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Northvolt assembles first battery cell at factory in northern Sweden

Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt has assembled the first battery cell at its Northvolt Ett gigafactory in northern Sweden. According to Northvolt, the prismatic cell is “the first to have been fully designed, developed and assembled at a gigafactory by a homegrown European battery company.” The company developed the cell at its factory in Västerås, Sweden,… Read more »

Lightning eMotors reveals all-new Lightning eChassis for commercial EVs

Commercial EV builder Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) has introduced an all-new rolling chassis purpose-built for commercial EV applications. The Lightning eChassis, which was developed in collaboration with Mexican automotive supplier Metalsa, will be available for Class 4 and Class 5 commercial electric chassis cab, stripped chassis and cutaway chassis configurations. The design accommodates different battery… Read more »

Wallbox’s latest Quasar 2 bidirectional home charger allows an EV to provide backup power

Charing station manufacturer Wallbox (NYSE: WBX) has introduced a new generation of its bidirectional home charger for the North American market. In service areas that offer time-of-use rates, EV owners can schedule charging sessions at times when rates are low and discharge their car battery to power their home when rates are high. Users with… Read more »

GM confirms California’s authority to set emissions standards, officially ending boycott

GM has agreed to recognize California’s authority to set vehicle emissions standards under the Clean Air Act. Well, isn’t that magnanimous of the company, to allow the state government to pass its own laws? For those of you who’ve just joined us: In 2017, major automakers asked the incoming US president to water down federal… Read more »

Eaton buys EV connector manufacturer Royal Power Solutions for $600 million

Eaton has acquired US-based Royal Power Solutions for $600 million. “Growth opportunities tied to the electrification of our economy are accelerating, and Eaton is fully participating through our mobility and electrical businesses. The addition of Royal Power Solutions enhances our ability to capitalize on this secular growth trend across our eMobility, aerospace and electrical businesses,”… Read more »

Chinese battery-maker Gotion to establish US LFP cell production for…Tesla?

Chinese battery cell manufacturer Gotion High-Tech reports that it has agreed to supply 200 GWh of LFP battery cells to an unnamed “large US automaker” between 2023 and 2028. Initially, the cells will come from China, but the agreement also envisions establishing LFP battery cell production in the US. Gotion wrote in a filing on… Read more »

MIT metal processing approach may prevent rare metal shortages

An MIT research group has developed a metal processing approach that may help prevent rare metal shortages in the future by identifying and separating rare metals from mixed materials. MIT Professor of Metallurgy Antoine Allanore and graduate student Caspar Stinn relied on a modified form of sulfidation to identify and separate 15 elements, including the… Read more »

GreenPower delivers Six BEAST School buses to Thermalito, CA school district

GreenPower Motor Company (NASDAQ: GP) has delivered six BEAST school buses to Thermalito Union Elementary School District in California. This is the largest single delivery of GreenPower’s BEASTs to date. One of the school buses received funding from the Butte County Air Quality Management District, and the other five received funding from the California Energy… Read more »