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Electrification

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Stellantis, LG, Samsung Gigafactories; Tesla Embraces LFP; Supercharger Network to Triple

The European/American automaker announces it will partner with two titans of Li-ion cell-making for batteries for North American-built BEVs.

Electrification Batteries Charging

Stellantis, LG, Samsung Gigafactories; Tesla Embraces LFP; Supercharger Network to Triple

The European/American automaker announces it will partner with two titans of Li-ion cell-making for batteries for North American-built BEVs.

Electrification Batteries

Startup Voltaiq Says Has Cure for Batteries Going Bad

The developer says its software acts like an EKG for lithium-ion batteries, gathering and analyzing vital performance data quickly to speed development time and help automakers and battery suppliers avoid costly recalls.

Batteries Electrification

Hydrogen Developments Speed Toward Still-Distant Fuel-Cell Future

Hydrogen Day (Oct. 8 = 1.008, the atomic weight of hydrogen) always produces news on the fuel-cell vehicle front. But great expectations for a hydrogen-powered future are being tempered by reality.

Electrification Commercial Vehicles

ChargePoint’s Romano: Vehicle and Charging Incentives Needed; Less Fast-Charge Hype

The longtime CEO of the U.S.’s largest charging network says many OEMs are content to follow Tesla’s lead and talk at length about fast-charging, ignoring the convenience of Level 2 charging.

Electrification Charging

DOE Official Sees Government-Industry Partnership Bolstering U.S. Stake in Battery Supply Chain

The agency expects to allocate about $6 billion – to be matched by industry – to developing infrastructure, from mining and processing core battery components to recycling.

Batteries Electrification

Outlook Q3 2021: The March Toward an All-Electric World

Tom Murphy, Managing Editor, WardsAuto presents: What’s the state of the art in electrification? And what’s making these electrified powertrains more competitive with internal-combustion engines? What’s next for ICEs as automakers look to raise the bar on performance and efficiency and extend the life of more conventional powertrains? We’ll discuss what we’ve learned from this year’s Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems testing and where we think powertrain technology is headed in the years to come.

Electrification

Outlook Q3 2021: The Tide of Electrification is Rising

Kevin Riddell, Senior Manager, Powertrain Forecasting, LMC Automotive presents a look at how quickly powertrains will be changing in key regions, as automakers spend billions in the transition to an electric future. What will be the main regulatory drivers, technology advancements and OEM strategies as electrified vehicles replace traditional ICE-powered cars? Will policy changes place the U.S. in a global leadership position on climate change?

Market Analysis Electrification

Dura, New to Battery Trays, Sees $3 Billion Market

Global automotive supplier and aluminum architectures specialist Dura is dipping its toes into BEVs by helping to design and assemble battery trays for some Mercedes EQ models, but it doesn’t plan to stop there.

Electrification Subsystems

Induction Motors Gaining Traction at GM, BMW

The move to eliminate expensive, rare-earth magnets from automotive traction motors is driving a wave of innovation in induction-motor technology.

Drivetrains Propulsion

GM’s Grewe on Lightweighting BEV Battery Packs, Material Choices

General Motors has big BEV plans, aiming for 1 million sales globally by 2025. Tim Grewe is one of the execs leading the charge, and looking for ways to create stronger, lighter pack designs.

Batteries Electrification

Audi, Nissan Boost Electrification Plans; Rivian Going Public; Charging News

The German and Japanese automakers are aiming to become more sustainability, with Nissan joining a campaign to halve global emissions by 2030, while Rivian may be going public this fall.

Electrification Charging

GM to Replace Modules in All Recalled Bolts; Tesla Superchargers Set for Ramp-Up

Three model years of the Chevy Bolt will get all new modules, whether they’ve experienced battery-related fires or not, as GM aims to solve the lingering issue.

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