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Rimac and Bugatti officially tie the knot

It’s an interesting pairing—an iconic luxury and racing brand that was founded in 1909, and an EV startup that was founded in a garage and invented the Croatian auto industry in 2009. Rimac Automobili has officially combined with Bugatti Automobiles to form a new company called Bugatti Rimac. The two will continue to operate as… Read more »

Noodoe’s EV Exceed DC fast charger cranks out 950 volts

Most of today’s EVs operate on 400-volt systems, but 800 volts is clearly the near future. Higher-voltage systems can deliver the same amount of power with less current, which means that charging rates can get higher without making charging cables impractically heavy and bulky. Charger manufacturer Noodoe explains that DC fast chargers are going to… Read more »

Chevy Bolt battery recall—Car and Driver reveals the gory technical details

The Chevy Bolt battery recall is bad news for GM, and for the EV industry. Every single Bolt EV and Bolt EUV is now under recall because of a potential battery defect that could cause a fire. Roughly a dozen fires have been reported, but no injuries or deaths to date. The three separate recalls… Read more »

Umicore buys a stake in solid-state battery developer Solid Power

Umicore has announced that it holds a stake in solid-state battery specialist Solid Power, following Solid Power’s announcement of its intent to become a publicly listed company. Umicore built its stake through earlier Series A and B investment rounds.  Solid Power also counts Ford, BMW, Hyundai and Samsung among its investors. The company claims that… Read more »

Five companies produce almost all EV battery cells for the US market

Five companies (AESC, LG Chem, Panasonic, Samsung and SK Innovation) produced almost all the battery cells used in plug-in vehicles for the US market over the past decade. Total capacity produced was 75,933 MWh. Panasonic supplied 74% of all the cells, and a majority of these were installed in Tesla battery packs.  A small percentage… Read more »

Tesla Q2 earnings report: record billion-dollar income, delays for Semi and Cybertruck

The headline figure of Tesla’s second-quarter 2021 earnings report was a blockbuster: $1.1 billion in GAAP net income, a new record for the company and an astounding success for a young automaker. The milestone was reached thanks to the soaring sales of Models 3 and Y—the former is now outselling many gas burners in several… Read more »

Several battery suppliers are working on Tesla’s 4680 cells

Tesla says its new 4680 battery cell, unveiled at the 2020 Battery Day event, represents a “massive breakthrough” that could enable a new generation of cheaper EVs. However, some industry experts have predicted that mass-producing the new cells will not be easy. Concurrently with developing the new cells, Tesla has been broadening its battery supply… Read more »

Tesla to upgrade Supercharger network to 300 kW of power

Tesla was way ahead of the charging curve with its Supercharger network, and by most accounts, the proprietary network remains the best option for long-distance EV travel. In terms of power levels however, the state of the art has passed Tesla by—new DC fast chargers from Electrify America and others can deliver up to 350… Read more »

An EV laggard reverses course—Australian’s New South Wales announces promising pro-EV policy package

Australia is one of the least charged of the world’s wealthy countries. During the 2019 elections, Prime Minister Scott Morrison characterized EVs as a threat to Australians’ way of life, and that seems to have set the tone for Australia’s EV policy, or lack thereof, ever since. Until now, there has been little or no… Read more »