules. The massive recall of the Chevy Bolt EV due to the risk of battery fires could have cost the automaker up to $2 billion.
Will Rivian’s Fully-Electric R1T Pickup and Ford’s F-150 Lightning Prompt Tesla to Further Delay the Launch of the Cybertruck?Oct 08, 2021 10:00 AM WST
By the time Tesla launches its Cybertruck in late 2022 at the earliest, the market will be occupied by new electric pickups with a more conservative and traditional design, which will make it much harder for Tesla to compete in the segment. The buzz surrounding the launch of Ford's F-150 Lightning and Rivian’s R1T electric pickup have for the most part overshadowed Tesla’s futuristic looking Cybertruck.