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Automakers are shifting battery plant plans from Europe to the US. Does the European Commission have a solution?

Events in the EV industry are moving so fast that, even with the best will in the world, we journalists can publish things that turn out to be out of date or just plain wrong—when we do, a correction and a mea culpa are in order. In my latest Charging Forward column, which appears in… Read more »

DOE and DOT award $7 million for electric truck charging, hydrogen projects

The DOE has awarded $7.4 million to seven projects to develop medium- and heavy-duty EV charging and hydrogen infrastructure plans across 23 states. The seven projects receiving the money span the country, and address the drayage, regional haul and long-haul sectors. “A clean transportation sector requires vast investments across the entire industry, including to decarbonize… Read more »

Redwood Materials to receive $2-billion DOE loan, begins production of anode foil

Redwood Materials, the battery recycling firm headed by Tesla alum JB Straubel, has received conditional commitment for a $2-billion loan from the DOE’s Loan Program Office as part of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program (ATVM). Redwood will draw upon this financing in tranches to support the phased construction and expansion of its battery… Read more »

Automobili Estrema’s electric hypercar does 0-200 mph in 10 seconds

The area around Modena, Italy has a long history of producing some of the world’s most famous and prestigious cars. A new resident of this storied region is Automobili Estrema, which was founded in 2020 by industry veteran Gianfranco Pizzuto, and counts several other illustrious automotive professionals among its execs. For its first product, the… Read more »

Nth Cycle wins $2.15-million DOE grant for electro-extraction technology

Nth Cycle, a metals processing and recycling technology company, has been awarded a $2.15-million grant from the DOE under the Battery Materials and Battery Manufacturing and Recycling Funding Opportunity (BMBMR) program.  According to the company, its low-emission refining technology, called electro-extraction, transforms the outputs of metal scrap, electronics recycling, untapped mining resources and waste from… Read more »

DOE to offer funding opportunity for direct extraction of lithium from geothermal brines

The DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) plans to issue a funding opportunity for direct lithium extraction from geothermal brines around November of 2022. The funding is aimed at the domestic production of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from geothermal brines, the diversification of the US supply of lithium hydroxide, the validation and demonstration… Read more »

DOE awards grant to NCSU and ComEd for extreme fast charging research

The DOE has awarded a $200,000 grant to North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) FREEDM Systems Center and electric utility ComEd for a research project aimed at boosting the efficiency of—and decreasing the cost of—extreme fast charging (XFC). The total budget for the project is $5 million, which includes cost sharing from other collaborators. “The goal… Read more »

DOE requests information about non-functional public EV chargers

The DOE may get more replies than it bargained for to its recent Request for Information (DE-FOA-0002797, PDF) regarding “the prevalence of and solutions to electric vehicle no-charge events.” As every frequent user of public charging knows, the uptime performance of public chargers can be abysmal—the doggone things seem to be out of order a… Read more »

Piedmont Lithium wins $142-million DOE grant for Tennessee lithium project

Piedmont Lithium has been selected to receive a $141.7-million grant from the DOE, one of the first wave of projects aimed at expanding domestic supply of battery raw material funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funding will support the construction of Piedmont’s Tennessee Lithium project, which has a budget of approximately $600 million and… Read more »

DOE requests info on Li-ion battery recycling and second-life applications

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) of 2021 authorized $335 million for battery recycling and second-life programs. Now the DOE is seeking information to assist in implementing the investment. Organizations interested in providing information, and/or participating in the various programs offered under the BIL, can respond between now and October 14, 2022. “The purpose of this… Read more »