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German carmakers pledge to invest €60bn in electric and self-driving technology

The president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry has revealed German carmakers will invest heavily in electric cars and automation over the next three years in an effort to meet new European regulations

EU seeks to rival Asia for electric-battery market supremacy with new fund

The EU plans to offer billions of euros in state and corporate funding to aid the construction of vast battery factories capable of competing with production in the US and Asia

Electric car market races to meet demand

Scandal, environmental consciousness and innovation are accelerating the car industry’s transformation, directing it towards electric vehicles

Electric vehicle market at risk of stalling without adequate lithium supply

With electric vehicles accelerating into the mainstream, the auto industry is undergoing the biggest shift in its existence. The move from engines to lithium ion batteries means that a steady supply of lithium is crucial

Tesla set to build its first factory in China following government approval

US electric vehicle firm Tesla has struck a deal with the Chinese Government to build a new facility in the country

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Panasonic accelerates battery drive with new production line

Japanese company Panasonic will begin production of lithium-ion batteries at its Himeji factory in an effort to increase its presence in the automotive sector

GS Yuasa’s new battery set to double the range of electric vehicles by 2020

A new lithium-ion battery, currently under development by Japanese specialist GS Yuasa, could double the range of small electric vehicles while keeping manufacturing costs steady

Toyota and Mazda enter joint venture to build $1.6bn US assembly plant

Japanese car manufacturers Toyota and Mazda have agreed to share a new $1.6bn manufacturing plant in the US, while further pooling resources to research the development of electric vehicles

UK to ban petrol and diesel cars from 2040

In a move towards greener electric vehicles, the UK will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

Volvo to go fully electric from 2019

Premium car manufacturer Volvo is to phase out petrol/diesel-only cars, ensuring that all of its vehicles have electric engines from 2019 onwards

Volkswagen powers up new electric vehicle unit with $2bn investment

In the wake of Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal, the company has announced the launch of a new subsidiary that will invest in infrastructure for zero-emissions vehicles