BYD's battery arm FinDreams vows to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045

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Chinese automaker BYD's battery manufacturing division FinDreams Battery has recently announced its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in all its operations and supply ch...

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Scientists demonstrate two new battery chemistries: water and calcium

The calcium-oxygen battery developed by scientists at China's Fudan University is stable in air and can be made into flexible fibres to produce next-generation wearables. Photo: Fudan University

Scientific teams working in Australia and China have demonstrated two new battery chemistries that could supplant lithium-ion batteries in the coming years, thus overcoming the pos...

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Xpeng plans 30 new models to survive Chinese competition

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Chinese EV company Xpeng will launch 30 new models in the coming three years to survive what its Chairman and CEO He Xiaopeng called a 'sea of blood' --- the competition between Ch...

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BYD goes upscale, plans to launch multiple luxury models this year

The BYD Yangwang U8 has raised comparisons with the Range Rover. Image: BYD

Chinese carmaker BYD plans to launch a number of "high-end luxury" models by the end of this year, the company told the Hong Kong stock market in an exchange filing. The move refle...

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Stellantis evaluates building Leapmotor EVs at Mirafiori complex in Italy

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Carmaker Stellantis could build up to 150,000 low-cost electric vehicles (EVs) at the company's Mirafiori complex in Turin from 2026 or 2027, news reports say. The company is repor...

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BYD takes aim at US market, evaluating EV plant in Mexico

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Chinese battery and electric vehicle powerhouse BYD is preparing to set up an EV factory in Mexico, the head of its Mexican operations told reporters. The company has launched a fe...

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GAC Aion begins construction of EV plant in Thailand

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Chinese electric automaker GAC Aion has recently begun the construction of its first overseas EV production facility in Thailand. Located in Rayong province in the country's Easter...

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Solid-state batteries to gain traction in terms of adoption in the coming years

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The overall penetration rate of solid-state batteries across the globe is expected to be 1.7 percent and 8.4 percent by 2025 and 2030 respectively, according to an estimation by CI...

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China's Geely launches 11 satellites to aid driverless cars

The Zeekr 001 is among Geely's models that can use the satellites for navigation and communication. Image: Geely

ZeekChinese automaker Geely Holding announced the company launched 11 low-earth orbit satellites last week to support navigation for driverless cars. The launch, from Xichang Satel...

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BYD-FAW battery JV begins mass production of 'blade battery' in China

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FAW-FinDreams, the joint venture between BYD's battery arm FinDreams and automaker FAW, has recently started mass roll-out of battery packs for electric vehicles in China, for...

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China's RE capacity to overtake coal, industry body asks for battery incentives to speed up additions

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China's installed wind and solar capacity will overtake its coal generation capacity this year, according to forecasts from the China Electricity Council (CEC). The industry body's...

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Tesla plans LFP battery supply chain in Nevada gigafactory

Tesla is bringing its supply chain for lithium iron phosphate batteries (LFP) to the US, media reports suggest. The electric vehicle maker is looking to expand its battery facility...

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Hyundai Motor signs four-year battery material supply deal with Ganfeng Lithium

Korean auto giant, Hyundai Motor Group has signed a four-year supply agreement with China-based, Ganfeng Lithium, to acquire battery-grade lithium hydroxide -- a key electric vehic...

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SAIC-GM-Wuling reveal battery pack for commercial NEVs in China

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The automotive JV between SAIC, GM and Liuzhou Wuling Automobile in China has launched 'Wuling Red 1', a power battery pack designed for commercial new energy vehicles (N...

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Panasonic eyes productivity boost before third battery plant in North America

Panasonic's Lithium-ion EV battery plant in Dalian, China. Image: Panasonic

Panasonic might put its third battery plant in North America on hold and focus on boosting productivity instead, Group CEO Yuki Kusumi said in an interview. "I keep telling people ...

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Decarbonizing healthcare: Envision to supply 200 GWh RE power to Roche, four others

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Chinese greentech company Envision Energy has announced a three-year renewable energy supply with five global leading healthcare companies in a collaboration that helps decarbonize...

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BYD begins construction of 30GWh sodium-ion battery plant in China

Song Lewei, secretary of the Municipal Party Committee, and Wang Chuanfu, chairman and president of BYD, signing of 10 billion sodium-ion battery project between Huaihai, Nov. 2023

After concluding 2023, with record-break sales of 3 million new energy vehicles, Chinese automotive major, BYD has achieved yet another milestone with the groundbreaking ...

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BorgWarner forms JV with Chinese firm for power electronics in electric CV applications

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US-based BorgWarner has announced a joint venture with Shaanxi Fast Auto Drive Group, a China-based market-leading commercial vehicle (CV) parts supplier specializing in trans...

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China's revised NEV purchase tax policy comes into effect

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China's revised taxation policy for the purchase of new energy vehicles (NEVs) has come into effect from the start of this year. The current taxation scheme has replaced the t...

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NIO reveals next-gen battery swap station, 640 kW supercharger

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At the recently held NIO Day 2023 event in China, NIO revealed its latest, 4th-generation EV battery swapping station, a high-power supercharger, and charging installatio...

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Does the world have sufficient lithium? A review of scientific and industry discourse

Greenbushes in Western Australia, the world's largest lithium mine. Image courtesy: IGO

In the dynamic landscape of lithium, commonly known as "White Gold," the soaring demand (driven majorly by lithium battery electric vehicles and battery storage infrastructure) pre...

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US utility disconnects CATL batteries citing security concerns, sparking row

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An American company has disconnected large-scale CATL batteries attached to a US military base after politicians raised security concerns, in turn sparking angry reactions from the...

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Geely's Yiyi Power, NIO ink strategic partnership on battery swapping

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Chinese firms Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and NIO have recently signed a strategic partnership agreement on battery swapping, agreeing to carry out comprehensive co...

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Mercedes-Benz, BMW to jointly establish high-power EV charging network in China

In a bid to elevate the German-engineered e-mobility experience in China, Mercedes-Benz Group China and BMW Brilliance Automotive have reached an agreement to e...

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Audi-FAW's new EV plant in China to be operational by 2025

German automaker Audi has announced that the construction of Audi FAW NEV Company's production facility in Changchun city of China is advancing according to plan.&nb...

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Smartphone maker Xiaomi will launch five-seater EV next year

Smartphone company Xiaomi is getting into electric vehicles, according to filings released by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which is responsible f...

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Daily Shorts: Canadian satellite to monitor CO2 from space, global treaty on plastic pollution, and more

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Canadian emissions tracking company GHGSat launched Vanguard, a satellite that will help monitor CO2 emissions from individual industrial facilities such as coal plants and steel m...

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How China plans to put the brakes on methane, a gas that's 28 times deadlier than CO2

China has pledged to curb flaring from oil and gas wells as part of its measures to reduce methane. Image: Shutterstock

China has released its much-awaited plan to reduce methane emissions, but the results have been mixed, drawing praise and disappointment. The plan, outlined earlier this week towar...

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Daily Shorts: China's plan to cut methane, US to spend $440 mn on solar + battery in Puerto Rico, and more

Nikola has received non-binding orders for 277 trucks. Image: Nikola

China could unveil a plan to cut down methane emissions before the start of COP28 in Dubai, but might not set specific targets for reduction, media reports said. The plan is likely...

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Lithium demand slows as EV momentum falls, but miners stay bullish

Greenbushes in Western Australia, the world's largest lithium mine. Image courtesy: IGO

Albemarle, the world's largest lithium miner and among the largest suppliers of the mineral to EV battery makers, reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit and cut its annual f...

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