Is Tesla or BYD the highest international EV vendor? Nio has hit 1,000 battery-swapping stations, in what is way from an experiment. And VW is constructing its first of many huge EV battery factories. This and extra, right here at DriftBreath Stories.
Volkswagen at present formally broke floor on its first EV battery cell “gigafactory,” which it’s terming SalzGiga, in addition to a brand new PowerCo battery enterprise to supervise it and different such battery cell factories. VW plans six such factories for Europe, with the opportunity of North American battery factories sooner or later.
BYD, the Chinese language firm that after held the lead over Tesla in international EV gross sales, is again within the prime spot provided that you take a look at all plug-in fashions, together with plug-in hybrids. In what we name electrical autos—apples-to-apples, Tesla’s nonetheless on prime. That stated, Volkswagen stays within the passing lane.
China’s Nio on Wednesday made a variety of bulletins. It’s accomplished its 1,000th battery swapping station, and it confirmed that 500-kw DC fast-chargers are quickly going to be deployed for China and Europe. Nio will quickly additionally begin making its personal 800-volt battery packs in-house, for extra inexpensive fashions to be bought below a mass-market model.
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