Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

The Battery Supply Chain Is Finally Coming to America

A worker delivers a battery A worker delivers a battery at the Lion Electric assembly plant in Saint-Jerome, Quebec, Canada. (Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News)

Redwood Materials Inc., the battery recycling company created by Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel, said it has reached a deal to supply Panasonic with billions of dollars in critical battery components that will be produced in the U.S. for the first time.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

UAW Petitions to Organize GM-LG Energy Ohio Battery Plant

A United Auto Workers shirt and emblem The United Auto Workers are fighting for union membership for battery-plant employees in Ohio. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

The United Auto Workers filed a petition to gain union membership for the 900 workers at the Ultium Cells LLC battery plant in Lordstown, Ohio, that is jointly owned by General Motors Co. and Korean partner LG Energy Solutions.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Inflation Reduction Act Sparks Interest in Battery Industry

The Battery Show Informa Markets - Engineering via YouTube

Battery upstarts are salivating over elements in the Inflation Reduction Act, particularly the tax credits for manufacturing components in the U.S.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

VW, Mercedes Line Up Tariff-Friendly Battery Supplies in Deal With Canada

 An employee inserts a battery cell into a testing chamber A battery cell is inserted into a testing chamber at a performance testing laboratory operated by Volkswagen Group Components, in Salzgitter, Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG and Mercedes-Benz Group AG have sealed agreements with Canada to secure access to raw materials such as nickel, cobalt and lithium for battery production, according to people familiar with the accords.

Michael Niebaber | Bloomberg News
August 22, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Panasonic Plans Major EV Battery Plant in Kansas

Panasonic sign Jae C. Hong/AP

Panasonic has announced plans for a massive electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility in De Soto, Kan.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
July 15, 2022
Business, Equipment

Safer, Cleaner Power for your Reefer

Purkeys by Mission Critical Electronics

Anti-idling regulations for reefers are becoming increasingly important in heavy-duty trucking. In an industry that uses high-voltage power, it can be challenging to find solutions that protect personnel, property, and the environment.

July 1, 2022
Business, Equipment

Put Your Idling and Battery Woes on the Backburner

Xantrex by Mission Critical Electronics

Having reliable power as a long-haul truck driver is crucial while parked during downtime and relying on standard batteries and APUs can be inconvenient to provide power to hotel loads for long periods of time. Learn how to power hotel loads inside the cab, even when the engine is turned off. 

July 1, 2022
Business, Fuel

Stellantis, Samsung Plan Indiana EV Battery Plant

The Stellantis sign in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Stellantis sign is seen outside the Chrysler Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

KOKOMO, Ind. — A joint venture between Stellantis and Samsung plans to build an electric vehicle battery factory in Indiana that will employ up to 1,400 workers and become the company’s second such factory in North America.

May 24, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden’s Team Puts Up Over $3 Billion to Boost Battery Output

A bottle of nickel sulfate, right, on display at the InterBattery exhibition in Seoul, South Korea. A bottle of nickel sulfate, right, on display at the Electric Vehicle and Battery Expo in Seoul, South Korea, in March. About $3.16 billion in grants will be made available to produce key metals like nickel in the U.S. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration will spend more than $3 billion to support the domestic manufacturing of advanced batteries used in electric vehicles and energy storage, officials said May 2.

May 2, 2022
Business, Technology

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May 1, 2022