GM seeking commercial applications for its hydrogen fuel cell tech

GM is planning multiple power generators based on its hydrogen fuel cell charging technology HYDROTEC. Utilising GM’s Generation 2 HYDROTEC fuel cell power cubes, with outputs up to 600 kilowatts, applications in the pipeline include a mobile power generator,...

British government pump primes £100 million into UK Gigafactory project

UK battery company Britishvolt has received £100 million in government backing for its planned gigafactory in North East England. Britishvolt also announced backing from investors Tritax and Abrdn, that should unlock a further £1.7bn in private funding in a project...

Airseas starts testing half-sized kite on French cargo ship

French company Airseas has installed its first half-size automated Seawing kite to a cargo ship and will commence trials this month. A full-size kite is estimated to save up to 20 percent on fuel and emissions. The kite has been fitted to the 154m long cargo ship...

Indian investment accelerates UK sodium-ion battery technology

Reliance New Energy Solar, a subsidiary of India’s largest private sector company Reliance Industries, is to acquire British company Faradion, a world leader in Sodium-ion battery technology for £100 million. In addition, Reliance will also invest £25 million as...

Audi realises its novel urban charging concept in Nuremberg

German car maker Audi has opened the first of its unique charging cubes, conceptually first revealed in May last year, that utilise second-life batteries and low-voltage grid connections. The new facility at an exhibition centre in Nuremberg is built using containers...
Airseas starts testing half-sized kite on French cargo ship

Airseas starts testing half-sized kite on French cargo ship

French company Airseas has installed its first half-size automated Seawing kite to a cargo ship and will commence trials this month. A full-size kite is estimated to save up to 20 percent on fuel and emissions. The kite has been fitted to the 154m long cargo ship...

Indian investment accelerates UK sodium-ion battery technology

Indian investment accelerates UK sodium-ion battery technology

Reliance New Energy Solar, a subsidiary of India’s largest private sector company Reliance Industries, is to acquire British company Faradion, a world leader in Sodium-ion battery technology for £100 million. In addition, Reliance will also invest £25 million as...

Audi realises its novel urban charging concept in Nuremberg

Audi realises its novel urban charging concept in Nuremberg

German car maker Audi has opened the first of its unique charging cubes, conceptually first revealed in May last year, that utilise second-life batteries and low-voltage grid connections. The new facility at an exhibition centre in Nuremberg is built using containers...

Galp and Northvolt develop European lithium processing plant

Galp and Northvolt develop European lithium processing plant

Portuguese oil company Galp Energia and Swedish battery maker Northvolt this week announced a joint venture to invest 700 million euros ($790 million) to build a lithium ore processing plant in Portugal, which should start operating by the end of 2025. The companies...

Volvo and Northvolt to open $3bn battery R&D centre in Sweden

Volvo and Northvolt to open $3bn battery R&D centre in Sweden

Volvo Cars and Northvolt will open a joint research and development centre in Sweden’s second city Gothenburg to aid in battery development and manufacturing. Volvo says the new facility, which comes as part of a SEK 30 billion (US$ 3.3 bn) investment, will position...

GRIDSERVE ramps up UK roll-out of electric charging forecourts

GRIDSERVE ramps up UK roll-out of electric charging forecourts

The UK’s GRIDSERVE has announced that more than 20 ‘Electric Hubs’ – each featuring between six and twelve 350kW ultra high-power chargers with contactless payment, capable of adding up to 100 miles of range in less than 10 minutes – will open at motorway service...

VW consolidates European battery activities

VW consolidates European battery activities

Volkswagen has established a new European company to consolidate activities along the value chain for batteries – from processing raw materials and developing more efficient batteries to managing the European gigafactories. The company’s scope will include new...

Wenea and NewMotion share access to EV charging infrastructure

Wenea and NewMotion share access to EV charging infrastructure

Spain’s Wenea and Shell-owned NewMotion, both providers of electric vehicle charging services, have reached an interoperability agreement giving improved access to charging infrastructure across Europe. The arrangement is designed to offer “a single network of...

Japanese developer of DC motors targets European expansion

Japan’s Nidec Corporation, a developer and distributor of electric motors, is to establish a European manufacturing base with the construction of a new factory at Novi Sad in Serbia. The facility is expected to be completed by mid-2022 and is “a central foundation”...

Toyota to build its first US battery factory in North Carolina

Toyota North America has confirmed it is to build its first US battery factory in North Carolina. The new $1.29 billion lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant will be at what the Japanese car maker is calling the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite, some 60 miles from North...

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