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BASF and Nornickel plan €400M investment in raw materials for li-ion batteries

Source: Nornickel

Germany and Russia have come together to provide raw materials for the production of lithium ion batteries in Europe. International chemicals company, BASF, and mining giant, Nornickel, announced that the two have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to that effect, earlier this week. The agreement starts the process of negotiations …

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Efficient Drivetrains expands EDI PowerDrive range

EDI PowerDrive

EDI expands offering to include powertrains up to Class 8 vehicles California’s Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI) is expanding its offering in the EDI PowerDrive portfolio. The manufacturer will now provide all-electric drivetrains and full vehicle electrification kits for commercial vehicles spanning classes 4 to 8 (medium-sized vans all the way …

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Get stacked: Germany looks to fuel-cell manufacturing

AutoStack CORE generation 2 fuel cell stack with 95 kW. Source: ZSW

Solar and hydrogen research centre to co-ordinate investigation into mass-produced fuel cells Ten German automotive and component supply companies have joined forces with the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in an effort to develop fuel cells for industrial-scale manufacturing. Partners in the new alliance are …

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Back from the Future: wireless charging moves closer to commercial reality

Source: ElectRoad

A number of companies are seeking to “cut the cord” and eliminate the hurdles of wireless charging for EVs EVs are soon to become a major part of virtually everybody’s life, but let’s face it – today’s electric transport is still plagues by what seem insurmountable concerns over driving range, …

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South Australia sets off on hydrogen roadmap

Minister Paul Fletcher at the Electric Vehicle Council Launch

A$9 million from the SA state government will support a production facility and bus trial Having lagged behind other markets in terms of EV uptake and infrastructure, Australia seems to be taking greater interest of late. The South Australian Government has announced a A$9 million commitment to implement the first …

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