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UK must develop battery recycling infrastructure, study finds

Governments and industry in the United Kingdom must develop a recycling infrastructure for EV batteries, according to a new study led by the University of Birmingham. The researchers calculated that one million EVs sold in 2017 alone will result in 250,000 metric tons of unprocessed waste once these vehicles reach the end of their lives…. Read more »

FlixBus and MCI test long-range electric coach

Budget bus line FlixBus, in partnership with motor coach manufacturer MCI, has tested a battery-electric long-range bus on a round trip from San Francisco to Sacramento. After the demonstration, MCI sent the new D45 CRTe LE CHARGE to Altoona, Pennsylvania, where it will undergo the standard tests required for all new bus models to be… Read more »

Tesla to build European Gigafactory near Berlin

Now that Gigafactory 3 near Shanghai is almost ready to begin production, it’s time to start work on the next one. Speaking at a recent event in Germany, where he received a Golden Steering Wheel award from the German tabloid Bild, Elon Musk announced that Tesla has chosen the Berlin area as the location of… Read more »

Responsible Battery Coalition and Argonne to partner on battery recycling initiative

The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and research center Argonne National Laboratory have partnered to develop battery recycling technology. The partnership is the first industry-sponsored project with ReCell Center, an Argonne-led Li-ion battery research and development initiative that was launched by the Department of Energy in 2019. In the next two decades, global spent battery volume… Read more »

NYPA and NYSERDA to Install over 70 charging stations in New York

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will install more than 70 dual-port charging stations at locations across the state. The project is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Charge NY initiative, which is designed to accelerate the installation of EV charging stations in New… Read more »

Free Webinar Today – Wednesday, Nov 13: Copper-to-aluminum joining for Li-ion battery connections

If you want to learn about the many influencing factors that impact both mechanical and electrical performance in a copper-to-aluminum bond, including geometric and metallurgical considerations, then tune into this free webinar featuring guest speaker Joe Kaiser, VP of Product Development at Materion. We will also discuss the electrical resistivity, mechanical characteristics and projected life… Read more »

GM finalizes sale of Lordstown plant to Workhorse-affiliated EV builder

Well, what do you know! It appears the historic Lordstown deal is going to happen after all. Lordstown Motors (LMC) has formally announced its acquisition of the former GM manufacturing complex in Lordstown, Ohio. LMC, a spin-off of Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS), plans to begin production of an electric pickup at the Lordstown plant starting… Read more »

Letter from South America: electric buses rolling in Chile, Colombia and Ecuador

Electric buses are on a roll worldwide, thanks to their compelling economic and environmental benefits. South America, which is rapidly urbanizing, heavily dependent on bus transit and plagued by air pollution, is emerging as a major market for e-buses. According to Intelligent Transport, South American bus networks transport nearly 13 times more passengers than European… Read more »