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InoBat produces its first EV batteries in Slovakia

Slovakian EV battery manufacturer InoBat has produced its first batteries at its factory in Voderady, Slovakia, having obtained all its required certifications and initiated production of its first cells. The production line has the capacity to manufacture 50,000 battery cells annually. Its 35 machines cover the complete production process from preparing anode and cathode mixtures… Read more »

Hyundai and Kia partner with Exide Energy for local EV battery production in India

Hyundai and Kia have signed an agreement with Indian lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery manufacturer Exide Energy Solutions to equip the two companies’ upcoming EV models in the Indian market with locally produced batteries. Established in 2022, Exide Energy Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Exide Industries, which has 75 years of experience in the production… Read more »

POSCO International’s drive motor core to power millions of Hyundai-Kia EVs

South Korean manufacturer POSCO International has secured an order for several million drive motor cores to be fitted on Hyundai-Kia’s Seltos class EVs and produced locally in Europe from 2025 to 2034. The order supports POSCO’s plans to build a production plant in Brzeg, Poland, which will  become the center of its European drive motor… Read more »

Hyunda/Kia’s Active Air Skirt technology is designed to help EVs go faster

Hyundai Motor and Kia have unveiled a technology that reduces aerodynamic resistance generated during high-speed driving. The Active Air Skirt (AAS) technology controls airflow entering through the lower bumper and reduces turbulence around the vehicle wheels by operating variably depending on vehicle speed during high-speed driving.  AAS is installed between the front bumper and the… Read more »

Electrify America expands customer charging agreement with Kia America

EV charging network Electrify America, which operates in 47 states and the District of Columbia, and California-headquartered Kia America, have agreed to provide 1,000 kWh of complimentary charging to first-time owners of the 2024 Kia EV9 SUV.  The offer is redeemable through the Electrify America app at any of the company’s charging stations for three… Read more »

Kia EV9 and Volvo EX30: Are they 2024’s most important EVs?

One’s a three-row midsize SUV under $60,000; the other’s a compact hatchback that starts in the mid-30s. Now we’ve driven both. Choosing “best of” or “most important” new cars is always dicey, and doubly so with electric vehicles. New entries are announced virtually every month, and picking the 2025 models that will be most important… Read more »

Volvo orders two Tesla-style Giga Presses for Slovakia EV plant

Tesla pioneered megacasting, a technique that uses giant casting machines to make car bodies with just a few massive cast parts (a Matchbox car is said to have provided the inspiration), and other automakers quickly took notice. In 2021, the LK Group reported that it would supply giant casting presses to several Chinese companies. In… Read more »

Infineon to supply semiconductors for Hyundai and Kia EVs

Hyundai and Kia have entered a supply agreement with semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies to secure power semiconductors for EVs. Hyundai and Kia will buy automotive power semiconductors such as diodes, insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) and silicon carbide (SiC) power modules for their electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. Infineon will supply the companies with power… Read more »

Wallbox bidirectional EV chargers to be offered with Kia EV9

Bidirectional charging is on the way to your driveway, and it will soon allow you to use your EV as backup power for your home, or to save money by taking advantage of utility incentives. Kia now plans to offer Wallbox’s second-generation DC bidirectional charger, Quasar 2, to Kia EV9 buyers, starting in the first… Read more »

Owners of Hyundai, Kia and Genesis EVs sue over alleged defect that causes charging failure

Automotive law firm Hagens Berman has filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit on behalf of owners of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Ioniq 6, Genesis GV60 and Kia EV6. The lawsuit, which was filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California, alleges that the vehicle charging ports frequently overheat in as little… Read more »