The cutthroat battery war between the U.S., China, and Europe is all about emulating the unsung king of silicon chips

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The trick will be keeping all the innards cool

A new fast-charging station at JFK Airport in New York. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty


Not so fast for EVs, LFP’s comeback, tinkering with lithium sulfur

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In a much-overlooked shift, Ford, VW and Tesla have rushed to an old chemistry

In 2007, A123 shows a hybrid electric containing its LFP battery to then-President George W. Bush. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty


Toyota bets that many people will want only partial electrification

Concept version of Toyota’s fully electric bZ4X, to be out by 2025. Photo: Courtesy Toyota.


Solid Power pivot, Ford wakes up, Cyber threat

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Colonial and Solar Winds were dress rehearsals for this age of road mayhem

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What, should it just give up a $42-billion-a-year golden goose?

Ford CEO Jim Farley at the big unveil of the Ford electric F-150 on Wednesday. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty


Electric pickups, Kia in NY, road trip

Kia’s coming-out on Times Square last night for the debut of its first purpose-made electric, the EV6. Courtesy: Kia


Under the radar, Willett Kempton is one of the most-cited researchers in EVs

Willett Kempton, third from the right, with electrical engineers on his team at the University of Delaware. Photo: Courtesy Willett Kempton.

Steve LeVine

Editor at Large, Medium, covering the turbulence all around us, electric vehicles, batteries, social trends. Writing The Mobilist. Ex-Axios, Quartz, WSJ, NYT.

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