Tesla to Expand Battery R&D Unit

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


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


GM’s Barra Says EV Switch Will Take Decades

GM sets its own pace for an all-electric future


Lucid Motors Moves Forward with EV Launch Plans

Validation testing expected to resume soon


Conti Names New N. America President

Jeff Klei to retire; Bob Lee tapped as successor


GM Touts Cheaper EV Battery Tech

More power, more range, less cost


Audi’s EV Output Chokes on Battery Shortage

Problem may portend a wider auto industry issue in Europe


GM Makes Hamtramck an All-EV Plant

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


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.


Observation on the GM/LG Chem Battery JV

When an OEM and a supplier collaborate for battery 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.


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.


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.


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.).


LG Touts 5G Module

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


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.


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.


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.


LG Chem Mulls 2nd U.S. Battery Plant

South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd. is considering building a second battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. to meet growing demand for electrified vehicles.


VW Says Its EV Battery Needs Are Secured through 2023

Volkswagen AG says it has lined up sufficient supplies of batteries for its electric vehicles for the next four years.


PSA to Make EV Batteries in Slovakia, Spain

PSA Group says it is preparing to assemble batteries for its plugin hybrid and all electric cars in Trnava, Slovakia, and Vigo, Spain


Mahindra to Hike EV Capacity Nearly Fivefold

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. says it will invest 10 billion rupees ($144 million) over three years to hike its annual capacity to make electric cars to 70,000 units from the current 15,000 vehicles.


Report: VW, Samsung Reassess Battery Deal

Volkswagen AG may revise its €50 billion ($56 billion) battery sourcing strategy for electrified vehicles because Samsung Electronics Co. can’t meet demand forecasts, sources tell Bloomberg News.