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- i-charging completes ETL certification of its blueberry fast chargers
Portugal-based EVSE manufacturer i-charging has entered the North American market by completing Intertek ETL certification of its blueberry fast charger. Blueberry chargers, which became available in 2021, have received CE, Eichrecht, Cyber Security, Plug and Charge, and ISO 15118 certifications. i-charging says the product’s three configurations, blueberry, blueberry PLUS and blueberry CLUSTER, will operate with… Read more »
- Pre-Switch claims 98.5% efficiency for reference inverter
Power architecture developer Pre-Switch has announced test results of its CleanWave2 reference inverter at 100 kHz switching speed that show 98.5% efficiency at 5% load and peak efficiency of 99.57%. According to the company, its architecture, efficient at both low load and full load, eliminates switching losses and enables 10 times higher switching frequencies, resulting… Read more »
- Lockheed Martin Ventures invests in electric motor manufacturer H3X
Lockheed Martin Ventures has invested an undisclosed amount in Denver-based electric motor manufacturer H3X Technologies to accelerate technology development and commercialization of H3X’s HPDM family of integrated motor drives and the scale-up of its new headquarters facility in Louisville, Colorado, for production. This latest funding by Lockheed Martin brings the total raised by H3X to… Read more »
- Amprius Technologies selects Colorado for its GWh-scale factory site
Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Amprius Technologies has signed a letter of intent to build a 775,000-square-foot facility in Brighton, Colorado. The factory is expected to be operational in 2025, and will be built in phases. The first phase will have an annual capacity of 500 MWh. Capacity could potentially be expanded to as much as 5… Read more »
- Volvo delivers 20 electric trucks to DFDS in Sweden
Volvo has supplied the first batch of 20 FM Electric trucks, out of a total order of 125, to Danish integrated shipping and logistics company DFDS in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fourteen vehicles from the new fleet will be used to transport goods to and from Volvo’s heavy truck assembly plant located outside the city. According to… Read more »
- Centre offers Rs 800 crores to OMCs for establishing EV charging stations
With the help of a Rs 800 crore subsidy transfer from the Ministry of Heavy Industries, India’s public sector oil-marketing companies (OMCs) will shortly install 7,432 EV charging stations. The Centre on Monday approved Rs 800 crore under Faster Adoption and Manufacture of (Hybrid &) Electric vehicles (FAME II) to three public …
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- Godfrey & Wing introduces a single-point impregnation process to seal leak paths in EV batteries
Vacuum impregnation systems and sealant manufacturer Godfrey & Wing has introduced a single-point impregnation process aimed at making EV battery pack assemblies and drive motor case castings safer and more reliable. This patent-pending process seals porous leak paths that form naturally in metal castings used in battery assemblies. It is applicable in a completed assembly,… Read more »
- Bonding, sealing and potting as key technologies for battery production
Sponsored by bdtronic. The transformation process in the automotive industry caused by digitalization and electrification brings with it numerous new requirements for production technology. For manufacturers of systems for dispensing potting materials, liquid seals, adhesive beads, or thermal conductive pastes, this opens up numerous new fields of application. Adhesive bonding is a proven joining technology… Read more »
- Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing orders 200 Freightliner electric truck
Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing, a division of Velocity Vehicle Group, is adding 200 Daimler electric trucks to its commercial truck rental and full-service truck leasing business: 125 Class 8 Freightliner eCascadias and 75 Class 6 and 7 Freightliner eM2s. Velocity says the eCascadia is suitable for short-haul and last-mile delivery routes, while the eM2… Read more »
- Iran’s newfound lithium reserve projected at 8.5 million tonnes
Iran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has announced that the country has discovered its first lithium reserve in Qahavand in Hamedan province. The reserve is believed to hold 8.4 million tons of lithium and if realized, would rank Iran behind Chile (11 million tons) and ahead of Australia (7.9 million tons) in terms of… Read more »
- Bechtel to deliver electric school bus charging infrastructure to First Student
First Student, a major provider of student transportation services in North America, has selected Bechtel to design and build charging stations for one of First Student’s electrification projects. The two companies intend to partner on more EV deployments in the future, for which Bechtel will provide engineering, procurement and construction services. Bechtel provides a range… Read more »
- Latest update on Simple Energy’s upcoming electric scooter launch
The launch and delivery dates for Simple Energy’s upcoming electric scooters have been revised. After securing 165 crores of funding, Simple ONE electric scooters appear to have converted electric scooters for commercial use. This story is not without its twists and turns, however. For example, in order to increase sales, the company has raised the …
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- Bharat Petroleum opens 19 EV charging stations in three southern states
That’s great news! Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has now opened 19 EV fast-charging stations in three states, namely, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu, per the company’s latest announcement. BPCL electrified more than 5000 km highway stretches in the three mentioned states where the firm launched fast-charging stations at 110 fuel stations along 15 highways. In …
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- Tata Motors plans a separate sales channel for EVs
Tata Passenger Electric Mobility (TPEM), the Tata Group’s flagship auto company, will enhance its EV channel strategy. In response to the growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in India, the country’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, Tata Motors, will become India’s first traditional automaker with a dedicated electric vehicle showroom. Due to the consumer preference …
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- In New Jersey, Tesla cars flash mobbed to the song Naatu Naatu: Video turns viral
Tesla cars perform a light show in tribute to RRR’s song RRR’s Naatu Naatu became a worldwide sensation with their Oscar win. Celebrities, cricketers, diplomats, and even amateurs follow Junior NTR and Ram Charan. In response to the Oscar-winning song, a video of Tesla cars performing a light show to the beat of the movie …
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- Mercedes-Benz to launch four new electric vehicles in few months
Mercedes-Benz’s brand-new electric vehicles will be a combination of both CKDs and CBUs. Mercedes-Benz, the luxury car manufacturer, is in plans to launch four new electric vehicle models within 8 to 12 months in India, the firm’s head of region overseas, Matthias Leuhrs announced on Thursday. He added that the four brand-new EVs will incorporate …
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- LG Innotek introduces new 800 V wireless BMS
LG Innotek has introduced an 800-volt wireless battery management system (BMS) that it says can greatly increase battery performance. LG’s new wireless BMS has a communication module that integrates an RF communication chip and antenna into one unit. LG says that removing hundreds of BMS wires and connectors from a battery pack can allow vehicle… Read more »
- Over half of respondents in ABB/AMS survey believe EV adoption deadlines are unrealistic
Countries and regions around the world have set sunset dates for the sale of fossil vehicles, most of them in the 2030-2040 timeframe. Are these deadlines achievable? A new survey commissioned by ABB Robotics and Automotive Manufacturing Solutions asked 600 auto industry experts, including managers and engineers from vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, what they thought… Read more »
- Ford reveals electric Explorer to be built in Germany
Americans crave electric SUVs—but automakers dream of a slow and orderly transition to e-mobility. Unfortunately for us Yanks, this means that new EV models tend to be launched first in China and/or Europe. Ford has revealed a new all-electric Explorer, which will be engineered and built in Germany, as part of a strategy to “reinvent… Read more »
- China’s BYD delivering EVs in Germany
Chinese EVs continue to roll onto the streets of Europe. Xpeng started delivering EVs to Norway in 2020, and today Nordic drivers can choose models from MG, BYD, NIO and Golden Dragon. Now BYD, the world’s largest seller of EVs, is delivering cars to Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, following a 2021 launch in Norway… Read more »
- Electric vehicles can now be charged in new ways thanks to Mojo Green
All-in-one EV power backup solution using POKT and QYK The current world depends on the electronic world. In this case, what would you do if your mobile phone or electronic device, unfortunately, ran out of battery? For mobile phones, laptops, etc., find an outlet to charge with a portable charger, or carry a power bank …
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- WattEV to host CharIN event to test ISO 15118 EV charging standard
The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) is an organization that works to promote standards in the EV charging industry, and one of its roles is bring stakeholders together to test new charging equipment and standards. Now CharIN plans to bring together some 50 manufacturers for a major EV testing event. The Vehicle Interoperability Testing Symposium (VOLTS)… Read more »
- EVBox reaches milestone: 500,000 EV charging ports shipped worldwide
EV equipment supplier EVBox reports delivery to date of 500,000 charging ports to customers around the world, reaching what it terms a milestone in its goal of supplying one million ports by 2025. The company offers a variety of products for different use cases, including EVBox Liviqo for commercial and workplace charging, EVBox Livo for… Read more »
- Business outlook for EV charging stations in 2023
India’s largest EV charging station provider, Relux Electric The EV sector is a huge industry with huge opportunities to become a successful growth company. Today, investing in the EV sector can produce the best return on your investment. Also, the EV sector has many categories to invest in, each of which is best suited to success. In …
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- Acer EBII gets ready to storm the ebike marketAcer Ebii is going to transform the ebike market. The AI-driven smartbike build by computer giant Acer, is looking to make our daily commutes much more easier.
- Another top-of-the-list feature from Ola
Ola Electric app now can discover hyperchargers There are many updates and features included in Ola Electric that have been requested by customers. Users of Ola e-scooters will be able to check the live status and availability of the Hypercharger starting today. As per the CEO and co-founder of the company, Bhavish Aggarwal, this is …
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- Improve EV charging ROI and customer experience by choosing the right fast chargers
Q&A with Tritium Chief Sales Officer David Nicholl. In any industry, savvy manufacturers know that success depends on more than just delivering hardware. The best companies work closely with their customers to help them choose the most cost-effective hardware for their specific needs. The EVSE industry is still young, and charger manufacturers and charge point… Read more »
- TwinTorq says its electric/hydraulic motor extends EV range and battery life
EV motor and drivetrain manufacturer KersTech has developed a new motor for commercial EVs that combines electric and hydraulic functions, with the aim of maximizing efficiency and extending vehicle range and battery life. According to KersTech, hydraulic motors are three times more energy-efficient than electric motors for launch acceleration and brake energy regeneration at lower… Read more »
- Li-Bridge calls for building a domestic US battery supply chain
Public-private alliance Li-Bridge, representing the US battery ecosystem, has released an action plan to accelerate creation of a robust domestic manufacturing base and supply chain for lithium-based batteries. The alliance was convened by the DOE and is managed by Argonne National Laboratory. The report’s 26 recommendations include a buying consortium for raw energy materials, a… Read more »
- Our Next Energy (ONE) to supply batteries for The Shyft Group’s electric trucks
Energy storage technology company ONE was selected to supply more than 15,000 Aries lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery packs over the next five years for use in The Shyft Group’s Blue Arc Class 3, 4 and 5 electric trucks. Blue Arc trucks using Aries batteries will go through development, testing and validation this year using… Read more »
- India E-Mobility Show is just one week away, and the countdown has begun
On 23-24 March 2023, the India E-Mobility Show will take place The countdown to the highly anticipated Indian E-Mobility Show has begun. India E-Mobility Show 2023 is part of global mobility and other sustainability events organized by Valiant to support zero-emission mobility and a carbon-neutral future. India E-Mobility Show will be held from 23-24 …
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- Webinar: How to successfully launch a connected battery gigafactory enabled by MES
Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Maximize production with smart, flexible solutions. Launching a connected battery Gigafactory is no small undertaking. And when you’re focused on setting up an environment to deliver enough power for the world’s growing volume of electric vehicles, you need to feel confident that you can meet demand through a smart and scalable… Read more »
- VisIC shows a gallium nitride 3-phase traction inverter with an automotive-grade PMSM motor
VisIC Technologies says that a major automotive OEM has evaluated its 2.2 mΩ, 650 V half-bridge power module based on four parallel 8 mΩ power FETs, using a PMSM motor. At 400 V, the inverter phase current reached 350 A rms (500 A peak). Driving cycle testing showed comparable efficiency to commercial silicon carbide-based modules…. Read more »
- Mercedes-Benz announces plans for its new eSprinter electric van
Mercedes-Benz has announced that production of the electric version of its popular Sprinter van will start in the second half of 2023, in both North America and Europe. The new eSprinter is set to launch in the US and Canada in the second half of 2023, and the market launch in Europe will follow towards… Read more »
- HEVO to collaborate with Stellantis on wireless EV charging
Wireless charging provider HEVO is partnering with Stellantis to integrate wireless charging into Stellantis EVs. HEVO’s wireless charging technology is up to 95% efficient (grid-to-battery), and is compliant with SAE and UL wireless charging standards, according to the company. HEVO and Stellantis are initially demonstrating Level 2 wireless charging on a Chrysler Pacifica PHEV at… Read more »
- Airbus chooses Nidec Leroy-Somer to create electric motors for its hydrogen fuel cell engine
Airbus hopes to launch a zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035. French electric motor maker Nidec Leroy-Somer will create an electric motor for its hydrogen fuel cell engine prototype. Airbus will test its fuel cell engine prototypes on ground benches. After certification and validation, in-flight testing will continue. “We have been selected by Airbus to provide… Read more »
- The Ola S1 has received an important update from Ola Electric
Ola Electric responded to reports of the front fork arm issue with the Ola S1 Ola Electric Mobility is one of the leading electric two-wheeler manufacturers in India. At the heart of Ola Electric is the vision to reduce the world’s emissions and dependence on fossil fuels by making India a spectacular hub for electrification. …
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- Komaki LY Pro is all set for a ride with its removable dual batteries
The EV startup Komaki has come up with a new electric scooter, Komaki LY Pro, an electric vehicle with removable dual batteries which can be charged within five hours. Komaki LY Pro’s special feature The Komaki has launched its e-scooter Komaki LY Pro yesterday at an ex-showroom price of ₹ 1,37,500 in India and is …
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- Tips for extending your EV charging cable safelyExtending an electric vehicle (EV) charging cable can be tricky, and it is important to do it properly to ensure safety and prevent damage to your EV or the charging station. Here are some tips and steps to follow: It is important to note that extending an EV charging cable should be done with...