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Northvolt Raises $600 Million in Equity to Invest in Capacity Expansion, R&D & Giga-scale Recycling

Institutional investors Baillie Gifford, Baron Capital Group, Bridford Investments Limited, Norrsken VC & PCS Holding participate in a $600 million private placement together with private investors Cristina Stenbeck and Daniel Ek

How Is Panasonic Responding To Tesla Battery Day?

Tesla’s Battery Day was a landmark event for the company. The Silicon Valley automaker plans to begin efforts to produce its own battery cells. Where does that leave Tesla’s existing battery suppliers

Coal Dropped from 26.9% of US Electricity to 17.7% in 3 Years

Electricity from coal power plants has declined from 26.9% of US electricity generation in the first 7 months of 2018 to 17.7% of US electricity in the first 7 months of 2020. Furthermore, that’s down from 33% in 2015, 39% in 2014, 45% in 2010, and 50% in

Tesla “Pilot” Battery Factory = 13th Largest Battery Factory in World

Tesla revealed at its Battery Day this week that it intends to produce 3 terawatt-hours (TWh) of batteries a year by 2030. That’s more than Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (aka Benchmark Minerals) was forecasting for all lithium-ion battery production combined before Battery Day

The New Nissan ARIYA: An Exclusive Interview With Nissan Chief Engineer Hikaru Nakajima

The ARIYA, Nissan’s new crossover electric vehicle, was announced on the 15th of July. Besides a base price of 5 million yen ($47,000), there are few details available to the public, and deliveries will not start until the middle of 2021. Until then, several exciting new EVs from Nissan’s competitors (Honda e, DS 3 Crossback E-tense, Lexus UX-300e, Mazda MX-30) will be released. Is it worth waiting for the

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The Secret of Tesla Battery Day

For years, in discussions about future batteries, fanboys have touted the big breakthrough that would make batteries better, cheaper, safer, lighter, etc. — as if touched by a magic want. That is not how progress in science or engineering is made. It is always the dwarf standing on the giant’s shoulders that sees new possibilities beyond the old horizons

Tesla Giga Texas Will Be Colossal, Plans Start Trickling Out

In Austin, Texas, Tesla is planning to create not just another Gigafactory, but a massive one. For weeks, construction has been going on to build the $1.1 billion factory. And just recently, Tesla filed a site plan that gives us a glimpse of just how large this new factory will be