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Scania invests in battery assembly plant

With the rapid expansion of Scania’s electrified range of trucks, buses and engines, the company plans to, over several years, invest well over 1 billion SEK in a battery assembly plant in Södertälje, Sweden. The initial step is a 18,000-square metre facility and the construction will start early 2021 with the aim to be fully…
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14th December 2020 0

GRIDSERVE opens UK’s first electric forecourt

UK-wide network of over 100 Electric Forecourts® powered by net zero carbon energy will solve EV charging concerns and pave the way to mass EV adoption well ahead of 2030 petrol and diesel ban. New net zero EV leasing service, also launched today by GRIDSERVE, brings cost of driving electric well below that of petrol…
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8th December 2020 0

ABB to supply charging technology to Gen 3 cars racing in ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

ABB is proud to announce that it will provide the charging technology for the Gen3 cars in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship – the first all-electric global race series. ABB has been title partner of the championship since Season 4. Gen3 cars will be racing as of Season 9 (2022-2023), with the vehicles…
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24th November 2020 0

Electric vehicle charging points installed in Wichelstowe parking spaces

More than 130 parking bays in Wichelstowe have the cutting-edge technology set up so that visitors and people living there can plug in their electric cars when they park up. Source: https://www.connectedkerb.com/stories/2020-08-10-electric-vehicle-charging-points-installed-in-wichelstowe-parking-spaces/ This is one of the first developments in the country to include electric vehicle charging facilities beyond private driveways. Around 3,000 homes will…
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24th August 2020 0

ABB breaks ground on $30 million facility for EV chargers to meet global demand

ABB has marked the start of construction at its new facility in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy, which will serve as a global Center of Excellence and production site for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The 16,000 square meter facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2021. As a global market leader in e-mobility…
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19th August 2020 0

Quest to improve battery performance leads to discovery of rare glassy metal

Materials scientists scrutinizing the first few moments of battery recharging encountered an astonishing entity. Their discovery defied expectations, logic and experience. More importantly, it may open the door to better batteries, faster catalysts and other materials science leaps. Scientists from Idaho National Laboratory and University of California San Diego investigated the earliest stages of lithium…
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7th August 2020 0

EV Charge Points at supermarkets double in two years

The number of electric vehicles (EV) charge points at supermarkets have doubled in the last two years, according to data analysed by Zap-Map and the RAC. Some 542 EV charger units were installed by supermarkets from the end of October 2017 to the end of 2019, taking the total on their sites to 1,115 –…
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16th June 2020 0

Northvolt and Hydro launch joint venture to enable electric vehicle battery recycling

· Hydro and Northvolt establish a joint venture, Hydro Volt, to harness recycling synergies between battery and aluminum industries · Hydro Volt aims to leverage the advanced Norwegian market for electric vehicles to secure sustainable feed of battery materials · Joint recycling hub to start operations in Norway in 2021 STOCKHOLM/OSLO – Northvolt and Hydro…
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16th June 2020 0

Steatite delivers first battery module to power NOC’s latest Autosub

Steatite has delivered the first battery module for the National Oceanography Centre’s latest autonomous research submersible, Autosub 2KUI. Steatite is a partner at the NOC’s Marine Robotics Innovation Centre and has been working collaboratively with the NOC for several years. The Autosub Long Range, more affectionately known as Boaty McBoatface, is already powered by Steatite…
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16th June 2020 0

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