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

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

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).

Large-scale battery storage in the UK: Analysing the 16GW of projects in development

The UK is undoubtedly one of the hottest global markets for battery storage today and a considerable pipeline of projects exists. But which projects will likely get built, and when? The in-house analysis and research team at Solar Media Market Research answers these questions and many more

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

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.

Battery storage firms raised nearly US$5 billion corporate funds in first quarter of this year

Corporate funding into the battery storage sector in the first quarter of this year totalled US$4.7 billion across 17 deals, a huge leap from the equivalent period of last year, according to a new report from Mercom Capital. Research firm Mercom Capital’s quarterly report into the battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors tracks financial activity in corporate funding, venture capital (VC) and mergers & acquisitions.