Maersk opens EV battery warehouse in Czech Republic


Maersk has opened a 14,000-square-foot warehouse for EV batteries in Teplice, Czech Republic, which will provide battery repacking, charging and in-depth quality controls, as well as other value-adding services. Batteries will be delivered by train from the ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Koper and Rijeka, and can be distributed from Teplice to surrounding car production… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz introduces electric EQE Sedan


The upcoming EQE Sedan is an electric version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It’s based on the Mercedes-EQ electric architecture (EVA2). The 2023 model is scheduled to arrive in US dealerships in the fall, at a starting price of $74,900. All EQE models have an electric drivetrain (eATS) on the rear axle. The 2023 lineup includes… Read more »

Cirba Solutions and GM extend collaboration on EV battery recycling


Cirba Solutions and GM have extended an existing agreement to recycle battery scrap generated by manufacturing and research at selected GM facilities through 2024. The original agreement dates from 2021, and GM has already recycled more than a million pounds of batteries. Cirba provides GM with reverse logistics, disassembly and processing to return recycled materials… Read more »

Hyundai breaks ground on Georgia EV and battery plant


Hyundai has broken ground on a new manufacturing plant at the Bryan County Mega Site in Georgia. At the new plant, where the automaker and its affiliate suppliers are expected to invest some $5.54 billion, Hyundai plans to produce a diverse range of Hyundai, Genesis and Kia EVs, as well as batteries. The new plant is… Read more »

Vienna’s Wiener Linien orders 60 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses


The Wiener Linien transport company, which operates Vienna’s subway, bus and streetcar networks, has ordered 60 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses, to be delivered between 2023 and 2025. Wiener Linien plans to convert 9 of its 127 routes to electric operation with the low-floor eCitaro by the end of 2025. The 12-meter solo vehicles are equipped… Read more »

GM and Microvast to develop new battery separator tech, build US plant


GM and battery manufacturer Microvast are collaborating to develop specialized EV battery separator technology, and to build a new separator plant in the US, supported by a $200-million grant from the DOE’s Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing initiative. Separators are battery components that separate the anode from the cathode, while allowing for ion transfer…. Read more »

Kindred and KORE cooperate on battery modules for vintage vehicles


Kindred Motorworks, a San Francisco Bay Area producer of modernized vintage vehicles, has partnered with Idaho-based KORE Power, a developer of battery cell technology, to supply battery modules for the electrified models in the Kindred lineup. The first two Kindred vehicles that will use KORE’s technology are its VW Bus and its 3100 pickup truck,… Read more »

Panasonic Energy constructing EV battery factory in Kansas


Panasonic Energy has begun construction on a facility in De Soto, Kansas, to produce 2170 cylindrical battery cells. The company plans to begin mass production by March 2025 and, after completion of the facility, hopes to maintain annual total production capacity of approximately 30 GWh. Two contractors from the Kansas City area, Emery Sapp &… Read more »

Adamas Intelligence says LFP cell deployment is up 237% in H1 2022


The latest biannual report on the global EV market from Adamas Intelligence highlights expanding EV sales, as well as the growing popularity of LFP battery chemistries, in the first half of 2022. In the first half of 2022, 6.23 million new passenger EVs were registered around the world—an increase of 42% compared to the same… Read more »

New study to compare lifetime costs of electric and gas vehicles


Comprehending the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an EV is an important factor in consumer decision-making. The TCO of a vehicle includes not just the initial purchase price, but also operating costs including fuel, maintenance, repairs and insurance. The inability to make clear comparisons between EVs and legacy vehicles is one factor slowing down… Read more »