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Samsung Electronics to Create New Automotive Components Team


As part of its annual structural reorganization, Samsung Electronics has established an automotive components team. The team will initially focus on building its competencies in infotainment and autonomous driving vehicles. The operation will be headed by Executive Vice President Jonghwan Park and overseen by Vice Chairman & CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon. Samsung Electronics’ …

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LG Chem, Panasonic & Samsung SDI are Main Lithium-Ion Battery Makers for Transport (Inside EVs)

LG Chem battery cell quality inspection.

Inside EVs reports that Navigant Research’s report on lithium-ion battery suppliers indicates that there are now three top suppliers – LG Chem, Panasonic and Samsung SDI.  Nissan-backed AESC leads the second pack of Contenders, which includes BYD, A123 Systems and Johnson Controls. Most lithium-ion batteries (72% of all in the automotive industry) …

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PowerCell Sweden Launches New Fuel Cell Study (Hydrogen Fuel News)


PowerCell Sweden, a company specializing in hydrogen fuel, has launched a new study project that is aimed at the development of a new system that is able to store and produce hydrogen through the use of excess electrical power from renewables. PowerCell has partnered with Hydrogen Sweden, Wallenstam AB, and Midroc Automation …

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Aston Martin and Letv Make Agreement on Connected Electric Vehicles (Pure Green Cars)


Aston Martin and Letv signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on a research partnership for the development of connected electric vehicles.  The technologies researched from this agreement could feature in the future RapidE, the first all-electric Aston Martin. The new research partnership will also begin a feasibility study focused on bringing …

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Eaton and Nissan Partner on Energy Storage (Eureka)


Eaton and Nissan have partnered to combine their expertise in power electronics and lithium-ion batteries respectively, to bring reliable and cost-competitive energy storage and control technologies to the market. Nissan’s lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries are given a ‘second-life’ in these uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems, where they can be stacked and …

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ZEV Alliance Plan to Make Every New Car Emission Free by 2050 (Green Car Reports)


Members of the International ZEV have committed to making all cars in their jurisdictions emission-free by 2050.  The Alliance was first announced in September, and has since grown to include 12 more members–encompassing European nations, U.S. states, and one Canadian province.  Several of the participants in the Alliance–including California–also signed …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Advocates for Carbon Tax (Hybrid Cars)


Removing hidden subsidies and imposing a fee on carbon, Musk told audience members at public research school Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, France, will hasten the switch from fossil fuels to greener energy sources.  Musk said; ” “So how do we accelerate this transition away from fossil fuels to the sustainable era? …

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Renault and Eneco Join Forces for Smart Charging Solution (Electric Cars Report)


Renault and Eneco have signed an agreement to collaborate on a smart charging solution for electric vehicles at COP21 Paris conference.  Eneco subsidiary Jedlix will develop a version of its smart charging app, to adapt it to Renault ZOE. This app makes it possible to charge electric cars using renewable …

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