This week’s edition of the “Gas2 Week in Review” looks at recent news stories about solutions that the EV industry is trying to overcome. If these successes keep building, all-electric transportation will soon be much more pervasive across all sectors of the personal transportation ownership group.
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The CEO of Panasonic claims that the problems on the Model 3 battery pack production line will soon be resolved, leading to a fast ramp up of Model 3 car production.
Tesla has signaled that it’s ready to enter India’s auto marketplace. What will Tesla offer, and what obstacles stand in its path to success?
Toyota says lithium ion batteries are now safe enough to use in its cars. The Prius Prime will be the first Toyota with a lithium ion battery onboard.
Nissan has decided to sell its interest in the joint venture it forged with NEC a decade ago. In the future it will get the batteries for its electric and hybrid cars from outside suppliers.
Elon Musk, JB Straubel, and Yoshihiro Yamada gave a joint press conference at the Gigafactory on Tuesday. They talked about how large the factory is, the new cell format that will be made there, and their business relationship.
This is not a time for global companies to sit around and rest on their laurels. Panasonic is pushing ahead with its partnership with Tesla Motors to build the Gigafactory in Nevada. Now it has also forged an alliance with Bejing Automotive Group (BAIC) to manufacture electric car parts and components in China. Beijing Automotive is expected […]
Rumors were swirling yesterday that Tesla had struck a deal with Samsung SDI for batteries for the Model 3. Elon Musk took to Twitter to dispel the rumors but did say his company might use Samsung batteries for its grid storage products.
“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” my old Irish grandmother liked to say. Tesla Motors is following her advice when it comes to who will supply it with batteries for its cars and energy storage products. Even though Panasonic is a major partner in the Gigafactory currently under construction in Nevada, the company […]
Drone technology has given a man the awesome opportunity to snoop on the Tesla Gigafactory’s construction site from a great vantage point — above! Once nothing more than a set of metal bars, the Gigafactory is now starting to come together in a mountainous (but somewhat desolate) area in Nevada. Construction of the outer walls and […]
According to well respected source, Mercedes is saying goodbye to Tesla. It will use its own motors and inverters with batteries from other companies.
Earlier this year it came out that Apple was being sued by battery maker A123 Systems for poaching one of its top electric vehicle battery engineers. While A123 has said it is getting out of the EV business, the lawsuit also alleges that Apple has lured away other big battery builders, lending credence to rumors […]
Korea’s LG Chem is now the world’s largest EV battery supplier, having just inked a deal with Daimler to provide batteries for the upcoming Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, which is scheduled for production in 2016. LG Chem also supplies batteries to Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai, Renault, Audi, Chevrolet, Kia and GM. In all, LG Chem supplies 13 […]
Originally posted on EVObsession Build Your Dreams, better known as BYD, is the Chinese automaker that is going all-in with plug-in cars. Backed by Warren Buffett and already building its all-electric buses on American soil, BYD may have been born in China, but it has global ambitions. That includes rivaling the battery production of the […]
Originally posted on CleanTechnica For battery electric vehicles (BEV) to overcome the built-in advantages of vehicles rocking conventional internal combustion engines (ICE), many analysts point to battery costs as being the determining factor. But an article written for Seeking Alpha emphasizes that there may be another tipping point in the BEV vs. ICE battle, and […]
Founder Alejandro Agag revealed that he’s expecting anywhere from six to eight new manufacturers to enter Formula E in its sophomore season.