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Feuding Korean firms risk disrupting electric car battery supplies

Dueling lawsuits from SK Innovation and LG Chem threaten EV launch schedules

In 2018, South Korea's SK Innovation beat its larger, local rival LG Chem to a multibillion dollar deal to supply German carmaker Volkswagen with electric vehicle batteries in the United States. With great fanfare, SK Innovation (SKI) broke ground in March on a $1.7 billion (£1.3 billion) factory in Commerce, Georgia, about 200 km from VW's Chattanooga plant, which will be the automaker's electric vehicle hub in the United States. LG Chem (LGC) had other ideas.

Tesla batteries will live longer than expected, survey finds

Sounds like good news for used-car buyers looking at EVs

Tesla batteries retain over 90 percent of their charging power after 160,000 miles, according to data gathered by a Dutch-Belgium Tesla owners group. According to its survey of over 350 owners, the EVs dropped about 5 percent of their capacity after 50,000 miles, but lose it at a much slower rate after that. If the trend hold

How to Replace a Car Battery Temperature Sensor

The evolution of sensors and monitoring equipment has enhanced over the past 10 years.

How to Replace a Key Fob Battery

Key fobs make it easier to get into vehicles.

GM plans to run on 100% renewable energy... by 2050

By the end of 2016, GM will be 4 percent of the way there.

The company has made progress. A little, tiny bit of progress.

How To Jumpstart Your Car

It’s finally happened to you.

10 Best Miniature Jumper Packs For Your Car

A reliable battery in your vehicle ensures that you make it to your destination regardless of the weather or time of day.

Electric Cars and How They Work

Within a few years, the total amount of all-electric car models has gone from a select, expensive few to well more than a dozen, with most major brands and a handful of new companies throwing their best technologies and innovations into these models.

How to React If Your Battery Light is On

The battery light or charging warning light, available on the dashboard of your car, indicates malfunctioning or poor charging of the battery.

How to Use a Battery Charger

Most people who have been around cars for a good chunk of their lives have experienced the hassle and inconvenience associated with a dead battery.

Tesla looking for new lithium suppliers for Model 3, Gigafactory

Tesla's supply costs could surge as lithium demand doubles by 2020.

Tesla Motors may be enlisting more firms to complement Panasonic's efforts to meet lithium-ion battery demand.

How to Change Battery Cables

Although simple in nature, battery cables are one of the most important components of a vehicle’s electrical system.

How to Check Electrolyte Levels in Your Battery

Part of what makes a modern battery work so effectively is the ‘wet cell’ design they utilize.

Graphene batteries: wave of the future or 'snake oil'?

Some say Graphenano claims, plans don't past muster.

Spain-based Graphenano touts graphene battery technology for improvements over lithium ion.

How to Fix a Car That Won’t Start

Whether at home, work, school or out on a shopping trip, it's never a pleasant situation to sit down in your driver’s seat and find your vehicle won't start.

How to Care for Your Car Battery

How to Care For Your Car Battery Your car’s battery tends to be neglected until there you have difficulty starting your car, and it is usually when the weather turns cold.

How to Buy a Battery for Your Car

Your car battery is a storage device for the electrical power you need to start your car and operate your car’s options.

How to Change a Car Battery

Changing your car battery is a simple and easy automotive repair that you can actually accomplish yourself with the right preparation and a little physical strength.

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