Industry highlights week 13 – 17 Feb 2023

Ford Halts F-150 EV Production, Deliveries After Battery Fire

Ford Motor Co (F.N) on Wednesday said the suspension of production of its F-150 Lightning electric vehicle (EV) will last until at least the end of next week after a battery fire involving one of the vehicles earlier in the month.

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Big EV Fast Charging News From Denmark & Sweden

Electric vehicle adoption is jumping in countries around the world, but perhaps no more quickly than in Europe’s wealthier northerly nations. Along with higher EV sales comes the need for more EV charging, and we’ve got some more good news in that regard here again.

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Councils Reluctant To Invest In EV Infrastructure Should Be Guided By Government, Committee Hears

Local authorities that “don’t want to know” about electric vehicle charging infrastructure and are reluctant to invest require Government intervention, an Oireachtas committee has heard.

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EV Battery Maker QuantumScape’s Stock Is Plunging After a Run-Up

QuantumScape stock saw a wild gain on Wednesday, ahead of reporting a narrower-than-expected fourth-quarter loss after the market close. Shares are plunging Thursday morning.

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Greening Corporate Fleets Initiative Calls On EU To Quicken EV Transition

In an open letter to the EU Commission, some 30 companies like Uber, Ikea, Coca-Cola, or Leaseplan demand that only electric company cars and delivery vans be allowed in the European Union from 2030. From then, no new ICE cars or vans should be allowed in company fleets.

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