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BMW: we won't mass-produce electric cars until 2020, with cheaper cells

BMW: we won't mass-produce electric cars until 2020, with cheaper cells

BMW sold more than 100,000 cars with plugs last year, adding together its battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models. That's roughly on a par with Tesla, and ahead of both General Motors and Nissan, two other pioneers in modern electric cars. The company has put far more plug-in cars on the road to... read more

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Prototype for Lucid electric car due in 2018

Lucid electric 'executive sedan': 100-kwh battery, 1,000-hp motor

From small startups to major established automakers, many companies have Tesla Motors in their sights. But Lucid Motors—the California-based startup formerly known as... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
Samsung SDI battery plant in Xi'an, China

Samsung wants to be major battery player, just like LG Chem

The market for lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars is currently dominated by a handful of companies. Korean electronics giant Samsung hopes to become one of those... read more September 8, 2016 by


 
BMW i8 Protonic Red Special Edition, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Samsung Hungarian battery plant to open in 2018, perhaps for BMW electric cars?

Anticipated increases in electric-car production in 2018 and later now have battery suppliers scrambling to add manufacturing capacity. One of the major players is Korean... read more September 2, 2016 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

Samsung takes stake in Chinese electric-car maker BYD, joining Warren Buffett

As cars come to rely increasingly on electronic systems, non-traditional companies are making forays into the car business. Google continues to develop its autonomous-driving... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
Samsung SDI battery plant in Xi'an, China

Samsung says sayonara to fuel cells, focuses on batteries for electric cars

South Korea's Samsung SDI has decided to drop its hydrogen fuel-cell division, and focus future development resources exclusively on batteries for electric cars. Samsung SDI... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla talks to LG, Samsung about Model 3 battery cell supplies

Since the start of Tesla Model S electric-car production in 2012, the company's lithium-ion cells have been supplied by its Japanese partner Panasonic. That applies to the... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

Have battery makers become more important for electric cars than carmakers?

When it comes to electric cars, range and cost are still two of the biggest obstacles barring the way to mass adoption. Carmakers strive to put battery packs with the most... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
Audi publicity image for Q6 all-electric SUV, which is to use cells from LG Chem and Samsung SDI

Audi Electric SUV To Target Tesla With LG Chem, Samsung Cells

This much we know: a concept for the future Audi Q6 "coupe" SUV will be shown at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. We also know an all-electric Q6 e-tron version... read more August 13, 2015 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx owned by Tom Moloughney

Samsung Buys Battery Business From Magna To Boost Electric-Car Capabilities

Samsung is making bigger moves into the electric vehicle (EV) realm with news that its “materials and energy” subsidiary Samsung SDI has acquired the battery pack... read more February 27, 2015 by


 
Toyota solid-state battery prototype

Samsung Leads Funding Round For Seeo Solid-State Battery Startup

A California-based startup company is looking to commercialize its solid-state battery chemistry, and now it's getting some help from a company you've likely heard of. Seeo... read more December 11, 2014 by


 
First BMW i8s delivered to customers

BMW, Samsung To Share Electric-Car Battery Tech With Other Makers

BMW has announced that it's open to sharing the battery technology it uses in its i3 and i8 plug-in vehicles with other automakers. The company hopes that by sharing the... read more July 15, 2014 by


 
Ford and Samsung's dual battery system

Ford, Samsung's Twin Battery For Braking Regeneration, Stop-Start

Electrification is becoming an increasingly important factor in improving the fuel efficiency of vehicles. Cars like the Toyota Prius hybrid made it mainstream, but there are... read more June 10, 2014 by


 
2008 Samsung QM5

Samsung To Make Electric Cars As Well As Smartphones, Etc.?

Would you buy a car from the same company that made your phone? Rumors of an Apple "iCar" have circulated for some time now, though they're largely viewed as not... read more December 18, 2013 by


 
2014 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover with 'Falcon Doors' open

Tesla's Talks With Samsung For Electric-Car Batteries Get More Serious

Tesla is looking for a new partner to produce electric-car batteries in addition to its current maker, Panasonic, and it may have found one. Or not. Reuters reports that... read more October 6, 2013 by


 

 
 

 
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