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US seeks to build a domestic supply chain for critical minerals, Australia touts its mineral resources

EV fans may be frustrated with the US government’s lukewarm support for electrification, but at least it can be said that the administration understands the importance of establishing a domestic supply chain for batteries and critical minerals. As Reuters reports, the DOE is channeling funds into R&D spanning the materials spectrum, from primary processing to… Read more »

Shell to install 800 chargers at Waitrose UK supermarkets

Oil companies (we’ll consider using the term “energy companies” when products other than petroleum make up at least half their revenues) are starting to invest in EV charging, and Shell is at the forefront of this trend. Now the company is expanding its partnership with the UK supermarket chain Waitrose. The companies are targeting the… Read more »

Battery recycling plant at Port of Rotterdam to open in 2022

TES, a provider of sustainable technology lifecycle services, has taken over a recycling facility at the Port Of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest seaport, from Battery Recycling Services Netherlands. TES plans to focus the facility on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. TES already operates similar facilities in Grenoble, France and in Singapore. The facility currently covers 10,000… Read more »

Switzerland reports 40% market share for electrified vehicles year-to-date

We thought the latest news from California was impressive—electrified vehicles have reached a 20% share of the market—until we saw the latest stats from Switzerland. So far in 2021, battery-electric vehicles have captured 9.9% of the market, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) have reached 8.3%, and hybrids have taken 20.6%. That’s a total of almost 40% of… Read more »

Bus rapid transit line with Irizar e-buses launches in southwestern France

Transit provider Keolis, which operates fleets of electric buses in the Netherlands, Norway and several cities in France, has added two 100% electric bus rapid transit lines to its Chronoplus network, which serves eleven municipalities in the Basque Country in southwestern France. The electric buses serving the new lines were built by the Spanish manufacturer… Read more »

Tesla and Fastned to build massive co-branded charging station in Oxford, UK

Netherlands-based charging network Fastned is teaming up with Tesla to build a huge dual-branded charging station in Oxford. Fastned has deployed some 137 fast charging stations in several European countries. Early on, the network tried to appeal to Tesla drivers by adding Tesla CHAdeMO adapters to its stations. Now that Tesla uses the CCS standard… Read more »

Blink Charging expands its European coverage with the acquisition of Blue Corner

Blink Charging (Nasdaq: BLNK), which provides a wide variety of charging products and services, has acquired Belgium-based Blue Corner, a charging network that includes over 7,000 charging ports located across Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and France. The deal, valued at around $24 million, is a key part of Blink’s international expansion plans. The European EV… Read more »

Battery tech firm E-magy raises €5 million in new funding round

Dutch battery tech scale-up E-magy has raised €5 million in a new funding round led by venture capital fund SHIFT Invest. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy also committed an innovation credit to accelerate the development of E-magy’s technology. E-magy designs and manufactures nano-porous silicon material for lithium-ion batteries. The firm works… Read more »

EV manufacturer Arrival establishes North American HQ in Charlotte NC

British EV-maker Arrival plans to establish its North American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company will add 150 new employees and invest $3 million in its new office complex in the trendy South End neighborhood. Arrival was founded in 2015, and has over 1,300 employees at sites in the UK, US, Germany, Netherlands, Israel,… Read more »

MAN Truck & Bus starts series production of the all-electric Lion’s City E

MAN Truck & Bus began series production of battery-powered city buses in October at its plant in Starachowice, Poland. The first customer vehicles to come off the line are 12-meter solo versions of the Lion’s City E: 17 of these will be heading for Hamburg-Holstein’s public transit agency. Malmö, Sweden has placed an order for… Read more »