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Albemarle Corporation has announced the opening of its new  Battery Materials Innovation Center (BMIC), located at the company’s Kings Mountain, North Carolina site. The BMIC is expected to be fully operational in July 2021, and will support Albemarle’s lithium hydroxide, lithium carbonate and advanced energy storage materials growth platforms. It has been equipped to enable
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DETROIT — U.S. highway safety regulators are investigating whether Ford acted quickly enough when it recalled more than 620,000 vehicles last year to fix faulty rear-view cameras. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also says it will look into whether the automaker should have recalled more vehicles. Documents posted Friday on the agency’s website say
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Virtually every major car manufacturer around the world is shifting its strategy and placing more emphasis on its battery-powered, hybrid, and plug-in-hybrid vehicle product lines. Consumers want their EVs to recharge more quickly, drive longer distances between charges, and last longer. But electrified vehicles and their systems, including high-powered charging (among others), are extremely sophisticated.
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The next few years will be a new defining moment for the automotive industry as they move towards a brave new world of electrification. Where things will first pan out with EVs is deep into the luxury market with vehicles like the new Cadillac LYRIQ, an electrified luxury crossover that will be the first EV
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Mazda shocked the automotive world in 2019 with its RX-Vision concept, a stunning sports car with rear-wheel drive and rotary power unveiled to highlight Mazda’s latest design language and reaffirm the automaker’s commitment to rotary powertrains. The automaker has since ruled out a rotary-powered sports car (choosing instead to use rotaries for range-extending duty in
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ChargePoint (Nasdaq: CHPT) offers EV drivers access to hundreds of thousands of charging sites in North America and Europe, but the company is more than just a network operator—it’s involved in just about every link in the EVSE value chain. The next addition to ChargePoint’s empire will be the European e-mobility provider has·to·be, which ChargePoint
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OBJECTIVELY, and in comparison tests, the old – in every sense of the word – Isuzu MU-X came bottom of the ute-based large SUV pack, but in the sales charts it was by far the winner, even outselling popular urban-oriented options such as the Hyundai Santa Fe. Those who parked one in their garage were
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Technology has advanced and, with this, we no longer need to put our tapes into the deck and feel the frustration of having to flip sides – we don’t even need to stack CDs into the glove compartment on rotation. The question is, what does in-car entertainment look like now and what makes it so
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Our spies just sent us a batch of photos featuring the next generation Range Rover spotted conducting hot weather testing. The camouflaged prototype was the plug-in hybrid model that will surely improve upon the current P400e model’s 19 miles (30 km) of pure-electric driving range. We know it’s the PHEV because it has a fuel
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Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have increased the lifetime of a lithium metal battery to a record 600 cycles.  The research was done through DOE’s Innovation Center for Battery500 Consortium. The work was published in the journal Nature Energy. The PNNL team found a way to increase the battery’s lifetime using 20-micron-wide
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