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LG Energy Solution is hosting a competition to find battery startups

LG Energy Solution is hosting LGES Battery Solution 2022—an international competition aimed at finding battery startups. Up to 10 finalists will win funding and a collaboration opportunity. Startups can compete in the areas of materials, management and control and the smart factory. Up to $1,000,000 cash prize will be awarded among all finalists of the… Read more »

UPS to purchase electric VTOL aircraft from Beta Technologies

UPS’s Flight Forward subsidiary plans to purchase electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Beta Technologies. The delivery giant will take delivery of the first ten aircraft beginning in 2024, with the option to purchase up to 150. Beta’s vehicle has a 1,400-pound cargo capacity and a range of 250 miles. UPS envisions that… Read more »

New paper shows atomic-scale closeups of how a lithium-metal electrode ages

Lithium-metal batteries, which use anodes made of lithium metal rather than graphite, could offer great improvements in energy density and weight. The DOE’s Battery 500 Consortium has set a goal of developing lithium-metal EV batteries with triple the energy density of today’s Li-ion cells. Now scientists at Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory… Read more »

Li-Cycle to build battery recycling hub in upstate New York

Battery recycling specialist Li-Cycle will invest over $175 million dollars in a lithium-ion battery recycling “Hub” at Eastman Business Park in upstate New York. The new facility will work in conjunction with  Li-Cycle’s “Spoke” facility, which is already located at the Rochester site. Li-Cycle plans to begin construction on the Hub facility in 2021. Li-Cycle’s… Read more »

Guidehouse Insights report identifies Rivian, Nio, and Nikola as “leading EV upstarts”

Global interest in plug-in vehicles continues to grow, but Big Auto continues to take only timid and halting steps toward electrification. This presents opportunities for bold new competitors to establish footholds in the auto market of the future. A new report from Guidehouse Insights identifies some of the “leading EV upstarts.” Guidehouse notes that momentum… Read more »

Ford Mustang Mach-E buyers to receive free fill-ups from Electrify America

Ford has announced that buyers of its upcoming Mustang Mach-E will receive a little welcome-to-electric-driving present: 250 kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America fast charging stations. This amounts to from three to five full charges, depending on battery size. Mustang Mach-E customers also get two years of free charging at stations participating in the… Read more »

ORNL demonstrates bi-directional wireless charging on UPS delivery van

Researchers at the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently demonstrated a 20-kilowatt bi-directional wireless charging system installed on a UPS medium-duty, plug-in hybrid electric delivery truck. In the demo, the system transferred power at more than 92% efficiency between the truck and a charging pad across an 11-inch air gap, using two electromagnetic coupling… Read more »

Ohio utility orders 250 Lordstown Endurance electric pickups

The latest electrification news from what some are calling Northeast Ohio’s Voltage Valley: Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy, an electric utility that serves over 6 million customers, has agreed to buy 250 Endurance electric pickup trucks from Lordstown Motors. Lordstown is aiming its Endurance pickup truck squarely at the fleet market. The onboard power export feature enables… Read more »