Electric vehicle news keeps flowing at a rapid pace (just like electric car sales). Below are dozens of stories we didn’t write about but which deserve some love.
Electric Car News
Smart & Sustainable Island: First electric cars for private customers on Astypalea
“Thanos Papagiannis, the first ID.3 customer on Astypalea, says: ‘E- mobility is a perfect match for Astypalea. The distances here are short, the power consumption is low, and the charging network is now very well developed. I really hope that Astypalea will inspire other regions to increase their efforts for climate protection adopting e-mobility solutions.'”
VinFast will become the leading electric vehicle company in the Israeli market: B-EV Motors Chairman
“VinFast has chosen B-EV Motors as its electric vehicle distributor representative in Israel. According to the agreement, B-EV Motors will only distribute VinFast products, and VinFast and B-EV Motors will be the first to introduce unprecedented policies to the Israeli market.
“Israel is aiming to reach 100% electric vehicles on its roads by 2030 and the adaptability of its transportation infrastructure represent the driving forces behind the country’s development of electrified mobility. These qualities combined with Israel’s other distinctive conditions: short driving distances, lower electricity prices compared to raw materials, and advanced technical infrastructure make the country an ideal market for VinFast to rapidly promote its brand and products.”
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 will receive product enhancements for 2023 model year
“Hyundai has enhanced its multi award-winning IONIQ 5 with the introduction of the 2023 model year.
“The updated IONIQ 5 range will be also available with a new 77.4kWh battery, along with several range enhancements and new features.”
London Electric Vehicle Company expands European network with new dealership in Latvia
“Growth of LEVC’s European dealership network continues with the announcement of its first partner in Latvia.”
Bank of America funds electric vehicles and expansion for Wayne Health Mobile Unit
NHS Lothian invests over half a million pounds into electric fleet
EV Technology Group prepares for global growth with the appointment of former Lotus executive Dan Burge as Chief Product Officer and the opening of new United States office
From dream to reality: the 1972 electric T2 Bulli that inspired the new ID. Buzz
Global debuts, iconic supercars and new electric vehicles: London’s exclusive new motoring event opens its doors
Latest CUPRA Born safety technology aims to reduce cyclist and pedestrian injuries
The all-new Kia Niro EV will be on public display at Fully Charged Live at the end of this month
Kia UK reveals pricing and specifications for all-new Niro range
DOE announces 15 universities selected for EcoCAR electric vehicle challenge
Autonomy launches EV subscriptions in Sacramento, furthering its California expansion
Investindustrial supports Sustainable Automotive Innovation with a stake in Rimac Group | Investindustrial renews Rimac investment
NIO reaches strategic partnership with WWF on protecting national parks
In Paris, this car park is receiving more than 500 charging points
Saemes to install over 1,000 charging points in Paris car parks
Saemes and its partner TotalEnergies commission the largest car park equipped with electric charging stations in France
NIO opens new route under Power Up Plan in Fujian, East China
Ford Pro launches end-to-end charging solution to help customers boost electrified fleet productivity
Tesla says its Supercharger network covers all cities in Shanxi, North China
Nordic EV charging frontrunners Kempower and Virta partner up to accelerate the ramp-up of fast-charging services in Europe
Kempower to deliver DC chargers “at scale” to Mer in Norway
BluWave-ai EV everywhere product turns EVs into managed distributed storage for electricity grids
Porsche and Audi form Premium Charging Alliance in Japan
Prime Minister Boris Johnson praises Switch Mobility’s investment during trade visit to India
EV Batteries & Motors
CATL EVOGO battery swap service officially launched in Xiamen
Yichun Times New Energy Mining, a subsidiary of Ningde Times, obtained the prospecting right of Yichun Lithium-bearing Ceramic Mine
Li-Cycle completes commercial agreements with LG Chem and LG Energy Solution, who have recognized Li-Cycle as their preferred
Lithium-ion battery recycling partner in North America
Li-Cycle selects Veolia as a partner for its lithium-ion battery recycling plant
Schaeffler strengthens sustainable supply chain for electric motors
Battery recycler completes agreements with LG Energy Solution, LG Chem Ltd.
Meet the recycling startup hustling to keep EV batteries out of landfills
These plastic batteries could help store renewable energy on the grid
A nonflammable electrolyte for ultrahigh−voltage (4.8 V−Class) Li||NCM811 cells with a wide temperature range of 100 °C
LPO offers 1st conditional commitment for critical Materials Project for Syrah Vidalia to support domestic EV Supply Chain
POSCO Holdings begins construction of Saltwater Lithium Plant in Argentina.
AI, Autonomous Driving
Pony.ai becomes the 1st Autonomous Driving Company to receive a taxi license in China
UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus takes to the roads of Scotland for the first time
DeepRoute.ai announces most advanced SUV Robotaxi fleet
Beta secures $375M in latest funding round
Tires, Sustainable Rubber
Bridgestone collaboration with NRGene achieves new milestones in the assembly of Multiple Guayule Genomes
“Today we mark another important milestone towards expanding natural rubber resources and reducing production costs,” said Dr. Gil Ronen, founder and CEO of NRGene. “Using Guayule, Bridgestone could not only meet the critical performance standards for the tire industry but also produce more sustainable products, relying on domestic plant-based resources.”
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