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GM begins offering electrification components to commercial customers

General Motors has announced a new strategy to offer its EV technology to other vehicle-makers and commercial customers. The company estimates that the total addressable market for electrification components could reach $20 billion by 2030, as a growing number of industries introduce their own emissions reduction goals. “GM has an established strategy, network of integrators… Read more »

NOVONIX aims to reduce mining emissions with its GX-23 synthetic graphite product

Based on a life-cycle assessment being performed by sustainable mining specialist Minviro, NOVONIX says preliminary results suggest that its GX-23 synthetic graphite anode product generates a 60% decrease in CO2 emissions compared to graphite mining in two areas of China. The unfinished life-cycle assessment, which has not been subjected to third-party peer review, compared GX-23… Read more »

ZF and CATL partner to develop battery-related aftermarket services

German component maker ZF and Chinese battery supplier CATL have signed a partnership agreement to develop new aftermarket services. The agreement will include service networks, battery-related training, connectivity, recycling and reuse. ZF, which currently has more than 10,000 workshop partners in its global aftermarket, will be considered the preferred option in CATL’s service network expansion…. Read more »

SABIC’s new resins for battery modules and housings boast lighter weight, enhanced flame resistance

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is offering two new types of NORYL resin for the battery modules and housings of EVs. Reinforced by fiberglass and composed of a proprietary Polyphenylene Ether (PPE), the NORYL NHP6011 and NHP6012 resins “deliver enhanced robust flame retardancy and impact strength to meet stringent industry-related safety standards, as well as… Read more »

ecovolta’s next generation of traction batteries offers 172 Wh/kg specific energy

ecovolta has launched a new generation of its evoTractionBattery traction battery, which it says offers specific energy of up to 172 Wh/kg. The battery packs, which are certified to automotive standards, are designed for commercial EVs, construction machines and boats. The new generation is available in 48- and 96-volt versions, and offers four different memory… Read more »

Syrah Resources to supply Tesla with natural graphite active anode material

Australia-based Syrah Resources has signed a binding offtake agreement with Tesla to supply natural graphite Active Anode Material (AAM) from its vertically integrated AAM production facility in Vidalia, Louisiana. Tesla will buy the majority of the proposed initial expansion of AAM production capacity at Vidalia at a fixed price for an initial term of four… Read more »

Fifty utilities form group to coordinate EV infrastructure efforts

More than 50 US electric utilities have formed a new group to coordinate their efforts to expand the nation’s EV charging infrastructure. The Edison Electric Institute, a utility trade group, announced the formation of the National Electric Highway Coalition, which includes 50 EEI members, as well as the Tennessee Valley Authority. The organization is “a… Read more »

Hyundai ends new ICE development, suspends work on Genesis hydrogen vehicle

Legacy automakers’ increasing focus on EVs is welcome news, but as long as they continue to develop new internal combustion engine technology, their commitment to electrification can only be seen as tentative. Seen in this light, Hyundai’s recent decision to close its ICE development division (reported by the Korea Economic Daily) may be considered a… Read more »