EV Zone – All About Electric Vehicles

From public transportation to e-scooters: The entire transport industry is turning electric
An interesting EV trend analysed by EV Zone that appeared already in 2020 and continues to gain on importance relating to public transportation and shared economy.

EV ZONE aims to support this trend and provide you with all the information that you need to know about the EV market and its expected growth for 2023 and beyond

The largest number of electric two-wheelers/three-wheelers is in Asia, especially in China, with 9.5 million registrations out of 10 million in 2021. Vietnam and India are strong markets for two/three electric bikes. The market is also growing in Europe, where it will reach 5% of the market in 2021.

Many electric car manufacturers are planning to increase their production capacity of electric cars due to the positive increase in global political policy. This is really good news for the market as a whole, because it means that the supply of electric cars will be able to find demand.

  • Elkem develops new powder for 3D printing of electric motors

    Chemicals company Elkem and its project partners VTT, Siemens, Stellantis and Gemmate Technologies have developed a 3D printing powder for EV motors. The development is part of the SOMA project, which aims to develop lightweight solutions for e-mobility by using additive manufacturing for soft magnetic alloys. Elkem has developed a new specialized iron silicon powder … Read more »
  • Infineon and GlobalFoundries extend long-term agreement for automotive microcontrollers

    Infineon Technologies and GlobalFoundries have signed a multi-year deal to offer AURIX TC3x 40 nm automotive microcontrollers, power management, connectivity and security solutions. The extra capacity will help Infineon develop from 2024 to 2030. GlobalFoundries and Infineon have developed distinctive automotive, industrial and security semiconductor technology and products since 2013. This partnership centers on a… Read more »
  • REE begins customer deliveries of electric truck

    REE Automotive has begun customer deliveries of its electric chassis cab. REE’s P7-C medium-duty electric commercial truck is a fully steer-by-wire, brake-by-wire and drive-by-wire vehicle. REE has initiated customer deliveries of the first batch of P7-C demonstration trucks for multiple fleet evaluations in North America via its dealer network. US dealer Pritchard EV is the… Read more »
  • Pollsters say EV buyers lean Democratic—ownership data tells a different story

    Conventional wisdom is that most EV owners are Democrats, and that Republicans shun the newfangled contraptions. A recent poll conducted by The EV Politics Project appeared to confirm this narrative—49 percent of Republican respondents took a negative view of “electric car brands,” and a majority of Republican respondents agreed with the statement: “EVs are for… Read more »
  • Volvo CE and Mack Trucks deliver electric excavator and refuse truck to Florida waste hauler

    Volvo Construction Equipment and Mack Trucks, both Volvo Group companies, recently delivered an electric excavator and an electric refuse truck to Boca Raton, Florida-based Coastal Waste & Recycling, which has 25 locations in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, and operates more than 700 vehicles. Coastal is piloting a 23-ton Volvo EC230 Electric excavator at a… Read more »

EV ZONE – Glossary of the EV (Electric Vehicle) world

EV (Electric Vehicle): A broad category that includes all vehicles that are fully powered by Electricity or an Electric Motor.

BEV (Battery Electric vehicle): Also known as an “All-electric” vehicle BEV’s utilize energy that is stored in rechargeable battery packs. BEV’s sustain their power through the batteries and therefore must be plugged into an external electricity source in order to recharge.

EVD: Electric Vehicle Driver

Regenerative braking: A method of breaking used by EV in which energy from the braking of the vehicle is stored and used.

ICE (Internal Combustion Engine): An ICE is powered by combustible fuel, often petroleum or natural gas products.

ICEV (Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle): All vehicles that are powered by Fossil Fuels are ICEVs.

HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicles): An HEV utilizes a dual system of electric propulsion and an internal combustion engine.

PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles): PHEVs contain a battery that is able to be charged with an external electric power source, PHEV’s are a mixture of all electric vehicles and ICEV’s.

NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle): BEV’s that are limited to streets with lower speed limits, typically around 45mph. NEV’s are all-electric and can be recharged using a standard outlet.

EREV (Extended-range electric vehicles): Vehicles that have the ability to run on a gasoline engine if the battery gets low

EVB (Electric Vehicle Battery): A battery that is used to power the movement of a BEV.

AC (Alternating Current): A charge of electricity that regularly changes direction, which is the kind of power that comes from the power plant to homes and businesses.

DC (Direct Current): A charge of electricity that flows in one direction and is the type of power that comes from a battery.

AER (All-Electric Range): The range any EV is able to reach solely using electricity.

Range Anxiety: Worry or stress that is caused due to the fear that an electric car will run out of battery power before the destination is reached.

kW (Kilowatt): A unit of electric power.

EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment): Infrastructure designed to supply power to EVs. EVSE can charge a wide variety of EVs including BEVs and PHEVs.

Level 1 Charging: Charging your EV using a common household outlet up to 120v. Level 1 is the slowest method of charging and can take up to 24 hours or more to full charge your EV.

Level 2 Charging: Charges your EV at 240v using an installed outlet. Level 2 chargers are the most recommended chargers to EV owners. Depending on your EV model and charger, Level 2 can give you vehicle 5x as quickly as Level 1 which translates to up to 26 miles per hour of charging.

Level 3 Charging: Also known as DC charging, the fastest method of charging for all EVs. It can fully charge an EV battery in about half an hour. Level three chargers are currently rare as they’re very expensive and require more power.

JEVS G105-1993: Also known as CHAdeMO, it is a method developed to quickly charge Electric Vehicles through the use of a special adapter that delivers up to 62.5 kW. This is used in Japan.

SAE J1772: The standard North American electrical connection for Electric Vehicles. Generally works with Level 1 and Level 2 systems.

IEC 62196: Also known as the Mennekes, it is a type of connectors that is used to charge Electric Vehicles in Europe.

Combined Charging System: Another method to quickly charge electric vehicles through a special electric connection. CCSs often use the SAE J1772, which is the North American electrical standard for Electric Vehicles.

Tesla Supercharger: A super-fast charging system that can provide up to 120 kW directly to the car’s battery. Currently these systems are only available to Teslas.

Charge Circuit Interrupting Device (CCID): A safety protection component within an EVSE that reduces the chance of a person getting an electric shock.

V2G (Vehicle-to-grid): A system that allows Electric Vehicles to communicate with the power grid to manage the flow of electricity in either direction.

GHG (Green House Gas): A gas such as Carbon Dioxide that contributes to global warming through the absorption of infrared radiation.

Off Peak Charging: Charging your electrical vehicle at certain lowest cost off-peak hours.

Battery Management System: An electronic system within the Vehicle that manages and protects the battery.

LIB (Lithium-ion battery): Also known as a Li-ion, it is a common rechargeable battery.

VRLA battery (valve-regulated lead-acid battery): A rechargeable lead-acid battery.

NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride): A less reliable rechargeable battery.

Molten salt battery: A type of battery that utilizes molten salts as an electrolyte.

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