Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia could be factory site for Tesla’s Gigafactory

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, is a leading destination for Tesla’s Gigafactory in the EU. According to a report from German news daily Rheinische Post citing sources familiar with the matter at hand, U.S. electric carmaker Tesla is scouting for a location for a factory in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). According…

Shell launches EV charging stations in Singapore

This is the first such development in Southeast Asia. Clean energy solutions have finally arrived. On Monday, in a first such development in Southeast Asia, Royal Dutch Shell stated, it has launched electric vehicle chargers at petrol stations in Singapore. The electric vehicle charging service, branded as ‘Shell Recharge’, will be available at ten Shell…

French carmaker enters into a joint venture with China’s Jiangling Motors Corporation Group

Renault move is aimed at tapping China’s growing electric vehicles market. In a deal which sees French carmaker Renault taking a 50% stake, the carmaker has formed a joint venture partnership with China’s Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) to target the Chinese electric vehicles (EV) market. In a statement Renault said, it would increase its…

Panasonic likely to upgrade Japanese battery cell production plants to 2170 cells by March 2020

The development comes in the wake of Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, tweeting that Panasonic has been a constraint on Tesla’s production of the Model 3 since July 2018. Against the installed capacity of 35 GWh at Tesla’s Gigafactory at Nevada, Panasonic has operationalized only 24 GWh. On Thursday, as per a source familiar with the…