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Business

Panasonic: Tesla Batteries Getting a Boost

Take your pick: extended driving ranges and/or improved packaging

The Age of Ultium?

GM’s plans for an electric future don’t include a name change…yet

Production

Suppliers’ Legal Battle Rattle EV Plans at Ford, GM, VW

Outcome could threaten timing of EV programs at all three carmakers

GM Readies New EVs

Rollout includes full-size Chevy pickup with 400-mile range

Batteries

Tesla to Expand Battery R&D Unit

“Roadrunner” design promises lower cost, more power, longer life

Batteries

Speaking Out: LG Chem’s Denise Gray Charges Ahead in a Male-Dominated Industry

A pioneering engineer and industry leader, who also happens to be an African-American woman

Hybrid

GM’s Barra Says EV Switch Will Take Decades

GM sets its own pace for an all-electric future

Marketing

Lucid Motors Moves Forward with EV Launch Plans

Validation testing expected to resume soon

Mobility

Conti Names New N. America President

Jeff Klei to retire; Bob Lee tapped as successor

Electronics

GM Unveils Its Commitment to EVs: What Does This Mean?

GM, no stranger to electric vehicles, is getting ready for an extensive build—and will start next year

Hybrid

GM Touts Cheaper EV Battery Tech

More power, more range, less cost

Hybrid

Audi’s EV Output Chokes on Battery Shortage

Problem may portend a wider auto industry issue in Europe

Hybrid

GM Makes Hamtramck an All-EV Plant

It’s alive! EVs give GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant a new life

Interiors

2021 Escalade Gets Giant OLED Display

If big screen picture quality is your thing, then the 2021 Cadillac Escalade may be the ultimate living room on wheels.

Batteries

Observation on the GM/LG Chem Battery JV

When an OEM and a supplier collaborate for battery production

Production

GM Loans Lordstown Plant Buyer $40 Million

General Motors has extended an open-ended, mortgage-like $40 million loan to the buyer of its sprawling auto plant in Lordstown, Ohio. The deal includes an option for GM to buy back the entire facility.

Business

GM, LG Chem Form Battery JV in Ohio

General Motors Co. and LG Chem Ltd. are forming a 50:50 joint venture to produce battery cells for electrified vehicles in Ohio.

Batteries

Northvolt Doubles EV Battery Capacity Target

Swedish electric car battery maker Northvolt AB now aims to launch 150 gigawatt-hours of production capacity in Europe by 2030, more than twice its previous goal.

Batteries

Tesla in Tentative Battery Supply Deal with CATL

Tesla has completed a non-binding deal to buy batteries for electric cars it makes in China from the country’s CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd.).

Business

LG Touts 5G Module

LG Group’s Innotek unit has developed the first 5G automotive module using Qualcomm Inc.’s Snapdragon 5G chip.

Batteries

Porsche in Talks with CATL on EV Batteries

Volkswagen AG’s Porsche unit has met several times with Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. about the Chinese company supplying lithium-ion batteries for future electric vehicles.

LG Innotek Touts Improved LED Tech

LG Group’s Innotek unit says it has developed a high-definition LED technology that can increase light dispersion from 100° to 180° when mounted on daytime running lamps or taillights.

Business

Report: VW to Invest in China Supply Base

Volkswagen AG is looking at ways to strengthen its supply base in China through joint ventures or equity stakes, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Batteries

Tesla to Use LG Chem Batteries in China?

Tesla Inc.’s new electric vehicle plant in China reportedly will buy batteries from multiple suppliers, starting with South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd.