Casting Call: Tesla Model Y with front casting, structural battery spotted at Giga Berlin

(Tobias Lindh/Twitter) Toronto, Ontario — In its recent Q3 financials release to stakeholders, Tesla announced plans to integrate front castings and structural battery packs to the Model Y; plans that have since been confirmed by DriveTesla Canada, who posted a photo Tuesday of just such a model outside the automaker’s Berlin Gigafactory. This sighting, made […]

Toyota Undead: OEM partners with Redwood Materials to recycle EV batteries

Nevada, United States — The 25-year-old initial release of the Toyota Prius gains a new lease on life–at least somewhat–through a partnership between former Tesla CTO JB Straubel’s company Redwood Materials and car manufacturer Toyota. This partnership aims to help supply and recycle original Prius and EV batteries, through the acquisition, salvaging and refurbishment of […]

Meeting Demand: Cambrian College to teach EV repair to heavy equipment mechanics

Sudbury, Ontario — Cambrian College is looking to get its heavy equipment mechanic students acquainted with some of the mining industry’s most cutting-edge electric vehicles, as the college announced the integration of electric vehicle repair into the program. Electric vehicles have become increasingly more prevalent across many industries, and mining is no exception.  Steve Gravel, […]

Electric Anticipation: Axalta to unveil EV coatings at Novi Battery Show

Novi, Michigan — Axalta plans to unveil a portfolio of coatings that hope to enhance the performance, durability, safety and cost of electric vehicle batteries and motors at the Battery Show North America on September 14-16 in Novi, Mich., according to a press release. The company will also introduce its latest Plascoat thermoplastic powder that […]

The Smoke Clears: GM announces fix to Bolt battery fire issue

Detroit, Michigan — In a piece of good news for the automotive supply chain and drivers alike, engineers at General Motors have figured out how to fix a battery problem with the Chevrolet Bolt electric hatchback that has already caused five of them to catch fire. The company says they developed diagnostic software to look […]

Tuesday Ticker: April 6, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — Li-Cycle announces its participation in a run of investor events, Tesla reports strong sales numbers in spite of microchip shortage and FCA also releases it’s Q1 financial report, in this week’s Tuesday Ticker. Investor Circuit Li-Cycle announced that it plans to participate in several upcoming investor events, beginning this week. The company […]

Closed Circuit: Hyundai partners with Quebec-based Lithion for battery recycling

Markham, Ontario — Like the person who puts the tongs back on the plate at the buffet, Hyundai Canada is striving to make the EV industry better than when they arrived by partnering with Quebec-based Lithion Recycling to handle the automaker’s battery recycling program. This move by Hyundai attempts to complete a more sustainable production […]

Battery Boost: Lion Electric to open new battery factory with federal and provincial investment

Montreal, Quebec – Lion Electric announced the construction of a battery manufacturing plant and innovation center in Quebec. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the construction of the facility with Marc Bédard, the CEO and founder of Lion Electric. “With today’s announcement, we are continuing to take steps to support our Canadian businesses, invest in innovation, […]