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

Toyota will spend $13.5 billion to develop EV battery technology and supplies by 2030

Toyota Motor said on Tuesday it expects to spend more than $13.5 billion (about INR 99,030 crores) by 2030 to develop batteries and its battery supply system – a bid to lead key automotive technology in the next decade . The world’s largest automaker by volume, which pioneered gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles with the popular Prius, … 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

Baidu claims that its robot has reached L5 autonomy and will not need a human to operate

Baidu recently revealed that their robocar is capable of level 5 (L5) autonomous driving functionality. In other words, this means that the vehicle without a steering wheel and gull-wing automatic doors does not need a human to operate. He can drive independently with the same ability as a human driver. In fact, it could also … Read more

Award-winning battery pioneer Akira Yoshino at Tesla, Apple and the electric future

Akira Yoshino, co-winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work with lithium-ion batteries, can take credit for the revolution in the automotive and technology industries. Li-ion batteries provided the first serious competition in a century for fossil fuels and transportation combustion engines. Now an honorary member of Asahi Kasei, the Japanese chemical … 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

Electric vehicle startups looking for low-cost roads for mass production

Electric car and van startups racing to become the next Tesla all want to avoid Elon Musk’s journey through “manufacturing hell.” But electric vehicle companies like British van company Arrival SA and Fisker are taking very different paths to overcome the challenges of the profitable mass production that nearly broke Tesla. Some have found investors … Read more

The Electric Vehicle Boom Is New to Automated Machinery Manufacturers

The increased investment by new and established automakers in the electric vehicle market is a bonanza for factory equipment manufacturers that provide highly automated pickaxes and shovels to miners in the EV gold rush. The good times for manufacturers of robots and other factory equipment reflect the broader recovery of manufacturing in the United States. … Read more