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Set Alert for Electrification

Research Shows Near-Consensus for Industry on BEV Range, Charging, Cost Targets

BEVs need to hit 350 miles or higher in the next four years, respondents to the Wards Intelligence Battery Electric Vehicle Future survey say.

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Mullen Talks Vehicles, Manufacturing and Batteries

The upstart California-based BEV automaker has its sights set on a variety of sectors, from cargo vans to high-performance, six-figure sports cars.

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Tesla’s List of Delays

Vague or no details surrounding three highly touted entrants into new segments cast a shadow over the automaker’s Q4 earnings call.

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GM, LG, Tesla and Panasonic Expand Battery Output; Li-Cycle in Norway JV

More battery-making capacity coming in the U.S. and Japan, while a battery recycler positions itself in the European market.

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Biden Admin. Hopes to See First Chargers This Year; BEVs Less Likely to Catch Fire?

President Biden’s goal to blanket the U.S. with a half-million chargers is proceeding, while research finds battery fires in BEVs may be overblown.

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VinFast’s Batteries-Not-Included Plan Questionable

There are many reasons why no automaker in the U.S. has rented their BEV batteries, as Vietnamese automaker VinFast wants to do.

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AutoTech Check: ’21 Ford Bronco and ’22 Maverick

Ford’s Maverick compact pickup and Bronco off-roader show off the automaker’s engineering capabilities across two widely different light-vehicle segments.

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Blink, Wallbox Make Charging News at CES, While Upstarts Reveal 2022 Plans

Blink and Wallbox introduce new chargers for home and commercial use at CES, WirelessCar wants to alleviate range anxiety, while upstarts REE and Lightning show off commercial BEV platforms.

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Mercedes-Benz BEV Concept Measures the Miles (Per kWh)

In a world full of BEVs offering 3-4 miles per kWh, the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX registers a stunning 6.2 miles per kWh, giving the vehicle more than 600 miles of range from a sub-100-kWh battery.

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Q&A: Exro CEO Sue Ozdemir Discusses Unique Motor-Control Technology

Improving the efficiency of electric motors is the core technology under development by Exro Technologies. The company’s Coil Driver employs a patented system of motor management that can eliminate the need for multiple motors to power everything from electric bicycles to medium-duty trucks.  

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Toyota: $70 Billion for Electrification; Li-Cycle Ups Recycling Capacity; Paper Batteries?

Toyota ups its BEV lineup but still is keeping ICEs around, while a Canadian recycler is expanding a facility and paper batteries that biodegrade in a month are developed.

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U.S. Utilities Partner on Charging Network; Union Spiff in Danger?; VW Battery Partnerships

A new nationwide fast-charging network is coming, while a union-specific spiff for BEVs in the U.S. remains a point of contention.

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Our team of analysts and researchers keep close tabs on the latest trends in batteries; charging technology and infrastructure; battery recycling; electric motors and related power control and conversion technologies; and electric all-wheel-drive systems.We compile market data internationally, keep current on policy and regulations, offer detailed forecasts on powertrain take rates globally and conduct exclusive industry surveys.

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