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Nissan Unveils New EV, Plans For Battery Gigafactory At Sunderland In UK; Potentially Up To 35 GWh

Nissan unveiled Nissan EV36Zero, a £1-billion flagship Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub —an EV manufacturing ecosystem—centered around its plant in Sunderland, UK. The project has been launched with an initial £1-billion (US$1.4-billion) investment by Nissan and its partners battery-maker Envision AESC…

Volvo Car And Northvolt Build Giga-Factory In Europe

As a first step for the 50/50 joint venture, Volvo Car Group and Northvolt aim to set up a research and development centre in Sweden that will begin operations in 2022. The centre is intended to build on the battery…

Researchers Develop Electric Vehicle Battery Made From Seawater And Wood

The rise of electric vehicles has driven the demand for batteries and the materials to produce them, however, raw materials for lithium-ion batteries are becoming more scarce or ethically troubling to extract. One company has claimed to have created the…

Volkswagen Seeks Partners For Battery Materials Race

Volkswagen is in talks with suppliers to secure direct access to raw materials for electric vehicle (EV) batteries via partnerships, one of its board members said. The world’s second biggest carmaker is trying to exert more control over key components…

Nuvve Joins V2Market Partnership To Expand Vehicle-To-Grid Markets In Europe

Nuvve Holding Corp. (“Nuvve”), a global technology leader accelerating the electrification of transportation through its proprietary vehicle-to-grid (“V2G”) platform, announced today that its subsidiary, Nuvve Denmark ApS, will be a partner in a new Horizon 2020 (“H2020”) project called V2Market,…

China’s All-Electric Fleet Is Entering Europe

Days ago, BYD announced the first shipment of 100 all-electric BYD Tang SUVs had left the Port of Shanghai, bound for dealerships in Norway near the end of this summer, with 1,500 slated for delivery before 2022, according to a…

Kia And Uber Partner To Give Drivers In 20 European Markets Discounts To EVs

Uber and Kia Europe are teaming up to offer drivers in 20 European markets deals on buying, leasing, financing or renting Kia’s e-Niro and e-Soul, the latest move by the ride-hailing giant to achieve its emissions goals. Uber has committed…

Sweden’s Northvolt Raises Further $2.75 Billion To Boost EV Battery Making

Swedish battery developer and manufacturer Northvolt has raised $2.75 billion to expand its battery manufacturing capacity in Europe to meet growing demand for electric vehicle batteries and help the EU achieve its “Green Deal” objectives, the company said. This latest…

InoBat: Construction Begins On First-Of-Its-Kind Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Centre And Pilot Line

Construction has begun on a first-of-its-kind electric vehicle (EV) battery R&D centre and pilot line in Slovakia, integrating proprietary R&D activities together with battery cell-manufacturing capabilities under one roof. Set to be operational in early 2022, the new battery centre…

BASF Plans Battery Joint Venture With China’s Shanshan

German chemicals company BASF said it is setting up a joint venture with Chinese battery materials supplier Shanshan to manufacture a key component used in the lithium ion batteries that are in high demand thanks to the burgeoning market for…