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Toyota to Speed up its EV Development, Will Turn to China for Batteries

Toyota to Speed up its EV Development, Will Turn to China for Batteries

​Toyota Motor Corp is speeding up its timeline of having half of its global vehicle sales electric. To support the ambitious new timeline, Toyota said will turn to Chinese suppliers to supply the batteries needed for the new crop of electric models.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-07 12:39 PT

China’s CATL Aims to Build a EV Battery Plant in Germany 3 Times Bigger Than Tesla’s Gigafactory

China’s CATL Aims to Build a EV Battery Plant in Germany 3 Times Bigger Than Tesla’s Gigafactory

CATL, the world’s largest maker of battery cells for electric vehicles, has already committed to building a factory in Germany, but now the battery maker plans to increase the size of its factory in Erfurt to meet rising demand from Germany’s auto industry.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-06 18:26 PT

Toyota & Panasonic Establish Joint Venture Company to Build EV Batteries

Toyota & Panasonic Establish Joint Venture Company to Build EV Batteries

The Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic announced a new joint venture to develop advanced automotive prismatic batteries for use in electric vehicles. The new joint venture aims to be operating by 2020.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-22 16:13 PT

Honda Exploring Solid-State Battery Technology

Honda Exploring Solid-State Battery Technology

Honda Motor Co is considering developing all solid-state batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) as a growing number of global automakers seek to develop powerful, next-generation car batteries to reduce vehicle emissions, Reuters has reported.

Eric Walz2017-12-22 10:25 PT

Toyota Expands Partnership With Panasonic on Battery Technology

Toyota Expands Partnership With Panasonic on Battery Technology

Toyota Motor Corp. is strengthening its partnership with battery producer Panasonic Corp., as the world’s largest automaker accelerates efforts towards electric cars.

Eric Walz2017-12-13 17:25 PT

Is 2170 Tesla’s Magic Number?

Is 2170 Tesla’s Magic Number?

A closer look at Tesla's Model 3 Battery Technology

Peter Els2017-08-19 11:58 PT

Tesla’s Battery Tech Director Abruptly Leaves the Company

Tesla’s Battery Tech Director Abruptly Leaves the Company

Kurt Kelty Tesla's battery tech director, has left, just as the company enters what Elon Musk called "production hell" for the Model 3.

Eric Walz2017-08-01 17:57 PT