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September 22, 2020
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Spanish carmaker makes ventilators from windscreen wipers

MARTORELL, Spain (Europe) – Carmaker Volkswagen AG’s Spanish unit, SEAT, is taking advantage of a humble windscreen wiper mechanism to build emergency ventilators for a health system groaning under one of the world’s worst national outbreaks of the new coronavirus. At the factory in Martorell, near Barcelona, employees piece together the devices which
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VW electric cars to begin using high-nickel batteries

FRANKFURT – Volkswagen will raise the amount of nickel used in it electric car battery cells to 80% in the next year from 65% at present, Frank Blome, head of battery cells at the carmaker said on Tuesday. Volkswagen’s current electric car battery cell contains 65% nickel, 15% cobalt and 20% manganese. Next-generation batteries will […]