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Set Alert for Electrification

Lightning eMotors’ Reeser on Commercial EVs, Batteries, and Supply Chains

An interview with Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning eMotors. He talks about batteries, China’s COVID lockdown’s effect on supply chains and grid readiness for commercial vehicle charging.

Commercial Vehicles Electrification Electrified Vehicles

A New Report on The Rapidly Evolving Automotive Cybersecurity Market

Understand why Information Technology (IT) cybersecurity does not directly translate to automotive cybersecurity

Connectivity E/E Architecture

ChargePoint’s Hughes Talks Mercedes Deal, Turning Points, NEVI Funding

The battery-electric-vehicle sector is moving from early adopters to the early majority, a senior ChargePoint official says. “They’re not driving electric because they have a purpose in driving it. They’re not willing to suffer” bad charging experiences.

Electrification Charging

Tesla’s Investor Day Lays Out Legacy Automakers’ Barriers to BEV Success

Tesla’s Investor Day presentation left its intended audience disappointed but underscored the constant improvement Tesla manufacturing undergoes and just what’s stopping legacy automakers from doing the same.

Electrification Advanced Manufacturing

AutoTech Check: ’23 ID.4 Raises ADAS Standard to New Level

The ’23 Volkswagen electric ID.4 SUV gives the one of the best ADAS performances yet in our test drive, handling every highway curve without disengagement and providing a great overall driving experience.

Autonomy ADAS

U.S. DOE and Trade Groups Outline Steps for Independent U.S. Battery Supply Chain

The U.S. faces several challenges before it can create a domestic battery supply chain. Foremost among them, how to increase domestically sourced and produced lithium battery cells from 8% to 90%?

Electrification Batteries

New BEVs from Ram, Cadillac and VW; Washington Issues Charging Standards

Three new Cadillac BEVs are coming, a new Ram BEV might be coming and VW may be leaning on old names for two future models.

Electrification Charging

Building A Better Battery: The Race is On

Bob Galyen, currently chairman emeritus of NAATBatt, the largest battery industry association in the U.S.,and chairman of the SAE’s international battery standards steering committee, discusses the future of battery-electric vehicles and batteries.

Electrification Propulsion

Battery Manufacturing: An Area Overdue for Improvements

The battery in an electric vehicle can account for up to 50% of its production costs. Battery chemistry receives most of the cost-reduction attention. But the battery-manufacturing process offers many opportunities for cost savings, too.

Electrification Batteries

What's Next for Electric-Vehicle Battery Technology? (Part 2)

Battery chemistry is advancing rapidly, spurred on by the high cost of raw materials and a coming gap in their supply. But the next big thing in batteries won’t be anything exotic or even that new. It’s a revived failure from the first Nissan Leaf.

Electrification Batteries

Tesla Unstoppable?; Honda, Toyota Make Moves; Nissan and UK Charging News

Reports of Tesla’s decline are greatly exaggerated, per CEO Elon Musk, while Honda and Toyota try to get on track with the rest of the industry.

Electrification Charging

Forvia Says Has Size, Breadth to Tackle Industry’s Affordability Issues

In pulling together Faurecia and Hella to form Forvia, executives say they have created a Tier 1 supplier with the size and breadth to continue to innovate. A key, they believe, will be developing products consumers really want and can afford.

Business Strategy Electrification

FreeWire Talks Benefits of Battery-Backed Chargers, Why Fed Funding Isn’t Holy Grail

The company’s DC fast chargers have batteries integrated into the unit, to lessen energy demands at a site. Site preparation for traditional DCFCs can require a megawatt or more of power be brought to a location.

Electrification Charging
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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.

AutoTech: Electrification

How Electrification is Reshaping the Automotive Ecosystem
October 26-27, 2022 | Detroit