HBK’s digital algorithm can map EV motor efficiency 10 times faster than analog systems


In order to maximize an EV’s range for a given battery capacity and vehicle weight, engineers try to eke out as much performance as possible from the electrical and mechanical systems. Using a process called efficiency mapping, they determine the “sweet spots” of a powertrain—the regions of the torque-speed curve where the system operates at… Read more »

Li-Cycle and Univar to provide waste management for Li-ion battery production


Li-Cycle has partnered with Univar Solutions to provide waste management solutions for lithium-ion batteries. Univar will collect, sort, and divert waste at Li-Cycle facilities.  Battery recycler Li-Cycle uses its proprietary Spoke & Hub technology to achieve a high material recovery rate and to produce new battery materials from recycled batteries. Univar Solutions’ OnSite Services team… Read more »

Westinghouse’s 3-tool electric tool kit falls to $99 (Save 33%), more in New Green Deals

Are you still using gas-powered lawn gear? Well, it’s time to change. Today, in our New Green Deals, we’re taking a look at Westinghouse’s 3-tool yard care kit at $99, which helps you kick gas and oil to the curb in favor of battery-…

Sumitomo expands cathode material production


Sumitomo Metal Mining plans to build a new plant in Besshi, Japan, and will expand its Harima Refinery, in order to produce more cathode material.  The company’s planned production capacity is 2,000 tons of cathode material per month, and its goal is 10,000 tons per month by 2027. The company says it is seeing higher… Read more »

Elon Musk offers more details about the opening of Tesla’s Superchargers


The news that Tesla will open up its proprietary Supercharging network to drivers of other electric vehicles is a hugely important development for the EV industry, but there are many questions about how the transition will be achieved. During the company’s Q2 earnings conference call, Elon Musk released some more details about Tesla’s plans (and… Read more »