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  • [New] The ElectRA 2800 harbor tugs will operate in unison at a new LNG export facility and will be first-of-their-class battery-powered electric tugs. / MarineLink
  • [New] Advanced technology will be used to pilot new manufacturing techniques that will allow Ford to research and quickly scale breakthrough battery cell designs with novel materials as part of its plan to vertically integrate battery cells and batteries. / The News Herald
  • [New] Half of Volkswagen's sales are expected to be battery-electric vehicles by 2030, the German carmaker said in a recent strategy update, while almost 100% of its new vehicles in major markets should be zero-emission vehicles by 2040. / CNBC
  • [New] The supply agreement will see nickel from BHPs Nickel West asset in Western Australia, one of the most sustainable and lowest carbon emission nickel producers in the world, BHP says, head to Tesla for use in its electric vehicles and battery storage systems. /
  • [New] Solar developer Primergy Solar, owned by Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, will buy the 250 MW Iron Point Solar Project and the 350 MW Hot Pot Solar Project from Avangrid, both of which will be co-located with battery storage. / reneweconomy
  • [New] Based on current government regulations and commitments, battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are expected to make up around 17% of new-car sales in 2030, up from less than 5% last year. / WSJ
  • [New] A comparative assessment of existing worldwide hydrogen demand scenarios shows estimates varying between 6 and 25% of final worldwide energy consumption by 2050 (between 150 and 600 mega tonnes by 2050) depending on how hydrogen will compete with other clean solutions such as battery storage. / World Energy Council
  • [New] Jadar will produce battery-grade lithium carbonate, a critical mineral used in large scale batteries for electric vehicles and storing renewable energy, and position Rio Tinto as the largest source of lithium supply in Europe for at least the next 15 years. / Kitco News
  • [New] On top of Tesla deploying the production capacity itself, it looks like 4680 battery cells are going to be an important bottleneck into at least some time in 2022. / Electrek
  • [New] Britain's car manufacturers might not be able to survive the transition to electric vehicles at current rates of R&D investments in batteries. / Science|Business
  • [New] Toyota currently does not sell any electric vehicles in major markets outside China, but it said in April that it plans to sell 15 battery-electric models globally by 2025, part of a wider lineup of 70 battery-electric, hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to offer diverse choices to buyers. / Chicago Tribune
  • [New] LG, another Tesla supplier, is working to produce 4680 battery cells for Tesla by 2023. / Automotive News
  • [New] By integrating lithium-ion batteries into the Google global portfolio, Google hopes to signal key stakeholders, including investors, that batteries are a mature, scalable, investment-ready product. / Techerati
  • [New] The funding under the Modern Manufacturing Initiative will be used by Core Lithium to build a pilot processing facility for the production of battery-grade lithium hydroxide at Darwin Harbour's Middle Arm Industrial Precinct in the Northern Territory. / InDaily
  • [New] During Google I/O, Google revealed that its main focus will be improving battery life, introducing Youtube music and delivering a much-better fitness experience for its users. / Trusted Reviews
  • [New] The production capacity of battery cells will be tight in the next few years because expansion takes time. / Transport Topics
  • [New] Reliance Industries plans to invest more than US$ 10 billion in three years in a new business unit that will build a solar module, battery storage, electrolyser, and fuel cell factories. /
  • [New] Over four million vehicles are owned and operated by BVRLA members, who between them buy around 50% of all new vehicles sold each year in the UK and expect to have around 900,000 battery electric cars and vans on their fleets by 2025. / FWD Consulting
  • Batteries: Mercedes-Benz will need a battery capacity of more than 200 Gigawatt hours and plans to set up eight Gigafactories for producing cells, together with its partners around the world. / Auto Connected Car News
  • Demand for lithium-ion batteries from transport and energy storage will surge to as much as 5.9 terawatt-hours a year in 2030, putting a strain on supply chains. /
  • China will be a threat, and eventually they will try to bring their cars made in China with Chinese batteries into the US and Western markets. / Business Insider
  • BHP will collaborate with Tesla on energy storage solutions to identify opportunities to lower carbon emissions in their respective operations through increased use of renewable energy paired with battery storage. / Green Car Congress

Last updated: 01 August 2021