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A person charges a Tesla  vehicle at a charging station in San Mateo, California. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Investors slashed $50 billion (€42.75 billion) from Tesla’s market value on Tuesday despite chief executive Elon Musk’s promise to cut electric vehicl(...)

 A man carries a fainted young girl (R) to evacuate her following a gas leak incident at an LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

Indian police have filed a complaint against an LG Chem subsidiary over a toxic gas leak at its chemical plant in the south of the country that killed(...)

Volkswagen has kicked off the building of batteries at what will become its own ‘Gigafactory’ for electric vehicle (EV) power sources in the next five years

Production of electric cars in Europe is stalling due to a lack of battery supply. Meanwhile, and not entirely unrelated, it looks as if the majority (...)

Italian-US car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler is as little as a fortnight away from halting production at one of its European plants because of problems sourcing Chinese parts. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Fiat Chrysler is as little as a fortnight away from halting production at one of its European plants because of problems sourcing Chinese parts, the c(...)

US stocks fell lower in early afternoon trading after president Donald Trump delivered a stinging rebuke to China’s trade practices. Photograph: Michael Nagle/EPA

Dublin’s Iseq index stood out as a bright light across European markets, driven by a solid performance by banking shares, even as shares in London suc(...)

Switching to electric power for our cars could well be a key factor in saving the planet, but it seems likely to come with a significant societal cost.

Crack open the bonnet of a Mercedes-AMG model, or maybe an Aston Martin. You will, of course, find an engine – most likely a hulking great V8, or if y(...)

Ganfeng’s expertise has been in processing lithium raw materials  into the next stage chemical products that can be used in lithium-ion batteries. Photograph: iStock

Carlow is an unlikely staging post in the super-charged rise of a key player in China’s push to dominate the global electric-vehicle revolution. Ganf(...)

Henrik Fisker at CES in Las Vegas, says the solid-state batteries have the potential to be much cheaper to make than lithium-ion batteries.

In an announcement designed, surely, to take some of the wind from Tesla’s sails, Henrik Fisker is claiming to have made a dramatic breakthrough in ba(...)

Toyota said it would market more than 10 all-electric vehicle (EV) models globally in the early 2020s

Toyota said it would market more than 10 all-electric vehicle (EV) models globally in the early 2020s, a target which could require the firm to look (...)

Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor, and Kazuhiro Tsuga, president of Panasonic, at a joint news conference in Tokyo on December 13th, 2017.  Photograph: Bloomberg

Toyota Motor and Panasonic said on Wednesday they were considering jointly developing batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), a partnership that could (...)

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