Addionics invests $400 million in domestic EV battery manufacturing, plans factory in US


Battery tech provider Addionics plans to invest $400 million in its US manufacturing facilities as part of a three-phase multi-factory plan to boost domestic EV battery production. The first plant is expected to begin production in 2027, and additional plants are to be completed by 2032. Once completed, the factories will produce tens of thousands… Read more »

Schaeffler invests $230 million in new automotive manufacturing facility in Ohio for EV products


Global motion technology company Schaeffler plans to expand its US operations with the addition of a new manufacturing facility focused on producing automotive electric mobility solutions. Schaeffler will invest over $230 million to build a new greenfield manufacturing facility in Dover, Ohio, and is also planning future expansions in the state. Construction of the new… Read more »

Trade group asks administration to reinstate tariffs on Chinese graphite, critical material for EV batteries


The North American Graphite Alliance (NAGA), which represents US and Canadian producers of battery-grade graphite, has submitted a request to US Trade Representative Katherine Tai to reinstate Section 301 tariffs on three graphite products from China. The group also commissioned a market report from Oxford Economics that explains the rationale behind reinstating the tariffs, and… Read more »

2035 E-Mobility Taiwan: The platform shaping the future of mobility


Sponsored by 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan. 2035 E-Mobility Taiwan, Taiwan’s foremost E-Mobility trade show, returns to Taipei from April 17 to 20 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 (TaiNEX 1). The trade show serves as a complete sourcing platform for electric vehicle and autonomous driving technologies where top-tier brands, promising startups, industry experts, influential media,… Read more »

Sumida introduces two new series of AEC-Q200-qualified power inductors


Electronic component provider Sumida is introducing two new series of AEC-Q200-qualified power inductors at the 2024 APEC Power Electronics Conference in Long Beach. The DPQ3535/T150 and DPQ5050/T150 inductors are magnetically shielded and have a pin-type base for surface mounting on printed circuit boards. High-surface-area flat-wire windings minimize internal resistance at high frequencies and allow space… Read more »

EST-Floattech delivers Octopus Series battery system for SFK’s ferry Laboe


Dutch battery manufacturer EST-Floattech has supplied its Octopus Series battery system to German ferry operator SFK for its ferry Laboe, which was recently delivered to SFK by Holland Shipyards Group. The Laboe will transport commuters around the city of Kiel. It is capable of switching between use of generators and EST-Floattech’s 560 kWh Octopus High… Read more »

Magna unveils its next-generation 800 V eDrive solution


Magna has unveiled its next generation 800 V eDrive solution, which it says offers improved efficiency, power-to-weight ratio and torque density. Magna claims that its 75 kg next-generation eDrive is lighter, 20% shorter in height and faster than its prior generation eDrive, providing a longer driving range. Rotating the eDrive 90° around the drive axis… Read more »

Chinese team uses paired electrolysis to recover spent electrode materials


A team of Chinese researchers have presented a study proposing a paired electrolysis approach to recover spent lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) and lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) electrode materials more efficiently. They published an open-access paper in the RSC journal Green Chemistry. The researchers vacuum-pyrolyzed spent LCO and LFP cathodes to extract active components from aluminum… Read more »

EcoG opens US headquarters in Detroit to develop EV charging hardware and software


German EV charging technology company EcoG has opened a US headquarters in Detroit, partly funded by a $1.5-million performance-based grant from the Michigan Business Development Program. The EV infrastructure company was founded in 2017 by Siemens alums Dr. Joerg Heuer, who is CEO, and Dr. Johannes Hund, who is CTO. It originated from the Techstars… Read more »