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Northvolt: $3 Billion For 2 Battery Gigafactories In Europe

August 6th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Northvolt just raised another $1.6 billion in debt, bringing total debt and equity raised to $3 billion. We recently interview Northvolt CEO Peter Carlsson about Northvolt's history and plans, giving much more insight and depth to what Northvolt's plans are with that $3 billion


Mercedes-Benz & CATL Team Up

August 6th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the largest EV battery producers on the planet, CATL, and a luxury automaker out of Germany you might have heard of, Mercedes-Benz, have teamed up to "lead in battery technology."


The EV Battery Metal Index

August 4th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

While many may think of lithium, cobalt, and maybe now nickel when they think of Tesla batteries, there are a lot more components that go into the creation of an electric vehicle's battery. Mining.com earlier this year launched its EV Battery Metals Index to specifically measure the value of metals that are used in batteries


Sony Consumer EV, Panasonic Getting Maxwell Tech, 2 Non-Tesla European Gigafactories — CleanTech News Show #19

August 2nd, 2020 | by Chanan Bos

This is the 19th broadcast of CleanTechnica’s weekly news show. We now also have a Patreon page! This week’s show covers Panasonic claims regarding future batteries, whether Sony's concept EV might reach the market after all, two non-Tesla Gigafactory wannabees, a green skyscraper (half of which is made out of wood), the ITER fusion reactor entering the assembly phase — and much more!


Tesla’s Newest Partnership With An HBCU Is A Great Thing

July 31st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla is partnering with Huston-Tillotson University to provide internships and jobs for its students. Huston-Tillotson University (HT), which is in Austin, TX, welcomed Tesla and announced that Tesla is collaborating with HT for student internships


19% Of MINI Plugin Sales Are In The UK

July 31st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The MINI Electric has been produced at MINI's Oxford plant for the past year, and the factory just produced its 11,000th MINI Electric. If only 007 would drive one of these in a coming James Bond film — then MINI could perhaps produce and sell 11,000 a quarter instead of 11,000 a year!


Electric Van News — 4 More Stories

July 31st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Along with the news of 4 new electric vans in the UK and Europe, we've collected 4 other electric van stories in the past week that didn't get their own articles but seemed worth highlighting


Tesla’s Big Advantage: Culture of Fast Action

July 29th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The history of Tesla is a collection of individual stories. Some of these are comical, some are tragic, many are inspiring, and some have morals — object lessons that illustrate the reasons for Tesla’s surprising success


Tesla’s Lithium & Nickel Sourcing — Australia? Bolivia? China?

July 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Following some of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's comments regarding battery production during the quarterly Tesla conference call for shareholders last week, I decided to have two long conversations with Howard Klein and Rodney Hooper of RK Equity about the EV battery production and mining industries


VW’s Accra Factory Starts Production, & Toyota & Nissan Also Set To Open Plants This Year. We Hope They Add EVs Soon!

July 25th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Ghana’s new Automotive Development Policy has encouraged VW, Toyota, and Nissan to look into opening assembly plants in the country. The Ghana Automotive Development Policy provides the necessary framework to establish assembly and manufacturing capacity in Ghana. The initial focus will be on new passenger cars, SUVs, and light commercial vehicles which would include pickups, minibuses, and cargo vans. VW Ghana’s new vehicle assembly plant has already started production in Accra’s North Industrial Area



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