Revolutionary Plating Solution Set to Extend Range and Increase Lifespan of EV Batteries

The new research on lithium-ion plating addresses one of the key challenges hindering the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs): the limitations of current battery technology
By focusing on the microstructure of graphite anodes and exploring different charging techniques, the study offers promising avenues for improving battery performance and lifespan.

Construction of Eco-Friendly EV Battery Logistics Center Free from Fossil Fuels Started by BMW

BMW’s groundbreaking on a new battery logistics facility at its Plant Leipzig is an exciting development in the automotive industry’s transition toward sustainability and electrification. 
This fossil fuel-free facility sets an example not only for future BMW operations but also for other companies in the sector.
The three-stage high-voltage battery production process at the Leipzig plant, encompassing cell coating, module production, and assembly, is a significant commitment. By controlling these aspects…

Foton Increases Electric Truck Battery Warranty Mileage to 300,000km

The announcement by Foton Mobility Distribution, the Australian arm of Chinese bus group Foton Global, to offer an 8-year/300,000-km battery warranty for its new Foton T5 EV all-electric truck signals a strong commitment to electric vehicle (EV) technology in the commercial sector. 
The robust warranty terms indicate Foton’s confidence in the durability and reliability of their electric powertrains, thereby reducing the risk for potential buyers. This could be an enticing offer for businesses looking to make a switch to cleaner transportation alternatives…

German Logistics Giant Orders 100 Long-Haul Electric Trucks from Mercedes

The decision by DB Schenker, a global leader in logistics, to order 100 Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul electric trucks marks a significant milestone in the commercial trucking industry. 
With a single-charge range of approximately 500 km and more than 600 kWh of battery capacity, these trucks are ideally suited for long-haul routes, an application previously considered challenging to electrify. 

Volvo Electric Trucks Now Capable of 450km Range with Upgraded Battery Packs

The introduction of new, more powerful batteries by Volvo Trucks represents a significant advancement in the electric medium- and heavy-duty truck market
With capacities now ranging up to 94kWh per pack, Volvo’s medium-duty electric trucks can now achieve up to 450 kilometers of range, making them highly competitive with traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) trucks for many applications. 

Lightning-Fast Battery from China’s CATL Promises 400km Range Increase in Less Time Than It Takes to Drink a Latte

The rapid charging speed offered by CATL’s new Shenxing battery has the potential to be a game-changer in the electric vehicle industry
Ten minutes to add 400 kilometers of range would make electric vehicles far more convenient and could be a critical factor in accelerating their adoption. 
This rapid charge rate could make electric cars far more …

Price Gap Shrinks Between Electric and Diesel Trucks, Electric Variants Cheaper to Operate

The issue of price parity between electric and diesel trucks is an important milestone in the broader transition to electric vehicles (EVs). 
According to a new study from management consultancy Partners in Performance, electric delivery trucks are expected to cost the same as diesel trucks by 2030 in Australia. The analysis suggests that for some businesses, investing in electric fleets could already be …

Mass Production of Purpose-Built Electric Cars in Sight as Kia Commences Factory Construction

South Korean car manufacturer Kia has started building a specialized factory focused on battery-electric purpose-built vehicles (PBVs). These cars are designed for various commercial uses like delivery and ride-hailing services. 
The construction follows shortly after Kia’s recent CEO Investor Day, where the company pledged to release 15 electric vehicle models by 2027 and laid out future plans for their PBV segment.
The new factory, which is located in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, is a major …

New EV Van Platform from Mercedes to Include Electric Camper Van Offering

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to create an electric camper van, part of a broader effort to launch new midsize and large vans using a fresh platform called Van Electric Architecture, or VAN.EA. 
This versatile architecture will serve as the foundation for a variety of van types, whether they’re used for business or personal luxury, including campers, delivery vans, ambulances, and more….

300,000km Battery Warranty Now Offered by Foton for Its Electric Trucks

The Australian division of Chinese company Foton Global has unveiled an 8-year or 300,000-kilometer battery warranty for its new Foton T5 EV electric truck. Foton Mobility Distribution, the distributor in Australia, offers a range of green heavy-duty vehicles, including battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell trucks and buses.
The Foton T5 EV, a 4.5-ton light-duty electric truck, is equipped with an 82 kWh CATL battery. It has a power output of 64 kWh, peaking at 115 kW, and can generate a maximum torque of 300 Nm.