Ford to use Chinese EV battery tech at US factories

The carmaker will pay to use CATL’s techniques of making lithium-ion phosphate batteries, which it claims will make its EVs cheaper to produce

West developing EV batteries to fight China’s dominance

Companies are looking to build batteries using sodium and sulphur instead of lithium, cobalt and nickel

UK’s first large-scale lithium site gets green light

The Middlesbrough facility will put the UK on the map when it comes to processing the metal critical to EVs, phones and wind farms

Israeli 15-min EV chargers set to hit Europe

These use kinetic energy to power the battery

Honda and LG Energy building $4.4bn battery plant in US

This is Honda’s first in the country, with operations expected to begin in three years

Nikola to buy battery pack supplier Romeo Power in $144m deal

The acquisition is expected to enable significant operational improvements and cost reductions in battery pack production

Ascend Elements to invest $1bn in new EV battery materials facility

The closed-loop ‘Apex 1’ facility in Kentucky is expected to produce enough sustainable lithium-ion cathode active material for up to 250,000 EVs per year

Panasonic picks Kansas for $4bn EV battery facility

The lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in De Soto is expected to create up to 4,000 new jobs

VW and Audi recycling EV batteries with new partnership

They have joined forces with a company set up by Tesla’s Co-Founder JB Straubel

Nissan and NASA to co-develop super-fast EV battery

It claims the battery can charge in just 15 minutes