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Primobius has reached an option and licensing agreement with Stelco Holdings to commercialize Primobius’s proprietary EV battery recycling and processing technologies in North America. Operations are expected to begin in 2023. Germany-based Primobius is a joint venture of Neometals and the German engineering company SMS group to commercialize the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. Canada-based Stelco
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Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a lithium-sulfur battery which they estimate will be able to achieve 1,000 real-world cycles with fast charging. In an article published in Nature Communications, the researchers write: “Lithium-sulfur batteries have a high specific capacity, but lithium polysulfide (LPS) diffusion and lithium dendrite growth drastically reduce their cycle
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The Rimac Group has spun off Rimac Technology as a wholly-owned independent company. Sister company Bugatti Rimac (previously Rimac Automobili) is jointly owned by the Rimac Group, which has a 55% stake, and Porsche, which owns the remaining 45%. Bugatti Rimac will continue to focus on building “hypercars,” while Rimac Technology will provide components to
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Sponsored by Infineon While consumers are keen to reduce their carbon footprint, the move to E-Mobility, especially private electric vehicles (EV), is hindered by the limited charging infrastructure, most notably in fast charging. [embedded content] This white paper reviews the charging landscape and examines implementation approaches for fast DC chargers. Specific focus is placed on
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EV Connect has announced the general availability of its Fleet Charging Management Platform. The new fleet management solution is designed to provide complete control over fleets and their energy consumption for fleet service providers as well as in-house-managed vehicle fleets. As a lead customer, the City of Porterville, California is now using the EV Connect
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Automotive and security technology firm Rheinmetall is setting up a joint venture company with capacitor supplier PolyCharge America to develop, produce and market PolyCharge’s DC-link NanoLam capacitors for automotive, military and industrial markets. Rheinmetall has also invested enough money in PolyCharge to hold about 13% of the shares in the US-based company. According to Rheinmetall,
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General Motors unveiled the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, we revealed the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2022, and Mercedes-Benz showed the EQXX EV concept. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. Chevrolet revealed the 2024 Silverado EV 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and announced the electric truck’s initial rollout
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US-based battery cell manufacturer EnPower is planning to open a customer qualification facility for batteries in Indianapolis in 2022. The company plans to produce batteries with its proprietary multilayer anodes at the facility. “A customer qualification facility is critical to scale production, optimize cell geometries, complete comprehensive cell testing and secure sales agreements,” said EnPower
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The DOE has awarded power management company Eaton $4.9 million for a program to reduce the cost and complexity of deploying DC fast-charging infrastructure. Under the three-year program, Eaton will develop and demonstrate a compact turnkey fast-charging solution that is anticipated to reduce costs by 65% through improvements in power conversion and grid interconnection technology,
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Polar bears are the poster animals for the dangers of climate change, so it’s a tragic irony that taking a tour to observe them in their vanishing natural habitat means riding in a giant diesel-belching off-road vehicle. Now one tour operator in Churchill, Manitoba has taken a small step to clean up its act with
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A new report from IHS Markit foresees the possibility of an electrical steel shortage, beginning in 2025, that could pose a threat to automakers’ electrification plans. Electrical steel is an iron-silicon alloy with magnetic characteristics that make it well suited for electric motors. Non-Oriented Electrical Steel (NOES) is one form that’s used to make motors.
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Steve Jenny has an enviable job. As a Bugatti test driver, he inspects every new car before it’s delivered to a customer. Bugatti recently explained how Jenny got that sweet gig, and what his typical day entails. Jenny joined Bugatti in 2004, and since then he’s driven 90% of all Bugatti vehicles sold, covering more
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Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is offering two new types of NORYL resin for the battery modules and housings of EVs. Reinforced by fiberglass and composed of a proprietary Polyphenylene Ether (PPE), the NORYL NHP6011 and NHP6012 resins “deliver enhanced robust flame retardancy and impact strength to meet stringent industry-related safety standards, as well as
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German component maker ZF and Chinese battery supplier CATL have signed a partnership agreement to develop new aftermarket services. The agreement will include service networks, battery-related training, connectivity, recycling and reuse. ZF, which currently has more than 10,000 workshop partners in its global aftermarket, will be considered the preferred option in CATL’s service network expansion.
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ecovolta has launched a new generation of its evoTractionBattery traction battery, which it says offers specific energy of up to 172 Wh/kg. The battery packs, which are certified to automotive standards, are designed for commercial EVs, construction machines and boats. The new generation is available in 48- and 96-volt versions, and offers four different memory
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