Tesla says in talks with BMW over car batteries, parts

November 24, 2016

U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) is in talks with Germany’s BMW (BMWG.DE) over a possible collaboration in batteries and lightweight components, Tesla’s Chief Executive Elon Musk told German weekly Der Spiegel.

Germany’s Bundesrat votes to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030

November 10, 2016

The resolution is non-binding, but it’s still a powerful signal. Is the tide turning for the internal combustion engine? In Germany, things are starting to look that way. This is the country that invented the technology, but late last week, the Bundesrat (the federal council of all 16 German states) voted to...

Plans for an electric car charging point in every new home in Europe

October 11, 2016

Every new or refurbished house in Europe will need to be equipped with an electric vehicle recharging point, under a draft EU directive expected to come into effect by 2019. In a further boost to prospects for the electric car market in Europe, the regulations due to be published before...

Samsung SDI to build $358 million car battery plant in Hungary by 2018

August 30, 2016

South Korea’s Samsung SDI Co (006400.KS) plans to invest about 400 billion won (273.62 million pounds) to build a plant to make electric vehicle batteries in Hungary, joining the race to build capacity and tap European demand at a time of disappointing Chinese demand. Samsung SDI, whose customers include BMW...

Tesla cars just got a whole lot better – here’s what’s changing

August 24, 2016

Tesla owners got some great news today with a battery upgrade coming to Model S and X cars with Ludicrous Mode. The battery upgrade will not only give the cars the longest range of any electric vehicle, they also make the Model S the fastest accelerating car you can buy...

Why Electric Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

July 28, 2016

In 2015, about one in every 150 cars sold in the U.S. had a plug and a battery. But mass adoption of electric vehicles is coming, and much sooner than most people realise. In part, this is because electric cars are gadgets, and technological change in gadgets is rapid. One big...

Orocobre CEO discusses latest updates on production

June 7, 2016

Orocobre (ASX:ORE) MD and CEO, Richard Seville, discusses latest updates on production and lithium market environment. Orocobre is dual listed on the ASX and Toronto Stock Exchange. The company is also included in the S&P/ASX 300 Index. As a leading company in Argentina’s “Lithium Triangle”, Orocobre has built the first...

Argentina on the road to change after pro-business Mauricio Macri elected president

November 23, 2015

Buenos Aires: Argentina voted for deep change on Sunday, electing the centre-right opposition leader Mauricio Macri to be president in a decisive end to 12 years of leftist populism, setting the stage for economic liberalisation, a warming of relations with the US and political reverberations across Latin America. With more...

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  • Kia intends to sell 500,000 EVs annually by 2026

    Kia intends to sell 500,000 EVs annually by 2026

    Kia Motors just announced its mid- to long-term strategy “Plan S” to “spearhead transition to EV, mobility solutions by 2025”, which will be supported by a 29 trillion won ($25 billion) investment. Kia intends to sell some 500,000 all-electric cars annually by 2026.
  • China says no significant cut in new energy vehicle subsidies in 2020

    China says no significant cut in new energy vehicle subsidies in 2020

    China will not make significant cuts to subsidies for new energy vehicles (NEV) this year, signalling that its policy will remain relatively stable, state media quoted the country’s industry ministry as saying on Saturday.
  • Orocobre Corporate Video – 2019

    Orocobre Corporate Video – 2019

    Subscribe to the Orocobre Limited YouTube channel for all the latest video updates. Despite the challenging global lithium market coupled with a turbulent Argentine economy, 2019 has been another year of achievement for Orocobre Limited with the Stage 2 Expansion project at the Olaroz Lithium Facility achieving a number of...

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