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EV sales surge puts Panasonic battery division back in the black

Panasonic’s lithium-ion battery division is seeing a dramatic turnaround, mostly thanks to healthy sales of Tesla’s Model S, according to Lux Research. In the second quarter of 2013, the Li-ion division made about $40 million in profits, compared to a loss of $20 million in Q2 2012. Panasonic plans to invest $200 million over the… Read more »

Panasonic to provide power for plug-in Prius

Panasonic announced today that it will supply lithium-ion batteries for Toyota’s new Prius PHEV. The company is already supplying nickel-metal hydride batteries to several automakers, but this will be the first time its lithium-ion offerings appear in a production vehicle. The Japanese electronics giant is charging ahead in the battery business, with a major R&D… Read more »

Panasonic to supply battery cells for Tesla’s Model S

Two major EV pioneers have announced another chapter in their partnership, an agreement under which Panasonic will supply Tesla Motors with lithium-ion battery cells for Tesla’s new Model S. Panasonic is a major investor in Tesla, and the two companies have worked closely together to develop an EV-optimized battery cell based on nickel-type cathode technology…. Read more »

Hexagon Purus teams with Hino to launch Tern electric truck

Norway-based EV systems supplier Hexagon Purus and Japanese vehicle manufacturer Hino Trucks, a Toyota subsidiary, have launched their electric truck brand, Tern, and its first model, the RC8 Class 8 tractor tailored for the US market. A product of a long-term agreement between the two companies valued at up to $2 billion, the Tern will… Read more »

EcoG helps EVSE manufacturers streamline the process of bringing new products to market

Enabling the next phase of EV charging station manufacturing. We tech writers often refer to “ecosystems,” and biologists may shake their heads at our appropriation of the term, but the analogy is an apt one in many ways. A biological ecosystem has its charismatic megafauna (elephants, lions, whales), but it couldn’t function without its less-glamorous… Read more »

Automakers and electronics firms form consortium to develop SoC semiconductors

Twelve automotive, electrical component and semiconductor companies have established a consortium to conduct research and develop high-performance system on chip (SoC) semiconductors for use in automobiles. The Advanced SoC Research for Automotive (ASRA) group will research and develop SoCs for automobiles using chiplet technology, and aim to install them in mass-production vehicles from 2030 onward. … Read more »

GM hires EV superstar Kurt Kelty as Vice President of Batteries

It’s plain to anyone who follows the auto industry that there are pro-EV and anti-EV factions at every legacy automaker. For the last three decades, the OEMs’ interest in EVs has flapped this way and that in the winds of quarterly earnings and political shifts. Last fall, the “let’s wait awhile” contingent appeared to have… Read more »

Redwood Materials breaks ground on South Carolina EV battery recycling plant

Redwood Materials, the battery recycling firm run by Tesla alum JB Straubel, recently broke ground on a new facility near Charleston, South Carolina. The plant will complement the company’s Nevada materials location, and will be used to recycle, refine and remanufacture anode and cathode components. Also like Redwood’s Nevada site, the new Battery Materials Campus… Read more »

Nexeon secures site and raw material supply for silicon anode material plant

Battery material manufacturer Nexeon has obtained property near to chemical company OCI’s facilities in Gunsan, South Korea for its first commercial-scale silicon anode material plant. Nexeon has also struck an agreement with OCI for a long-term supply of monosilane, a by-product gas from the Gunsan plant’s semiconductor polysilicon production and a crucial raw chemical for… Read more »