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Hyundai to handle hybrids and hydrogen, Kia to cover cars with cords

Hyundai Motor Group has announced a record-high budget for 2012 that includes 5.1 trillion Korean won (about $4.4 billion) for R&D, of which the lion’s share will be for hybrids and EVs, according to Singapore news portal AsiaOne. Company spokespeople made it clear that eco-friendly cars will be its main focus in 2012. The giant… 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 »

Factorial Energy to open solid-state EV cell development and production facility

Factorial Energy, a Massachusetts-based solid-state battery developer, is building a solid-state cell development and manufacturing facility in Methuen, Massachusetts. “The existing 67,000-square-foot building on the site will undergo extensive buildout to house Factorial’s pilot production facility, which will manufacture automotive-sized solid-state batteries at pre-production speed and volume,” says the company. Factorial plans to invest $45… Read more »

EV sales hit new record in Q2, as legacy vehicles struggle

The legacy auto industry is crying the blues—US new-vehicle sales in the second quarter were up only a tiny bit from the previous quarter, and down over 20% from Q2 2021. However, the new auto industry is doing very well, thank you. Kelley Blue Book tells us (via Cox Auto) that sales of pure EVs… Read more »

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV: Chevy previews a mass-market electric SUV

Mid-size five-seat crossovers are a huge segment, and Chevy wants yours to plug in—next year. Chevrolet, it seems, doesn’t want to scare potential shoppers by offering up electric vehicles that stress too heavily the fact they’re … well, different. An advance preview of the upcoming 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV suggested it’s very much a Chevy… Read more »

Easelink tests automated taxi stand charging in Austria

One of the provisions of Austria’s Energy and Climate Plan calls for all taxis to be emission-free by 2025, and this is driving innovation. Authorities in the cities of Vienna and Graz have found that the best option is to provide charging infrastructure directly at taxi stands. This allows every minute between trips to be… Read more »

Emporia’s energy management system prepares for the bidirectional EV charging future

Total control of power usage: from solar to EV and back to the house. Bidirectional charging promises to completely transform the vehicle ownership experience. Once an EV can double as a stationary storage device, it will take its place as part of an energy ecosystem that includes rooftop solar and energy management—and could even become… Read more »

J.D. Power: Most EV smartphone apps leave much to be desired

Modern drivers depend on smartphone apps to manage charging and other vehicle functions. However, it will probably be no surprise to learn that a recent study from consumer insight specialist J.D. Power found a low level of customer satisfaction with the apps provided by various EV-makers. The recent OEM EV App Benchmark Study gauged EV… Read more »

Auto CEOs and Biden administration officials call for charging interoperability

The White House recently held a virtual meeting with representatives of most of the major automakers to discuss electric vehicles and charging. According to Reuters, senior Biden administration officials and automotive leaders agreed on the importance of interoperability for charging infrastructure. “There was broad consensus that charging stations and vehicles need to be interoperable and… Read more »