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Marubeni & Vertical Aerospace plan to launch VTOL service in Japan

UK-based eVOTL start-up Vertical Aerospace is partnering with Japanese trading company Marubeni to bring its VA-X4 electric vertical take-off aircraft to Japan. Marubeni has also signed an intention to purchase up to 200 units of Vertical’s electric aircraft as part of the deal. Vertical and Marubeni have agreed to jointly explore the requirements for operating […] More…

Hofer Powertrain to supply Mullen Technologies

The Californian electric car start-up Mullen Technologies announces an agreement with the German drive specialist Hofer Powertrain to develop and produce electric drives for its vehicles. Mullen also announces further models. The agreement with Hofer Powertrain is a memorandum of understanding focused on electric powertrains, with neither side providing further details. David Michery, CEO and […] More…

California sets aside $3.9 billion for e-mobility subsidies

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a $15 billion investment package that includes $3.9 billion for e-mobility projects. This is to be used primarily to procure electric utility vehicles and to finance subsidies for private electric car purchases. The 15-billion-dollar investment package is funding to combat climate change – and according to California’s Democratic leadership, […] More…

Sino-Japanese JV takes off to produce battery separators

The Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei is establishing a joint venture with the Chinese company Semcorp through its subsidiary Polypore International to produce dry process separators. Production is scheduled to start in 2022. Based on a licence from Polypore subsidiary Celgard for dry process battery separators, the joint venture plans to manufacture and sell high-quality […] More…

Blackstone to open battery lab in Germany

Blackstone Technology, the German subsidiary of the Swiss commodities company Blackstone Resources, has commissioned a laboratory for quality assurance and product development at its new battery cell production site in Döbeln, Germany. According to the company, the laboratory is directly connected to the production facility, so that the development, analysis and testing of Blackstone’s pastes, […] More…

Workhorse halts deliveries to update its C-1000 electric van

US electric vehicle manufacturer Workhorse has decided to suspend the deliveries of its flagship C-1000 electric van, saying more tests and modifications were needed to ensure it complies with regulatory standards. “Our new leadership team is taking decisive and necessary actions as we conduct our comprehensive operational review of the business,” said Workhorse CEO Rick […] More…

Gaussin to expand to Australia with Nexport

French special vehicle manufacturer Gaussin is entering a strategic partnership with Nexport to distribute its range of electric and hydrogen vehicles in Australia and New Zealand. The joint venture will see an investment of 10 million euros (AUD$16 million) to locally assemble Gaussin vehicles in Australia and New Zealand. This further strengthens Nexport’s capability and […] More…

Hubject and &Charge join up for better charging

Hubject has launched a collaboration with &Charge, a company spun out by Porsche Digital, to develop joint solutions to improve the charging experience. Initially, the focus will be on data quality around charging stations. Based on &Charge‘s data from thousands of EV charging sessions across Europe, the company should be able to provide additional information […] More…

Battery lifespan project takes shape in the UK

The battery analytics specialist Silver Power System partnered with Imperial College, London EV Company (LEVC) and JSCA, the research and development division of Watt Electric Vehicle Company, on an electric vehicle battery research programme designed to predict battery lifespan. The project will make use of digital twin technology, which simulates a digital counterpart to a […] More…