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Laser treatment improves battery performance in Saudi study

Researchers at KAUST, a Saudi Arabian private research university, have used laser pulses to increase MXene’s energy capacity for enhancing next-generation battery anodes. The team, led by Husam N. Alshareef and Ph.D. student Zahra Bayhan, discovered that the chemical change that forms molybdenum oxide within the structure of an alternative electrode material known as MXene… Read more »

EV Metals Group clears the way to build a battery material processing plant in Saudi Arabia

The EV Metals Group acquired the battery materials and technology business of Johnson Matthey in 2022. Now subsidiary EV Metals Arabia has advanced its plans to build a battery material processing plant in Saudi Arabia. EVM Arabia has been awarded an allocation of 127 hectares of land from The Royal Commission at Yanbu and a… Read more »

Audi to convert factories for EV production, phase out ICE models by 2033

The most significant tipping points for electromobility will be when automakers stop producing ICE vehicles. Audi has announced a couple of definite (if rather timid) steps in that direction: the brand is beginning to prepare its global facilities for the production of EVs; it will only launch all-electric models as of 2026; and it will… Read more »

Lucid to build EV plant in Saudi Arabia

EV startup Lucid (NASDAQ: LCID) has signed agreements with the Saudi Arabian government with the goal of establishing a production facility in the country. Lucid says it “reviewed multiple opportunities” before selecting the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) as the site for its first international manufacturing plant. At the new manufacturing hub, which will be… Read more »

Audi pilots concept for premium-level fast charging hubs

Audi has big plans to ramp up its EV offerings, introducing more than 20 fully electric models by 2025, and it’s working on a concept for premium-level charging infrastructure in keeping with its market position as a luxury brand. Audi plans to implement a pilot project in the second half of this year, which will… Read more »

Formula E electric racing begins first season as an FIA world championship in Saudi Arabia

Formula E, the urban electric racing series, begins its seventh season, and its first as an official FIA World Championship, on February 26 and 27, with a nighttime double header on the streets of Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. This season’s events will be broadcast live in over 150 countries around the world. Formula E has inked… Read more »

EconCore joins Audi and others to develop composite battery casings

Belgium-based EconCore has announced a partnership involving AZL, Audi and others to establish the potential of using composites for battery housings. This eight-month collaborative project will assess the technical challenges, opportunities and benefits of developing battery casings for EVs using a variety of materials, including thermoplastics.  The project has been established by the industry network… Read more »

VW and Audi chiefs say ICEs will be alive for a very long time, massive investment will continue

Shares in Tesla and other publicly-traded EV-makers are soaring; infrastructure startups are raising record amounts of funding; presumptive President Joe Biden’s environmental plan envisions aggressive moves to electrify the USA’s transport system. Everybody seems to be eagerly anticipating the electromobility revolution. Everybody, that is, except the legacy automakers—their execs continue to make public pronouncements to… Read more »

Two new Audi EVs coming in 2021: Q4 e-tron SUV and Sportback SUV Coupé

Audi’s Q4 e-tron concept, first displayed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, is a compact electric SUV—a bit smaller than the original e-tron mid-size crossover SUV, which has been on sale since May 2019. Now the company has presented two more Q4 variants: the Q4 Sportback e-tron and SUV Coupé. Audi says the newly revealed… Read more »