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GM Testing Out New Tech For Aluminium-Based EV Batteries

GM Testing Out New Tech For Aluminium-Based EV Batteries

American automaker General Motors Co said last week that it is testing out a variety of new technologies to cut costs of electric vehicles, including increasing the use of aluminium and aluminium alloys. While speaking to an investor conference on Wednesday, GM...

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Indian Oil Corp Plans Project To Develop And Market Alumina-Based Batteries

Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) announced plans earlier this week to develop and research an alumina-based battery in an effort at reducing India’s dependency upon the People’s Republic of China for lithium supplies. IOCL execs told local media it has entered into a partnership with an unnamed overseas firm to begin the process. The firm is […]

Novelis Debuts New 25 Percent Stronger Automotive Aluminium Alloy

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced yesterday the launch of a new aluminium alloy designed specifically for automotive body sheet. The new alloy, christened Advanz 6HS-s650, is a 6xxx-series aluminium alloy that Novelis says surpasses the automotive industry’s standards for strength, lightweighting, formability, performance, and structural integrity. With a reported in-service strength […]

BYD Showcases Popular All-Aluminium 12-Meter eBus At Stockholm Conference

Chinese vehicle manufacturer BYD Co Ltd showcased its all-aluminium 12-meter (39-foot) eBus last week at Stockholm’s UITP Global Public Transport Summit. The model is an all-electric, emissions-free eBus that is produced in trim levels with either two or three doors. The Hungarian-built bus boasts a capacity of 80 passengers and is the firm’s most popular […]

Novelis Develops New Aluminium Sheet Battery Enclosure Tailored For Electric Vehicles

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. announced yesterday the development of a new and improved type of aluminium sheet battery enclosure designed for use in electric vehicles. A response to a need in the ballooning electric vehicle production market, this new battery enclosure is constructed of proprietary Novelis Advanz aluminium alloy products. The […]