CATL details next-gen cell-to-pack battery tech with “disruptive” water-cooling design

Any potential industry shift toward cylindrical battery cells in EVs is far from a foregone conclusion, let alone an actual trend. Case in point: The battery supplier CATL makes a strong argument for them with the latest version of its cell-to-pack bat…

From rickshaws to renewables: Automakers are focused on EV batteries’ second life

Most automakers haven’t fully ramped up production of EVs, but they are already considering second-life uses for the batteries going into those vehicles. Audi is working with startup Nunam to install battery modules from decommissioned test vehicles in…

Polestar invests in battery-tech firm StoreDot, still aiming for five-minute charging by 2024

Polestar on Tuesday announced an investment in Israel-based battery firm StoreDot, which claims it will achieve extremely quick battery charging in tests. StoreDot aims to mass-produce EV batteries capable of adding 160 kilometers—or just under 1…

Electric Mercedes G-Class SUV is due to get high-energy-density silicon anode battery chemistry

An upcoming electric version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV will use silicon anode battery chemistry from American firm Sila, Mercedes confirmed Tuesday in a press release. Founded in 2011, Sila claims its high-silicon anode material can increase ene…