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Electrify America To Double EV Charging Stations By 2025

Electrify America, an electric vehicle charging network funded with money paid by Volkswagen as punishment for its emissions cheating scandal, says it plans to more than double its number of charging stations throughout the United States and Canada. The expansion…

A Tweak In The Battery Chemistry Could Double Electric Vehicle Range

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have made a chemical breakthrough that they believe will allow electric vehicles batteries to hold almost twice the energy of their traditionally-used lithium-ion counterparts. The solution in question is a lithium-metal chemistry…

GM Moves To Secure Critical U.S.-Sourced Lithium For Electric Vehicle Batteries

General Motors is moving to secure U.S.-sourced lithium, a metal crucial to electric vehicle batteries, through a strategic investment and partnership with a company called Controlled Thermal Resources. GM announced the deal as a way to accelerate the adoption of…

ChargePoint Partners With Mercedes To Power Industry-Leading EV Charging Experience

ChargePoint Holdings, Inc., a leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, along with Mercedes-Benz USA, announced the new benchmark in EV charging in North America, Mercedes me Charge, to be launched with the all-new EQS all-electric luxury sedan and available in…

Ford-Backed Battery Maker Solid Power To Go Public Via $1.2 Bln SPAC Deal

Solid Power Inc, an electric-vehicle battery maker backed by Ford Motor Co and BMW, said it would go public by merging with a blank-check firm in a deal that values the combined entity at around $1.2 billion. The company, which…

Redwood Materials Spending ‘Hundreds Of Millions’ To Speed Recycling For EV Batteries

Redwood Materials, a battery recycler created by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, says it’s more than tripling the size of its operations in Nevada and will spend “hundreds of millions” to scale up recovery of lithium, cobalt, nickel and other commodity…

USA Announces $200 Million In EV Development Funding

The US Department of Energy announces it will provide $200 million over five years for electric vehicle, battery and connected vehicle projects at its 17 national labs, as well as for new partnerships to support electric car innovation. In particular,…

Ford’s $30B Investment In Electric Revs Up In-House Battery R&D

Ford is increasing its investment in its electric vehicle future to $30 billion by 2025, up from a previous spend of $22 billion by 2023. The company announced the fresh cashflow into its EV and battery development strategy, dubbed Ford+,…

SK Innovation, Ford To Launch Electric Vehicle Battery Joint Venture In US

South Korean battery maker SK Innovation and American automaker Ford Motor are set to announce a battery joint venture in the United States to ensure a stable supply of batteries for electric vehicles, industry sources said on Thursday. The two…

GM, LG Form Partnership To Deliver ‘Game Changer’ Battery Scrap Recycling

General Motors Co. and battery cell manufacturing partner LG Energy Solution are partnering with a Canadian company to recycle battery cell manufacturing scrap — a move that aims to achieve environmental goals and cut costs. Ultium Cells LLC, a joint…