Tuesday Ticker: Volkswagen to build St. Thomas, Ont. battery plant; Rivian and Amazon reconsider deal

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, we’re covering Volkswagen’s announcement for a Canadian-bound battery plant, plus Rivian’s rumoured reconsideration regarding exclusivity agreements with retail giant Amazon.  Setting up in St. Thomas Volkswagen has chosen St. Thomas, Ont. as the site of its first-ever North American battery cell manufacturing plant.  The company and its […]

Tuesday Ticker: Wall Street speculates Rivian results; Li-Cycle receives loan

Toronto, Ontario ⁠—  In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, analysts speculate Rivian’s impending 2022 Q4 and full year results, while Li-Cycle receives an financial sum from the U.S. Department of Energy. Rivian watch Electric vehicle company Rivian is set to announce its 2022 Q4 and full year results on Tuesday after the markets close.  The company […]

Pure Potential: EV battery packs should last 15 years, says former Tesla CTO

Houston, Texas — Electric vehicle battery packs should last about 15 years, according to former Tesla chief technology officer and co-founder JB Straubel. In a recent interview at CERAweek 2022, Straubel was asked at what point he believes battery life reaches an end. Once responsible for Tesla’s battery development until 2019, where he led cell […]

Dahn’s Discussions: Tesla’s million-mile battery could contribute to the electric grid

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Elon Musk’s vision of a million-mile EV battery–a battery with a lifecycle of one million charges–leaves some pondering the question, “but why?” The actual goal is not to produce an electric vehicle capable of driving 1.6 million kilometres through its lifespan, according to Dalhousie Professor and lithium-ion battery pioneer Jeff Dahn. […]

Beware of Batteries: EV batteries may pose a threat to emergency responders

Toronto, Ontario — With electric vehicles gaining popularity, emergency responders may be in serious danger–especially since the automaker’s emergency response guides are suppositively not up to par.  According to a new report conducted by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) emergency responders may not be able to rely on emergency response guides provided by automakers when […]