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BMW to put €200 million into Battery Cell Competence Centre

BMW Group Board of Management at the BCCC Ceremony in Munich
Source: BMW

BMW Group has announced details of its upcoming electric drivetrain and will invest €200 million in a new Battery Cell Competence Centre. BMW Group has announced some of its spending plans on electrification technologies over the next four years. Specifically, the interdisciplinary Battery Cell Competence Centre, opening early in 2019 …

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“Expensive” battery EVs not a fit for Toyota, says chairman

Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada in 2015. Source: Toyota

Current battery technology and expense means EVs are not ready for mass production, Toyota’s chairman said in an interview Electric cars are not yet ready for the mainstream, the chairman of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp told Der Spiegel. “Battery-powered cars with a long range are very expensive and it takes …

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UK Budget to propel EV growth, says GlobalData

UK Houses of Parliament

UK government earmarks funds of over £400 million for EV industry Delivering his second Budget as chancellor on Wednesday November 22, Philip Hammond announced UK government funding of over £340 million to boost sales of electric cars and to develop new regulations for driverless cars. The Chancellor confirmed that the …

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Alternet seeks partners for lithium technologies

Source: Alternet

Alternet Systems intends to leverage military technology expertise to establish itself in the li-ion battery market Alternet holds ten lithium technology patents secured from the acquisition of Lithium IP Holdings earlier this year. Detailed information on each is available on the United States Patent and Trademark (USPTO) website. The Alternet lithium …

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EC takes action to reinforce EU leadership in clean vehicles

European Commission, Brussels.

The EC proposes new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles The European Commission today took a decisive step forward in implementing the EU’s commitments under the Paris Agreement for a …

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