CATL to supply batteries for ELMS
The US start-up Electric Last Mile Solutions, which specialises in commercial electric utility vehicles, has signed a battery supply contract with CATL. In the future, CATL could also manufacture these cells locally in the US.
Ample expands automated battery swapping system (video)
Ample, the American start-up supported by Shell, among others, announced two partnerships in the past few days to deploy its technology for EV battery swapping in Japan and the USA. Ample supports fully automated modular battery exchanges and says it is working with various manufacturers.
Ample rolls out battery swapping in the USA
In the USA, electric mobility startup Ample has announced the rollout of its new modular battery swapping technology for electric cars. Currently, the company is focussing on fleets and says it has integrated its modular batteries into nine vehicle models across five different automakers.
Shell Ventures invests $31M in charging equipment
The financing arm of oil giant Shell has selected Ample, a startup focussed on automated charging, for funding. The San Francisco-based firm will receive 31 million dollars and Shell hopes to combine Ample’s fast-charging technology with their retail network.