BATTERIES

Batteries

EV Battery Costs on Track to Hit Key Target by 2023

The goal is price parity between electrics and IC vehicles.
#sustainability

Aluminum

The Volkswagen ID.4: What You Need to Know

It was officially unveiled and is ready for order. What Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, calls “The most important launch for VW since the Beetle”
#Volkswagen

Hybrid

Tesla Outlines Next-Gen Battery and Other Future Plans

Breakthrough battery tech and $25,000 EV teased, but Wall Street wasn’t impressed
#tech #sustainability #Tesla

Labor

Ford Offers to Turn Canadian Plant into EV Factory

Plan would give Canada a role in shift to electrification
#americas #facilities #Ford

Batteries

Chinese EV Startup WM Motor Raises Record $1.5 Billion

Funding push expected to be followed by IPO in October
#asia

Sales

Lotus Demos Evija Hypercar

There are 5 driving modes. Spoiler alert: they’re all super fast. 
#Lotus #tech

Car/Ride Sharing

DiDi Partners with BYD on Ride-Share EVs

Purpose-built model to dominate DiDi's fleet
#BYD #asia

Batteries

Karma Teases Electric Sedan

Future models to wear GS badging
#Karma

Batteries

ZF: From Now on, Hybrid-Ready Transmission Development

This leading supplier of transmissions has decided that it will no longer develop units that can’t be deployed in hybrids. We find out why on “Autoline After Hours”
#Jeep #Ford #autolineafterhours

Regulations

Nikola Chairman Quits Amid Controversy

Stock price continues to tumble
#Nikola #people