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Friday 3 December 2021
Addionics 3D-structured battery may achieve 2x higher energy capacity
The range and charging time of batteries are the major concerns of electric vehicle users and a critical bottleneck for the EV industry. The Israel-based startup, Addionics, is developing a 3D-structured battery that could solve all pains.
Friday 3 December 2021
Supply chain braces for impacts from China's dual carbon goal
Countries around the world have all set their goals for a more sustainable future with fewer carbon emissions. Denmark, Sweden, France, the UK, Hungary, and New Zealand have set their carbon neutrality goals in law and are aiming to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to net-zero between 2045 and 2050.
Wednesday 1 December 2021
Highlights of the day: Server makers may see chip shortage last into 2H22
Demand for servers remain robust, but component shortages have been undermining server shipments. Chip supply for servers is expected to persist into second-half 2022. TSMC is making progress in its advanced packaging technology. The foundry house has entered the next stage for its 3DFabric family of 3D silicon stacking. Suppliers of cylindrical lithium cells have notified clients that they will raise prices by 5-15% in first-quarter 2022.
Wednesday 1 December 2021
Prices of cylindrical lithium cell to rise 5-15% in 2022
Cylindrical lithium battery cell prices will rise by 5-15% in the first quarter next year, following two-time price hikes this year, according to sources at battery module suppliers. Prices of cylindrical lithium cells have increased by 10-15% this year as demand for EV and power storage grows and shortages of materials persist.
Wednesday 1 December 2021
First commercial geothermal power plant comes into operation in Taiwan
Chingshuei Geothermal Power (CGP) has inaugurated a geothermal power plant in Yilan County, northeastern Taiwan - the first established by private investors for commercial operation in Taiwan, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Tuesday 30 November 2021
VinFast's SUVs makes their debut at LA Auto Show
The Vietnam-based electric vehicle (EV) maker, VinFast debuted 2 of its new SUV models, the VF e35 and VF e36, at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17th, and got some surprisingly rave reviews from industry commentators, the automotive royalty Mike Rutherford included.
Monday 29 November 2021
Major Chinese tech firms see opportunities in LiDAR market
LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology, a crucial element in autonomous mobility, has attracted great interest from major tech companies in China as they poured tens of millions of dollars into the high-potential sector.
Monday 29 November 2021
Southeast Asia roundup: Honda Thailand to make EVs locally
Honda Thailand is considering building EV manufacturing facilities in Thailand as EV demand grows in the country, while Malaysia's 5G handset shipments are projected by IDC to grow to 60% of total handset shipments.
Monday 29 November 2021
ATE Energy International sets up Philippines-based joint venture with San Miguel
Energy EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor ATE Energy International and San Miguel, a Philippines-based conglomerate, established a Philippines-based joint venture, ATE Infra Construction, in the third quarter of 2021, with each holding a 50% stake, according to ATE chairman and president Lu Yuan-Jui at a November 25 investor conference.
Wednesday 24 November 2021
Gojek and TBS Energi Utama forms a JV for EVs in Indonesia
A new joint venture (JV) Electrum was formed between the partnership of two Indonesia-based companies, decacorn Gojek and energy firm TBS Energi Utama, with an ultimate goal of accelerating the electric vehicles (EVs) adoption across the country.
Wednesday 24 November 2021
Sime Darby Berhad becomes leading EV specialist in Asia through two major investments
Malaysia-based conglomerate Sime Darby Berhad announced future-focused plans for its Motors division, anticipating new trends and opportunities for growth in the automotive sector, particularly in shared mobility and in the electrification of the industry.
Tuesday 23 November 2021
V2G tech in EVs provides emergency power supply
As the market penetration rate of electric vehicles (EV) continues to get higher, there are growing concerns regarding more power shortages in the future. In order to avoid EVs becoming electricity-eating monsters, companies are also starting to focus on the development of bidirectional charging capabilities.
Monday 22 November 2021
Episil scores stable revenue gains on strong SiC, GaN demand
Taiwan-based Episil Precision, dedicated to the production of epitaxial Si, SiC and GaN wafers, has seen its revenues grow quarter by quarter since the third quarter of 2020, with automotive applications contributing the highest ratio, at 30%, to its revenues, according to company chairman CH Hsu.
Monday 22 November 2021
Fisker cooperates with Magna Steyr, Foxconn Electronics to keep down costs for EVs
US-based start-up electric vehicle (EV) vendor Fisker has cooperated with Austria-based automaker Magna Steyr, a subsidiary of Canada-based automotive components supplier Magna International, for outsourced production of Ocean SUV (sport utility vehicle), its first EV model, and Taiwan-based EMS-provider Foxconn Electronics for jointly developing a new EV model, industry sources cited Japan-based Nikkei as indicating.
Monday 22 November 2021
Thailand startups bet on EV growth in post-Covid era
Thailand's startups venturing into the electric vehicle (EV) business foresee an enormous post-COVID growth in the EV sector, more particularly with an increase of charging facilities and EV-sharing service platforms, to accommodate new urban lifestyles.
Monday 22 November 2021
Hero Electric partners with Charzer to install 10,000 charging stations in India
India's largest electric two-wheelers company Hero Electric announced that the Group had formed a partnership with Bengaluru-based EV charging startup Charzer to install 10,000 charging stations. Although the EV market size in India is relatively small in terms of unit sales or volume, the industry has seen more and more new players getting into it. This makes Hero Electric agitated.
Monday 22 November 2021
Arm boosts development of software-defined EVs via joining MIH
Arm in October 2021 joined the MIH Alliance in a bid to promote the development of software-defined electric vehicles (EVs), according to senior director Simon Teng for Asia Pacific Automotive Partnership under Arm.
Friday 19 November 2021
Taipower starts operation of Energy Trading Platform
State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has inaugurated an Energy Trading Platform (ETP) for open transactions of day-ahead electricity ancillary services provided by power generators, own-use power-generating facilities, and energy storage systems in the private sector, a bid to stabilize the operation of power supply systems nationwide via electricity sharing economy, according to Taipower.
Friday 19 November 2021
Ola Electric's shipments delayed due to chip shortages
India's Ola Electric is seeing delays in deliveries since it launched its first e-scooter S1 and S1 Pro in September this year, according to First Post and Economic Times.
Thursday 18 November 2021
We know users better than ICE brands: India's first electric scooter maker
India's first electric scooter maker, Ather Energy, says it has the edge over the traditional two-wheeler companies like Bajaj, Enfield, and TVS because of their early start and in-depth knowledge of the market.
Tuesday 16 November 2021
China's fixed prices for lithium batteries is preventing the competition from growing
The price of lithium batteries continued to increase through the end of the third quarter due to the shortage of key materials and material prices skyrocketing. Coupled with China's power restriction, many China-based lithium battery factories announced price increases during the country's 11-day holiday. Seeing as the price of raw materials continues to soar, analysts are now wondering to what extent it will affect the rising price of batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in the future.
Tuesday 16 November 2021
RiTdisplay steps into battery production
PMOLED panel maker RiTdisplay has stepped into production of batteries, UPS and energy storage systems by investing in lithium battery maker RiTwin and energy management solution developer Han-Win Technology, according to the company.
Tuesday 16 November 2021
Innovative EV charging startups try to upgrade India's creaking infra
Electric vehicles are slowly making an entry into the Indian market, but their adoption remains slow. The main reason for this is concerns about charging infrastructure. EV charging stations are not widely available yet. Charging at home is not an easy option because many high-rise apartments have yet to develop policies on installing EV chargers.
Tuesday 16 November 2021
Organic carbon battery may charge 10 times faster: Interview with PJP Eye
The automotive industry is renovating and electrifying its products to reduce carbon emission, stimulating innovations with batteries. Japan-based startup PJP Eye is one of the innovators in battery technology, who have collaborated with Kyushu University for over a decade to develop non-explosive, non-toxic, and non-pollutive batteries.
Tuesday 16 November 2021
Ta Win grabs EV pie by securing Posco deal
In November alone, Ta Win Holdings, a Malaysia-based copper product manufacturer, had announced deals that secured its share in the global electrical vehicle (EV) supply chain.