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Batteries: frequently asked questions

An introduction to batteries, from lithium-ion (Li-ion) and sodium-ion (Na-ion) technologies to battery raw materials including lithium, nickel, cobalt and manganese. Batteries are critical to the energy transition. They power new electric vehicles (EVs) and provide energy support for grids with an increasing share of intermittent supply from renewables. So, what are batteries made of? … Continue reading Batteries: frequently asked questions

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The world’s electric car fleet continues to grow strongly, with 2024 sales set to reach 17 million

Despite near-term challenges in some markets, based on today’s policy settings, almost 1 in 3 cars on the roads in China by 2030 is set to be electric, and almost 1 in 5 in both United States and European Union More than one in five cars sold worldwide this year is expected to be electric, … Continue reading The world’s electric car fleet continues to grow strongly, with 2024 sales set to reach 17 million

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Key things to watch in electric vehicle (EV) & battery supply chain for 2024

As electric vehicle (EV) sales around the world continue to grow, China’s dominance in the market has sparked a global debate. “With two-thirds of China’s power batteries produced in 2023 being iron-based, Chinese cell producers have capitalised on their expertise in low-cost chemistry,” said Max Reid, principal analyst, electric vehicles & battery supply chain service … Continue reading Key things to watch in electric vehicle (EV) & battery supply chain for 2024

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Iberdrola and bp pulse launch their fast and ultrafast charging joint venture in Spain and Portugal

Iberdrola and bp pulse proudly announce the formal launch of their joint venture that recently received regulatory authorizations. The new company plans to create the most extensive high speed public charging network in Iberia. The aim is to promote access for all citizens to a reliable, high-speed charging infrastructure and thus helping to remove one … Continue reading Iberdrola and bp pulse launch their fast and ultrafast charging joint venture in Spain and Portugal

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Reuse or recycle batteries?

More and more batteries will be needed in the future. This also means that more batteries will have to be recycled or reused. But which method is the most effective and sustainable? Well, as we discovered, it depends on which cutting-edge researcher you ask. By Mattias Dahlström In the future, a more sustainable and fossil-free … Continue reading Reuse or recycle batteries?

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Acciona renews its motosharing fleet in Madrid and Barcelona

ACCIONA’s commitment to shared mobility services is reinforced with the renewal of its fleet in Madrid and Barcelona. The electric motorcycles, all of which are manufactured by Silence, ACCIONA’s electric vehicle brand, now have improved performance, comfort and safety. In Barcelona, Acciona has completed a full fleet change, incorporating the latest version of the Silence … Continue reading Acciona renews its motosharing fleet in Madrid and Barcelona

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How your electric car can help power the energy transition

It is common knowledge that electric vehicles (EVs) are cleaner alternatives to conventional vehicles. However, their role in the energy transition extends beyond cutting direct emissions, underlining their crucial importance. This is why policymakers across the globe are dedicating efforts to make the massive deployment of EVs a reality. Under the International Renewable Energy Agency’s … Continue reading How your electric car can help power the energy transition

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Why EV-Battery Innovation is Key to Sparking a Renewable Revolution

Increasing the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) is a fundamental part of accelerating the renewables-based energy transition and getting us onto the 1.5°C pathway. The uptake of EVs holds the potential to cut emissions by the replacement of fossil fuel based vehicles but also to enable flexibility in the energy system that allow the integration … Continue reading Why EV-Battery Innovation is Key to Sparking a Renewable Revolution

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Rapid progress of key clean energy technologies shows the new energy economy is emerging faster

The pace of deployment of some clean energy technologies – such as solar PV and electric vehicles – shows what can be achieved with sufficient ambition and policy action, but faster change is urgently needed across most components of the energy system to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, according to the IEA’s latest evaluation … Continue reading Rapid progress of key clean energy technologies shows the new energy economy is emerging faster

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Iberdrola and AEDIVE promote the electrification of heavy goods transport

Iberdrola and the Business Association for the Development and Promotion of Electric Mobility (AEDIVE) have signed an agreement to create an alliance for the electrification of heavy road transport in Spain. The initiative aims to accelerate the decarbonisation of heavy road transport and combat climate change. At the same time, it aims to improve fuel … Continue reading Iberdrola and AEDIVE promote the electrification of heavy goods transport

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Powering the Energy Transition with Smart Electrification

Electrifying the use of energy in industry, transport and buildings with renewables is a cost-effective way to decarbonise end-use sectors, increase security of supply, reduce dependency of imported fossil fuels and mitigate risks of fuel prices volatility as experienced in recent years. A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides governments with … Continue reading Powering the Energy Transition with Smart Electrification

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The rise of China’s solar and power sector and its global dominance

China is rapidly advancing its decarbonization efforts, exceeding expectations and outpacing other countries in clean energy spending. The country’s solar power and electric vehicle sectors are experiencing significant growth, with China set to increase its solar capacity threefold and electric vehicle sales surpassing a third of all vehicle sales.China’s substantial investment in renewable energy has … Continue reading The rise of China’s solar and power sector and its global dominance

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Ingeteam presents the RAPID 60, its latest electric mobility innovation

Ingeteam, in its firm commitment to provide equipment that contributes to the decarbonisation of the planet, will be presenting at The Smarter E – Intersolar – Power 2 drive and at EVS36, its new range of RAPID 60 chargers, for fast charging, 60 kW, to meet the potential of the most demanding vehicles. They have … Continue reading Ingeteam presents the RAPID 60, its latest electric mobility innovation

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BMW Group and E.ON create ’Connected Home Charging’, the first pan-European ecosystem for intelligent charging at home

The BMW Group and E.ON have agreed on the first pan-European cooperation for intelligent charging at home. The aim of the strategic cooperation is to create ‘Connected Home Charging’, a holistic charging ecosystem that will allow customers to connect their electrified BMW or MINI vehicle with the energy system, as part of a climate-neutral, sustainable … Continue reading BMW Group and E.ON create ’Connected Home Charging’, the first pan-European ecosystem for intelligent charging at home

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Demand for electric cars is booming, with sales expected to leap 35% this year after a record-breaking 2022

The global auto industry is undergoing a sea change, with implications for the energy sector, as electrification is set to avoid the need for 5 million barrels of oil a day by 2030. Global sales of electric cars are set to surge to yet another record this year, expanding their share of the overall car … Continue reading Demand for electric cars is booming, with sales expected to leap 35% this year after a record-breaking 2022

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Latin America’s opportunity in critical minerals for the clean energy transition

Latin America is an established producer of several minerals essential for clean energy technologies, and could build on its well-established mining sector to diversify into new minerals and help the global economy avoid the shortfalls and bottlenecks that could threaten clean energy transitions. The region already produces large quantities of lithium, which is needed for … Continue reading Latin America’s opportunity in critical minerals for the clean energy transition

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Statkraft explores opportunities for its fast-growing EV charging business Mer

Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has started to explore the opportunity to invite new shareholders into the ownership structure of its fully-owned electric vehicle (EV) charging operator Mer, to support the company’s ambitious growth strategy. Statkraft, who will remain an active and committed majority shareholder in Mer, has engaged Carnegie and Skandinaviska Enskilda … Continue reading Statkraft explores opportunities for its fast-growing EV charging business Mer

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Mythbusting: “Electric cars are no more climate-friendly than ordinary cars!”

An electric car that uses electricity from clean, renewable sources produces no greenhouse gas emissions. A petrol-powered vehicle emits on average two tonnes of CO2 each year, yet some people still claim that electric cars are no more climate-friendly than “fossil cars”. Is that right? The debate about how climate-friendly electric cars “really” are comes … Continue reading Mythbusting: “Electric cars are no more climate-friendly than ordinary cars!”

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China’s electric vehicle and climate ambitions jeopardized by surging critical material prices

The adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) on a large scale is crucial for meeting the desired climate commitments, where affordability plays a vital role. However, the expected surge in prices of lithium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese, four critical materials in EV batteries, could hinder EV uptake. To explore these impacts in the context of China, … Continue reading China’s electric vehicle and climate ambitions jeopardized by surging critical material prices

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Vattenfall and Stromma invest in electric boats

Vattenfall and Stromma Group are investing in  silent, emission-free electric sightseeing boats. Starting with Amsterdam’s canal boats, which will be fully electrified by 2025. The Stromma Group, with operations in six countries and 19 destinations such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki and Stockholm, has entered into a partnership with Vattenfall to electrify Stromma’s boat … Continue reading Vattenfall and Stromma invest in electric boats

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