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Kinemetrix develops automated manufacturing with 3D-guided welding for EV components

Kentucky-based Kinemetrix, a manufacturer of automated assembly equipment, has developed new scalable, modular EV manufacturing technologies that use 3D vision-guided welding and robotics. The company’s new Agile3D CopperWeld is a process technology that combines 3D vision and TIG welding for joining small copper leads in EV components. Machine vision finds the leads in 3D space,… Read more »

ABB installs 40 fast charging stations across Sweden for Vattenfall

Swiss electronics company ABB is providing charging stations and grid connection hardware for a Swedish charging network developed by state-owned energy company Vattenfall. ABB has already provided equipment for Vattenfall at almost 40 public locations across Sweden. Vattenfall is using the ABB Terra fast charger, which ABB calls the world’s fastest EV charger. ABB’s all-in-one… Read more »

GM and LG Chem to build battery cell plant in Lordstown, Ohio

General Motors and LG Chem have announced plans to establish a battery cell assembly plant on a greenfield site in the Lordstown area of Northeast Ohio. The companies will invest up to $2.3 billion in the facility through a new joint venture. The new factory will eventually provide batteries for GM’s electric pickup truck, expected… Read more »

UK proposes to zero out tax rate on electric company cars

In the UK, a company car is a common perk for salaried employees. According to Electric Vehicle Charging Point Quotes, an agency that helps EV drivers set up charging stations, there are around a million company car drivers in the UK, and this number has been stable for many years. These cars aren’t exactly free… Read more »

Tesla Cybertruck may be more aerodynamic than expected – Elon Musk says it could deliver a 0.30 Cd

Once they got over the smashed windows, the next thing many of the Cybertruck’s detractors focused on was its unconventional boxy shape. At first glance, the vehicle surely looks un-aerodynamic, which would be a serious drawback for any EV. However, as more information emerges, it turns out that the Cybertruck’s angular form might be almost… Read more »

Automated charging startup ROCSYS completes new investment round

Dutch startup ROCSYS, which is focused on developing automated EV chargers, has completed its seed investment round, led by Estonia-based investing company Superangel as well as Forward.one, a Dutch venture capital fund focused on high-tech hardware. This latest round follows previous funding by Dutch investment fund UNIIQ. As the auto industry continues to develop self-parking… Read more »

Seven new EVs to be launched in Indian market in 2020

Most of the EV headlines tend to focus on California, China and Europe, but the electromobility revolution is quietly gathering momentum in India, a potentially enormous market where the government has proposed substantial EV incentives. At the 2020 Auto Expo, which is to be held in February in Greater Noida, no less than seven new… Read more »

Webasto launches modular battery system, thermal management, and charging stations

Automotive supplier Webasto showcased its modular battery system, thermal management system, and charging station at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas. The CV standard battery system is available in 400 V and 800 V versions. Each battery features 35 kWh of energy. Up to 10 packs can be used for a combined 350 kWh…. Read more »