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Green Tesla embraces carbon-intensive bitcoin

Elon Musk is by nature an iconoclast, a disrupter, an upsetter of applecarts and a slayer of sacred cows, so his long-standing interest in bitcoin, which has been described as “a techno-anarchist project” and “a way to separate money from the state,” is not at all surprising. Now Tesla has purchased $1.5 billion worth of… Read more »

European Commission approves €2.9 billion in funding for comprehensive battery project

The European Commission has approved a second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support innovation throughout the battery value chain. The European Battery Innovation project calls for 12 member states—Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden—to provide up to €2.9 billion in funding in the coming years…. Read more »

Brexit deal forces UK carmakers to develop domestic battery supply chain

Britain’s new relationship to the EU has important implications for automakers, specifically for their battery supply chains. As The Guardian reports, all UK-EU trade in cars and parts will continue to be free of tariffs or quotas, as long as they contain enough content from either UK or EU factories. For three years, batteries will… 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 »

Recurrent raises seed money to fund its independent reports on used EVs

Recurrent, a Seattle-based startup that provides independent reports on the condition of used EV batteries, has raised $3.5 million to power its business. The startup officially launched in September to offer third-party reports on the battery life and range of used EVs to help car buyers make purchase decisions. Recurrent says it has more than… Read more »

Proterra opens new EV battery production line in Los Angeles County

Heavy-duty EV manufacturer Proterra has announced the opening of a new battery production line, co-located at its electric bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The battery packs manufactured at the City of Industry facility will feature Proterra’s redesigned modules with next-generation cells developed with LG Energy Solutions, a company that Proterra has been collaborating… Read more »

Electrify Canada expands ultra-fast charging network to Alberta

Electrify Canada, the sister company of Electrify America, has officially expanded into the province of Alberta with the opening of a new station in the Rocky Mountain town of Canmore. The new station is located just off of Highway 1 at The Shops of Canmore. Electrify Canada will also soon open a station in Calgary,… Read more »

Orient and Ricardo to jointly develop next-generation battery management system

Ricardo and Orient have announced a partnership to support the development of Orient’s next-generation energy storage systems. The battery pack development support offered by Ricardo includes applying new cell chemistries and battery architectures, designing and building prototype packs, supporting customers and full-scale manufacturing. Orient will use Ricardo’s expertise to incorporate advanced battery state and parameter… Read more »

EconCore joins Audi and others to develop composite battery casings

Belgium-based EconCore has announced a partnership involving AZL, Audi and others to establish the potential of using composites for battery housings. This eight-month collaborative project will assess the technical challenges, opportunities and benefits of developing battery casings for EVs using a variety of materials, including thermoplastics.  The project has been established by the industry network… Read more »