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LeydenJar says its silicon anode boosts battery energy density by 70%

LeydenJar Technologies, a Dutch spinoff of the applied research institute TNO, has developed a new battery anode that’s made from 100% silicon. The company says this provides two key benefits: batteries with a 70% higher energy density (1,350 Wh/L) and 62% lower CO2 emissions than current models. The anode is ready for production, and LeydenJar… Read more »

Webinar tomorrow: Rework ability of gap fillers in EV battery packs

The fast-growing electric vehicle market demands robust and efficient thermal management solutions for battery packs, such as gap fillers and thermal pads. Gap fillers outperform thermal pads to achieve lower thermal impedance, as the gap fillers conform to surface roughness before curing. This allows gap fillers to adhere well to surfaces and provide mechanical support… Read more »

LEVC’s new PHEV van shares styling with the iconic London taxi

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has launched a new plug-in hybrid light commercial van that shares its distinctive styling with the iconic London black cab. LEVC’s VN5 van features a front end that’s similar to the company’s electric TX taxi, launched in 2018. The driver cabin, which is also shared with the TX, features an… Read more »

UN highlights social and environmental impacts of surging demand for battery raw materials

Demand for raw materials used in the production of EV batteries is expected to soar, and the UN trade body, UNCTAD, says the industry urgently needs to address the social and environmental impacts of the extraction of raw materials. UNCTAD predicts that the market for EV batteries will grow from an estimated $7 billion to… Read more »

Elon Musk offers to let automakers license Tesla’s tech (again)

Tesla’s mission has always been to advance the transition to electromobility, and Elon Musk has said many times that he’s open to licensing deals that would allow other automakers to use the company’s technology. As far as we know, only two major brands have ever taken Tesla up on the offer: back in the 2010s,… Read more »

Volvo Trucks pilots VNR Electric truck at California dealership

Volvo Trucks North America has deployed its first pilot VNR Electric truck in Southern California as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project—a collaboration with the South Coast Air Quality Management District and 13 other organizations to develop a blueprint to scale up the adoption of battery-electric trucks. The first… Read more »

Nikola founder Trevor Milton on fuel cells, batteries and a pay-per-mile model

In these troubled days, the world is divided into two hostile camps—each faction demonizes the other, and refuses even to listen to the other side’s arguments. Families have been torn apart, and sometimes it seems people are about to come to physical violence, or even block former Facebook friends. But what if the batteries-vs-hydrogen debate… Read more »

GM to fund expansion of EVgo fast-charging network for electric cars

General Motors announced Friday that it would partner with the EVgo charging network to add an additional 2,700 fast-charging stations by 2025. The announcement comes a week before it unveils the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq electric luxury SUV, the first of up to a dozen new battery-electric vehicles it says it will offer in North America… Read more »

Linear Labs to mass-produce new hub motor in Texas for light EV and marine applications

Electric motor maker Linear Labs has announced that starting this September, it will be mass-producing its high-torque M200 e-mobility motor for off-the-shelf use. The announcement comes on the heels of a $68.9-million economic incentive deal with the city of Fort Worth to bring advanced automation manufacturing to the Texas metropolis. The company will start with… Read more »