KAIST rolling out dynamic wireless charging in buses in South Korea

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The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is trialing a bus application for its Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) technology, a dynamic wireless charging technology that recharges a vehicle’s battery while the vehicle is in motion. As of today, the SMFIR technology supplies 60 kHz and 180 kW of power remotely to transport vehicles at a stable, constant rate. The OLEV bus in Gumi. Click to enlarge.

Hyundai and Cummins form JV to build MidRange engines in South Korea

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have formed a 50/50 joint venture partnership to manufacture MidRange engines in Korea extending from 150 hp to 300 hp (112-224 kW) output for application in a wide range of Hyundai construction and industrial equipment. The launch of the Hyundai Cummins Engine Company (HCEC) joint venture took place in Ulsan, Korea. The HCEC joint venture operation will be located in the city of Daegu, Korea, with engine manufacturing to commence in 2014. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.,

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Why New Production Sources of Tungsten Are Critical for Increased Global Supply

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in the April report for the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Index. This primarily includes dealing with a strained supply chain on critical raw materials, like tungsten, to produce all of those EV-powered automobiles, cranes, trucks and more.

2016 Chevrolet Spark Gets More Upscale Interior: Korean Photo Leaked

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We''ve already seen leaked images and a Chevy-supplied teaser of the exterior, but now we''ve got an early peek at the interior. Green Auto Show Leaked Minicars South Korea Three weeks from now, the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Spark minicar will just have debuted at the 2015 New York Auto Show, as well as the auto show in Seoul. DON''T MISS: 2016 Chevrolet Spark Teaser Photo Previews New.

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Volvo Car Group signs multi-billion Li-ion dollar battery supply deals with CATL and LG Chem

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Volvo Car Group has signed long-term agreements with leading battery makers CATL and LG Chem to ensure the multi-billion dollar supply of lithium-ion batteries over the coming decade for next generation Volvo and Polestar models. The agreements cover the global supply of battery modules for all models on the upcoming SPA2 and the existing CMA modular vehicle platforms and represent a major step towards realizing Volvo Cars’ ambitious electrification strategy.

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U.S. Electric-Car Battery Industry Could Grow If Supply Base Matures

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China, Japan, and South Korea currently have the largest manufacturing bases, but the U.S. Increasing production of electric cars is expected to increase the market for lithium-ion battery cells substantially, but where will the majority of those cells be made? could become a larger player as well. A new report from the Department of Energy's. Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars

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The Tesla Cybertruck’s most formidable rival gets a bullish battery supply update

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The Ford F-150 Electric, arguably the most formidable rival to upcoming vehicles like the Tesla Cybertruck and the Rivian R1T, has practically secured its battery supply. As per a recent NPR report, however, the two South Korean battery suppliers have recently reached a settlement. .

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BorgWarner supplying solenoid technology for GM global 6-speed FWD transmission program

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BorgWarner is supplying its mini direct-acting variable force solenoid (VFS) for General Motors’ global front-wheel drive 6-speed automatic transmission program (GF6). Applications exist in every major global market, including the Americas, Europe, China and South Korea. Because BorgWarner’s mini direct-acting VFS is virtually insensitive to temperature and supply-side pressure variations, shift quality is improved.

2014 188

SK Innovation to build $1.67B EV battery manufacturing plant in Georgia

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South Korea-based SK Innovation, a developer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, will invest $1.67 Based on these technological capabilities, SK innovation has signed supply contracts with major automakers including Hyundai Motor Group, BAIC Group and Daimler AG. billion to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plant in Georgia.

2018 238

WNA: global nuclear generation nears record high in 2019

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In 2020 the world’s nuclear reactors have shown resilience and flexibility, adapting to changes in demand while ensuring stable and reliable electricity supplies. GWe started supplying electricity, compared to an average annual objective for 2016-2020 of 10 GWe.

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SB LiMotive in 10 Year Battery Supply Agreement With Delphi

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Korea Times. SB LiMotive, the 50:50 Li-ion joint venture between Samsung SDI and Bosch ( earlier post ), has struck a 10-year exclusive lithium-ion battery supply deal with Delphi of the United States. Under the partnership, SB LiMotive will supply batteries to the American company from 2012 through 2021, Samsung SDI spokesman Seo Hae-su said Tuesday. SB LiMotive plans to start production in 2011 at a plant under construction in Ulsan, South Korea.

2009 188

Ford, Huayou Cobalt, IBM, LG Chem, RCS Global launch blockchain pilot to address concerns in strategic mineral supply chains; cobalt to start

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Ford Motor Company, Huayou Cobalt, IBM, LG Chem and RCS Global will use blockchain technology to trace and validate ethically sourced minerals in an effort to support human rights and environmental protection while helping infuse more transparency into global mineral supply chains. We remain committed to transparency across our global supply chain. are working with MineHub to build the new mining supply chain solution on top of the IBM Blockchain Platform.

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LG Chem to Supply Li-ion Battery Packs to Volvo Cars

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LG Chem has signed a deal to provide electric vehicle batteries to five companies so far—South Korea’s top carmaker Hyundai Motor; CT&T Corp., a South Korean maker of electric cars; China’s third-largest carmaker Chang’an Automobile Group; Eaton Corp., LG Chem predicts that it will sign four additional deals to supply the EV batteries at the end of this year,” Peter Bahnsuk Kim, a vice chairman of the company, said in a statement. Yonhap. LG Chem Ltd.

2010 188

Roskill: Yahua-Tesla deal indicative of increasing capability and numbers of Chinese lithium convertors

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On 29 December 2020, Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group announced thatits subsidiary, Yahua Lithium, had signed a five-year supply agreement with Tesla. Until recently, there have been only five Chinese mineral-based convertors supplying or scheduled to supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide to the overseas market: Ganfeng Lithium, Tianqi Lithium, Zhiyuan Lithium, General Lithium, and Yahua Lithium.

SB LiMotive to supply Mahindra & Mahindra with Li-ion pack for hybrid SUV in 2013

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SB LiMotive, the 50:50 Li-ion battery joint venture between Robert Bosch and Samsung SDI, will supply Li-ion battery packs to Mahindra & Mahindra for a new hybrid SUV from the Indian company in 2013. SB LiMotive is headquartered in Giheung, South Korea—which is also where cells are developed and validated. At a second location in Ulsan, South Korea, SB LiMotive has built 34,000 square meters of production facilities.

2011 188

Volvo Cars inaugurates new battery assembly line at Ghent manufacturing plant

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Earlier this year the company announced the planned construction of a battery assembly line at its US plant outside Charleston, South Carolina. Last year, Volvo Cars signed long-term supply agreements with two leading global battery suppliers, CATL of China and LG Chem of South Korea.

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SK Energy to Supply Li-ion Batteries to Daimlers Mitsubishi Fuso

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South Korea-based SK Energy said it has been chosen as a supplier of lithium-ion batteries for a hybrid electric vehicle project for Daimler commercial vehicle subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso; Daimler holds 85% of Fuso. The project would go through two years of development, SK said in a statement, without disclosing other details including the value of future supplies. Reuters.

2009 188

Si-anode company NEO Battery Materials to partner with Korea Metal Silicon

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—which intends to become a silicon anode materials supplier to the EV industry— entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with South Korean silicon powder manufacturer, Korea Metal Silicon Co., Korea Metal Silicon Co. Canada-based NEO Battery Materials Ltd.—which

Pike Research ranks ChargePoint, DBT as top EV charging equipment supply companies

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Pike Research forecasts that global sales of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37% between 2012 and 2020 as the global market for plug-in vehicles (PEVs) grows, rising from less than 200,000 units sold in 2012 to almost 2.4 Pike top 10 PEV markets are: Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, South Korea, United Kingdom, and United States. The new Pike Pulse Grid for EVSE manufacturers. Click to enlarge.

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SK Energy to Supply Li-ion Batteries to Hyundai, Kia for EVs

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South Korea-based SK Energy Co. will provide Li-ion batteries ( earlier post ) to Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors for electric vehicles (EVs), beginning with the i10 ( earlier post ). The i10 will have a single charge range of 160 km (99 miles) and a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph). The i10 is due to be in full scale production in 2011, according to SK.

2010 188

LG Chem says it has won a major Li-ion battery contract from Audi

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Reuters reports that South Korea’s LG Chem said on Wednesday that it had won an order from Audi to supply batteries for plug-in hybrid and micro-hybrid electric vehicles. According to Reuters, LG Chem said the deal was “ worth hundreds of millions of dollars ” but declined to give further details. The company also said it expected to win more such orders from Audi parent Volkswagen AG the future.

2014 216

Detroit Electric and Integrated Energy sign MOU on EV sales and V2X project in S. Korea’s Jeju Island

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Korea-based Integrated Energy, and Detroit Electric, which plans to bring a new electric sportscar—the SP:01 ( earlier post )—to market in 2015, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Integrated Energy to conduct retail sales of Detroit Electric pure electric vehicles, and to implement a joint V2X project which will include a pilot program in South Korea.

2014 209

Eurasian Resources Group plans NCM material plant for EV batteries

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Our vision for a green economy is at the core of our continued commitment to supply the most critical materials for the global battery sector and we are leading industry efforts to ensure the sustainable, traceable cobalt sourcing in supply chains across Europe, North America, South Korea and Japan.

2020 213

Faurecia to equip 20,000 Seoul buses and trucks with Amminex NOx reduction technology

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As part of the Seoul Metropolitan Air Pollution Management Project, Faurecia will provide its DeNOx solution through a supply agreement concluded with two partners—ILJIN and CleanEarth—who have both contracted with the Ministry of Environment in South Korea. In order to support this project, Faurecia will also set up in South Korea a cartridge refilling station for recharging the cartridges and a distribution network.

2017 150

ABB to provide power and propulsion solution for 10 all-electric ferries

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ABB has secured a contract with Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán to supply the all-electric power solution for fast 40-meter urban passenger ferries transporting up to 540 passengers each across Lisbon’s Tagus river.

Samsung SDI completes EV battery plant construction in Hungary; global production tripod

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Through construction of the Hungary plant, Samsung SDI sets up a global electric vehicle batteries production tripod with plants in Ulsan, South Korea and Xian, China. Batteries are one of the most important parts supplied to global car makers. Samsung SDI has completed construction of its electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Hungary.

Saudi Aramco signs 12 agreements with South Korean partners worth billions of dollars

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Saudi Aramco and its affiliates signed 12 agreements with major South Korean companies to reinforce relationships with South Korea, expand international operations, and support the region’s energy security with the expansion of Arabian crude oil supply to Asian markets. The agreements, part of Saudi Aramco’s long-term downstream growth and diversification strategy, were signed with the following South Korean companies: Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

2019 197

BMW Group and Samsung SDI expand partnership on electric drive batteries; i3, i8 and additional hybrid models

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The BMW Group and Samsung SDI have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand their supply relationship for battery cells for electro-mobility. Samsung SDI will supply the BMW Group with battery cells for the BMW i3, BMW i8 and additional hybrid models over the coming years. South Korea is also an important supplier market for the BMW Group beyond the partnership with Samsung SDI. The BMW Group relies on a total of 20 South Korean suppliers.

2014 252

BNEF: energy storage is a $1.2-trillion investment opportunity to 2040

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China, the US, India, Japan, Germany, France, Australia, South Korea and the UK will be the leading countries. In the near-term, South Korea will dominate the market, the US will take over in the early 2020s, but will be overtaken by China in the 2020s. There is significant opportunity for energy storage to provide flexibility—to help balance variable supply and demand—and systems will undoubtedly be used in complex ways.

2018 232

SK Group closes $1.6B investment in Plug Power to advance hydrogen strategy; new Hydrogen Business Development Center

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SK Group, South Korea’s largest energy provider and third-largest conglomerate, announced the close of a $1.6-billion investment in and strategic partnership with Plug Power Inc., By 2025, the company aims to have created 280K tons of supply. a leading provider of hydrogen fuel cell and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility. Earlier post.).

Volkswagen Group picks SK Innovation as supplier of battery cells for MEB-based EVs in North America

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The Volkswagen Group has selected South Korea-based battery manufacturer SK Innovation (SKI) as the fourth major supplier of battery cells for electric vehicles based on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB). SKI will supply the batteries for North America and a share of the batteries for the production of Volkswagen Group full-electric vehicles in Europe. These partners will safeguard battery supplies from 2019.

2018 176

SB LiMotive to double Li-ion capacity in Korea, considering plant in Europe

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The Korea Times reports that SB LiMotive, the 50-50 Li-ion joint venture between Samsung SDI and Bosch, will double its facility in Korea, while building a new factory in Europe. “By By 2015, SB LiMotive intends to boost the annual cell production capacity in Ulsan, South Korea, to a good four gigawatt-hours — enough for some 180,000 electric vehicles,” [Bosch President Rolf] Bulander said.

2011 188

Mobileye and WILLER partner to launch autonomous robotaxi service in Japan, Southeast Asia

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Mobileye will supply autonomous vehicles integrating its self-driving system and WILLER will offer services adjusted to each region and user tastes, ensure regulatory framework, and provide mobility services and solutions for fleet operation companies.

2020 181

Sumitomo Chemical to more than double PERVIO Li-ion separator production capacity; supplier to Panasonic, Tesla

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In addition, Sumitomo will build a new plant for PERVIO at its subsidiary in South Korea, scheduled to start commercial-scale production in 2017. Sumitomo Chemical will more than double its production capacity for lithium-ion secondary battery separators, marketed under the PERVIO brand name. The production at its Ohe Works in Niihama, Japan will be raised to approximately 1.3 times the current capacity by next spring.

2015 230

Hyundai Motor enters MoU with H2 Energy for 1,000 heavy-duty fuel-cell trucks and renewable hydrogen

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Beginning in 2019 and over a five-year period, Hyundai Motor and H2 Energy will provide 1,000 heavy-duty fuel cell electric trucks ( earlier post ) and an adequate supply chain for renewable hydrogen. The supply of a fleet of fuel-cell electric trucks to H2 Energy marks Hyundai Motor’s first expansion of its FCEV leadership into the eco-friendly commercial vehicle sector.

2018 176

Johnson Controls providing AGM batteries for Start-Stop F-150

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In 2013, Johnson Controls began supplying batteries for Ford’s Fusion Auto Start-Stop vehicle. Joseph, Missouri; Toledo, Ohio; Changxing, China; Gumi, South Korea and Hannover, Germany. Johnson Controls also makes the seats and supplies the interior hard trim for the 2015 Ford F-150. Johnson Controls is providing its advanced Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery technology to the all-new 2015 Ford F-150; this is Ford Motor Company’s first truck with Auto Start-Stop.

2015 220

7 companies launch Green Hydrogen Catapult to increase green H2 production 50-fold over next 6 years

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It is now estimated that green hydrogen could supply up to 25% of the world’s energy needs by 2050 and become a US$10-trillion addressable market by 2050. These projections are underpinned by the recent emergence of strong hydrogen-focused national hydrogen strategies including in Australia, Chile, Germany, the EU, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain and South Korea. World’s green hydrogen leaders unite to drive 50-fold scale-up in six years.

2020 261

Korean steelmaker POSCO focusing on Green & Mobility business; e Autopos

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South Korea’s POSCO, one of the world’s top steel producers, is carrying forward a transition of its business structure to focus on “Green & Mobility”, based on various automotive capabilities in the group.

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LG Chem to establish new electrolyte production plant in Michigan

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Granholm announced that LG Chem will establish a new electrolyte production plant in Holland in West Michigan, expanding the state’s battery supply chain. The governor made the announcement during her three-day investment mission to South Korea. The governor and LG Chem CEO Peter Kim also discussed the potential for bringing other key cell components currently made by LG Chem in South Korea to Michigan. Michigan Governor Jennifer M.

World’s first LNG-powered bulker with ME-GI prime mover

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As a world first for the segment, the vessel will be powered by an MAN B&W 6G50ME-C9.5-GI engine, to be built by HHI-EMD, which will also supply the ME-GI and fuel gas supply system. POSCO, the multinational steel-making company headquartered in Pohang, South Korea, has already agreed to charter the newbuilding upon delivery, and will use the vessel to transport limestone for its operations. Korean shipowner ILSHIN and HMD (Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co.,

2016 150

Green Power licenses WiTricity technology to build wireless chargers for South Korean EV market

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WiTricity, a pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, has entered into licensing and technology transfer agreements with Green Power, a leading South Korea-based supplier of power electronics and high power wireless charging systems for various applications. Founded in 1998, the company has developed and supplied wireless power transfer systems (1kW-300kW) for material handling equipment for more than 16 years.

2019 163

Tesla and Toyota to revisit old partnership for new EV development: report

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A recent report from an esteemed South Korean publication has suggested that Tesla and Toyota are poised to revisit an old partnership to develop an all-new electric vehicle. A spokesperson from Toyota has neither confirmed nor denied the recent report from the South Korean publication.

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SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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The City of Lancaster will supply guaranteed feedstock of recyclables, and will save between $50 to $75 per ton in landfilling and landfill space costs. Energy company SGH2 is bringing the world’s biggest green hydrogen production facility to Lancaster, California.

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