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Amsterdam to ban ICE vehicles by 2030

Amsterdam may be known for its tolerance, but air pollution from vehicles is a sin that won’t be tolerated for much longer. Dutch authorities say pollution is shortening the average life expectancy of Amsterdammers by a year, and they plan to ban cars and motorbikes running on gas or diesel from driving in the city… Read more »

Dow’s new conductive adhesive provides electromagnetic shielding

Dow’s new DOWSIL EC-6601 Electrically Conductive Adhesive is a silicone adhesive that’s designed for electromagnetic compatibility. It combines shielding against electromagnetic interference across a range of frequencies with durable mechanical and conductive properties over time. Dow showcased the new adhesive at a recent battery expo, along with the company’s EA-4700 CV Adhesive, which bonds metals… Read more »

China leads global market in nickel for EV batteries

The Chinese market for EV battery nickel increased 253 percent in January 2019 compared to January 2018, according to a report from research firm Adamas Intelligence. China is now the largest market for battery nickel in passenger EVs. The growth is being driven by a shift from Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) to Nickel Cobalt Manganese… Read more »

Tesla’s battery research partner Jeff Dahn calls new chemistry the best he’s seen in 10 years

21st-century soldiers use lots of battery-powered gadgets, and they need batteries that are light to carry, safe, and impervious to abuse – exactly the characteristics required by EV batteries. A new battery tech developed by the US Army has attracted the attention of battery luminary Jeff Dahn, who works with Tesla on battery research. In… Read more »

Meritor to acquire AxleTech for $175 million

Automobile component manufacturer Meritor will acquire drivetrain company AxleTech for $175 million in an effort to expand its off-highway, defense, and aftermarket segments. AxelTech’s offerings include a line of independent suspensions, axles, braking solutions, and drivetrain components. The company recently launched a new line of electric powertrain systems for off-highway applications. Jay Craig, Meritor’s CEO… Read more »

Electrify America to install 30 ultra-fast charging stations at Krogers and other businesses

Charging network operator Electrify America, VW’s government-mandated penance for Dieselgate, is working with nine companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast charging stations across the US. The companies include grocery chains Kroger and Save Mart, a handful of real estate investment trusts, and real estate company Pan-Cal. More than 20 of the new charging sites… Read more »

XING Mobility launches new modularized EV battery pack

Electric battery and powertrain technology company XING Mobility has launched a new EV battery pack. The Immersion Cooled Modular Battery Pack System is modularized and fully integrated, according to the company. Equipped with stackable micro-modules, the system can be configured into distinct sizes and shapes, including triangular, T-shaped, and U-shaped packs. To manage thermal challenges,… Read more »

Tesla foresees global shortages of nickel, copper and other minerals used in EVs

EVs use twice as much copper as legacy vehicles, and smart phones, tablets and other popular consumer electronics are also consuming increasing amounts of the conductive metal. Growing demand and tight supply could soon lead to shortages of copper, nickel and other key minerals used in EV batteries. As Reuters reports, Sarah Maryssael, Tesla’s Global… Read more »

Is Workhorse’s deal to buy Lordstown plant from GM to build electric pickup too good to be true?

News travels by strange paths these days. The world first learned of a tentative deal for electric truck maker Workhorse to buy GM’s idled Lordstown, Ohio plant via a self-congratulatory tweet by the President of the US. If the deal goes through, it could be a win-win-win-win: Workhorse might receive a windfall like the one… Read more »