Mar 24, 2023 - 03:26 pm
Ford to build 500,000 electric pickups per year in Tennessee
Ford plans to produce up to half a million all-electric pickup trucks at its BlueOval City plant in the US state of Tennessee in the future. According to the manufacturer, the construction of the electric vehicle and battery plant is on track to start production as planned in 2025.
Mar 24, 2023 - 11:51 am
LGES Arizona battery factory will be larger than planned
The battery factory that LG Energy Solution (LGES) is planning in Arizona will be significantly larger than previously communicated. The capacity for round cells is now higher, and an additional production facility for pouch cells with LFP cell chemistry is also to be built on the site.
Mar 24, 2023 - 10:51 am
VWCV plans to build 44,000 ID. Buzz in 2023
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) plans to increase production of the ID. Buzz. That should cut delivery times and make the electric model available in more countries. Additionally, VWN wants to expand its range of light electric commercial vehicles.
Mar 24, 2023 - 10:38 am
EU and US near deal on EV subsidy agreement
After the US and the EU announced in mid-March that they wanted to negotiate an agreement on critical minerals for electric car batteries, the US government now submitted a concept paper for a transatlantic raw materials partnership to the EU Commission.
Mar 23, 2023 - 04:47 pm
Entek to build separator factory in Indiana
The US battery separator manufacturer Entek is investing 1.5 billion dollars in a new production facility in Terre Haute in the state of Indiana. The plant is scheduled to start operations between 2025 and 2027 and will supply separators for up to 1.6 million electric cars annually.
Mar 23, 2023 - 03:39 pm
Cirba Solutions joins the battery belt in South Carolina
US battery recycler Cirba Solutions is investing $300 mn in a new recycling factory in South Carolina. The company, which counts GM among its customers, plans to start construction near Columbia in Richland County this year and begin operations by the end of 2024.
Mar 23, 2023 - 02:54 pm
Albemarle to build lithium refinery in South Carolina
US speciality chemicals company Albemarle has announced the location of its new lithium processing plant in the US. The plant will be built in Chester County, South Carolina. Construction is scheduled to begin at the end of 2024.
Mar 22, 2023 - 03:10 pm
Unico introduces new EV battery testing platform
Unico, an EV test solution provider from Wisconsin, has launched its new Quantum Drive Platform. While the name is reminiscent of drive systems, it is in fact designed to help companies develop and validate batteries for electric vehicles and reduce installation costs and operating expenses.
Mar 22, 2023 - 02:55 pm
Electrify America deal for Hyundai Ioniq 6
Volkswagen’s charging subsidiary Electrify America has agreed upon a deal with Hyundai to provide first-time owners of the Ioniq 6 EV with two years of complimentary charging sessions at Electrify America’s network of DC fast chargers.
Mar 22, 2023 - 12:53 pm
California keeps pushing for 100% zero-emissions trucks by 2045
California will have cleaner air than the rest of the US sooner. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to greenlight plans allowing the state to phase out diesel trucks earlier than the rest of the United States and introduce stricter emission regulations.
Mar 20, 2023 - 01:23 pm
Electrify America goes Hawaii
Electrify America has opened its first DC fast-charger on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The station has four charging points and can deliver up to 150 kW.
Mar 17, 2023 - 12:50 pm
7-Eleven plans to build fast-charging network in North America
US retail group 7-Eleven has announced the construction of its own fast charging network in the US and Canada under the new ‘7Charge’ brand. This is set to become “one of the largest and most compatible electric vehicle fast charging networks of any retailer in North America”.
Mar 16, 2023 - 02:02 pm
US wants to cut the cost of clean hydrogen
The US Energy Department (DOE) has allocated $750 million for research, development and demonstration efforts to lower the cost of green hydrogen. One of the areas of interest is onboard storage systems for liquid hydrogen to enable low-cost, energy-dense storage on medium- and heavy-duty on-road trucks using fuel cells.
Mar 16, 2023 - 11:58 am
Maryland to ban combustion vehicle sales from 2035
Maryland’s Governor Wes Moore announced the adoption of the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, which requires manufacturers to continuously increase the share of electric vehicles they sell, reaching 100% of passenger car and light truck sales by 2035.
Mar 15, 2023 - 05:03 pm
VW raises e-mobility targets for 2030
The VW brand has increased its electric car sales targets in Europe and North America. In Europe, up to 80 per cent of the cars sold by VW are to be BEVs by 2030 instead of the previously planned 70 per cent; in North America, a BEV share of 55 per cent is planned by […]
Mar 15, 2023 - 02:50 pm
Koura signs supply deal with Ascend Elements
Ascend Elements will supply Koura with up to 5,000 tonnes of recycled lithium carbonate per year. Koura will use the recycled lithium carbonate in lithium-ion battery materials for the US and European markets, including lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6), a key electrolyte salt.
Mar 15, 2023 - 02:37 pm
US opens infrastructure program for communities
The US Department of Transportation released the first funding charge through a new infrastructure-building program. The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program is in addition to NEVI and pushes US infrastructure funding to the expected $7.5 billion.
Mar 15, 2023 - 01:53 pm
Honda reveals next steps in US EV manufacturing
Honda has published more details on the conversion of its plants in the US state of Ohio for the future production of electric cars and the components for them. The Marysville Auto Plant (MAP) will begin preparations for the production of electric cars in January 2024.
Mar 15, 2023 - 01:05 pm
Arrival catches a lifeline by Westwood Capital
Struggling EV developer Arrival has secured a $300 million injection from Westwood Capital, giving the company access to additional liquidity under certain conditions. The financing line may come as a lifeline to the British company to pull through the year.
Mar 14, 2023 - 11:22 am
VinFast pushes back US factory to 2025
Vietnamese EV manufacturer VinFast will be opening its first US plant later than it had hoped. About a year ago, the carmaker publicised plans for the facility in Chatham County, North Carolina, saying that operations would begin by July 2024. But the opening date has now been pushed back to 2025.
Mar 13, 2023 - 09:45 am
US and EU to coordinate EV incentive programmes
The US and the EU want to negotiate an agreement on critical minerals for electric car batteries, said US President Joe Biden and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen after a meeting at the White House. The planned agreement would make EVs manufactured in the EU eligible for US tax credits, currently reserved for […]
Mar 10, 2023 - 02:41 pm
Hino Trucks expands electric truck lineup
Hino Trucks has announced that it will offer an electric version of their M- and L- Series medium-duty trucks branded ‘Me’ Series and ‘Le’ Series available in 2024. Hino Trucks will begin production of these new vehicles integrating SEA Electric’s SEA-Drive power system.
Mar 10, 2023 - 12:32 pm
Mercedes to build first own fast chargers before 2023
After Mercedes-Benz announced far-reaching plans to build its own global HPC network in North America, Europe, China at the beginning of this year, the company is now giving more details. The development is to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023 in the USA and in the European countries of Germany and France.