Industry Analyst -- Electrification
Christie covers vehicle electrification, including charging infrastructure, batteries and related technology.
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South Korean battery giant LG is part of two announcements that give a shot in the arm to the fledgling U.S. battery industry, with an expansion of its GM joint venture and agreement to bury the hatchet with SK. Both actions play into Li-Cycle’s news of a new recycling facility in Arizona.
Two members of Congress propose to limit incentives to lower-cost EVs, while Tesla wants to increase and optimize use of its Superchargers.
President Joe Biden targets EV leadership via rebates and more charging infrastructure, while Tesla delivers the most vehicles yet and lends a hand to VW.
Two California senators are asking the Biden Admin. to move to ban ICEs on a national scale, while commercial EVs by Brightdrop and Tesla are getting closer to fruition.
As battery packs and motors are expected to become the dominant propulsion system in vehicles, lithium-ion recycling is seen as key to recovering valuable materials for use in new cells.
Volkswagen plans six of its own battery plants, upstart Ohio BEV pickup-maker Lordstown has a lawsuit and investigation to contend with, while Rivian plans a huge charging network.