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Governments Need To Prepare For Tsunami Of Electric Car Batteries, Warns Royal Society Of Chemistry President

By Carlton Reid Photo: Sebastian Kahnert , Getty Images
Sweden’s Northvolt said on December 29 that its putative gigafactory had assembled its first lithium-ion battery cell, a European first. The electric vehicle battery startup was founded in 2015 by Peter Carlsson, a former Tesla…

U.S. faces tough choices in 2022 on mines for electric-vehicle metals

By Ernest Scheyder Photo: Guglielmo Mangiapane , Reuters
The United States has enough reserves of lithium, copper and other metals to build millions of its own electric vehicles (EVs), but rising opposition to new mines may force the country to rely on imports…

Did QuantumScape Just Solve a 40-Year-Old Battery Problem?

By Daniel Oberhaus Photo: Quantumscape
IF ELECTRIC VEHICLES are ever going to fully supplant gas guzzlers on the world’s roads, they’re going to need an entirely new type of battery.

General Motors to manufacture electric car battery cells in U.S.

By YCC Team Photo: Kevauto
For more than a year, a shortage of semiconductor chips has been holding up car production. And automakers want to make sure the same problem won’t happen with electric car batteries.

EV industry must work closer with lithium suppliers, executives say

By Ernest Scheyder Photo: Toby Melville , Reuters
Automakers must work closer with lithium producers to guarantee supply of specialized types of the white metal that boost an electric vehicle's range and performance, Albemarle Corp (ALB.N) and Livent Corp (LTHM.N) executives told the…

Cars Are Going Electric. What Happens to the Used Batteries?

By Gregory Barber and Aarian Marshall Illustration: Allie Sullberg
This summer, Dirk Spiers, a tall, rumpled Dutchman-turned-Oklahoman, got a heads-up from General Motors about more problems with the Chevrolet Bolt. Over the previous year, the car model that had once been celebrated as GM’s…

Electric Vehicles Can Give Power Back to the Grid—Or Your Home During a Blackout

By Jim Motavalli
The Washington Post sent up alarms earlier this month with a story that concluded the grid won’t be ready for all the electric vehicles that will be wanting to plug in. “Making America’s cars go…

DOE Announces $209 Million for Electric Vehicles Battery Research

 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $209 million in funding for 26 new laboratory projects focusing on electric vehicles, advanced batteries and connected vehicles. Advanced, lithium-based batteries play an integral role in 21st…

Musk: Supply chain issues creating ‘significant unmet demand’ for Tesla Megapack storage battery

By Jason Plautz
Tesla notched its eight consecutive profitable quarter, reporting more than $1 billion in net income in the second quarter of 2021 based on growth in electric vehicle and energy product sales.  Deployments of both the…

Lithium-sulphur batteries one step closer to becoming viable

By Staff Photo: Anastasia Serin, courtesy of KAUST
Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology developed a new technique that allows them to modify lithium-sulphur (Li-S) batteries to suppress a problem known as polysulfide shuttling. Polysulfide shuttling involves the movement of…