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Daimler Truck And CATL Expand Global Battery Partnership

Daimler Truck and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) are expanding their existing partnership related to batteries for electric trucks, started in 2019. The original deal was about CATL’s lithium-ion cell modules for upcoming Daimler’s series-produced electric trucks (Mercedes-Benz eActros,…

Farasis And Geely Establish JV For Geely Batteries

In China, the US battery manufacturer Farasis is establishing a joint venture with the Geely automotive group for the research and development as well as production and sale of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and other applications. Farasis is already…

Gogoro Strikes Deal With Yadea And DCJ To Build A Battery-Swapping Network In China

Less than a month after announcing a partnership with India’s largest two-wheeled vehicle maker, Gogoro is taking another big step in its global expansion plans. This time the market is China, where Gogoro’s technology, including its swappable smart batteries, will…

Baidu And Geely Plan $7.7 Billion Smart Car Push

Jidu Auto, a joint venture between Chinese giants Baidu Inc. and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, aims to spend 50 billion yuan ($7.7 billion) over the next five years on developing smart-car technology. The company intends to hire between 2,500 and…

China’s Geely To Add $5 Billion Battery Plant In EV Push

Geely said it would build an electric vehicle battery factory with a planned annual manufacturing capacity of 42 gigawatt hours (GWh) in China’s eastern city of Ganzhou, as it expands its EV line-up in the world’s biggest car market. The…

Chinese Tesla Rival Xpeng Motors Gets $76 Million Investment From Government

China — Electric carmaker Xpeng Motors has got a new round of investment from the government of the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. The 500 million yuan ($76.9 million) funding from Guangdong Yuecai Investment Holdings Co., the province’s investment arm,…

XPeng Launches New LFP-Battery Powered Versions Of EVs

China-based EV maker XPeng expanded its product offering by launching three new vehicle versions powered by lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries for the Chinese market. The three new LFP-battery powered cars, including the rear-wheel drive (RWD) P7 Standard Range Smart…

SVOLT Plans Two New Battery Factories In China

The battery cell manufacturer SVOLT, which emerged from the Chinese carmaker Great Wall, is expanding its production capacities in China. New factories are planned in Huzhou in China’s Zhejiang province and in Suining in Sichuan province, each with annual capacities…

Partnership Between EMG And BAIC BJEV To Jointly Develop Mapping Services For Autonomous Driving

Luokung Technology Corp. (“Luokung” or the “Company”), a leading interactive location-based services company in China, today announced that its previously announced acquisition candidate, eMapgo Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (“EMG”) and Beijing New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd. BAIC BluePark New Energy…

China And The United States Are Battling For EV Dominance

Electric vehicles were the story of the year throughout 2020, but a battle in the EV industry could bust the market wide open in 2021. While Tesla was the one grabbing headlines in the United States, with over 700% gains…