Feb 28, 2023 08:14 PM

Tech Insider: Sodium-Ion EV Battery Tech, China Mulls New AI Rules

The OpenAI logo on a laptop in Beijing on Friday. Photo: VCG
The OpenAI logo on a laptop in Beijing on Friday. Photo: VCG

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Volkswagen-JAC JV unveils EV powered by sodium-ion battery

Sihao, an electric vehicle (EV) brand of a joint venture between Volkswagen AG and Chinese automaker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp. Ltd. (JAC), unveiled its first vehicle powered by sodium-ion batteries, which it said will be cheaper to produce than the more mainstream lithium-based option. The vehicle was revealed at an industry seminar last week.

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