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Thailand’s nascent EV industry could get a boost from the discovery of lithium resources

Thailand sees EVs as a potential growth industry, and the country’s government is soliciting investment from global manufacturers. In December, the Thai government announced that Toyota, Honda and two other Japanese automakers will invest a total of $4.22 billion to establish local production of EVs. As usual, the Chinese beat them to it—in January, Great… Read more »

Automakers and electronics firms form consortium to develop SoC semiconductors

Twelve automotive, electrical component and semiconductor companies have established a consortium to conduct research and develop high-performance system on chip (SoC) semiconductors for use in automobiles. The Advanced SoC Research for Automotive (ASRA) group will research and develop SoCs for automobiles using chiplet technology, and aim to install them in mass-production vehicles from 2030 onward. … Read more »

New EV charging network backed by 7 major automakers begins operations in North America

Back in July 2023, a group of seven major automakers announced plans to form a public charging joint venture along the lines of the European consortium Ionity. EV fans welcomed the plan to deploy some 30,000 fast charging stations throughout North America, but we’ve heard very little since. Now the venture has a name: IONNA…. Read more »

Two- and three-wheel EVs delivering more emissions reduction than cars

We humans are, at least in theory, proceeding with a broad range of measures to slow climate change —deploying renewable energy sources, protecting forests, cleaning up industrial emissions, etc. According to a recent study by the World Resources Institute, only a single one of these projects is currently on track to meet the goals set… Read more »

LG Energy Solution will invest $3 billion in US plant to supply Toyota with EV batteries

Another sign that the sleeping Japanese giant is starting to stir: Toyota has signed a supply agreement with Korean battery-maker LG Energy Solution for lithium-ion batteries that Toyota will use in its US-built EVs starting in 2025. LGES will invest $3 billion in its Holland, Michigan battery facility for dedicated production lines to supply a… Read more »

EV charging is changing, Part 4: Behind the scenes as seven automakers counter Tesla’s Superchargers

Part 1: How automakers’ disappointment in Electrify America drove them into Tesla’s arms Part 2: No, NACS is not today’s Tesla connector Part 3: Why Tesla’s NACS is unlikely to kill CCS EV charging is changing, but much remains to be settled A flurry of news over less than a year permanently altered the US landscape… Read more »

Seven automakers unite to create massive new public EV charging network in North America

A lot of folks were doubtless still digesting the details of Tesla’s near-takeover of the North American public EV charging scene—and along comes another blockbuster development on the infrastructure front. Seven of the world’s major automakers—GM, Stellantis, BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai, Kia and (oddly enough) Honda—have announced plans to form a joint venture to build a… Read more »

GM’s Mary Barra says decision to partner with Tesla on charging was customer-driven

As most of the EV media hailed the decision by Ford, GM and other automakers to hitch their charging wagons to the Tesla train, a few contrarians wondered, “What were they thinking?” Well, in a new interview, GM CEO Mary Barra explains just what she and her engineering team were thinking. Speaking with NBC News… Read more »