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LG Energy Solution confirms $1.36B EV battery plant

The Michigan branch of LG Energy Solution has confirmed a $1.36 billion investment into an electric vehicle battery production facility…

Tesla switches Standard Range vehicles to LFP battery chemistry

Among the most interesting announcements made by Tesla during its Q3 2021 Earnings Call yesterday was the strategy to move…

Tesla brings CCS adapter to Korean market, intends North American launch soon

Tesla has brought its new CCS adapter to the Korean market, which is currently the only market that it is…

Tesla battery supplier CATL slots $5 billion for cell recycling facility in China

Tesla battery supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) has announced that it has plans to build a $5 billion…

GM goes all-in on EV battery development with new Michigan facility

General Motors is going all-in on its electric vehicle investment. The legacy automaker announced today that it would be building…

Tesla Gigafactory Nevada employees celebrate 1,000,000th battery pack built at plant

Tesla Gigafactory Nevada employees have built the 1,000,000th battery pack produced at the plant. Employees at the Sparks, Nevada facility…

Volkswagen pairs with E.ON for 150 kW EV fast charger capable of energy storage

Volkswagen has announced that it will collaborate with German electric utility company E.ON to develop an electric vehicle fast charger…

GM confirms Chevy Bolt EV battery production has resumed

General Motors announced that battery production for the Chevy Bolt EV is once again underway. Battery production resumed on Monday,…

Toyota plans $13.6B spending spree to develop EV battery tech by 2030

Toyota Motor Corporation announced on Tuesday that it will spend a massive $13.6 billion, or 1.5 trillion yen, on battery…

Tesla’s 4680 cell replicated by StoreDot who claims 10-minute charge time

Tesla's 4680 battery cell will revolutionize electric vehicle batteries through more energy density, longer life cycles, and increased power. However,…

How the Chevy Bolt EV became GM’s 1.8 billion dollar problem

General Motors has already spent $800 million on recalls of the Chevrolet Bolt EV due to defective battery cells that…

Tesla Semi’s fast-charging system could be wireless

During the Q2 2021 Earnings Call Update Letter released in late July, Tesla revealed that the Semi program would be…

Tesla rumored to use BYD ‘Blade’ battery days after $25k car speculation swirls

Tesla could use Chinese automotive company BYD's new, ultra-safe "Blade" battery design in some of its vehicles in 2022. The…

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that could broaden US EV market finalized, set for Senate vote this week

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, which could broaden the United States electric vehicle market with budgetary support for charging stations and…

Biden campaigns for 40% of US automaker sales to be electric

President Joe Biden is campaigning for United States automakers to commit to a sales goal that would see 40% of…

Tesla files patent to recover and recycle nickel and cobalt in old batteries

Tesla has filed a patent that aims to recover undamaged and unutilized nickel and cobalt, two crucial raw materials in…

Tesla China supplier CATL launches cost-effective sodium-ion battery cell

Tesla China battery cell supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (CATL) unveiled its sodium-ion battery earlier today, along with a…

Tesla co-founder’s battery recycling firm gets a cushy $700M investment round

Redwood Materials, a battery recycling company founded by Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel, has announced a $700 million investment round from…

Ford announces ‘Ion Park’ for electric vehicle battery production and research

Today, Ford Motor Company announced that it will establish Ford Ion Park, an electric vehicle battery cell production and research…

Tesla updates 4680 battery cell development at its Kato Rd. facility

Tesla has finally updated the public about the development of its 4680 battery cells, giving new details regarding the development…