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Johnson Controls will work in tandem with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, Mich. on automotive batteries. Johnson Controls, a provider of vehicle energy storage for ICE, hybrids and EVs, announced today, January 29, its partnership with LTU to identify and validate new energy storage technologies within the total vehicle system. The company explained this […]

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General Motors has nearly tripled the size of its Global Battery Systems Laboratory to a point where it is now the largest battery lab in North America owned and operated by a major auto manufacturer. The latest addition of 50,000 square feet brings to 85,000 the total square footage of the lab. GM said the […]

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GreenTech Automotive, an American manufacturer of all-electric vehicles, and JAC Motors, a leading Chinese automotive manufacturer, announced during the Shanghai auto show a strategic partnership that will include the development of a five-passenger, all-electric sedan to be assembled in the United States. Both companies said the sedan will combine JAC’s Rejoice vehicle platform with GreenTech […]

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A U.S. Energy Department inspection of LG Chem’s still-under-construction battery plant in Holland, Mich. found trained, but idled workers were paid to play cards, board and video games – and LG Chem billed Uncle Sam $842,000 for tens of thousands of man hours for this. Citing vagaries in the rules, and ultimately blaming the non […]

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