One of the largest lithium producers globally, Albermarle Corp, announced plans Wednesday to make Chester County, South Carolina home to its new $1.3 billion Mega-Flex lithium processing facility. The plant, once open, is expected to support the production of roughly 2.4 million EVs each year. Albermarle announces $1.3B Mega Flex lithium plant in SC With
Noel Gallagher says his brother Liam should “get his people to call my people” about an Oasis reunion. Noel made the comments in an interview with radio station France Inter, days after Liam sparked fresh hope that a reunion may be on the cards by telling a fan on Twitter that “it’s happening”. Speaking to
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The BAFTA TV nominations have been revealed, with The Responder, This Is Going To Hurt and The Crown all leading the pack. There are also several nods for Daisy May Cooper’s Am I Being Unreasonable?, Sharon Horgan’s Bad Sisters, and Jack Rooke’s Big Boys. Below is the full list of the main BAFTA TV nominations
This Is Going To Hurt, The Responder and The Crown lead this year’s BAFTA TV nominations. The adaptation of Adam Kay’s book about his experience of working in the NHS was widely praised by critics and viewers, while millions tuned into to watch Martin Freeman in The Responder – about a police officer in Merseyside.
DC fast charging network Electrify America announced its latest complimentary charging program available for EV owners today. Looking ahead, future owners of the upcoming Hyundai IONIQ 6 will receive two years of free 30-minute charging sessions on its network, offering speeds up to 350 kW – perfect for the electric streamliner’s 800V e-GMP platform. Electrify
EV automaker Polestar is picking up where it left off with last year’s limited production Polestar 2 BST Edition 270 with a next-generation version of the sedan with a keener focus on performance design. The Polestar 2 BST 230 debuts new features to the brand both inside in out that you learn more about below.
Gwyneth Paltrow is expected in court in the US over claims she seriously injured a man in a “hit-and-run” skiing crash in 2016. She is accused of skiing “out of control” and hitting retired optometrist Terry Sanderson at Deer Valley Resort in Utah. He claimed that Paltrow crashed into him, “knocking him down hard, knocking him
Gwyneth Paltrow “slammed very hard” into a fellow skier, hitting him directly in the back, as he fell face down, lying “spread-eagled” in the snow, a US court has heard. The Hollywood actress, 50, has been accused of “dangerous” and “reckless” behaviour before “bolting” down the slope without saying a word, as she faces claims
Africa received its first heavy-duty commercial electric truck this past week, a Volvo Trucks FE Electric garbage truck (waste collector). The electric garbage truck will be the first fully electric heavy-duty truck from a global manufacturer to begin operation in Africa, marking a significant milestone as we move closer toward a sustainable transportation industry globally.
An actor who appeared in the Star Wars and Harry Potter films has died. Paul Grant, who played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi and a goblin in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was found collapsed outside King’s Cross station in London last Thursday afternoon. The 56-year-old’s daughter, Sophie Jayne Grant, confirmed his
Bruce Willis has celebrated his 68th birthday with a song and a cake, surrounded by his family, after it was announced he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) earlier this year. A video shared by his ex-wife Demi Moore showed the Hollywood star singing happy birthday while surrounded by his daughters, Moore and his
The first images of the Baojun Yep (YueYe in Chinese) – a mini electric SUV made by a joint venture between GM, SAIC, and Wuling (SGMW) – have surfaced in China. The two-door compact SUV bears a resemblance to a Ford Bronco, only fun-sized. GM JV’s mini electric SUV, the Baojun Yep spotted in China
LiveWire, the electric motorcycle brand spun out of Harley-Davidson, has just announced that the company’s flagship LiveWire ONE electric motorcycle is now available in Europe. The LiveWire ONE is the successor of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle. That bike was originally available in Europe a few years ago, but the company’s electric shakeup resulted in
Andrew Lloyd Webber has said he is “absolutely devastated” as he revealed his eldest son Nicholas is “critically ill” with gastric cancer. The Oscar-winning composer will miss the opening of Bad Cinderella at New York’s Imperial Theatre due to his son – also a composer – being in hospital. “I am absolutely devastated to say
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When it comes to four-wheeled electric vehicles, Alibaba is known to have some doozies in the low price department. But this model might take the cake for cheapest electric vehicle yet. I’m not sure what I’d use it for, but at least the $600 price tag wouldn’t be nearly as hard to justify to my
This week, Nissan invited a select group of writers up to Wine Country to test drive the pre-production models of its all-electric 2023 Ariya crossover SUV. This was my first experience in the Ariya and I was excited at the opportunity to try out Nissan’s AWD e-4ORCE technology. It did not disappoint. These upcoming Ariya
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Lance Reddick, best known for his role in The Wire, has died aged 60. A spokesperson for the US actor said he “passed away suddenly this morning from natural causes”. They added: “Lance will be greatly missed. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.” Reddick was best known for his role in the crime