LG Chem, University of Waterloo, UQM Technologies, Leo Motors.
LG Chem starts to build batteries in China as it completed construction of its facility in Nanjing. Here, battery units for as much as 50,000 electric vehicles and 180,000 plug-in hybrids can be produced annually. LG Chem has already signed deals to supply EV batteries to an array of Chinese automakers, including Great Wall, Dongfeng, and Changan.
Much better batteries: A new silicon-based anode promises lighter, long lasting and more powerful batteries. Researchers from the University of Waterloo and GM say the technology enables 40 to 60 percent increase in energy density and could come to market as early as next year.
Electric drive deal: UQM Technologies has agreed to supply Chinese ITL Efficiency Corporation with electric propulsion systems for shuttle buses, light- to medium-duty delivery trucks, and transit buses over the next ten years. The deal could generate more than 400m dollars in revenue.
The Extreme Power Pack can withstand temperatures under -45° C (-49 degrees F) without any capacity or power loss, says its maker Leo Motors. The South Korean company has already filed a patent application for its EV battery cells with Nano Carbon Technology (CNT).
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Most clicked link on Tuesday were renderings of the upcoming electric Jaguar. The E-Pace is believed to be very aerodynamic and pretty sleek overall.