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EV manufacturing has begun to attract funds; trickle-down effect expected

Posted: August 27, 2020

Interest in electric vehicle stocks has been on the rise, buoyed largely by the success of Tesla’s China made Model 3s in 2020. Following Nio and Li Auto, Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has announced an IPO filing in the US aiming to raise about US$1.1 billion from a series of high profile investors. READ MORE...

CATL raises US$ 2.8 billion from UBS, JP Morgan, Honda

Posted: July 24, 2020

China-based electric vehicle battery manufacturer CATL has raised nearly US$2.8 billion from nine investors including UBS, JP Morgan and a Honda subsidiary in a deal worth over three times the funds raised with its IPO a couple of years ago. The proceeds will be directed at expanding production capacity and research and development activities. READ MORE...

Self-driving car startup Zoox is up for sale

Posted: May 7, 2020

Downturns are ideal times to buy distressed assets that you might not otherwise get a look at (Renault’s opportunistic acquisition of Nissan is an example of such a bargain in the automotive field).  Even if Zoox is a long shot bet it could make sense for a deep pocketed investor prepared to look at a […] READ MORE...

Nissan’s innovative e-POWER system comes to Thailand

Posted: May 5, 2020

Nissan in Thailand has officially confirmed it will soon launch its famous e-POWER technology in Thailand. This will make it one of the first countries internationally to have the technology that combines a 100% electric motor with a petrol engine to charge the battery, with no plug-in charging. READ MORE...

First Cobalt announces positive feasibility study results for their cobalt refinery

Posted: May 5, 2020

Blackstone Resources AG (SWX: BLS) is pleased to announce that First Cobalt has announced positive feasibility study results for their cobalt refinery. First Cobalt is an important investment interest in Blackstone’s battery metal mining portfolio. READ MORE...

Indian Lithium Plant Plan Advances as EV Market Boom Looms

Posted: May 5, 2020

Plans for India’s first lithium refinery are forging ahead after Neometals Ltd. and Manikaran Power Ltd approved a feasibility study for a project that aims to supply a nation set to become the fourth-largest electric-vehicle market by 2040. READ MORE...

BYD sets out European EV expansion strategy (Norway identified for introduction of 520km BYD Tang SUV)

Posted: May 4, 2020

BYD Europe has announced its strategy to embark upon the trial introduction of passenger cars in Europe, alongside longer-term plans to bring new BYD LCV and eTruck ranges to the European market. Source: Automotive World READ MORE...

SK Innovation Increases Planned Investment in U.S. EV Battery Business to $2.5 Billion

Posted: April 28, 2020

SK Innovation announced has announced plans for additional investment in its US battery business, following approval by the SK Innovation Board of Directors to fund the start of construction of a second electric vehicle battery plant in Georgia. Source: PR Newswire READ MORE...

Vitesco Technologies To Open New R&D Center In China, Underlining The Strategic Focus On Electrified Powertrains

Posted: April 21, 2020

Vitesco Technologies, the powertrain business of Continental, will build a research and development center in the Chinese port metropolis of Tianjin. The company has now signed a corresponding agreement with the Administration Committee of the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA). READ MORE...

Marelli Boosts Investment in Electric vehicle Technologies through Partnership with US technology Firm, Transphorm Inc

Posted: March 4, 2020

Leading automotive supplier, MARELLI,  announced a strategic partnership with US-based, Transphorm Inc., a semiconductor company focused on redefining power conversion. This partnership will enable Marelli to gain valuable access and insights into cutting edge technologies for the development of electric vehicles, in particular power converters, onboard chargers and inverters for electric and hybrid vehicles. READ MORE...

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