From trying to drive an electric vehicle at a higher altitude than ever before, through BMW signing a battery contract with CATL from 2025 onwards, to various Lucid news and Tesla news, below is an overview of stories about electric vehicles that you may have missed.
LG Energy Solution battery powers successful GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® attempt for the highest altitude achieved in an electric vehicle
“LG Energy Solution (LGES; KRX: 373220) has become a part of history [last week]as Rainer Zietlow, a world record driver, set another world record with an electric vehicle powered by LGES batteries. Zietlow and his Challenge4 the team set up a new one GUINNINE WORLD RECORDS® title for the highest altitude achieved in electric cars, driving the dormant volcano Uturuncu in Boliviareaching 5,816 meters above sea level.
“The vehicle of the team’s choice, the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX, is powered by LGES batteries and modules that use high energy density for long-distance driving, fast charging, and even high-altitude driving.
“Zietlow’s team successfully broke the previous record at May 18and decorated with official GUINNINE WORLD RECORDS® certificate u La Paz, Bolivia he May 23. Earlier, in 2021, Zietlow won the title for the longest uninterrupted electric vehicle trip in a single country driving through the US with a VW ID.4. ”
Nicolas Minbiole replaces Peter Hochholdinger to oversee Lucid’s quality of production
“Business Insider reports’ Lucid Motors is changing the roles of the two top executives as the company tries to address ongoing quality issues that have hampered production, sources familiar with the changes said Insider. ‘
“Peter Hochholdinger, Lucid’s vice president of production and longtime Audi veteran and former vice president of production at Tesla, will no longer monitor production quality. Vice President of Global Quality Nicolas Minbiole will now oversee quality for production, suppliers and packaging, in an attempt to address current shortcomings in procurement and production, said three sources with direct knowledge. ”
Lucid Motors pulls the glass instrument panel in the cockpit for 1,117 Lucid Air EVs
“Lucid Motors has sent an email to some customers who have already received their Lucid Air EV vehicles about the new recall. This one is specific to the Ethernet wiring harness for the Glass Cockpit instrument panel. Lucid Motors said that this belt may not have been fastened properly. This seems to affect both the Dream Edition and the Grand Touring models, but it’s hard to know how many are really affected. The NHTSA website says the potential number of units affected is 1,117. ”
From the Lucida owner forum:
“Tesla2.0” said: “I am at the service center in Houston to solve the problem with the charging cable and I showed them the notice of revocation. They told me that it only affects a certain series of production, but not my series. So I guess I was lucky? In the meantime, I enjoy the waiting room. ”
Tesla brings better images of driving, energy predictions and driver profiles in software version 2022.16.0.2
“New driving visualizations: Tesla has synchronized driving visualizations for both FSD Beta and car owners who are not FSD Beta, as we discussed above. In the new visualizations of riding, the display of bicycles and motorcycles has been improved and it is especially interesting that some Tesla owners have identified in their tweets “, Tesla Oracle says.
The new bike graphics are 👌 👌 pic.twitter.com/tpVLHSfhtx
– Dirty Tesla (@DirtyTesLa) May 23, 2022
EV charging in America: placing chargers where people shop, dine, banks and more
“Electric electric charging company Electrify America is addressing this by working directly with companies like Westfield Shopping Centers to set up ultra-fast charging electric stations in multiple locations where people shop, dine, bank and more.”
Bank of America will more than double Electrify America’s ultra-fast charging stations in financial centers
“Bank of America and Electrify America today announced plans to more than double the number of financial centers equipped with electric vehicle charging stations (EVs) by the end of 2023.
“Since the beginning of this year, 172 Electrify America EV chargers have been installed in 46 financial centers – in total, the companies intend to grow to more than 350 chargers in over 90 financial centers by the end of 2023.
Lloyd’s Register and partners unveil the Silk Alliance green corridor project.
“Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub and partners are launching‘ The Silk Alliance ’to develop a cluster of green corridors starting with the container trade within Asia.
“Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decabonisation Hub is working with 11 leading stakeholders in the supply chain to develop a fuel transition strategy for the fleet that can enable the establishment of a highly scalable cluster of green corridors.
“Launched by Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decabonisation Hub, The Silk Alliance brings together a diverse group of organizations whose collaboration can advance the decarbonisation of the maritime industry. These include shipowners such as MSC Shipmanagement Ltd., Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd (PIL), Wan Hai Lines, X-Press Feeders, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp .; shipyard, Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M); bunker logistics supplier, Singfar International; engine manufacturer, Wärtsilä; ship manager, Wilhelmsen Ship Management; and financial institutions, the Asian Development Bank and ING. “
EV Manufacturing News
CATL says BMW will ship with a cylindrical cell from 2025
“Chinese battery giant CATL said on Friday that it will start supplying cylindrical cells to BMW from 2025 to power its new series of electric vehicles. The battery manufacturer has signed a contract with BMW in which it is nominated as a supplier of cylindrical cells for the German car manufacturer, the CATL said without further explanation.
The BMW Group opens a new automated steel pressing plant at the Swindon plant
“The building has a number of environmental characteristics, including collecting water from the roof to provide water for all non-drinking water supplies. There is also a system that uses heat from the press hydraulics to heat the main hall. This together with minor details such as LED lighting and long glass skylights that extend down the center of the building have a significant impact, creating a bright working environment, reducing reliance on artificial light and significantly contributing to energy saving and sustainability goals. . ”
New research highlights the dynamics of reducing the mass of aluminum in battery-powered electric vehicles
“Among the three vehicle segments studied, the analysis shows that vehicle costs decrease as the share of aluminum initially increases. New research commissioned by the Aluminum Association confirms that aluminum will continue to be a key player in the electrical era as an economically attractive weight reduction tool that improves the performance and efficiency of battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs). The study, conducted by Auburn Hills-based FEV North America, concludes that aluminum offers significant cost savings to carmakers because net zero priorities drive vehicle development, especially in large-scale programs. ”
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