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Green Car Congress: Toyota Tsusho venture starts full-scale lithium production at Salar de Olaroz, Argentina

Toyota Tsusho Corporation announced today that Sales de Jujuy S.A., an Argentine lithium development company in which it owns a stake, has officially started lithium production at Salar de Olaroz in Jujuy Province, northwestern Argentina. The company plans to produce 17,500 tons of lithium carbonate annually. Pinboard (MacAaron)

Europeans using QR codes to access electric car charging with new German joint venture

Accessing any electric car charging station in Europe could be as easy as scanning a QR code tag, with a new joint venture formed by German manufacturers, Hubject GmbH. Pinboard (MacAaron)

Green Car Congress: EnerSys completes acquisition of lithium-ion battery joint venture in Germany

Industrial battery manufacturer EnerSys has completed the acquisition of the minority interest of EAS Germany GmbH previously owned by GAIA Akkumulatorenwerke GmbH (GAIA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lithium Technology Corporation (LTC). Pinboard (MacAaron)

Smith Electric Vehicles and Wanxiang Group announce investment and joint venture for electric school buses and commercial vehicles in China

Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. has signed a letter of intent with Wanxiang Group, a China-based global leader in automotive parts manufacturing and supply. The principal terms include a $ 25-million equity investment in Smith by Wanxiang and up to a $ 75-million investment in a joint venture between Smith and Wanxiang to develop, manufacture and …
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