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Volvo signs billion-dollar EV battery deals with Asia's LG Chem, CATL

Volvo plans to get half its sales from fully electric cars by 2025

Volvo plans to get half its sales from fully electric cars by 2025.

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Audi E-Tron EV crossover faces four-week delay because of software bug

Another snag: LG Chem wants to hike its battery prices 10 percent

Another snag: LG Chem wants to hike its battery prices 10 percent.

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GM promises to add 20 EVs and fuel-cell cars to lineup, paid for by SUVs

"General Motors believes in an all-electric future."

"General Motors believes in an all-electric future."

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Nissan may be getting out of the battery business

It could sell its share of AESC to a Chinese venture capital firm.

Where will Nissan get its future batteries?

Faraday Future will have 'highest energy density' with LG Chem battery

Partnership announcement shows Faraday getting more and more serious.

Will 'LG Chem inside' be the calling card of this early EV era?

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The Chevy Bolt is now coming to life in LG Electronics' facilities

LG reached a six-year agreement last year to be a parts supplier for the Bolt.

South Korea-based LG preps to make about a dozen parts for the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles.

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Tesla talking to LG Chem, other suppliers, for more batteries

Tesla might be interested in more battery suppliers as it gets ready for production of the Model 3.

Tesla is reportedly in talks to widen its supply chain for lithium-ion batteries. Those 500,000 EVs won't build themselves in 2018.

Chevy Bolt EV's battery shows big improvements over Spark's

The 60-kWh Pack Offers More Than Just Range. It Offers Hints

With more details about the Bolt EV revealed today in Detroit, we can see just how fast plug-in vehicle technology is improving at GM.

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Tesla finds new battery supplier in LG Chem with Roadster upgrade

Rather than its usual partnership with Panasonic, Tesla is using cells from LG Chem for the upgrades to the Roadster's battery pack.

GM: Without LG Chem, we couldn't build Bolt EV [UPDATE]

OEM, Supplier Enter Into New Relationship To Build Electric Vehicle

GM engineers say that the evolving relationship with LG Chem is what's going to make the upcoming Bolt EV possible.

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Panasonic is EV battery king today, but watch out for LG Chem

Panasonic currently holds the highest market share in the EV battery industry, but LG Chem is rapidly making deals with automakers that could soon give it that crown.

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Audi developing EV batteries with LG Chem, Samsung SDI

Audi's fully electric SUV with a range of over 311-miles will have battery cells sourced from LG Chem and Samsung SDI. The suppliers will invest in Europe to make the components for the vehicle there.

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LG Chem ready to double workforce at plant that makes Volt batteries

Plant That Once Sat Idle Will Ramp Up

LG Chem holds job fair to double workforce at electric vehicle battery factory in Michigan.

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Next-gen Smart ED will use LG Chem battery

South Korean Company to Officially Be World's Largest Auto Battery Maker

LG Chem gets contract from Daimler to make batteries for the Smart ForTwo ED electric vehicle.

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LG Chem's troubled Chevy Volt battery plant hiring once again

After Paying People Not To Work, The Tide Has Turned

The Michigan battery plant known for paying its workers to do nothing has turned things around and is now hiring more workers, specifically to do something. South Korea-based LG Chem, which runs the factory to supply the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in vehicle with its lithium-ion batteries, held a job fair recently to bring on 40 new employees in order to meet higher battery demand, according to WZZM, the ABC affiliate for Grand Rapids, MI.

Recharge Wrap-up: LG to power 200-mile EV, Formula E Buenos Aires track revealed

Volvo, ABB Fast-Charging Buses; Brazilian Ethanol Gets Corny

Formula E has revealed the circuit layout for the Buenos Aires ePrix, which will take place on January 10, 2015. The 1.5-mile track designed by Santiago Garcia Remohi features 12 turns of varying speeds. Bruno Senna, driver for Mahindra Racing, says, "Looking at the track, you have to say it's got a good combination of corners. There's a chicane, some high-speed turns with a change of direction and slow-speed as well." The third race of the all-electric series' inaugural season will take place i

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Renault, LG partner up for 180-mile EV battery tech

The electric vehicles that Renault offers today are having a bit of difficulty attracting customers. Maybe 180 miles of range could make prospective car buyers shed their anxiety. That's what Renault and LG Chem might one day find out, since the two giants signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last week to co-develop battery technology for long-range EVs.

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Battery-pack production for plug-ins, hybrids, triples in three years

Panasonic's standing in the plug-in and hybrid battery production industry has zoomed ahead like a Tesla Model S taking off from a standstill. That's appropriate because the Japanese company's relationship with the California-based automaker has been the primary reason for its growth, which looks like it will continue to be rapid.

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2015 Chevy Spark will have lighter, smaller battery

Range, MPGe and price tag all remain the same

As General Motors gets ready to release the 2015 Chevy Spark EV, it is retooling the Brownstown Battery Assembly to build a new battery system for the chirpy little electric car. The new Spark will lose a few pounds and kWh from its lithium-ion pack, but it will keep all of it's performance specs.

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