Samsung EV battery offers 600km range with 20 minutes of charge

January 9, 2017

By the time 2021 rolls around, a number of major car makers will have a varied selection of electric cars available. Developments in battery technology will dictate the range and features that these cars can offer, but Samsung wants to give consumers a brief insight into what will be available...

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 realize. 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...

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    Orocobre Market Update – Online Briefing

    To listen to a recording of Orocobre’s latest teleconference webcast briefing, where Managing Director & CEO Mr. Martín Pérez de Solay discusses the Quarterly Activities Report for the period ended 31 March 2019, click on the media player below.
  • Sorry, graphene — borophene is the new wonder material that’s got everyone excited

    Sorry, graphene — borophene is the new wonder material that’s got everyone excited

    Stronger and more flexible than graphene, a single-atom layer of boron could revolutionize sensors, batteries, and catalytic chemistry. Not so long ago, graphene was the great new wonder material. A super-strong, atom-thick sheet of carbon “chicken wire,” it can form tubes, balls, and other curious shapes. And because it conducts...
  • Orocobre MD/CEO speaks with The Australian

    Orocobre MD/CEO speaks with The Australian

    The Australian | PAUL GARVEY, RESOURCES REPORTER: Much like the lithium market itself, miner Orocobre has proved to be a volatile beast. The Brisbane-based company was at the forefront of the push to bring new sources of lithium on to the market in anticipation of the electric vehicle revolution. It...

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