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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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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.

Electrified Vehicles Motors

GM to Replace Modules in All Recalled Bolts; Tesla Superchargers Set for Ramp-Up

Three model years of the Chevy Bolt will get all new modules, whether they’ve experienced battery-related fires or not, as GM aims to solve the lingering issue.

Electrification Batteries

Choosing the Best Path to Zero Emissions

Experts discuss whether limiting tailpipe emissions or mandating ZEV volumes is the most effective way to meet the Biden Admin.’s goal of selling 50% electric vehicles by 2030.

Propulsion Electrification

Tesla 4680 Cell Problem Child?; CATL Sodium-Ion Cell; LG’s Indonesian JV With Hyundai

Tesla’s in-house 4680 cell could be seeing a slower-than-expected rollout, while CATL says it has developed a faster-charging cell and LG and Hyundai will begin Li-ion manufacturing in Indonesia.

Electrification Batteries

Outlook Q4 2020: Closing the Loop

Wards Intelligence, Industry Analyst – Electrification, Christie Schweinsberg, looks at the market potential for reclaimed Li-ion batteries and the ecosystem needed to support it.

Batteries Electrification

Is the Age of Solid-State Upon Us?; Enel Smart Charging News; U.K. Gigafactory

QuantumScape, Solid Power and Toyota make solid-state news this week, while Enel partners on smart charging and Britishvolt wants to build the U.K.’s first Gigafactory.

Electrification Batteries

Volvo Trucks Coming to Market With All-Electric Class 8 Trucks

The truck maker, a subsidiary of the Swedish conglomerate AB Volvo, announced Dec. 3 it would begin marketing an all-electric version of its VNR or regional-haul truck in early 2021 in the U.S. and Canada.

Commercial Vehicles Electrification

Volvo Moving Motor Production In-House

Volvo is taking steps to manufacture its own electric motors as it looks to its future as an electric-only automaker.

Propulsion Electrification

AutoTech Check: ’20 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring

Lincoln’s 2020 Aviator Grand Touring plug-in hybrid packs enough punch to satisfy enthusiasts while offering enough all-electric capability to accommodate green drivers.

Propulsion Electrification

Hyundai’s New BEV Platform to Feature 800V and Bi-Directional Charging

The Korean automaker’s new E-GMP dedicated electrification platform will have an 800V architecture standard, enabling faster charge time.

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