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Sweden aims for Leading Edge in natural graphite

Graphite production at LEM's Woxna mine.

Leading Edge Materials joins in “Natural Swedish Graphite for Future Lithium Ion Batteries”. The The Natural Swedish Graphite project is focused on the application and optimisation of high purity natural graphite as anode material for lithium-ion batteries, using material sourced from Woxna project in Sweden. Major funding is provided by …

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Petronas unit to expand EV charging

ChargEV Malaysia

PDB to expand EV charging infrastructure in Malaysia as country works towards ambitious 2020 targets A unit of Malaysian national oil company Petronas, Petronas Dagangan (PDB), has said it intends to expand its provision of EV charging points from 66 to 100. According to a report from local automotive site …

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Cummins acquires battery-maker Brammo

Cummins Class 7 Urban Hauler

Engine manufacturer pushes electrification strategy with takeover of pack designer Brammo Engine and motor manufacturer Cummins has announced its acquisition of Brammo, an Oregon-based company which designs and develops battery packs and storage systems. Cummins said that the addition of Brammo’s expertise in battery pack design and manufacturing marked “an …

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Alstom begins production at first Indian electric locomotive facility

Alstom Prima T8. Source: Alstom

Production has started at the company’s first electric locomotive factory in Madhepura, India Alstom has successfully commenced production at its greenfield electric locomotive manufacturing facility in India. Located at Madhepura, in the state of Bihar, it is Alstom’s first electric locomotive manufacturing facility in the country. The factory will produce …

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Germany’s Tank & Rast expands charging to 150kW

Tank & Rast charging

E.ON and Tank & Rast are collaborating on the rapid charging of electric vehicles at over 90 motorway service stations throughout Germany. At over 90 Tank & Rast locations across Germany, E.ON is installing next-generation EV charging columns. With 150 kilowatts (kW), these will have three times the charging capacity …

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Gov. Brown signs raft of California ZEV bills

Street traffic in Los Angeles, California.

50% of California light duty fleet and 15% of heavy vehicle fleet to be electric by 2025 Already one of the most ambitious political forces in terms of EV adoption, California is putting even further legislative power behind zero-emission technologies. October 10 saw State Governor Jerry Brown sign 11 bills …

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