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BMW Brilliance Automotive expands EV battery factory in China

The BMW Group continues to drive the expansion of electro-mobility as part of its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT. To achieve this, the company and is adapting its production structures to growing demand for fully and partially electrified vehicles. Just seven months after opening its battery factory in China, the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint […]

PSA forms a JV with Nidec for electric traction motors

PSA Group and Japan-based Nidec have announced the establishment of Nidec-PSA emotors, a joint venture dedicated to the design, development, manufacture and sale of electric traction motors. The agreement was recently formalized by MM Shigenobu Nagamori, CEO of Nidec, and Carlos Tavares, CEO of PSA Group. Both CEOs recognized the strategic importance of high-performance traction […]

Plug-in Vehicles Consumed Nearly Two Terawatt-hours of Electricity in 2017

The amount of electricity consumed by plug-in electric vehicles has increased nearly 100 times from 0.02 terawatt-hours in 2011 to 1.94 terawatt-hours in 2017, according to the US DOE data. The share of electricity consumption from all-electric increased compared to the electricity consumption from plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. In 2017, BEVs accounted for about 57% […]

Electric truck, 3-wheeler & concept car + regular EVs on world’s biggest EV rally

As usual the WAVE Trophy, the world’s biggest electric vehicle rally is attracting a whole range of unusual EVs and development projects.  These include an electric truck, a three wheeler and new super car which will all the conventional EVs and e-bikes on this year’s rally through Switzerland. This fits in with the WAVE Trophy […]

Siemens and Northvolt partner in next-gen lithium-ion battery cell production

Siemens and Northvolt announced a partnership for the development of best-in-class technology to produce high-quality, green lithium-ion batteries. The partnership, which will be supported by Siemens through an investment of EUR 10 million, also includes the supply of lithium-ion batteries. To mitigate the effects of climate change, Europe is accelerating its transition to renewable energies. […]