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Tesla to build Semis and expand battery production at Nevada Gigafactory

Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory is quite a place—since its 2014 opening, the company has invested $6.2 billion in the region, and the 5.4-million-square-foot, 11,000-employee facility has produced some 7.3 billion battery cells, 1.5 million battery packs and 3.6 million drive units. Now Tesla has announced plans to invest an additional $3.6 billion, hire 3,000 more team… Read more »

Billions of bucks for US battery plants announced in 2022

Electrifying transportation is going to require beaucoup batteries, and for a raft of reasons, those batteries need to be built near the vehicle markets they serve (not shipped halfway around the world, as is often the case today). The Biden Administration’s Inflation Reduction Act includes incentives for automakers to source their batteries here in the… Read more »

China is firmly ensconced in the lithium-ion battery supply chain

The development of local battery supply chains is a high priority in both North America and Europe, but as an infographic from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence demonstrates, removing China from the equation will be a difficult task, as the country currently dominates the processing of battery minerals. Most of the world’s lithium, nickel, cobalt, and manganese… Read more »

Canoo to build EV battery module manufacturing facility in Oklahoma

Canoo plans to build a battery module manufacturing facility at MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, Oklahoma. Once built, the facility will be capable of producing approximately 3,200 MWh worth of battery modules per year. Canoo selected the location due to its proximity to a facility owned by battery cell partner Panasonic, and to Canoo’s future… Read more »

Adamas Intelligence says LFP cell deployment is up 237% in H1 2022

The latest biannual report on the global EV market from Adamas Intelligence highlights expanding EV sales, as well as the growing popularity of LFP battery chemistries, in the first half of 2022. In the first half of 2022, 6.23 million new passenger EVs were registered around the world—an increase of 42% compared to the same… Read more »

Toyota is the global leader in solid-state battery patents

It’s common for companies to espouse green policies in public, while privately pursuing opposite goals—but Toyota turns this familiar equation on its head. Other automakers tout their enthusiasm for EVs to the media, while pushing gas-guzzling SUVs to their customers. Toyota’s leaders speak against EVs in public, and the company actively lobbies against government support… Read more »

2021 global trends in EV battery production: 3 Asian firms dominated

Adamas Intelligence’s latest EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker describes the key trends in the EV battery industry in 2021. A record amount of passenger EV battery capacity was deployed, three companies claimed 67% of the global market, and Tesla was a dominant influence. According to Adamas Intelligence, 286.2 GWh of passenger EV battery… Read more »

Book review—Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century

Considering the massive media coverage of Tesla over the last decade, it may seem surprising that there aren’t more books about the company. When I first released my history of Tesla in 2014, I expected to have a short window of exclusivity before a “real” book—one with a hard cover and celebrity blurbs on the… Read more »

Toyota to invest $3.4 billion in US battery production

For the last decade, the policy of most legacy automakers has been to talk big about EVs, while doing little or nothing to sell any. Now, ironically, Toyota may be turning this time-honored formula backwards. The company broadcasts anti-EV misinformation in TV ads and executive speeches, and lobbies governments to water down support for EV… Read more »

Northvolt to invest $750 million to expand Swedish battery lab

Battery manufacturer Northvolt plans to invest $750 million to expand its laboratory facility in Sweden in order to meet soaring demand for lithium-ion batteries. Northvolt says it plans to set up the “first R&D campus covering the entire battery ecosystem.” The order of the day in Europe is to quickly expand domestic battery capacity to… Read more »