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A New Molten Salt Battery Promises To Outperform Li-Ion in Every Way, but There's a Catch
A New Molten Salt Battery Promises To Outperform Li-Ion in Every Way, but There's a Catch

1 Sep 2022, 11:54 UTC / A new discovery indicates that the Aluminum-Sulfur might be the best chemistry for fast-charging, cost-effective and high-density batteries, but there’s a catch

 
Audi Breaks Ground on New Electric Vehicle Factory in China; Online in 2024
Audi Breaks Ground on New Electric Vehicle Factory in China; Online in 2024

11 Jul 2022, 09:27 UTC / A newly formed partnership between the German automaker and China FAW Corporation began construction of a new factory in the Chinese city of Changchun

 
Molicel To Supply High-Performance Battery Cells for Vertical Aerospace's VX4 eVTOL
Molicel To Supply High-Performance Battery Cells for Vertical Aerospace's VX4 eVTOL

7 Jul 2022, 10:11 UTC / Vertical Aerospace teamed up with battery cell manufacturer Molicel, with the latter agreeing to supply high-performance cells for Vertical's VX4 eVTOL.

 
Panasonic Considering Kansas or Oklahoma for Its 4680 Battery Cell Factory
Panasonic Considering Kansas or Oklahoma for Its 4680 Battery Cell Factory

6 Jun 2022, 09:30 UTC / Panasonic is reportedly considering positioning its EV battery cell factory in Kansas or in Oklahoma. The new facility would only make 4680 battery cells

 
New Technology from Suzuki Sees Lithium-Ion Batteries Being Recycled to Power Streetlights
New Technology from Suzuki Sees Lithium-Ion Batteries Being Recycled to Power Streetlights

30 May 2022, 12:20 UTC / Suzuki says the technology will help pave the way for a more effective utilization of small lithium-ion batteries in the future.

 
The U.S. Can Win the Global Race for Raw Materials Needed in EVs, It Won't Be Pretty
The U.S. Can Win the Global Race for Raw Materials Needed in EVs, It Won't Be Pretty

22 Apr 2022, 17:28 UTC / If you think about it, the U.S. was the country that showed everyone how manufacturing should be done. Now it is time to shine once again – by going dirty

 
EV War and Raw Materials Prices Prompt Musk to Consider Entering the Mining Business
EV War and Raw Materials Prices Prompt Musk to Consider Entering the Mining Business

13 Apr 2022, 10:52 UTC / Elon Musk has announced he is willing to turn Tesla into a mining company to secure and refine the lithium needed to build Li-Ion batteries

 
Land Rover Parent Company Warns Cost of EV Batteries Is Becoming a Problem
Land Rover Parent Company Warns Cost of EV Batteries Is Becoming a Problem

29 Mar 2022, 23:48 UTC / Challenges don’t seem to stop for electric cars. After Daimler’s warning, we get a somewhat similar message from Land Rover’s and Jaguar’s owner

 
Ola Electric Brings to India EV Batteries That Can Fully Charge in Just Five Minutes
Ola Electric Brings to India EV Batteries That Can Fully Charge in Just Five Minutes

21 Mar 2022, 15:05 UTC / Ola Electric brings to India StoreDot's extreme fast charging technology, using it to manufacture batteries that can fully charge in just five minutes

 
A 140-Years-Old Battery Technology Might Change Everything We Know About Energy Storage
A 140-Years-Old Battery Technology Might Change Everything We Know About Energy Storage

17 Mar 2022, 17:32 UTC / Li-Ion batteries are considered to be the Holy Grail of energy storage today, but a 140-years-old battery technology might change everything

 
Mercedes-Benz Builds Its Own Battery Recycling Plant, Not Without a Cheeky Catch
Mercedes-Benz Builds Its Own Battery Recycling Plant, Not Without a Cheeky Catch

12 Mar 2022, 09:53 UTC / Preparing for a full EV line-up, Mercedes-Benz invested in opening its own battery recycling plant in Germany. With help from China, U.S., and Australia it…

 
Panasonic Confirms Mass Production of New Tesla Batteries, Date's Been Set
Panasonic Confirms Mass Production of New Tesla Batteries, Date's Been Set

28 Feb 2022, 15:42 UTC / New batteries are coming for Tesla’s new vehicles. Panasonic has confirmed it will start production and has made all necessary adjustments

 
Newly Discovered Sulfur Use Can Triple Battery Capacity for EVs
Newly Discovered Sulfur Use Can Triple Battery Capacity for EVs

13 Feb 2022, 07:56 UTC / Lithium will remain essential, but with the potential help of this new sulfur finding we could enable longer EV travelling without adding any weight

 
Scientists Are Looking To Replace Lithium in Batteries, Calcium May Be the Way
Scientists Are Looking To Replace Lithium in Batteries, Calcium May Be the Way

9 Feb 2022, 22:56 UTC / Scientists in Korea are searching for a replacement of Lithium. A new study claims Calcium may be the best solution at the moment

 
Hyundai and Kia Going All In On Solid State Battery Tech
Hyundai and Kia Going All In On Solid State Battery Tech

30 Oct 2021, 07:37 UTC / The IONIQ brand might only be in its infancy but Hyundai and Kia are partnering with Factorial to bring solid state batteries to its next gen EVs.

 
The Lifestyle Vehicle From Canoo Will Be Equipped With Panasonic Batteries
The Lifestyle Vehicle From Canoo Will Be Equipped With Panasonic Batteries

26 Oct 2021, 08:43 UTC / Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle is still a work in progress but the EV manufacturer gives as another detail about the minivan: it will pack batteries from Panasonic

 
Panasonic Teams With Tesla to Produce Next-Generation EV Batteries, Shows First Prototypes
Panasonic Teams With Tesla to Produce Next-Generation EV Batteries, Shows First Prototypes

25 Oct 2021, 11:31 UTC / With their combined research, Tesla and Panasonic hope to minimize the EV battery production costs in whatever way they can

 
Tesla Standard Range Vehicles Switching to Heavier Batteries
Tesla Standard Range Vehicles Switching to Heavier Batteries

21 Oct 2021, 05:18 UTC / During its third-quarter investor deck, Tesla announced that in the near future all standard range models will use heavier and less expensive batteries.

 
Next-Gen Electric Volvo and Polestar Cars to Be Powered by Sustainable Batteries
Next-Gen Electric Volvo and Polestar Cars to Be Powered by Sustainable Batteries

21 Jun 2021, 12:53 UTC / Volvo and Swedish battery company Northvolt partner to develop and produce more sustainable batteries. Additionally, the two will set up a new gigafactory.

 
GM Targets Li-Metal Battery Innovations, Already Has 94 Patents in the Field
GM Targets Li-Metal Battery Innovations, Already Has 94 Patents in the Field

12 Mar 2021, 15:13 UTC / General Motors president Mark Reuss recently said the company is making good progress on its Ultium chemistry and announced a new collaboration with SES