Electric vehicle battery recycling startup Redwood Materials announced its building a battery recycling facility in South Carolina. The facility will support the region’s emergence as a growing EV and battery manufacturing hub. The company collects end-of-life batteries and extracts valuable raw materials such as nickel, copper, cobalt, and lithium, which are then used to manufacture cathode and anode materials for new batteries.
Eric Walz2022-12-14 12:25 PT
Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd. and Luxury electric automaker Lucid Group have entered into a multi-year agreement to supply batteries for Lucid’s electric vehicles, including the Lucid Air sedan and forthcoming Gravity SUV. The battery supply deal aligns with Panasonic’s goal of expanding battery production outside of its home country of Japan. The company plans to expand the production of EV batteries in the U.S. to meet growing demand from automakers.
Eric Walz2022-12-13 10:00 PT
Japan's Honda Motor Co has signed a major deal with Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (“CATL”) to supply electric vehicle batteries over the next seven years. From 2024 through 2030, Honda will purchase 123 GWh of batteries from CATL for its new fully electric vehicle brand “e:N” that was announced in October of last year.
Eric Walz2022-12-08 10:45 PT
Hyundai Motor Group is moving one step closer to securing the batteries its needs for future electric vehicles the automaker will build in North America. The automaker announced the signing of a MoU with battery maker SK On Co., Ltd to secure a supply of batteries for EV production in the U.S. The agreement is part of the automaker's plans to become one of the world's largest manufacturers of electric vehicles.
FutureCar Staff 2022-11-29 09:40 PT
Electric vehicle battery manufacturer LG Chem announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the state of Tennessee to establish a new cathode manufacturing facility for electric vehicle (EV) batteries in the city of Clarksville. The new plant will be the largest of its kind in the U.S. and will produce enough cathode materials to power 1.2 million EVs once fully operational.
Eric Walz2022-11-22 10:00 PT
As the world’s automakers make plans to produce millions of electric vehicles, sourcing the raw materials for the batteries needed to power all of these vehicles remains a high priority. Ford Motor Co says its will use new EV battery chemistries and secured contracts for 60 gigawatt hours (GWh) of annual battery capacity to deliver 600,000 EV globally by late 2023. It would make Ford the second-largest U.S.-based producer of electric vehicles behind Tesla.
Eric Walz2022-10-28 09:41 PT
Toyota Motor Corp announced on Wednesday that it will invest an additional $2.5 billion at its newest U.S. facility, “Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina” (TBMNC), to produce more batteries for electrified vehicles. Battery production is scheduled to begin in 2025. The latest investment brings Toyota’s total investment in North Carolina to $3.8 billion.
Eric Walz2022-10-07 09:45 PT
Japan’s Honda Motor Co and battery maker LG Energy Solutions (LGES) are investing $4.4 billion to build a joint venture electric vehicle battery factory in the U.S. The factory will produce lithium ion batteries for Honda and Acura vehicles for the North American market. The battery plant aims to have an annual production capacity of approximately 40GWh, which is enough batteries to power up to 500,000 vehicles.
Eric Walz2022-10-05 10:30 PT
Mercedes-Benz has signed an MoU with the Government of Canada that will help ensure that the automaker has a reliable supply for raw materials such as lithium to produce all of the electric vehicle batteries its will need by the end of the decade. The MoU is part of the automaker's efforts to set up an entire automotive value chain for the responsible production and recycling of EV batteries.
Eric Walz2022-09-29 10:00 PT
For U.S. automaker General Motors, securing long-term supply deals for the raw materials used to produce EV batteries, such as lithium hydroxide, is essential to reach the company's goal of phasing out gas-powered passenger vehicles by 2035. Now GM has announced two major long-term supply deals for enough lithium and cathode materials to build five million EVs, which will be vital to the automaker's electrification plans.
Eric Walz2022-09-02 10:00 PT
Tesla’s battery supplier Panasonic says it's working on new technology that can improve a battery’s energy density and boost EV range by 20 percent. If Panasonic achieves its goal, it could boost the range of the Tesla Model 3 for example, by 100 km (62 miles), without increasing the size of the battery pack.
Eric Walz2022-08-19 13:10 PT
Sweden-based electric vehicle battery manufacturer Northvolt, a company backed by automaker Volvo Cars, today announced the signing of a $1.1 billion convertible note to fund its expansion of battery cell and cathode material production in Europe to meet the growing demand for EV batteries from automakers.
Eric Walz2022-08-12 15:00 PT
Battery maker CATL, which is the world’s biggest supplier of electric vehicle batteries, unveiled its latest battery design named the “Qilin”. The energy-dense cell-to-pack battery can allow an electric vehicle to travel over 600 miles on a charge. The battery achieves the world’s highest volume utilization efficiency of 72%, which could become a game changer for the auto industry.
Eric Walz2022-07-30 12:00 PT
Electric vehicle startup NIO Inc, which is emerging as one of Tesla’s biggest competitors in China, plans to produce its own electric vehicle batteries as a way to boost profitability and competitiveness in the growing EV segment. NIO’s plans to produce its own batteries were shared by company Chairman William Li on a call with analysts on Thursday.
FutureCar Staff 2022-07-17 12:00 PT
In March, Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported that Panasonic Corp was looking to purchase land in the United States for a "mega-factory" that will churn out advanced electric vehicle batteries for electric automaker Tesla. Now after two months, the Japanese company is reportedly close to selecting which U.S. state will be the home of its new factory.
FutureCar Staff 2022-07-10 12:10 PT
Polestar, the new electric vehicle brand operated by Volvo Cars and its parent company Geely, announced a new strategic partnership and investment in Israel-based battery startup StoreDot, a developer of extremely fast charging technology for electric vehicle batteries. StoreDot says it has revolutionized conventional Lithium-ion EV batteries by designing and synthesizing proprietary organic and inorganic compounds for a battery’s anode materials.
Eric Walz2022-06-30 06:50 PT
Mercedes-Benz will use a more energy dense battery developed by California battery startup Sila Nanotechnologies in its upcoming electric G-Class from 2025, the automaker announced on Tuesday. The electric G-Class was first unveiled as a concept at the Munich Motor Show in 2021. The advanced battery will use silicon-based anodes, which are 20-40% more energy dense than comparable cells currently available, Mercedes-Benz said.
Eric Walz2022-06-24 10:00 PT
China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), which is the world's largest producer of electric vehicle batteries, is in the final stages of vetting sites in the United States to build a battery factory that would supply automakers, two people with knowledge of the plans told Reuters on Thursday.
Eric Walz2022-06-12 09:00 PT
The pursuit of new battery technologies by automakers offering higher energy density has prompted Porsche to lead a $400 million investment round in Group14 Technologies, a Washington state based global manufacturer and supplier of advanced silicon-carbon technology for lithium-silicon batteries. Group14 says its next-generation silicon-based battery anode materials will help deliver 50% higher performance than traditional lithium-ion batteries.
Eric Walz2022-06-10 08:15 PT
Electric vehicle battery developer Sila Nanotechnologies Inc announced the purchase of a new factory in Washington state where its plans to churn out advanced batteries for hundreds of thousands of EVs by 2026, the company announced on Tuesday. Sila's co-founder is a former Tesla engineer who led the technical development of the battery technology for the Tesla Roadster.
Eric Walz2022-06-09 11:00 PT
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