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Northvolt produces its first Li-ion battery cell with 100% recycled nickel, manganese and cobalt

Swedish manufacturer Northvolt, which is partially owned by Volkswagen and BMW, announced that it has produced its first lithium-ion battery cell using 100% recycled nickel, manganese and cobalt. The company recovered the materials from battery waste through a low-energy hydrometallurgical treatment, which involves the use of an aqueous solution to isolate the metals and separate… Read more »

CharIN announces 5th North America Conference and Testival

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) is a trade association that promotes the Combined Charging Standard (CCS). A major aspect of its work is to facilitate real-world testing of its members’ products. Now CharIN has announced that the 5th North America Conference and Testival will take place at Lucid Motors Headquarters in Newark, California on November… Read more »

Futuricum’s electric delivery truck makes record-setting 1,000-kilometer drive

Of all the world records in the automotive world, there’s probably none more glamorous than that of the longest range for an electric commercial truck. The Swiss delivery firm DPD, together with vehicle manufacturer Futuricum and tire-maker Continental, recently claimed that coveted title, driving a Futuricum electric truck 1,099 kilometers on a single charge, within… Read more »

Road test indicates existing electric trucks could replace millions of diesels on short-haul routes

When it comes to long-haul trucking, battery-electric trucks face a number of challenges, including weight restrictions and the need for an ultra-high-power charging solution. However, despite what you may read in those “anything but EVs” articles, the jury’s still out on when, or whether, battery and charging specs will improve to meet these challenges, or… Read more »

California project deploys 100 electric regional haul and drayage trucks

Regional haul and drayage trucks, which transfer loads to and from ports, warehouses and logistics hubs, are a perfect use case for EVs, and present opportunities for dramatic emissions reductions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District, along with other state agencies, has announced a project to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks… Read more »

Niron Magnetics raises $21 million to commercialize rare earth-free magnets

Niron Magnetics has raised $21.3 million in new financing from the Volvo Cars Tech Fund and Volta Energy Technologies. Existing investors include Anzu Partners and the University of Minnesota. Niron will use the funding to build a pilot production facility in Minnesota. Niron’s Clean Earth Magnet technology eliminates the need for rare earth minerals in… Read more »

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: First of an aggressive wave of new EVs

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 should be taken very seriously when it goes on sale this fall. It will be a new and likely very competitive entry in what will soon become a crowded field of EVs in the popular “compact crossover” segment.  It’s not the first such EV: the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model… Read more »

Tesla Q2 earnings report: record billion-dollar income, delays for Semi and Cybertruck

The headline figure of Tesla’s second-quarter 2021 earnings report was a blockbuster: $1.1 billion in GAAP net income, a new record for the company and an astounding success for a young automaker. The milestone was reached thanks to the soaring sales of Models 3 and Y—the former is now outselling many gas burners in several… Read more »

Will the game-changing Tesla Semi really go into production this year?

A viable electric Class 8 truck would be a massive disruptor of the global transport system, and since the unveiling of the Tesla Semi in 2017, we’ve been on the edge of our ergonomic bucket seats, waiting for it to appear on highways. Alas, Tesla’s production schedule has suffered more delays than the LA Freeway…. Read more »

Former EPA exec surveys the road ahead for US emissions standards

Q&A with former EPA exec Margo Oge Federal emissions and fuel economy regulations have been instrumental in encouraging (or coercing) automakers to produce EVs, and to make their legacy vehicles cleaner. Since President Nixon signed the Clean Air Act in 1963, federal regulations aimed at reducing air pollution have gradually grown stronger. Under President Obama,… Read more »