From trying to drive an electric vehicle at higher altitudes than ever before, through signing a battery agreement with CATL from BMW since 2025, to various Lucid news and news from Tesla, below is a summary of stories about electric vehicles that you may have missed.
LG Energy Solution Battery Powers Successful GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Attempt to Achieve Highest Altitude in Electric Vehicle
“LG Energy Solution (LGES; KRX: 373220) has become part of history [last week]as Rainer Zietlow, a world record holder, set another world record with an electric vehicle powered by LGES batteries. Zietlow and his Challenge4 team set up new GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS® the title for the highest altitude reached in electric cars by driving to the dormant Uturuncu volcano Boliviareaching 5,816 meters above sea level.
“The vehicle chosen by the team, the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX, is powered by battery cells and LGES modules, which use high energy density for long-distance driving, high-speed charging and even driving at high altitudes.
“Zietlow’s team successfully broke the previous record May 18and was awarded official GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS® certificate in La Paz, Bolivia on May 23. Earlier, in 2021, Zietlow achieved the title of the longest continuous electric vehicle journey in one country by passing the US with a VW ID.4. “
Nicolas Minbiole replaces Peter Hochholdinger to oversee the quality of Lucid’s production
“Business Insider states: “Lucid Motors is shifting the roles of the two top managers as the company pushes to address persistent quality issues that hamper production, sources aware of the changes said. Man from the inside. ‘
“Peter Hochholdinger, Lucid’s vice president of production and Audi’s longtime veteran and former vice president of production at Tesla, will no longer oversee production quality. Vice President of Global Quality Nicolas Minbiole will now oversee the quality of manufacturing, suppliers and packaging, in an effort to address continuous supply and production issues, three sources with direct knowledge said.
Lucid Motors withdraws glass cockpit dashboard for 1,117 Lucid Air electric vehicles
“Lucid Motors has sent e-mails to some customers who have already received their Lucid Air EV electric vehicles about the new withdrawal. This is specific to the Ethernet wiring harness for the Glass Cockpit instrument panel. Lucid Motors said the harness may not have been properly secured. This seems to have an impact on both the Dream Edition and the Grand Touring, but it’s hard to know how much it actually affected. NHTSA states that the potential number of units affected is 1,117. “
From the Lucid Owners Forum:
“Tesla2.0” said, “I’m at a Houston service center to fix the charging cable problem and show them the recall notice. They’ve told me it only affects a certain production batch, not my batch. So I’m probably lucky in the meantime? I’m happy about the waiting room. “
Tesla brings a better visual display of driving, energy forecasts and driver profiles in the software update version 2022.16.0.2
“New driving visualizations: Tesla has synchronized driving visualizations for FSD Beta and non-FSD Beta owners, as discussed above. The rendering of bicycles and motorcycles has been improved in the new ride visualizations, and it is particularly interesting how some Tesla owners have identified them in their tweets. ” Tesla Oracle he says.
The new wheel graphics are 👌 👌 pic.twitter.com/tpVLHSfhtx
– Dirty Tesla (@DirtyTesLa) May 23, 2022
Charging electric cars in America: placing chargers where people shop, eat, bank, and so on
“Electrify America, an electric vehicle charging company, has worked to do so by working with companies such as Westfield Shopping Centers to place ultra-fast electric charging stations in more places where people shop, eat, bank, and more. “
Bank of America will more than double ultra-fast Electrify America charging stations in financial centers
“Bank of America and Electrify America today announced plans to more than double the number of financial centers equipped with electric vehicle charging stations (EVs) by the end of 2023.
“Since the beginning of this year, 172 individual Electrify America chargers for electric vehicles have been installed in 46 financial centers – in total, the companies plan to grow to more than 350 chargers in more than 90 financial centers by the end of 2023.”
Lloyd’s Register and partners unveiled the Green Silk Alliance project.
“Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Center and partners are launching the ‘Silk Alliance’ to create a green corridor cluster starting with container trade in Asia.
Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub is working with 11 leading stakeholders across the supply chain to develop a fuel transition strategy for the fleet that can enable the creation of a highly scalable green corridor cluster.
“The Silk Alliance, launched by Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, brings together a diverse group of organizations whose cooperation can advance the decarbonisation of the maritime industry. These include shipowners such as MSC Shipmanagement Ltd., Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd (PIL), Wan Hai Lines, X-Press Feeders, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp .; shipyard, Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M); bunker logistics supplier, Singfar International; engine manufacturer, Wärtsilä; ship manager, Wilhelmsen Ship Management; and financial institutions, the Asian Development Bank and ING. “
EV production news
CATL says that from 2025, BMW will supply a cylindrical cell
“Chinese battery giant CATL said on Friday that from 2025 BMW will start supplying cylindrical cells to power its new line of electric vehicles. The battery manufacturer has signed a contract with BMW, in which it is nominated as a supplier of cylindrical cells for the German carmaker, CATL said without specification.
The BMW Group opens a new automated steel pressing plant at the Swindon plant
“The building has a number of environmental features, including capturing water from the roof to supply all sources of drinking water. There is also a system that uses heat from the press hydraulics to heat the main hall. This, together with smaller elements such as LED lighting and long glass skylights facing the center of the building, has a significant impact, creates a bright working environment, reduces dependence on artificial light and contributes significantly to achieving energy saving and sustainability goals. . “
New research highlights the dynamics of reducing the weight of aluminum in battery electric vehicles
“For the three vehicle segments examined, the analysis found that vehicle costs were falling as the share of aluminum initially increased. New research commissioned by the Aluminum Association confirms that aluminum will continue to be a key player in the electric era as an economically attractive weight reduction tool that improves performance and efficiency in battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The study, conducted by Auburn Hills-based FEV North America, concluded that aluminum offers significant cost savings to automakers because pure zero priorities drive vehicle development, especially in high-volume programs.
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