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Three perspectives on China’s EV industry (spoiler alert: legacy brands are toast)

Jeremiads lamenting China’s takeover of the global auto industry are everywhere these days. Three recent accounts stand out from the pack. These articles cover three different aspects of the tragic tale, but all are authoritative, fact-filled pieces written by journalists with first-hand knowledge of what’s going on in the Middle Kingdom, and I recommend that… Read more »

LG Energy Solution strengthens partnership with WesCEF to secure lithium supply chain

Battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution has signed an offtake agreement with Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilizers (WesCEF) for lithium concentrate. Under the agreement, WesCEF will supply LG Energy Solution with up to 85,000 tons of lithium concentrate, which could be used to produce around 11,000 tons of lithium hydroxide, a cathode raw material. WesCEF’s lithium… Read more »

Daimler Truck expands electric truck use in its logistics operations

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is in the process of expanding use of electric trucks to transport components to its manufacturing plants and parts distribution centers (PDCs) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan and Saltillo, Mexico. DTNA began integrating Freightliner eCascadia semi-trucks into its operations in the Pacific Northwest… Read more »

Ram Promaster EV brings Detroit’s third maker into electric vans

The Ram ProMaster is a Fiat design dating to 2014, but it now offers an up-to-date electric powertrain. In January, Stellantis said its Ram truck brand would start selling the ProMaster EV, a battery-electric model of the ProMaster van that it restyled and updated for 2023. That van, launched in 2014 as the Fiat Ducato,… Read more »

Discovery Lithium acquires private lithium explorer Midex Resources

Discovery Lithium, a Canadian exploration company, has signed a letter of intent to acquire a 100% interest in Midex Resources, a Canadian lithium exploration company. Discovery Lithium will acquire a 43,000-hectare land position in known lithium-bearing pegmatite fields in northwestern Ontario. The Midex portfolio comprises five projects. The Crescent Lake Project is on-strike with Green… Read more »

Hitachi Energy invests $1.5 billion to ramp up transformer production for grid transmission

Delays in getting electrical service hooked up represent one of the biggest roadblocks to building more EV charging hubs, and several industry insiders have told Charged that a major reason for those delays is a shortage of transformers. Hitachi Energy, one of the world’s largest transformer manufacturers, is increasing production to meet the massive demand… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz launches Wallbox home EV chargers in the US

Mercedes-Benz has announced that its Wallbox smart charger for overnight charging at home is now widely available across the US.  The unit delivers up to 11.5 kW when operated at 48 amps on a 240-volt circuit. It provides the typical range of smart-charging features through a phone app. The Wallbox is made by Amsterdam-based EVSE… Read more »

Managing Heat Through Proven E-Mobility Polymers

Join us for an insightful webinar where we delve into the intricacies of formulating resins crucial for thermal management in e-mobility. This engaging session will explore the critical importance of thermal conductivity and how it affects other properties within a polymer. Discover how industry experts tackle formulation hurdles to enhance the thermal conductivity of epoxy… Read more »

Thomas Built Buses topped 1.5 million electric school bus miles driven in Virginia

In collaboration with the Electric School Bus (ESB) program of Dominion Energy, a regional utility headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Daimler Truck North America subsidiary Thomas Built Buses (TBB) has announced that the state has now surpassed 1.5 million electric school bus miles driven.  Also partnering in the program is Virginia bus dealer Sonny Merryman. The… Read more »

Scania broadens its range of electric truck options

Sweden-based truck maker Scania will expand its BEV truck offerings with the introduction of additional models, cab alternatives and power takeoff (PTO) solutions, as well as 6×4 bogie axle configurations for extra traction.   The EM C1-2 truck model, designed for construction-oriented operations, now comes in both 210 kW and 240 kW versions that respectively provide… Read more »