Battery cell production begins at the Gigafactory

Tesla and Panasonic have begun mass producing lithium-ion battery cells at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Sparks Nevada. The high performance cylindrical 2170 cell, jointly designed and engineered by Tesla and Panasonic, will be used in Tesla’s energy storage products and electric vehicles. By 2018, the Gigafactory will produce 35GWh/year of lithium-ion […]

EPA takes appropriate next step on vehicle standards

ACEEE welcomes the EPA’s final determination that greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles of model year (MY) 2022-2025 remain appropriate in light of the information available to date. The standards will save consumers tens of billions of dollars at the pump, will help ensure that domestic automakers continue to […]

Chinese companies agree to build better connected intelligent grid in Ethiopia

Chinese telecom Huawei and China Electric Power Equipment and Technology have signed a MoU with the Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) to build a better connected intelligent grid in Ethiopia. The two companies will share their experiences with the EEU, thus helping the East African country build a smart grid system. […]