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Volkswagen says EV batteries to last "the life of the car"

Volkswagen says EV batteries to last "the life of the car"

In an announcement last month, Volkswagen joined Nissan and Tesla as the only automakers to explicitly warranty not just the batteries in its cars but specifically how much life it expects them to retain. Frank Blome, the head of VW's Center of Excellence in Battery Cells, said in an outward facing... read more

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Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada [CREDIT - YouTube user California Phantom]

Tesla Model Y production will strain battery supplies: Panasonic

Tesla's main battery supplier, Panasonic, says the two companies won't have enough battery-building capacity to support production of the Model Y. In a conference announcing... read more May 14, 2019 by

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Could battery lawsuits, material shortages delay some EVs?

Shortages of raw materials for batteries, as well as a new lawsuit among battery suppliers, may lead to delays in some upcoming electric cars. On Thursday, according to... read more May 6, 2019 by

Tesla Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada

Tesla self-driving, battery production challenges, Qiantu K50: Today's Car News

Tesla announced plans to launch its self-driving network, and a report showed problems with battery production at Panasonic's battery-supply operations in Nevada. We took a... read more April 23, 2019 by

2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

Report: Battery shortages lead to Audi E-tron production delays

Building electric cars is harder than it looks. According to a report last week in the Brussels Times, Audi is delaying the production of its planned E-tron Sportback and... read more April 22, 2019 by

Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada [CREDIT - YouTube user California Phantom]

Tesla launches battery recycling at Nevada Gigafactory

In its latest environmental impact statement, Tesla announced that it will open its own battery recycling facility. Tesla has been recycling batteries made at the factory... read more April 16, 2019 by

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EV batteries give new jolt to old lithium mining in North Carolina

One of the biggest challenges for building electric-car batteries has been sourcing enough lithium, which is mostly mined overseas. Though the world has no shortage of... read more April 11, 2019 by

Lucid Air prototype during high-speed test at Transportation Research Center, Ohio

Tesla sales, Audi e-tron range, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota hybrid patents: The Week in Reverse

Which startup automaker got a big boost toward production this week? What automakers opened some of its patent library for free until 2030? This is our look back at the Week... read more April 6, 2019 by



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