Aiming for circular supply chain, Ford partners with former Tesla co-founder’s company

Ford on Wednesday announced plans to partner with Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel’s Redwood Materials on battery recycling. The plan is for recycled materials to be fed back into the United States EV battery supply chain, creating a so-called “closed lo…

BMW upgrade battery management for iX3 & i3

BMW has announced a series of model upgrades that also affect two electric models in the Munich-based company’s portfolio: The BMW iX3 will receive a predictive battery thermal management system from November 2021, while the BMW i3 will be offered in a limited edition as Edition Unique Forever. First to the iX3, which has been […]

GM asks Chevy Bolt EV drivers to park 50 feet from other vehicles, due to fire risk

As it works to replace battery modules in Chevrolet Bolt EV models to address battery-fire concerns, General Motors is asking owners not to park within 50 feet of other vehicles or on the open levels of parking garages, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Th…

Tesla co-founder’s company focuses on “less sexy” key for US-made EVs: Battery materials

As United States battery manufacturing increases to support greater EV production, battery materials could become a potential choke point. It’s this “less sexy” element that Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel aims to address with his new company, Redwood M…