🚒 👮General Motors is starting up a new EV First Responder Training program. Materials will be available online and through in-person sessions throughout the US and Canada. Anyone who completes the training will receive a certificate from the Illinois Fire Service Institute.
🔋 🤑Northvolt, a European battery producer, has received $1.1B in funding from Volkswagen and Goldman Sachs. The company's first gigafactory has started commercial deliveries in Europe with a reported $55B in orders from businesses including Volvo, BMW, and VW.
🔌 📈Electrify America, an EV fast charging station network, has received a $450M investment from a collaboration between VW and the German tech giant Siemens. It is the first external investor for the EV charging provider and nets Siemens a minority shareholder stake.
TL:DR — A high-ranking S. Korean-based auto park maker is pulling a divide and conquer, while SK Group, the 2nd largest individually controlled S. Korean conglomerate, invests in safe chargers for apartment buildings. Each move feels like an investment in being key players in the global shift toward electrification.