Battery / Charging

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Once-deemed ‘Tesla Killer’ Mercedes EQC production target gets halved over battery issues

The Mercedes-Benz EQC, once deemed a "Tesla Killer" by the electric car maker's critics, recently had its production targets reduced…

First look at Tesla’s newest Wall Connector: Sleek, lightweight, and powerful

The first units of Tesla’s third-generation Wall Connector have been shipped, and customers are excited to give us a detailed…

Tesla and other EV owners get some peace of mind as UK takes firm stance against ICE-ing

New regulations in the United Kingdom will make the act of "ICE-ing" a crime in the County of Lancashire in…

Tesla debuts 3rd gen Wall Connector charger with Wi-Fi and new white glass design

Tesla has launched a new, third-generation Wall Connector home charger with new Wi-Fi connectivity for over-the-air updates, a new cord…

Tesla considers strategic deal with cobalt supplier to secure China battery cell production

Tesla is reportedly negotiating a long-term deal with a large Swiss-based Cobalt miner to begin supplying its Shanghai Gigafactory with…

Tesla Model 3 goes up against Audi, Jaguar and top EVs in test to 0% battery state of charge

A Tesla Model 3 was put up against a lineup of the world's most popular electric vehicles in a test…

Tesla Model 3 gets bizarre battery pack “downgrade” and hybrid engine conversion by engineering firm

An Austrian engineering firm claims they can make the widely popular Tesla Model 3 cheaper with twice the range but…

Rivian’s color-coded battery charge indicator patent makes charging extra-convenient

Charging electric vehicle batteries is a task that is universal for all EV owners. Electric car makers across different brands…

Tesla's new electrolyte solvent patent is a step towards a 1 million-mile battery

A newly published patent from Tesla aims to bring the company's idea for a one-million mile battery to life by…

GM and LG Chem announce landmark partnership to accelerate the EV transition

Veteran American automaker General Motors and Korean battery technology company LG Chem have announced a $2.3 billion partnership that would…

Electric car battery production causes less CO2 emissions than once thought: study

The classic anti-Tesla argument alleging that CO2 emissions from battery production negates the positive environmental impact of electric vehicles may…

Tesla Model S, X to get bigger battery pack capacity in Plaid variant

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed plans for an increase in battery pack capacity for the future Plaid variant of…

Tesla reaches preliminary agreement with battery supplier in China

Tesla's electric cars produced at Gigafactory 3 will reportedly be powered by batteries from Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology…

Tesla acquires Hibar Systems in push toward in-house battery cell development

Tesla recently acquired Canadian battery manufacturer Hibar Systems Ltd. as the company has been rumored to have increased its efforts…

IONITY takes wraps off new 350 kW “Halo” Tritium ultra-fast charger

Electric Vehicle charging company IONITY has unveiled a new 350 kW charger that the company anticipates will perform very well…

Exclusive: How NIO plans to stay a step ahead of Tesla and German rivals in China

In a high-end shopping district in Shanghai, China sits one of the newest, premium electric vehicles in the market: the…

NIO’s electric car battery swapping station looks to pick up where Tesla left off

NIO continues to push forward on battery swapping technology that's aimed at getting its electric cars fueled up in less…

Tesla updates Supercharger pricing structure, rolls out in-car payment feature

Tesla has updated the pricing structure for its Supercharger network, including terms for its existing idle fee policy. The idle…

Tesla showcases Gigafactory battery production line in action as it hits 20 GWh run rate

As Tesla achieved its critical Model 3 production target during the final week of Q2 2018, Gigafactory 1 in Nevada…

Tesla Model 3 “Phantom Drain” compared to Model S and Model X

Tesla Model 3 currently leads the pack in terms of having the highest parasitic battery drain, or better known as…