Moscow is now actively developing its charging infrastructure for electric buses. Currently there are 202 charging structure in the city; Moscow will install another 115 ultra-fast charging stations for electric buses. Ultra-fast charging stations for Moscow electric buses. The electric buses can be fully charged in 6-10 minutes—enough to ride... Read more →


Archer Aviation successfully completed all of its “critical azimuth” flight tests, marking the completion of the second of three key phases of flight testing. The purpose of these tests are to validate the crosswind capabilities of Archer’s eVTOL aircraft configuration and flight control systems. The company has now successfully flown... Read more →


Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Hui Zhang, Vice President of NIO Europe Office, jointly announced that NIO Power Europe Plant in Pest megye, with investment from NIO, will commence operation in September. With a footprint of around 10,000 square meters, NIO Power Europe Plant, as... Read more →


Autonomous driving technology company Pony.ai announced a strategic joint venture with SANY Heavy Truck (SANY), a subsidiary of SANY Heavy Industry, China’s number-one heavy equipment manufacturer and the third-largest heavy equipment manufacturer globally. Pony.ai and SANY will collaborate to create a world-leading autonomous truck brand. The two companies will deeply... Read more →


Ford Pro launched the first electric pickup truck purpose-built for police: the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle (SSV). Ford has been providing police departments with vehicles for more than 70 years. Currently, Ford Pro customers include more than 12,000 police departments across the country and its police... Read more →


Iberdrola and bp to collaborate to accelerate EV fast charging infrastructure and green hydrogen production; up to €1B investment in charging

Iberdrola and bp intend to form a strategic collaboration to expand fast EV public charging infrastructure significantly as well as to develop large-scale green hydrogen production hubs in Spain, Portugal and the UK. Accelerating EV fast charging. Iberdrola and bp plan to form a joint venture that intends to invest... Read more →


ConnectDER, the developer of a meter collar that integrates between the home’s electric meter socket and the meter itself, will supply Siemens with a proprietary plug-in adapter for electric vehicle chargers. The new device will enable electric vehicle (EV) owners to charge EVs by connecting chargers directly through the meter... Read more →


QuantumScape builds prototype 24-layer cells; A-sample candidates

In its Q2 letter to shareholders, solid-state battery company QuantumScape reported successfully building and testing ts first prototype 24-layer cells. The 24-layer cells show similar early capacity retention behavior to the company’s earlier single-, four-, 10- and 16-layer cells. This is an important result because, as we have previously indicated,... Read more →


bp has opened its first ultra-fast-charging facilities aimed at medium and heavy-duty electric trucks. Operated by bp’s Aral brand, the retail site at Schwegenheim in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany now has two 300 kW ultra-fast chargers intended for electric trucks, powered by 100% renewable energy. Situated on the major B9 road, the... Read more →


The Mercedes-Benz battery-electric eActros has now been approved as a truck-and-trailer combination with a total weight of 40 tons. The combination has been handed over to Logistik Schmitt for endurance testing. The vehicle is already available to order for customers in this configuration. Since the start of testing in 2019,... Read more →


California-based ChargePoint, a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, is partnering with Charge Across Town and the State of California to deploy hundreds of EV chargers at multifamily properties such as apartment buildings and condo complexes across the state. Providing EV charging infrastructure at multifamily buildings will make it easier... Read more →


Yamato Transport and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) will begin studying the standardization and commercialization of replaceable and rechargeable cartridge batteries. The introduction of commercial battery electric vehicles (BEVs) poses several challenges, including recharging times that are longer than refueling times for conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles, as well... Read more →


Tsinghua researchers conclude surging lithium price will not impede EV boom

Although the current 10-fold price spike of lithium is giving the electric vehicle market a sharp short-term shock, a study by a team from Tsinghua University indicates that it will not hinder transportation electrification in the long run. Despite tight supply and high-point price fluctuation of lithium, the electric vehicle... Read more →


MINI presented the MINI Concept Aceman, an initial preview of its future model generation’s new design. The production version of the Aceman will slot in below the MINI Countryman and above the MINI Cooper in the lineup. The first MINI crossover model for the premium small cars segment is striking,... Read more →


EAVX, Morgan Olson and REE Automotive began hosting the first live demonstrations and customer evaluations of Proxima Powered by REE, the newly announced fully drive-by-wire walk-in electric step van. The joint events highlight the benefits of the newly-designed EAVX and Morgan Olson body paired with REE’s fully-flat, modular P7 chassis... Read more →


Daimler Truck’s Mercedes-Benz eEconic for municipal use is going into series production at the Wörth site in the southern Rhineland-Palatinate. Within a short period of time, the second model of the battery-electric Mercedes-Benz trucks will roll off the production line in Wörth, following the series launch of the eActros for... Read more →


Volkswagen of America (VWoA) has started of production of its all-electric ID.4 compact SUV in Chattanooga, Tenn., the company’s first electric vehicle assembled in the United States. The ID.4 is Volkswagen Group’s most popular all-electric model, with 190,000 units delivered to customers globally since its launch in 2021. Volkswagen aims... Read more →


Through continued development of its next-generation lithium-metal cell technology, Cuberg has achieved a near-doubling of cycle life of its cells alongside improvement in energy and power. Testing of 5 Ah pouch cells by an independent third party confirmed that cycle life has been extended from 370 to 672 cycles with... Read more →


GM signs major Li-ion supply chain agreements: CAM with LG Chem and lithium hydroxide with Livent

General Motors announced two major Li-ion battery supply chain agreements, one with LG Chem for cathode active material (CAM), and one with Livent for the supply of battery-grade lithium hydroxide. GM now has contractual commitments secured with strategic partners for all battery raw material to support our goal of 1... Read more →


Mercedes-Benz Trucks, together with its project partner, the services division of Netze BW, has opened a charging park for customers near the Application Information Center (BIC) in Wörth am Rhein. At the eTruck Charging Park, electric truck customers can now test charging stations and charging concepts from various manufacturers as... Read more →


Cornell team develops framework for incorporating wireless charging road system into real-time electricity market

Researchers at Cornell have developed a coupled transportation–power system framework for incorporating a wireless charging road system into the real-time electricity market. In addition, they propose an optimization-based control strategy to manage the energy storage system in a cost-efficient manner. Their paper is published in the journal Applied Energy. Wireless... Read more →


BYD Japan, the Japanese branch of China-based BYD, marked its official entry into the passenger vehicle market in Japan with the Japanese debut of three BYD models: BYD ATTO 3, BYD Dolphin, and BYD Seal. BYD ATTO 3 is slated to become the first BYD passenger vehicle sold in Japan,... Read more →


Amazon has begun deploying its custom electric delivery vehicles from Rivian for package delivery, with the electric vehicles hitting the road in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis, among other cities. This rollout is just the beginning of what is expected to be... Read more →


Cadillac unveiled the CELESTIQ show car, previewing the brand’s future handcrafted and all-electric flagship sedan. Conceived to lead Cadillac’s electric future and inspired by the brand’s 120-year heritage, it serves as a touchstone for the Cadillac design and engineering teams, who continue to develop CELESTIQ as it moves closer to... Read more →


TU Eindhoven student team TU/ecomotive has developed a sustainable electric passenger car that captures carbon dioxide while driving. It is a prototype, called Zem, that purifies the air through a special filter. By storing the captured CO₂ and then disposing it, Zem can contribute to reducing global warming. The students... Read more →


The 100% electric A110 E-ternité prototype had its world premiere at the French Formula 1 Grand Prix. A rolling laboratory, the A110 E-ternité is an open-top car which maintains Alpine’s agility with a lightness unequalled for an electric car in this segment. The design goal was to electrify the A110... Read more →


Ford announced a series of initiatives for sourcing battery capacity and raw materials that light a clear path to reach its targeted annual run rate of 600,000 electric vehicles by late 2023 and more than 2 million by the end of 2026. The company detailed its global vehicle portfolio plans... Read more →


Ford, Rio Tinto sign MOU for battery and low-carbon materials supply to support net-zero future

Ford Motor Company and Rio Tinto have signed a non-binding global memorandum of understanding (MOU) jointly to develop more sustainable and secure supply chains for battery and low-carbon materials to be used in Ford vehicles. The multi-materials partnership will support the transition toward a net-zero future by supplying Ford with... Read more →


DOE announces $96M in funding for advancing clean vehicle technologies

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $96-million funding opportunity (Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement) to support decarbonizing the domestic transportation sector. The funding will focus on expanding electric vehicle (EV) charging accessibility, create cleaner non-road vehicles through electrification and the use of... Read more →


US Postal Service planning to boost purchases of EVs significantly; NGDVs and COTS EVs

The US Postal Service plans to boost its purchase of EVs based on what it says are refinements to the Postal Service’s overall network modernization, route optimizations, improved facility electric infrastructure, and availability of vehicles and technology. The proposed expanded fleet mix will include purpose-built Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDVs)... Read more →


Solid-state batteries could reduce the carbon footprint of electric vehicle batteries by up to 39%, according to a study commissioned by European environmental NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) from Minviro, a company specializing in raw material life-cycle analysis, which compared emerging solid-state technology to current battery chemistries. Solid state technology... Read more →


Bosch released two new electric vehicle (EV) chargers: the EV300 Level 2 EV Charging Station and EV3000 DC Fast Charger. Both chargers were created to provide a more affordable charging option without compromising safety and charging capabilities. The EV300 and EV3000 are fully UL and cUL compliant to ensure the... Read more →


Suzuki, Daihatsu, Toyota, and CJPT to introduce mini-commercial van electric vehicles in FY2023

Suzuki Motor, Daihatsu Motor, Toyota Motor, and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) have agreed to work towards the market introduction of mini-commercial van electric vehicles (BEVs) in FY2023. Mini-commercial vehicles cover areas accessible only to them because of their small size and are important in supporting last-mile logistics. They... Read more →


NJEDA expanding EV incentive program with $45M more for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is expanding the New Jersey Zero Emission Incentive Program (NJ ZIP) to support businesses and institutions statewide that are purchasing new, zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles operating in New Jersey. Last week, the NJEDA’s Board approved the $45-million expansion, through its Regional Greenhouse... Read more →


Chevrolet revealed the all-electric 2024 Blazer EV. The Blazer EV offers multiple distinct trims, multiple range options—including an available GM-estimated range of up to 320 miles on a full charge—and available front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations. Those choices include available 1LT, 2LT, RS and Chevy’s first electric SS performance model,... Read more →


Renault Group and Phoenix Mobility launch electric retrofit of commercial vehicles; Renault Master kit first

Renault Group and Phoenix Mobility, a Grenoble-based company specializing in the conversion of commercial vehicles to electric power, have signed a letter of intent to form a strategic partnership for the development and commercial operation of a retrofit kit, the first of its kind in the French LCV market. This... Read more →


CARB opens second round of CORE off-road zero-emission equipment funding; $125M available

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) opened the second round of its Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) today, providing point-of-sale discounts on off-road zero-emission equipment. The project is administered by CALSTART and has $125 million in funding available, more than double the amount allocated to the project when... Read more →


Sensata Technologies has developed a new fly-by-wire inceptor (sidesticks or centersticks used to direct and maneuver aircraft) for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and has provided prototypes to several advanced air mobility manufacturers. A passive inceptor is a cockpit control device through which pilot inputs are collected and... Read more →


Rolls-Royce & Hyundai Motor to partner on electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology for advanced air mobility market

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Motor Group plan to collaborate on bringing all-electric propulsion and hydrogen fuel cell technology to the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) market. The partnership will leverage Rolls-Royce’s aviation and certification capabilities and Hyundai Motor Group’s hydrogen fuel cell technologies and industrialization capability. Both companies share a vision of... Read more →


Researchers propose mechanochemistry-based process to recover metals from waste cathode materials; green and efficient

A team from Central South University, Changsha, China and Shaanxi University of Science & Technology, Xi’an, China, has proposed a mechanochemistry-based process to recover metals from waste cathode materials of LiCoO2 (LCO) and LiFePO4 (LFP) in spent Li-ion batteries (LIBs). An open-access paper on the approach is published in the... Read more →


UL Solutions introduces EV battery enclosure thermal runaway evaluation

UL Solutions announced the Battery Enclosure Thermal Runaway (BETR) evaluation, the first material screening test method at UL Solutions to evaluate electric vehicle (EV) battery enclosure material. The offering is based on UL 2596, Test Method for Thermal and Mechanical Performance of Battery Enclosure Materials. Battery performance has continually presented... Read more →


Study of premium car buyers finds large majority see driving EV within 5 years; financing most popular option

A recent Kantar survey of 2,605 premium car buyers from Germany, the US and China on behalf of Mercedes-Benz Mobility has found that in all three markets, a large majority of respondents can imagine driving an electric car within the next five years. In comparison with the other countries, China... Read more →


Vitesco Technologies is using green laser systems from its long-standing production engineering partner TRUMPF for copper welded joints for production of battery management electronics for the BMW Group. The energy consumption for the welding assembly can be reduced by 4% just by substituting the beam source. Vitesco Technologies is an... Read more →


The Volkswagen Group increased its deliveries of all-electric vehicles by 27% year-on-year in 1H 2022. Despite supply bottlenecks, a temporary stop of production in Europe and Covid-related lockdowns in China, 217,100 BEVs have been handed over to customers in the first half year, up from 170,900 in the prior-year period.... Read more →


Hyundai Motor’s high-performance N sub-brand revealed the RN22e and N Vision 74 “rolling lab” concepts to demonstrate Hyundai Motor’s ambition to become a leader in the zero-emissions future. Hyundai Motor’s rolling labs are vehicles in which the company tests and verifies advanced technologies to apply them to future production models.... Read more →


The challenge of meeting Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 “will be short-circuited and remain out of reach” unless significant new copper supply comes online in a timely way, according to a new study by S&P Global that examines the growing mismatch between available copper supply and future demand resulting from the... Read more →


To accelerate the widespread adoption of EVs, increase access to charging and help enable long-distance electric travel of people and vehicles across the US, GM and Pilot Company (Pilot and Flying J) are collaborating on a national DC fast charging network that will be installed, operated and maintained by EVgo... Read more →


Volkswagen commissions fast-charging park with 570 kWh of second-life MEB cell modules

At the Zwickau vehicle plant, Volkswagen commissioned the first fast-charging park in Saxony supplied with energy largely from a power storage container (PSC). The PSC is an electricity storage unit and consists of 96 cell modules with a net capacity of 570 kWh. The advantage is that fast-charging infrastructure can... Read more →


Volvo Trucks North America, Volvo Financial Services, Volvo Technology of America, Shell Recharge Solutions, TEC Equipment, Affinity Truck Center, and Western Truck Center are partnering to develop a publicly accessible medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle (MHD EV) charging network that connects several of California’s largest metropolitan areas. With an award... Read more →


PNNL team develops electrolyte for high-voltage sodium-ion battery with extended longevity

Cheap and abundant, sodium is a promising candidate for new battery technology. However, the limited performance of sodium-ion batteries has hindered large-scale application. Now, a research team from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed a new electrolyte enabling a high-voltage sodium-ion battery with greatly extended... Read more →