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New EV batteries use cost-effective niobium additives in the cathode

New battery chemistries using niobium oxide in the cathode active materials are nearing completion in Asia, according to CBMM, a niobium manufacturer and seller. Since 2019, CBMM has seen a 500% increase in niobium oxide exports to fulfill demand for new uses for EV battery cathodes. The company expects sales to reach 1,000 tons in… Read more »

What does President Biden’s support for unions mean for the EV industry?

The relationship between labor unions and e-mobility is a complex one. In Germany, fears that the transition to EVs would result in job losses contributed to the fall of VW CEO Herbert Diess. Here in the US, EVs were a major issue in the recent United Auto Workers strike—autoworkers feared that the Big Three would… Read more »

OmniOn Power’s new 30 kW rectifiers for EV charging stations

OmniOn Power has developed new 30-kilowatt power supplies specifically designed for the EV market. The EV100H3NK and EV101H3N1K rectifiers convert commercial AC power to DC power for EV fast charging stations. To improve charger reliability and availability, the rectifiers can be deployed in parallel configurations of up to 12 or more power supplies, providing total… Read more »

GM agrees to unionize EV battery plants. Will other US automakers follow suit?

The United Autoworkers’ strike doubtless has multiple causes, but the transition to EVs is certainly one bone of contention. EVs are simpler machines than legacy vehicles, and many expect this to translate into less demand for human labor. A wave of new battery plants will surely create new jobs, but some fear that automakers will… Read more »

Nio says it’s ready to use semi-solid-state batteries in production EVs

Solid-state batteries promise improved performance and safety compare to current technology, and they may be getting close to commercial deployment. The latest step forward: semi-solid-state batteries may soon appear in production vehicles in China (sigh…where else?). Chinese battery specialist WeLion has delivered its first semi-solid-state battery cells to EV manufacturer Nio, which plans to use… Read more »

Green Technology Metals signs lithium option for Junior Lake Project in Canada

Australia-based lithium exploration and development company Green Technology Metals has signed a binding agreement for an option to buy an 80% interest in the Junior Lake Project from Landore Resources Canada. The Junior Lake Project comprises 591 staked mineral claims on 10,856 hectares of tenure adjacent to the Flagship Seymour Project in Ontario. It is… Read more »

Echion and CBMM to build manufacturing facility for anode-grade niobium oxides in Brazil

Battery material provider Echion Technologies and niobium supplier CBMM have formed a partnership to build a new facility in Araxá, Brazil to supply anode-grade niobium oxides to be used in Echion´s XNO battery anode material. The facility, which is due to open in early 2024, will have the capacity to supply 2,000 tonnes of material… Read more »

NIO selects onsemi’s VE-Trac Direct SiC power modules for its next-gen EVs

Power and sensor technology company onsemi (formerly ON Semiconductor) has announced that NIO selected its VE-Trac Direct SiC power modules for its next-generation EVs. The SiC VE-Trac Direct is a 900 V power module with integrated single-side direct cooling that incorporates onsemi’s second-generation SiC MOSFET technology. onsemi says “An integrated pin fin baseplate enables direct… Read more »

Union Pacific Railroad to test 20 battery-electric locomotives

Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) has announced plans to purchase 20 battery-electric locomotives for testing in yard operations. The company expects to invest over $100 million to purchase the locos and upgrade its yard infrastructure. The locomotives will be acquired from Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, and Wabtec (NYSE:WAB). Deliveries are expected to begin in… Read more »

ABBs PANION teams up with Amazon Web Services to provide fleet charging management solution

ABBs digital e-mobility venture, PANION, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are testing a jointly developed cloud-based solution for real-time management of EV fleets and charging infrastructure. The new PANION EV Charge Planning solution enables operators to monitor energy usage and schedule charging across their fleets. ABB is developing technical infrastructure to offer a Platform as… Read more »