Explained: How Electric Vehicles Can Be Enhanced With Solid State Batteries

Solid-state batteries can be a game changer for electric vehicles (EVs), storing more energy, charging faster and offering greater safety than liquid lithium ion batteries, helping to accelerate the shift from fossil fuel-powered cars. How are they different from liquid lithium ion batteries? Solid-state batteries use thin layers of solid electrolytes, which carry lithium ions … Read more

Munich Motor Show 2021: Tiny Chips Cast Big Shadow on Automakers

As automakers gathered in Munich on Monday to launch almost exclusively zero-emission or low-emission vehicles, a continuing shortage of semiconductors cast a long shadow over the first major auto show since before the pandemic began. Forced to close factories last year, automakers now face increasing competition from the consumer electronics industry for chip deliveries. This … Read more

Electric vehicle charging network in Great Britain will be greatly expanded by Shell, will install 50,000 poles by 2025

Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday announced plans to widely expand its network of electric vehicle charging points in Britain, with the goal of installing 50,000 street stations by 2025. Shell will implement the plans through Ubitricity, an on-street charging point company it acquired in February and which operates around 3,600 chargers in Britain. The expansion … Read more

Tata Tigor EV with range up to 306 km launched in India Starting at Rs. 11.99 Lakhs

The Tata Tigor EV was launched in India on Tuesday, following its launch last week. Second electric vehicle (EV) for the personal segment of the Indian manufacturer, after the Nexon EV, the Tigor is named as the cheapest EV in the country. It is available in three finishes – XE, XM and XZ + – … Read more

Amazon-backed electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian Archives for IPO

Electric vehicle maker Rivian said it has confidentially filed an initial public offering with regulators, setting the stage for a successful year-end market debut as it appears to enter a bullish IPO market in the United States. Rivian, which counts Amazon.com, Soros Fund Management and BlackRock among its top investors, will seek a valuation of … Read more

Tesla autopilot faces US investigation after 11 crashes, CEO Elon Musk defends

US safety officials have opened a preliminary investigation into Tesla’s autopilot after identifying 11 accidents involving the driver assistance system, officials said on Monday. Incidents dating back to 2018 included one fatal accident and seven that resulted in injuries to 17 people, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency “is committed to … Read more