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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…

Tesla’s 4680 battery has suppliers battling for the contract of a lifetime

Tesla's 4680 battery cell has battery makers and suppliers battling for the contract of a lifetime, developing prototypes and samples…

Redwood Materials opens up new facility just miles from Tesla Giga Nevada

Redwood Materials, a battery and e-waste recycling venture from former Tesla executive J.B. Straubel, has opened up a new manufacturing…

Tesla is using a new 12V Lithium-ion battery in the Model S Plaid

Among the many changes that Tesla implemented in the new Model S Plaid, a new, 12-volt lithium-ion battery is one…

Tesla donates $3.1M of $6M grant to Jeff Dahn’s Dalhousie University battery team

A team of battery researchers at Canada's Dalhousie University are the recipients of a $6 million grant from the Natural…

Tesla wind and solar-powered Superchargers come to the UK with Fastned partnership

Tesla and fast-charging company Fastned have once again partnered up to bring sustainably-powered electric vehicle chargers to the United Kingdom.…

Ford signs joint venture with SK Innovation, backtracking its ‘no advantage’ battery stance

Ford has announced that it has signed a joint venture deal with South Korea's SK Innovation in a monumental partnership…

VW leaks the new name for U.S. operations: ‘Voltswagen’

Volkswagen has accidentally revealed its plans to change its United States operations to "Voltswagen," a play on words to its…

Redwood Materials takes on solar panel recycling in new partnership with ERI

Former Tesla executive JB Straubel's battery recycling venture, known as Redwood Materials, has reached an exclusive partnership with Electronic Recyclers…