Battery provider CATL’s cell-to-pack tech will enable a 600+ mile vary in an EV out early subsequent 12 months. Genesis costs its Electrified G80 and expands EV gross sales. Toyota is inspecting the usage of hydrogen gasoline cell tech with renewables. And Honda has introduced plans to make an ideal many EV batteries within the U.S. This and extra, right here at Inexperienced Automotive Stories.
Honda has introduced a U.S. battery three way partnership with LG Vitality Answer that will energy EVs from the Honda and Acura manufacturers for the U.S. market. And it’s going huge; with a deliberate capability of 40 GWh per 12 months, the plant would possibly make sufficient cells for lots of of hundreds of EVs yearly.
In a collaboration with the U.S. DOE, Toyota is aiming to “construct, set up, and consider” a 1-megawatt fuel-cell energy plant that may take a look at how hydrogen is perhaps used—maybe as a substitute of massive battery packs—to buffer the grid or maintain vitality from photo voltaic or wind sources.
Geely’s Zeekr premium EV model introduced that its Zeekr 009 “electrical luxurious MPV” would be the first manufacturing mannequin on the earth, beginning early subsequent 12 months, to reap the benefits of cell-to-pack battery tech from CATL—enabling a driving vary nicely over 600 miles, by China’s cycle.
Genesis final week introduced a beginning worth of $80,920 for its Electrified G80 luxurious sedan, and it confirmed the broader availability of that and its GV60 EV already out—now to “choose U.S. retailers” in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Washington.