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Has Toyota seen the electric light? New electric SUV, first of a new BEV line, unveiled in Shanghai

At this week’s Auto Shanghai motor show, Toyota unveiled a concept version of a new electric SUV, the bZ4X, which will be the first in a new line of battery-electric vehicles. The Japanese giant now says it plans to introduce 15 BEV models by 2025, including 7 models in the bZ series (the name stands… Read more »

Volkswagen brand triples deliveries of pure EVs in 2020

EV sales soared in Europe in 2020, and at least two legacy automakers, Daimler and Volkswagen, appear on track to meet the EU’s stringent emissions targets for the year. For the Volkswagen brand (part of the larger Volkswagen Group, which also includes Audi and Porsche), 2020 was “a turning point [and] a breakthrough in electric… Read more »

FREYR and 24M to collaborate on battery cell production

FREYR and 24M have signed an agreement to use 24M’s SemiSolid lithium-ion battery platform technology in FREYR’s planned facilities in Norway. FREYR is targeting a production capacity of over 40 GWh of scalable, modular battery cells via partnership-based strategies in both grid and electric mobility markets. “24M has fundamentally redesigned the traditional LIB cell technology… Read more »

New battery “gigaplant” promises to be an economic boon to northeastern England

Battery startup Britishvolt has announced plans to build its first battery factory, on the site of a former coal-fired power station in Blyth in northeastern England. Construction is to begin next year, and production of lithium-ion batteries is to start by the end of 2023. The company plans to invest 2.6 billion pounds ($3.5 billion)… Read more »

Almost 80% of European EV sales have been in the six wealthiest countries

The European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) has published an interactive map that illustrates the correlation between the adoption of plug-in vehicles (which the organization, apparently feeling that the industry needs yet more acronyms, refers to as “electrically-chargeable vehicles,” or ECVs) and per-capita GDP. The ACEA reports that plug-in vehicles accounted for 3.0% of all… Read more »

Norwegian silicon provider Elkem secures grant to plan new battery material plant

Norwegian silicon specialist Elkem has received 10 million Norwegian Kroner (about $1.1 million) in financial support from Enova, a Norwegian government enterprise that supports the development of clean energy technology. The company will use the funds for initial planning of a large-scale battery materials plant. Elkem’s Northern Recharge project aims to supply the fast-growing battery… Read more »

UN highlights social and environmental impacts of surging demand for battery raw materials

Demand for raw materials used in the production of EV batteries is expected to soar, and the UN trade body, UNCTAD, says the industry urgently needs to address the social and environmental impacts of the extraction of raw materials. UNCTAD predicts that the market for EV batteries will grow from an estimated $7 billion to… Read more »

Wärtsilä to design and equip two battery-electric ferries

Norwegian ferry operator Boreal Sjö has ordered two custom-designed battery-electric ferries from technology group Wärtsilä. One is a 30-meter vessel capable of carrying 10 cars and approximately 100 passengers, while the other is a 50-meter vessel for 35 cars and 149 passengers and crew. The two double-ended shuttle ferries are to be built at Holland… Read more »

Watch out Europe, the Chinese are coming—and they’re driving EVs

China’s formidable auto industry has so far failed to find a foothold in the North American or European markets. Many industry observers believe that the country’s prominent push for electrification has little to do with concern about climate change, and much to do with the country’s quest for a seat at the top table of… Read more »