Tag: batteries

VW to repurpose end-of-life EV batteries for energy storage, taking on Tesla’s energy business

VW charging subsidiary Elli has now entered the energy storage industry, with the first storage project set to be launched in Germany as early as 2025.The first couple of projects are pinned to have...

430,000 mile Tesla proves the reliability of used EVs

Auto Trader’s Rory Reid, recently took a used 2016 Tesla Model S 90D, used as an airport taxi, with a whopping 430,000 miles on the clock - still running on the original motors and...

GM partners with Redwood, to reduce EV battery production waste

Redwood Materials, an American business aiming to recycle Lithium-ion batteries to create a circular supply chain for EV batteries, has announced a partnership with GM Ultium Cells.Ultium Cells is the joint battery manufacturing venture...

Breathe Battery Technologies appoints Laurent Cordonnier as Chief Financial Officer to lead next phase of company growth

Breathe Battery Technologies appoints Laurent Cordonnier, bringing expertise from Native Instruments and Deezer.Focus on rapid expansion involves amplifying revenue, fortifying the team, and spearheading investment rounds.Breathe's adaptive charging software, in partnership with Volvo Cars,...

NIO ET7 tops over 1,000 km range, on one charge, in real-world tests

The updated NIO ET7, which was revealed earlier this week, has achieved an impressive distance of 1,070km (664 miles) on a single charge of its 150kWh battery pack.The company tried out three different routes...

JLR charges up with second-life Range Rover batteries for on-the-go power

JLR pioneers portable Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) from second-life Range Rover batteries.Collaborative effort with Allye Energy marks the first commercial availability of a BESS using JLR battery packs.Each BESS, powered by seven second-life...

IM Motors launches 1,000 km range solid-state battery vehicle

SAIC’s subsidiary, IM Motors, has just launched the IM L6 saloon in China, marking the first production EV available with the revolutionary solid-state battery technology.With the IM L6’s 130kWh battery offering around 1,000km /...

UK set to open another battery gigafactory, its biggest yet

Chinese Lithium-ion battery manufacturer EVE Energy is reportedly set to make a £1.2bn investment into a site in Coventry, which could be the largest in the country yet.Whilst the site will initially open with...

Volvo EX30 has lowest carbon footprint of any EV from the brand yet

The recently released Volvo EX30 has gained the lowest life cycle assessment (LCA) of any electric car released by Volvo yet.The LCA takes into account greenhouse gas emissions from the point of extracting raw...

Shuttle Buses goes electric, in collaboration with VEV

Shuttle Buses, which operates over 50 buses in the Ayrshire region of Scotland, has revealed its plans for electrification.The process will be achieved with the help of electric fleet specialist VEV, who have installed...

Pathway to cheaper EVs in place, with battery maker CATL reducing prices this year

Chinese EV battery manufacturer CATL, the largest of its kind in the world, plans to nearly half the cost that it sells lithium iron phosphate batteries to OEMs at.The battery in question will be...

Eatron Technologies and WMG’s Project VIPER sets new standards for accurate battery life estimates

Eatron and WMG's collaboration, Project VIPER, produces over 90% accurate EV battery RUL estimates.Integration of advanced models and cloud expertise enhances EV performance and safety.Faraday Institution-funded project aligns with the mission to develop cost-effective,...
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Farage barrage leads to huge social media response

Ade Thomas, Founder of Green.TV, owned the GB News stage in a showdown with Nigel Farage, highlighting the importance of engaging with such influencers to combat baseless criticisms against the EV community.The airing stormed...

8,700 U.S. car dealers embrace new point-of-sale EV tax credits with overwhelming success

8,700 U.S. dealerships join forces with the government, offering instant incentives of up to $7,500 for new and $4,000 for used EVs.Traditional tax credits transformed into instant cash incentives at the dealership, enhancing the...

China’s BYD claims EV dominance

BYD surpasses Tesla in EV sales, with 526,000 vehicles sold last quarter.BYD's success highlights its strength and challenges traditional automakers in the growing EV market.With strategic pricing, BYD claims the "world champion" title for...

Decoding the 2024 US $7,500 EV tax credit

The Inflation Reduction Act: score up to $7,500 for a new EV or $4,000 for a used one.From 2024, the new rules make it easier – buyers can now secure their EV tax credit...

Lucid teases entry into affordable electric luxury with $50,000 Tesla competitor

Lucid Motors CEO targets Tesla's turf, unveiling plans for a new EV aimed at the family car market. Priced at around $50,000, it's set to rival Tesla's Model 3 and Model Y.It looks to...

3ti gain massive government funding to showcase EV batteries as grid assets 

Government backing fuels 3ti's demonstration of EV batteries as grid assetsConsortium led by 3ti secures £1,344,552 for pioneering UK energy innovation'V2X FastHub' project, built on Papilio3, seeks to transform energy with swift deployment and...

DAF electrifies truck centres, setting a bold new standard

DAF charges ahead, with full electric truck capability coming to all 34 sales centres in the UK and Ireland.Major investment powers up electric truck infrastructure, personnel, and training.BETT insights fuel DAF's implementation game plan.DAF...

Allye and AeroVolt bring battery energy storage systems to airports

Battery technology startup, Allye, has launched its first Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at an airfield, allowing on-site vehicles and electric light aircraft to be charged at a lower cost and without grid constraints.The...

Electric investments: Could the UK become a lithium powerhouse? 

UK automotive industry sees electric momentum with significant investments and a lithium market revolution.APC Quarterly Demand Report indicates a 4 GWh surge in BEV demand by 2027, driven by Nissan and BMW Mini.Driven by...

Battery swapping could boom as Geely and NIO collaborate

Geely and NIO unite in Hangzhou, emphasizing battery swapping.CEOs Jack Liu (Yiyi Power, Geely) and Fei Shen (NIO) sign an agreement covering battery standards and swapping tech.Reflecting rising acceptance, the collaboration could streamline EV...

Volvo Penta expands battery storage footprint with new collaboration

Volvo Penta’s provisions of a sub-system for battery energy storage manufacturers, announced earlier this year, has resulted in a major collaboration.The brand will now work with Tecnogen, to assist in providing energy storage solutions...
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