Group14 Technologies enters into battery material supply deal with Europe’s InoBat

In a statement Group14 Technologies said, it has entered into a battery materials supply agreement with Europe’s InoBat under a partnership to manufacture high-energy density cells for electric vehicles. Demand for high-capacity, lithium-silicon batteries has increased as manufacturers shift to electric vehicles to tap a rapid transition to cleaner sources of energy. InoBat, established in…

7 British organizations form consortium to develop solid state batteries for EVs

On Thursday, a group of 7 British organizations including startup Britishvolt, battery materials company Johnson Matthey, and Oxford University said, they had formed a consortium to develop solid-state batteries for electric vehicles. The group plans on building a facility to develop technologies and prototypes for the mass production of solid-state batteries. The consortium also includes…

Samsung SDI considering options to build EV battery plant in Illinois: Senator Dick Durbin

In a statement, Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin said, Samsung SDI Co Ltd plans on building a battery plant in central Illinois. Electric-vehicle startup Rivian has a factory in Normal, Illinois. In April it said Samsung SDI would supply battery cells for its vehicles. “We are competing for a major Samsung battery facility. The delegation came in…

Huawei to reach driverless technology milestone by 2025

An executive from Huawei Technologies said, the company aims to develop driverless passenger car technology by 2025. The move sees the erstwhile Chinese telecom giant diversifying its business in the face of U.S. sanctions. “Our team’s goal is to reach true driverless passenger cars in 2025,” said Wang Jun, senior executive at Huawei’s smart vehicle…

Huawei forays into designing chips for the smart vehicle sector

According to four sources with knowledge of the matter at hand, embattled Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies is expanding its smart car partnership with state-owned Chongqing Changan Automobile Co Ltd to include the design and development of semiconductors for the auto sector. In the last 6 months both companies have been collaborating informally on designing…