Luxury EV maker Lucid Motors to go public with $11.75 merger with black check company Churchill Capital IV Corp

In a statement luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors stated, it will go public by merging with blank-check firm Churchill Capital IV Corp in a deal that values the combined company at $11.75 billion. Incidentally, CCIV, which has the backing of Michael Klein, and new private investors are getting shares at different prices: the new…

Mitsubishi Corp to supply clean energy to Amazon.com Inc’s European data centre

On Monday, in a report Japan’s the Nikkei business daily said, Mitsubishi Corp is set to enter into an agreement to “provide Amazon.com Inc’s European facilities with renewable energy through its Dutch unit, Eneco”. An offshore wind farm which is being built by Eneco is scheduled to come online in 2023; it will supply 130…

China’s Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group signs 5 year battery grade lithium supply deal with Tesla

In a statement China’s Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co Ltd stated, it has signed a deal to supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide to Tesla Inc for the next five years. According to a filing in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Yahua has placed the total value of the contract, signed by its wholly-owned subsidiary Yaan Lithium, at…

Toyota Motor Corp-Panasonic Corp joint venture builds lithium-ion battery production line in Japan

On Tuesday, in a statement Toyota Motor Corp said, it will collaborate with Panasonic Corp to create a joint venture for producing batteries in Japan. To this end, the duo will establish a production line in Western Japan which will manufacture lithium-ion batteries for hybrid vehicles starting from 2022. The production line will have a…

Tesla aims to ramp up battery production to 3,000 gigawatt-hours

Following Tesla’s unveiling of its plans to produce its own batteries in order to trim costs, shares of its two battery suppliers fell on Wednesday. Shares of South Korea’s LG Chem and Japan’s Panasonic have fallen with the news reaching the market. After initially opening higher, LG Chem’s shares was trading down by 3.1% while…

Taiwan’s TSMC to build $12 Billion chip facility in Arizona

On Friday, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd announced it will build a $12 billion chip factory in Arizona with the company saying it reflects a “strong partnership” with the U.S. government. The development coincides with the Trump Administration’s efforts to bring in more manufacturing activity to the United States. The chip factory will create 1,600…

BMW ramps up production of drivetrain components at Bavarian plant

On Thursday, BMW’s spokesman stated, the carmaker will ramp up its capacities for producing drivetrain components for electric cars at its key Dingolfing plant. Dingolfing is located at around 50 miles (85 kilometers) northeast of Munich and is the group’s largest vehicle production site in Europe; it produces components for most of its electric cars.…

Turkish electric car project to see investment of $3.7 billion

On Friday, Turkey’s official gazette stated, its new domestic electric car project will receive a fixed investment of $3.7 billion (22 billion lira) over a period of 13 years, and will have an annual production capacity of 175,000 vehicles. Its new domestic electric car project, launched on October 30, will receive state support, including tax…