EV batteries

Tesla Signs New Chinese Battery Supply Deals

Tesla has signed new long-term contracts with China-based battery-materials suppliers, in hopes to continue securing necessary minerals for electric vehicles (EVs) in the years to come. Tesla signed pricing agreements with both Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co. and CNGR Advanced Material Co. to supply the automaker minerals through the mid-decade, according to stock-exchange statements from each […]

Stellantis, Samsung SDI to Build $2.5 Billion EV Battery Factory in Indiana

Stellantis and Samsung SDI on Tuesday announced plans to build a $2.5 billion USD electric vehicle (EV) battery factory in Kokomo, Indiana. The factory is expected to be up and running by 2025. It will be located near Stellantis’ existing engine, casting, and transmission plants in the region, where it is investing another $229 million […]

Tesla ‘Agreed’ to Build a Battery and EV Plant in Indonesia, Says Government

Tesla has “agreed” to install production capacity for electric vehicles (EVs) and the batteries they run on in Indonesia, the country’s head of investments, Bahlil Lahadalia, recently said, reports Benar News (via Electrek). The news comes a week after Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in Texas to reportedly discuss […]

Tesla Asks Panasonic for Faster Development of 4680 Battery Cells

Hirokazu Umeda, chief financial officer (CFO) of Panasonic, said during a post-results briefing that the company is being asked by Tesla to increase the supply of 2170 battery cells and to speed up the development of its next-generation 4680 batteries — reports Bloomberg. Following news of Panasonic pondering a new U.S. battery factory in Oklahoma or […]

Volvo Invests in StoreDot, an Israeli Fast-Charging Battery Tech Firm

Legacy Swedish automaker Volvo on Tuesday announced an investment in StoreDot, an Israeli company that is working on electric vehicle (EV) batteries capable of extreme-fast charging. The investment was made through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, Volvo’s venture capital unit. StoreDot is working on disruptive battery tech capable of adding 257 miles (160 km) of […]

Samsung to Bring its EV Battery Tech to Smartphones: Report

South Korean battery manufacturer Samsung SDI is looking to apply its electric vehicle (EV) battery production wisdom to smartphone batteries — reports The Elec. Samsung SDI supplies EV batteries to several automakers, including BMW and Stellantis. The battery maker even vied for contracts from Tesla last year when it produced samples of the EV maker’s new […]
A studio shot of the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck Range, Battery Size, and Weight Estimated [VIDEO]

In a recently published YouTube video, MotorMatchup sets out on a detailed physics analysis to estimate the weight, battery size, and range of Tesla’s much-anticipated Cybertruck. The Cybertruck will be produced at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, and it will feature the same 4680 battery cells and structural battery pack as Texas-made Model Ys. According to […]

Tesla Reportedly Closes BYD Deal for ‘Blade’ EV Batteries: Report

Tesla may have just signed a deal with BYD, a Chinese manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs) and the batteries that power them, to supply the company’s Gigafactory in Shanghai with enough lithium iron phosphate (LFP) ‘Blade’ batteries to produce 204,000 cars per year — reports CnEVPost. That amounts to around 45% of Giga Shanghai’s 2021 […]

Legacy Tesla Model S/X to Get Pyro Fuse End-of-Life Warnings

According to a recent tweet from Tesla owner and software data miner @greentheonly, Tesla has added new fault codes in its latest firmware versions to warn users when a “pyro fuse has reached life expectancy.” Tesla is adding a "pyro fuse has reached life expectancy" fault codes in latest firmwares because pyro fuses in model […]

NIO Reportedly Seeking BYD Batteries for Sub-Brand: Report

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker NIO is on the verge of signing a deal with battery giant BYD to supply batteries for the former’s upcoming sub-brand, according to a Thursday report from local media publication 36kr (via CNEVPost). Just a couple months ago, NIO surpassed BYD as the most valuable car brand in China, and the […]

Toyota to Partner with BYD for Affordable China-Only EV, Report Says 

Veteran Japanese carmaker Toyota has reportedly partnered with Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer BYD, to use the latter’s battery technology in an upcoming all-electric sedan, slated to launch exclusively in China in late 2022 — reports Automotive News. Toyota turns to BYD for new China EV battery tech, report says https://t.co/fqbR0R1UnK pic.twitter.com/2wthRvLviB — Automotive News […]

NIO Pilot Program Lets Owners Share Car Batteries with Others in China

NIO today launched a new “battery sharing” pilot program on its app that allows participants to share their 100-kWh long-range battery packs with others in exchange for compensation in the form of NIO Credits — reports CnEVPost. Currently, NIO is the only EV manufacturer in the Chinese market with a model that includes battery swapping, with […]