Industry Analyst -- Electrification
Christie covers vehicle electrification, including charging infrastructure, batteries and related technology.
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Tesla’s in-house 4680 cell could be seeing a slower-than-expected rollout, while CATL says it has developed a faster-charging cell and LG and Hyundai will begin Li-ion manufacturing in Indonesia.
The charging software and services provider owned by oil giant Shell sees more and faster charging in the future, as well as a healthy fleet business materializing.
The U.S.’s second-largest fast-charging network after Tesla continues to grow, with a recently announced plan to double its charger count. Meanwhile, EA is finding the process to install infrastructure is getting easier and hoping the Biden infrastructure plan rewards its work.
The U.S.’s third-largest fast-charging network is seeking investment help, while the nation’s second-largest fast-charging network is now on the NASDAQ and China’s NIO brings charging and swapping stations to Europe’s top BEV market.
Sweden’s Volvo Cars shows off a concept that will usher in its third generation of BEVs, while vowing more vertical integration. Meanwhile, former BEV leader Nissan gets back in the game with major U.K. announcements.
President Biden’s massive $2 trillion infrastructure plan gets whittled down, with predictably less funding for vehicle electrification. But it’s not all bad news as charging still could get a big boost.