Toyota Motors has leapt into action, driving the future of its electric vehicles (EV) with the support of its new partner, Redwood Materials, a battery recycling firm.  This business will assist the Japanese carmaker in developing a battery supply chain that gathers, recycles, refurbishes, and re-manufactures electric vehicle batteries andContinue Reading

Solid-State Battery

Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) and Stellantis have also joined the solid-state EV battery market, by investing in research and development, in partnership with the US firm Factorial Energy, which promises a 20 to 50% increase in driving range over conventional lithium-ion batteries. For many years, the concept of a solid-state EV batteryContinue Reading

Toyota Motors

Toyota Motors, the world’s largest automobile manufacturer by volume, has already sold over 18.7 million electric vehicles, including over 4.5 million EVs in the United States. The firm has declared that it will invest around $3.4 billion in battery development and EV manufacture in the United States through the endContinue Reading

automated robotic disassembly system

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a automated robotic disassembly system for spent electric vehicle battery packs to safely and efficiently recycle and reuse critical materials while reducing toxic waste. Whether a recycler simply wants to get through the outer housing to access batteriesContinue Reading

StoreDot battery

A new lithium-ion batteries which has been developed by the Israeli company StoreDot and manufactured by Eve Energy in China on standard production lines can be fully charged in just five minutes. This is a significant step towards electric cars becoming as fast to charge as filling up petrol orContinue Reading