Business, Technology, TCA

Chattanooga VW Will Source EV Batteries From New Georgia Factory

vw Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn., electric vehicle assembly plant will use batteries produced at a $1.67 billion factory in Georgia.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
March 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Electric Trucks Advance

Freightliner's all-electric eCascadia Freightliner's eCascadia all-electric heavy-duty truck. (Daimler Trucks North America)

As electric vehicle technology becomes increasingly viable for commercial trucking, fleets and manufacturers are preparing to put the first generation of battery-electric trucks on the road.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 14, 2018
Business, Technology, TCA

Samsung to Build EV Battery Pack Factory in Michigan

samsung Battery SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

Samsung plans to build a $62 million electric vehicle battery pack factory in Auburn Hills, Mich., that will create more than 400 jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced.

Ann Zaniewski | Detroit Free Press
November 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Top Lithium Miner Forced to Stay Nimble in Fickle Battery Market

Lithium ore Lithium ore. (Bloomberg)

Albemarle Corp., the world’s largest lithium producer, is planning to expand production in Australia, chasing the market for a form of the metal increasingly being used by the makers of electric car batteries.

Laura Millan Lombrana | Bloomberg News
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Instantly Rechargeable Vehicle Battery Emerges at Purdue

Battery test tube Purdue University

A technology developed by researchers at Purdue University could provide an “instantly rechargeable” method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteries, according to the West Lafayette, Ind., school.

Transport Topics
July 17, 2017

NorthStar Batteries Standard on DTNA’s ParkSmart Trucks

NorthStar Battery Co. has entered into a seven-year agreement to supply batteries to Daimler Trucks North America as part of DTNA's improvements to the next-generation Cascadia truck, including making NorthStar's Ultra High Performance Pure Lead AGM batteries “a standard” on all ParkSmart-optioned trucks.

Transport Topics
September 13, 2016

Lower Your Battery Costs Easily

When fleets have discharged batteries, how should they deal with them? Battery manufacturers will honor warranties on failed batteries, but not all discharged batteries are necessarily faulty. Identifying a battery's condition is crucial to fleets that don't want to waste time and money returning or scrapping batteries that still could have life in them.

July 23, 2015