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  • [New] 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
  • [New] 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. /
  • [New] 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
  • [New] 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
  • [New] To avoid EU tariffs, British-built cars must meet a range of rules on origin that from 2027 will include a stipulation that 70% of the battery pack comes from the EU or the U.K. / The Japan Times
  • [New] Outlining its strategy for an electric future, the German luxury carmaker said on Thursday it would, with partners, build eight battery plants as it ramps up EV production, and that from 2025 all new vehicle platforms would only make electric cars. / NBC News
  • [New] Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler plans to invest more than 40 billion euros, or $47 billion, between 2022 and 2030 to develop battery-electric vehicles, and be ready for an all-electric car market by 2030. / NBC News
  • [New] Lucid Motors is delivering a mainstream sedan in 2022 with a range of 653 km/406 miles. / Streetwise Reports
  • [New] The European Union is a significant market for Electric Vehicles globally, and the effects of its regulation will be felt by battery supply chains in many other countries, including the United Kingdom, even though it has left the European Union. / University News HQ
  • [New] Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (BMI) forecasts Britain needs at least 175 GWh of battery cell capacity by 2035 to supply around 3 million fully-electric vehicles. / Reuters
  • [New] Increasing regulation will erode margins on internal combustion engined cars so much that margin parity with battery electric vehicles will be reached within two to three years. / Adpunctum
  • [New] Honda has already announced plans to sell only electrified vehicles in Europe by 2022, and to go all-electric in North America by 2040. / Charged EVs
  • [New] Battery events kept coming, along with announcements of a planned rollout of some 100 new EV models by 2025: General Motors promoted its Ultium Battery, and longtime laggard Ford its Ion Boost batteries. / The Information
  • [New] The CCC recommends rapid transition to electric vehicles (EVs), with battery electric vehicles accounting for around half of all new cars sold in 2025 and nearly 100% by 2030. / Inside track
  • [New] The Biden White House is promoting a transition to electric vehicles, but that risks subjecting the U.S. to the whims of the Chinese government. / IER
  • [New] Vulcan's process for extracting lithium, a key ingredient for electric vehicle batteries, will produce renewable power and emit no carbon dioxide, unlike Australia's hard rock lithium mining. / Reuters
  • [New] The cost of battery packs for electric vehicles is expected to be reduced by more than 40% from 2020 to 2024 and by a further 20% by 2030. / Best UPS Inverters in India
  • [New] Honda and General Motors now plan to introduce two jointly developed large-sized EV models in 2024 in North America using GM's Ultium batteries and Honda will launch a series of new models built on a dedicated platform called e: Architecture. / Automotive News
  • [New] Honda and its alliance partner General Motors Co have said they would introduce two jointly developed large-sized EV models in North America, using GM's Ultium batteries, in 2024 and will launch a series of new models which feature a new EV platform dubbed 'e: Architecture'. / American International Automobile Dealers Association
  • [New] If the battery industry delivers on all the current projects, enough batteries could be produced in Europe in 2030 to power a new car fleet that is 75% battery-electric, bringing CO2 emissions from new cars down more than 90%. / Energy Post
  • [New] Meat alternatives are likely to replace 15-35% of animal protein in the US over the next 10-15 years and battery electric vehicles are tracking to grow to 35% of the global light vehicle fleet by 2040. / Bain

Last updated: 25 July 2021