Lotus releases first sketch of electric sports car and details of battery supply deal with Britishvolt


British carmaker Lotus has released a sketch of its first electric sports car alongside details of its close collaboration with Britishvolt.

Britishvolt deal revs up UK gigafactory plans


A UK tech firm's ambition to produce 300,000 electric vehicle battery packs per year in Northumberland have been given a shot in the arm.

Do EV batteries drain when stuck in traffic?


If you're stuck in a traffic jam with a less than full battery in your electric car, should you be worried about it running out of juice?
Nissan is seeking government support worth tens of millions in order to build a “gigafactory” in Sunderland.

Battery gigafactory for Coventry Airport


Coventry Airport set to house the UK’s third battery gigafactory after planning application submitted.
Bugatti Rimac

Bugatti and Rimac join forces


New meets old as innovative Croatian EV start-up Rimac Automobili announces the formation of a new company with Bugatti Automobiles.
Nissan is seeking government support worth tens of millions in order to build a “gigafactory” in Sunderland.

Nissan seeks government support for UK gigafactory


Nissan is seeking government support worth tens of millions in order to build a “gigafactory” in Sunderland.
Hyundai and LG Chem agree battery replacement cost sharing after electric car fires

Hyundai, LG agree battery recall cost after fires


Hyundai Motor and its electric car battery supplier LG Chem have agreed a cost sharing ratio in a recall after 15 vehicle fires.
How to change a car battery

Haynes How-To: change a car battery


All cars have batteries. The ones in petrol and diesel cars are used to run the 12V electrical system (lights, stereo, heating, etc.) and...
Material used to make EV batteries now mined in UK

Researchers find way to produce lithium in UK


British researchers working on ways to source lithium for electric car batteries have extracted a precursor compound from UK rocks.
New EV battery could be cheaper, safer and easier to recharge

New EV battery 'cheaper, faster to charge'


Researchers at Penn State have found that lithium iron phosphate batteries could be a cheaper, safer alternative to the ones currently used.
VW appoints supply chain watchdog to ensure ethical sourcing practices

VW appoints EV supply chain watchdog


Volkswagen has today announced that it has partnered with an agency to ensure that the materials used in its EVs are responsibly sourced.
Environmental concerns mount use of nickel in EVs

Environmental concerns mount use of nickel in EVs


In the environmental debate around EVs, cobalt is often bought up as one of their pitfalls. However, concern is rising over the use of nickel.
Tesla supplier creating nickel and cobalt-free battery

Tesla supplier creating nickel-free battery


CATL, a Chinese company that supplies to the likes of Tesla, has announced it is working on a battery free of nickel and cobalt.