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  • faraday.automotiveIT

    Faraday Future, LG Chem to cooperate on batteries


    The FFZERO1 concept will be the basis of a sports car scheduled for launch in 2018 (Photo: FF) Faraday Future has formed a partnership with LG Chem to develop battery technology for its planned electric sports car. The US electric-vehicle company said LG Chem, one of the world's biggest ...

  • jci.automotiveIT

    JCI may sell automotive business


    JCI presented an innovative interiors study at the 2013 IAA in Frankfurt (Photo: JCI) Johnson Controls is exploring strategic options for its automotive business, whose core products are seating and interior systems. The US-based automotive supplier, which is among the top providers of seating systems to the auto industry, ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT

    Tesla, Panasonic build US battery plant


    The Tesla Model S electric sports sedan outsells traditional premium competitors in some markets (Photo: Tesla) Tesla and Panasonic, seeking to lower costs for a core component of electric vehicles, will jointly build a large-scale battery plant in the US, the two companies said in a press statement. Tesla ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT

    Daimler looking for new battery partner


    The Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive uses a Tesla battery pack (Photo: Daimler) A new battery partner for Daimler may come from Asia, following the likely dissolution of the premium car maker's joint venture with Evonik, industry insiders say. Daimler and Evonik founded their Li-Tec battery joint venture in 2008, ...

  • ford.automotiveIT

    Ford, University of Michigan open battery lab


    The University of Michigan, working closely with Ford Motor, has opened a new 8 million dlr battery lab designed to help the US carmaker develop batteries that are smaller, lighter and less expensive. The cooperation is especially aimed at speeding up the development of electric vehicles. Ford said in a ...

  • better place.automotiveIT

    Better Place's battery-switching model meets untimely end


    A Renault Fluence Z.E. exits a Better Place battery switching station at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands (Photo: Better Place) Better Place filed a motion to dissolve the company this weekend, having failed to build a commercially viable electric-vehicle battery switching infrastructure. The Israel-based company said that, despite several ...

  • Ford EV.automotiveIT

    In EV boost, Ford to double battery-testing capacity


    Later this year, Ford will launch 5 new EVs in the US, including the 2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid (pictured) Ford Motor will double its battery-testing capacity next year as it accelerates its plans to bring more hybrid and full electric vehicles to market. The US-based automaker also said it ...

  • Renault Zoe 2012.automotiveIT

    Renault, Qualcomm test wireless EV charging


    The Zoe will be launched in late 2012. It joins  Renault’s other EV’s, the Kangoo Z.E., Fluence Z.E. and Twizy (Photo: Renault) Renault will join forces with Qualcomm in a London trial of the US company's wireless electric vehicle charging technology. The two companies said the purpose of the ...

  • BAIC C70.automotiveIT

    Boston Power's batteries to power Chinese EVs


    The C70 is based on the Saab 9-5 platform BAIC bought in 2009 (Photo: Saabworld) Boston Power will provide lithium-ion batteries to Beijing Electric Vehicle Company (BJEV) in a multi-year agreement that is expected to put thousands of its battery systems in Chinese electric vehicles. The batteries will first be ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW, BASF offer award for electrochemistry research


    An electric battery-powered version of the VW up! small car will debut next year (Photo: VW) Volkswagen and BASF have established a 50,000 euro award for research that may lead to better high-performance energy storage. The award comes as the German auto industry is increasingly worried that for advanced battery ...

  • Audi.high voltage.automotiveIT

    Audi opens high-voltage battery project house


    Audi employees working with high-voltage batteries (Photo: Audi) Audi opened a new 3,500 square meter high-voltage battery facility near its main plant in Ingolstadt, Germany, underscoring its intention to make electric vehicles a more important part of its product lineup by the end of the decade. By 2020, the Volkswagen ...

  • smart fortwo.automotiveIT

    Micro-hybrids to grow to 39 million vehicles by 2017 - report


    Daimler’s 2012 smart fortwo is avaialable with a micro-hybrid gasoline engine (Photo: Daimler) Micro”hybrids will grow nearly eight”fold to 39 million vehicles by 2017, creating a $6.9 billion market for energy storage devices, according to a report by US-based Lux Research. Lux, a research firm specializing in emerging technologies, also ...

  • Daimler efficient house.automotiveIT

    Daimler tests inductive EV charging


    From March 2012, a Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL, a 2nd generation smart fortwo electric drive and a smart ebike are available for the inhabitants of the efficient house (Photo: Daimler). Daimler will start testing inductive charging on a real car in an effort to make the refueling of electric vehicles easier. ...

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    BMW's Draeger predicts big EV battery improvements


    MUNICH -- It wasn't so long ago that a typical discussion with BMW's r&d chief would focus on new combustion-engine technology, the aerodynamic qualities of the latest car designs or the relative driving characteristics of Germany's three premium carmakers. Those topics are still important. But in an interview with automotiveIT ...

  • ev battery tech 2012.automotiveIT

    EV Battery Tech, London


    The annual EV Battery Tech conference will take place in London Feb 28 and 29, 2012. The two-day gathering will focus onprogress made in reducing the costs of electric-vehicle battery systems. A series of industry speakers will look at the latest developments. Key automaker speakers include Kazuo Yajima, head of ...

  • gaia-electro-car

    Enersys to build lithium-ion batteries in Germany


    The Duracar Quicc! electric minicar uses lithium-ion batteries with cells from LTC (Photo: GAIA) EnerSys has formalized a joint-venture agreement to produce large-format lithium-ion battery cells in Germany. The US based energy-solutions group said it will have a majority interest in a new joint venture it has formed with GAIA ...

  • Toyota plug-in Prius.automotiveIT

    With pure EVs struggling, Toyota continues to bet on hybrids


    Toyota hopes the new plug-in Prius will help solidify its front-runner status in electric vehicles (Photo: Toyota) With enthusiasm for pure electric vehicles not growing as quickly as some carmakers had expected, Toyota believes its bet on hybrids gives it a good chance of retaining the lead in the green ...

  • bosch  sb limotive.automotiveIT

    Bosch to build pilot line for next-generation lithium-ion batteries


    A Bosch-Samsung JV, SB LiMotive, builds lithium-ion cells such as this one (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch plans to build a pilot production line in Eisenach, Germany, to research materials and production processes for future generations of lithium-ion batteries. The automotive supplier said in a press release that it hopes to ...

  • sim-lei.automotiveIT

    In-wheel-drive EV prototype has range of 333 km in urban traffic


    The SIM-LEI’s interior benefits from the car’s relatively wide dimensions A Japanese technology company has developed a prototype electric vehicle that uses in-wheel electric motors to achieve a range of 333 km in urban traffic. The test vehicle, which is built by SIM-Drive, is called SIM-LEI, which stands for Leading ...

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    EV Battery Tech, London


    The third international "EV Battery Tech" conference, which will take place in London March 30-31, features a range of expert presentations and discussions on the state of battery technology today. The conference takes place at atime when electric vehicles are making their initial push into the global auto market. Automakers ...