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Research Shows Near-Consensus for Industry on BEV Range, Charging, Cost Targets

BEVs need to hit 350 miles or higher in the next four years, respondents to the Wards Intelligence Battery Electric Vehicle Future survey say.

Electrification Batteries Charging

VinFast’s Batteries-Not-Included Plan Questionable

There are many reasons why no automaker in the U.S. has rented their BEV batteries, as Vietnamese automaker VinFast wants to do.

Electrification Batteries

AutoTech Check: ’21 Ford Bronco and ’22 Maverick

Ford’s Maverick compact pickup and Bronco off-roader show off the automaker’s engineering capabilities across two widely different light-vehicle segments.

Drivetrains Electrified Vehicles

Blink, Wallbox Make Charging News at CES, While Upstarts Reveal 2022 Plans

Blink and Wallbox introduce new chargers for home and commercial use at CES, WirelessCar wants to alleviate range anxiety, while upstarts REE and Lightning show off commercial BEV platforms.

Electrification Charging

Mercedes-Benz BEV Concept Measures the Miles (Per kWh)

In a world full of BEVs offering 3-4 miles per kWh, the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX registers a stunning 6.2 miles per kWh, giving the vehicle more than 600 miles of range from a sub-100-kWh battery.

Electrified Vehicles Motors

Research Shows Near-Consensus for Industry on BEV Range, Charging, Cost Targets

BEVs need to hit 350 miles or higher in the next four years, respondents to the Wards Intelligence Battery Electric Vehicle Future survey say.

Electrification Batteries

Q&A: Exro CEO Sue Ozdemir Discusses Unique Motor-Control Technology

Improving the efficiency of electric motors is the core technology under development by Exro Technologies. The company’s Coil Driver employs a patented system of motor management that can eliminate the need for multiple motors to power everything from electric bicycles to medium-duty trucks.  

Motors Electrified Vehicles

Toyota: $70 Billion for Electrification; Li-Cycle Ups Recycling Capacity; Paper Batteries?

Toyota ups its BEV lineup but still is keeping ICEs around, while a Canadian recycler is expanding a facility and paper batteries that biodegrade in a month are developed.

Electrification Batteries

U.S. Utilities Partner on Charging Network; Union Spiff in Danger?; VW Battery Partnerships

A new nationwide fast-charging network is coming, while a union-specific spiff for BEVs in the U.S. remains a point of contention.

Electrification Batteries

Toyota, Feet to Fire, All in on EVs in Europe; Tesla and SK Appeal for Graphite Waivers

The No.1 Japanese automaker appears to have no way to go but ZEV in Europe, while Tesla and SK are asking for tariff waivers to get Chinese material for U.S. batteries.

Electrification Batteries

American Battery Solutions’ Warner: U.S. Battery Gap Worrisome

Battery expert John Warner signals high hopes for solid-state technology, says battery cost targets are in sight, questions Toyota’s less-aggressive approach to BEVs and frets about America’s spotty battery-supply chain.

Batteries

Nissan Plan Too Late?; Factorial Emerges From Shadows With Solid-State JVs

Nissan finally, after more than a decade of basically sitting out the electrification game, has big plans. But will the vehicles come too late?

Electrification Batteries

Rising Demand Draws New Investment in China’s NEV Sector

Analysts say suppliers are ramping up battery capacity and making other strategic investments as demand for battery-electric vehicles hits new highs in 2021.

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Our team of analysts and researchers keep close tabs on the latest trends in batteries; charging technology and infrastructure; battery recycling; electric motors and related power control and conversion technologies; and electric all-wheel-drive systems.We compile market data internationally, keep current on policy and regulations, offer detailed forecasts on powertrain take rates globally and conduct exclusive industry surveys.


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