GM’s second $2.3B battery plant with LG Chem to open in late 2023

GM and LG Chem announced Friday plans to build a second U.S. battery cell factory — a $2.3 billion facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee that will supply the automaker with the cells needed for the 30 electric vehicle models it plans to launch by mid decade.

BMW aims for solid-state battery by 2030

BMW has announced its intention to realise a solid-state battery suitable for automotive use in series production by the end of this decade. A first demonstrator vehicle with this technology is to be shown “well before 2025”. Funding is available from German federal and state governments.

Rivian To Be Powered By Samsung

Rivian’s R1T pickup and R1S SUV will both use the Samsung SDI battery cells.

A Huge Chunk Of America Is Getting A New Electric Car Charging Network

Six American utilities across the South and the Midwest announced a new EV charging network called the Electric Highway Coalition.

Mobile Charging for EVs Could Be The Future With A Startup Called SparkCharge

One of the biggest obstacles to EV adoption right now is the shortage of easily accessed charging infrastructure. That is changing as more charging stations pop up along highways and in places like shopping mall parking lots.

Fisker gives up on solid-state batteries after announcing ‘breakthrough’ with ‘500 miles range & 1-min charging’

In short, Fisker believes that the technology is nowhere near ready for commercialization.

U.S. Trade Authorities Deal Blow To Biden’s Electric Vehicle Plans

A fight between two South Korean manufacturers puts the already shaky supply of batteries for U.S. electric vehicles in jeopardy.

Lucid Air EV Crushes 500 Miles-On-a-Single-Charge Barrier

Lucid Air has achieved a Holy Grail of EV technology—an electric car that sneers at "range anxiety".

Powerpaste packs clean hydrogen energy in a safe, convenient gray goop

Fraunhofer researchers have presented a magnesium-based "Powerpaste" that stores hydrogen energy at 10 times the density of a lithium battery, offering hydrogen fuel cell vehicles the ability to travel further than gasoline-powered ones, and refuel in minutes.

A possible red hot future for electric vehicle batteries

High-temperature batteries could one day power road vehicles, according to the University of Nottingham, which has worked with Chinese universities to take a step forward with molten salt ‘metal-air’ batteries.

Electric Cars Are Coming, and Fast. Is the Nation’s Grid Up to It?

GM’s decision this week to phase out gasoline vehicles is the latest in a major shift that will mean drastic new demands on electric utilities. Here are four things that will need to happen.

Toyota group beefs up development of fuel-cell vehicle parts

Toyota Motor Corp. and its group companies are stepping up efforts to develop auto parts for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and expand their market amid a global shift to eco-friendly cars that do not emit carbon dioxide.

First look at Tesla’s new structural battery pack that will power its future electric cars

Electrek obtained the first picture of Tesla’s new structural battery pack with a honeycomb architecture that will power its future electric vehicles.

How charging in buildings can power up the electric-vehicle industry

More than 50 million electric vehicles could be sharing roads in the next five years. Updating charging infrastructure is key to scaling the industry.

Volkswagen teases an electric car-charging robot with eyes

The German automaker says it’s moving forward with making the idea a reality.

Apple targets car production by 2024 and eyes 'next level' battery technology

Apple is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The CEO of a Bill Gates-backed battery startup explains how his breakthrough solid-state system could finally make EVs affordable

QuantumScape believes it has developed solid-state batteries that offer better performance, durability, and energy-density that the lithium-ion cells used in today's phones, laptops, and electric vehicles.

Electric Cars Closing In on Gas Guzzlers as Battery Costs Plunge

Annual BNEF battery survey finds prices near tipping point.

Motiv debuts fifth-gen medium-duty electric chassis

The fifth-generation EPIC chassis incorporates BMW’s high-performance batteries in a new architecture, and includes the latest release of Motiv’s AdaptEV software.

General Motors Revises Future of its Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

GM is reimagining future mobility with more electric and autonomous vehicles.

GM Opens Up a New Front in Its Battle With Tesla: Batteries

A new $2.3 billion plant cranks out Ultium cells to power GM’s upcoming line of electric vehicles.

100-mph Tesla Model 3 crash sent hundreds of scorching battery cells flying, started a fire in a house, and took 3 hours to clean up

Two cells broke through nearby windows — one landed in someone's lap, while the other landed on a bed and caught the sheets on fire, the police said.

General Motors Recalls Almost 69,000 Electric Cars Over Battery Fires

General Motors just issued a recall on almost 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt cars around the world.

Toyota Patents Autonomous Battery Drone That Recharges Your Car

According to patent filings, the “autonomous drone” includes a storage area, a fuel delivery mechanism, and a central controller.

If Graphene Batteries Do Everything Scientists Say, They Could Be a Gamechanger

They hold way more power. They charge almost instantly. What's taking so long to get them out there?

Spinach Gives Fuel Cells a Power Up

Spinach-based catalysts could power fuel cells more efficiently than traditional platinum ones.

Mercedes-Benz teases ‘highest-efficiency electric car in the world’ with over 750 miles of range

"We have set up a group of our engineers to take on an extraordinary task: to build the longest-range and highest-efficiency electric car the world has ever seen."

GM tests its Ultium battery system for Cruise Origin autonomous electric vehicle

The vehicle was technically the first vehicle to get GM’s new Ultium battery system.

Improving battery-electric-vehicle profitability through reduced structural costs

As sales of battery electric vehicles increase, OEMs need to focus on R&D excellence, flexible manufacturing, and value-chain integration to improve profitability.

Researchers Test Battery Powered by Nuclear Waste

An energy startup called NDB says it’s making progress on a battery technology powered by small pieces of nuclear waste.

With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off



Oxis Energy’s design promises outstanding energy density, manufacturability, and safety.

Chinese Tesla rival Nio wants to lower the price of owning an EV by selling cars and leasing their batteries

On Thursday, Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio announced plans for a "battery as a service" option with its cars.

The story of cheaper batteries, from smartphones to Teslas

The economics of cheaper batteries—and why they're good news for the planet.

Tesla's secret batteries aim to rework the math for electric cars and the grid

For months, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has been teasing investors, and rivals, with promises to reveal significant advances in battery technology during a “Battery Day” in late May.

Researchers track lithium ions in a fast-charging battery

Scientists have captured in real time how lithium ions move in lithium titanate.

First Bentley EV to be a high-riding sedan?

Bentley wants an electric car but is in no rush to launch one.

Addionics, a startup creating ‘next-gen’ batteries for electric cars and more, raises $6M

Addionics, an Israeli/U.K. startup that is developed next-generation rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles and other applications, has raised $6 million in funding.

China’s BYD claims new EV 'Blade' battery resists fire while maintaining range

BYD is heralding what it says is a breakthrough in battery safety in electric vehicles.

Fortum, BASF and Nornickel to partner on battery recycling

Finish utility company Fortum, German chemical company BASF, and Russian mining company Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to develop a battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland.

A Hummer battery that pushes the envelope

GM has a new battery design it will introduce in the GMC Hummer EV next year that promises a 400-mile driving range.

'Faster than filling up with gas': These ultracapacitors will change electric cars, says startup

Skeleton Technologies says in 3 to 5 years its ultracapacitors can provide the range for an average daily EV drive.

Fiat hints that its compact EV with 300 miles of add-on batteries is real

When the electric Fiat Centoventi was revealed as a concept car at 2019’s Geneva Motor Show, it was easy to dismiss as auto-show razzle-dazzle.

G.M. Lays Out Ambitions for Electric-Vehicle Lineup to Rival Tesla

General Motors says it is aiming to sell a million electric cars and trucks annually by 2025 in the United States and China.