Category: technology

LG Chem aims to quintuple EV battery biz by 2024

LG Chem will try to quintuple its electric vehicle battery business by 2024, the company’s CEO said on July 9. CEO Shin Hak-cheol said the company is targeting 59 trillion won ($49.9 billion) in sales by 2024, with 31 trillion won coming from its battery business. Last year, the company’s battery sector accounted for only…
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12th July 2019 0

UK’s largest lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility opens

Manufacturer of lithium-ion battery technology, Hyperdrive Innovation, has opened the UK’s largest independent battery manufacturing facility in Sunderland today, which will support the Government’s industrial strategy and 2050 carbon neutral target. The new facility, named HYVE, will allow the company to produce up to 30,000 battery packs annually and also cater to the growing demand…
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11th July 2019 0

Jaguar Land Rover will build electric cars at UK factory

Jaguar Land Rover is expected to announce plans on Friday to build full-electric cars at its Castle Bromwich factory in England, the Sunday Times reported. An all-electric version of the XJ sedan replacement will be the first of three new battery-powered vehicles followed by an SUV, the newspaper said. The investment will help to secure…
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4th July 2019 0

First battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The world’s first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said on Monday. The hybrid expedition cruise ship, the Roald Amundsen, can take 500 passengers and is designed to sail in harsh climate waters. Named after the Norwegian explorer who…
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2nd July 2019 0

India scrambles to look overseas for rare earths used in EVs

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI — Three Indian state-run companies are forming a joint venture to secure minor metals such as lithium and cobalt that could fuel India’s plan for mass adoption of electric vehicles by 2030. National Aluminum, Hindustan Copper and Mineral Exploration Corp. plan on exploring mines in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and other countries for metals…
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1st July 2019 0

First of more than 100 solar-powered electric forecourts planned for Essex

It is part of GRIDSERVE’s £1bn UK-wide programme to make EV charging ‘as easy as using petrol stations’ he first of more than 100 electric forecourts powered by solar panels to be built in the UK has been announced for Braintree in Essex. The news follows GRIDSERVE’s previous commitment for a £1 billion UK-wide programme…
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26th June 2019 0

Nissan serves up electric ice cream van

Japan-based automaker Nissan has released a prototype of a zero-emission ice cream van based on its own electric van.Ice-cream vans have been singled out as being responsible for a lot of air pollution, on account of mostly running on diesel engines and having to keep the engine idling throughout the day, both for the frequent…
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25th June 2019 0

Germany: 3 battery consortia will be funded

To stimulate domestic battery cell production, the German Federal Ministry of Economics will most likely fund three consortia a total of 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion USD). Of these, only the project of Peugeot, Opel and the battery manufacturer Saft have been confirmed by name. “We’ve now reached a point where we can say that…
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24th June 2019 0

Clean electricity overtaking fossil fuels in Britain

For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, Britain is obtaining more power from zero-carbon sources than fossil fuels. The milestone has been passed for the first five months of 2019. National Grid says clean energy has nudged ahead with 48% of generation, against 47% for coal and gas. The rest is biomass burning. The…
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21st June 2019 0

Electric planes start small as industry wrestles with emissions

LE BOURGET (Reuters) – An all-electric commuter plane and a small Airbus-backed hybrid are among aircraft programs being touted at the Paris Airshow, as the industry tries to convince a sceptical public it can deliver on a pledge to halve carbon emissions by 2050. Israeli startup Eviation has wheeled out Alice, a battery-powered nine-seater due…
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20th June 2019 0