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Rumours abound over Nissan battery unit sale

AESC's Leaf Battery Pack

Recent reports suggest that Nissan could be offloading its majority stake in battery manufacturing unit Automotive Energy Supply Corporation Fierce competition over the production of better and cheaper lithium-ion batteries is beginning to take its toll on some of the automotive sector’s biggest players. According to an August 5 report …

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Proterra unveils bigger battery bus

Proterra Catalyst XR

Silicon Valley manufacturer aims to improves bus range through battery innovation Proterra, a manufacturer of battery electric buses in North America, has revealed a new battery design for use in its transit vehicles. The design for the Proterra Catalyst® XR vehicle was announced at the American Public Transportation Association Bus …

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Hyundai Genesis – the beginning or the end of its EV ambitions?

Hyundai ix35 fuel cell

Hyundai’s Genesis range will contain plug-in hybrids, but the company sees batteries only as an intermediate step to hydrogen fuel cells. Hyundai’s decision to focus its electrified vehicle plans on a brand that is barely off the ground has surprised some. Yet a follow-up announcement by Hyundai Motor America CEO …

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