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BMW ups EV battery cell order with CATL and Samsung SDI

The BMW Group is forging ahead with electromobility and deepening its existing business relationships with battery cell manufacturers CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited) and Samsung SDI.  The original CATL order volume of four billion euros announced in mid-2018 will now be increased to 7.3 billion euros (contract duration from 2020 to 2031), with 4.5 […]

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EV News Wrap: EV exempted from Delhi’s Odd Even, Battery tech, Ola, Fisker and more

Here are the top electric vehicle news of the week • Delhi government on Sunday decided to exempt electric vehicles from the odd-even road rationing scheme starting from November 4. • Scientists in the US have claimed a technological breakthrough that could resolve one of the key concerns surrounding all-electric vehicles • Competition Commission on […]

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Indian-origin researcher awarded by Australian government for developing next gen battery

Indian-origin researcher Neeraj Sharma has been given the ‘Early Career Researcher of the Year’ award by the Australian government for developing next-generation battery systems such as sodium-ion battery that will leave minimal environmental impact. Thirty-five-year-old Sharma, a professor at University of South Wales (UNSW)’s School of Chemistry, was handed over the award at the Government […]

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New battery design can charge an electric car in 10 minutes

Ten minutes charging time to add 200 miles of driving range: scientists in the US have claimed a technological breakthrough that could resolve one of the key concerns surrounding all-electric vehicles. Writing in the journal Joule on Wednesday, researchers at The Pennsylvania State University said that such a speedy charge rate required a battery to […]

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Germany must do more on fuel cell technology: Deputy economy minister

Germany must press on with fuel cell technology to compete with speed and scale employed by China, deputy economy minister Thomas Bareiss said at an energy conference on Tuesday. The technology will be among those helping to replace fossil fuels-based energy and mobility systems as Germany strives to renew its industry to meet climate targets. […]

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PM Modi wonders if India can become solar power battery hub

Amid his thrust on renewable energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wondered whether India could become a hub of solar power battery manufacturing, which can play a major role in the march towards clean energy. He stated this while giving example of mobile phones, saying their popularity increased manifold as the size of their […]

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The top miners are split on how to chase the EV battery boom

The world’s biggest miners, including BHP Group and Glencore Plc, are finally firm believers in the electric vehicle battery revolution — what they don’t agree on is which metals will deliver the best long-term exposure to the developing global market. BHP has revived a declining nickel unit in Western Australia to target the sector, while […]

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Three battery manufacturers may set up shops in Telengana

As part of NITI Aayog’s electric vehicle (EV) push in the country, three different battery (Li-ion) manufacturers are expected to set up their facilities with a combined capacity of 10 gigawatt in Telangana soon, with an investment of Rs 1,500 crore in the first phase. Director of Electronics, Telangana, Sujai Karampuri, withholding the names of […]

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Tesla says Shanghai car fire caused by failed battery module

Tesla says a fire in one of its cars in Shanghai was caused by the failure of a single battery module and investigators found no defects in the car’s systems. The electric car maker said Friday on its social media account that a joint team examined the battery, software, manufacturing information and the vehicle’s history […]

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