Rivian electric trucks will use cells from Samsung SDI

Rivian announced Monday that it will use Samsung SDI battery cells for its R1T electric pickup truck and R1S electric SUV, as well as upcoming commercial vehicles.

Toyota says it isn’t anti-EV, suggests it’ll build more EVs if demand exists

Toyota in April revealed bZ4X SUV Concept, which leads the way to the first Toyota battery-electric vehicle in years for the U.S. market, set to arrive in 2022.

Sunnova, AutoGrid create residential virtual power plant for California community energy supplier CPA

US residential solar company Sunnova and distributed energy resource (DER) controls platform provider AutoGrid will aggregate home battery energy storage systems to provide demand response for California energy supplier Clean Power Alliance (CPA).

French grid operator could award flexibility payments to batteries to ease congestion

France’s electricity transmission system operator, RTE, is exploring options to reduce congestion on the grid at four strategic locations around the country and could award long-term contracts to battery storage systems that can help.

China’s transition to electric vehicles

In recent decades, China’s rapid economic growth has enabled more and more consumers to buy their own cars. The result has been improved mobility and the largest automotive market in the world — but also serious urban air pollution, high greenhouse gas emissions, and growing dependence on oil imports.

Study suggests EV drivers are more satisfied with wall chargers vs. mobile cords

A new J.D. Power study once again confirmed that most electric-car drivers rely primarily on home charging, while also offering some insight into customer satisfaction with different types of charging equipment.

IHS Markit predicts more than 10GW of global energy storage deployments in 2021

Analysis and research firm IHS Markit has predicted that over 10GW of new energy storage will be deployed during this year, with around half of those additions in the US market

Biden will push for more US EV battery recycling, address supply shortages

The Biden administration will emphasize battery recycling as part of its electric-car plans, aiming to address supply issues, Reuters reported Friday

Could urban charging deserts hinder ride-hailing EV adoption—and cleaner air?

As a lack of Level 2 AC charging infrastructure gets in the way of EV ownership in some urban areas, the lack of fast-charging could slow electric ride-hailing adoption, according to new analysis from the clean-energy advocacy group Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).