Toyota is wanting at some extremely big applications for its fuel-mobile tech. Will LG Chem ramp up production of Tesla’s new battery format in the U.S.? And what does Volkswagen system to do with its hundreds of thousands of battery packs immediately after they are in EVs? This and more, in this article at Green Auto Experiences.
LG Chem is reportedly scheduling to establish cells in Tesla’s new 4680-format at a new U.S. plant. It is not but distinct irrespective of whether this is the very same plant it’s in talks with GM over, but it could together with Tesla’s possess mobile-producing strategies give the EV big what it demands to hold ramping up U.S. output.
Volkswagen has proven, with a pilot battery-recycling plant in Salzgitter, Germany, how it hopes to get well up to 95% of uncooked products from employed battery packs for possible reuse. The automaker programs to set up related services around the world—including in the U.S.
And Toyota has neatly packaged the gasoline-cell stack from its latest Mirai gasoline-mobile sedan into a hydrogen gas-mobile module that can power buses, trains, or ships—or be put into stationary turbines or electricity arrays. Two diverse layouts for the 80-kw plug-and-enjoy modules will give firms a ton of options—although they’ll still will need to get treatment of the hydrogen storage and sourcing aspect of the puzzle.
And above at Motor Authority: A patent application submitted by Apple highlights a new zone-centered lighting technique that could revolutionize cabin lighting—basing it on the actions of occupants, or where by they’re hunting. While probably for use with Apple’s self-driving electric powered motor vehicle, these types of technologies may well be valuable even as aspect of Apple CarPlay as automobile interfaces turn out to be far more complicated.