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LG Chem to build major cathode plant in Tennessee


LG Chem has signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new cathode manufacturing facility in Clarksville, Tennessee. Manufacturing plants for batteries and other EV components are popping up all over the country these days, and the announcements invariably mention President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, which offers incentives for companies to establish supply chains here… Read more »

CharIN responds to Tesla’s release of its charging standard


Tesla’s recent announcement that it will make its charging connector design available to colleagues and competitors has been getting mixed reviews. Some pundits poo-pooed Tesla’s announcement—one commenter wrote, “This is not the way standards are developed.”   However, we saw it as a step in the direction of a more interoperable EV ecosystem, which could… Read more »

FREYR Battery to build Giga America battery plant in Georgia


Another day, another announcement of a new battery gigafactory. FREYR Battery has purchased a site in Coweta County, Georgia for its planned Giga America battery plant, and will begin detailed project engineering “in the coming months.” FREYR plans to invest some $1.7 billion in the first phase of Giga America, which will be a cell… Read more »

Webinar: How scalable is your EV battery test lab?


Gear up your EV battery test lab with scalable, end-to-end testing Testing EV batteries involves more than just battery cycling. With the range of test equipment options on the market, what advantages will give you a competitive edge to achieve the scalability you need? The right approach to test enables you to adapt and scale with… Read more »

Autocar delivers electric terminal tractor to California supermarket chain


Autocar Industries, a manufacturer of “specialized severe-duty vocational trucks,” has delivered one of its E-ACTT electric terminal tractors to Stater Bros. Markets, which operates 171 supermarkets in Southern California and has its own in-house shipping and distribution departments. Autocar delivered the E-ACTT to the Stater Bros. distribution center in San Bernardino, California, and provided operator… Read more »

Solenoid fundamentals: magnetic latching solenoids


One of the most challenging parts of new product realization is identifying optimal technology from the onset of a system concept. With the rapid development of the next generation of mobility technology in the form of vehicle electrification, alternative fuels such as hydrogen fuel cell technology, and the overall drive for higher efficiency, the landscape… Read more »

ABB unveils mobile charger for Formula E Season 9


ABB will be expanding its partnership with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship as the electric racing series enters its ninth season. The global electronics giant will now be the official charging supplier for Formula E. It will also introduce a portable solution for charging the new Gen3 cars before races and between sessions…. Read more »

Flexible and scalable EV battery cycler


The need to quickly increase EV battery testing capacity is making validation labs harder to manage and forcing engineering teams to explore ways to sustainably scale up their test lab operations. From few to dozens of test cells, managing power from the battery cyclers is one of the main challenges that impacts lab efficiency, CO2… Read more »

Orange EV to build new global headquarters in Kansas


Commercial EV builder Orange EV deployed its first electric truck in 2015, and now claims to have 450 terminal trucks in use by more than 130 fleets. Now the company has announced plans to establish its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations in the Turner Logistics Center, an industrial park under construction in Kansas City,… Read more »

BorgWarner to invest $500 million in Wolfspeed for its silicon carbide devices


Tier 1 supplier BorgWarner has formed a strategic partnership with silicon carbide specialist Wolfspeed. Under the multi-year agreement, BorgWarner will invest $500 million in Wolfspeed and will be entitled to up to $650 million worth of silicon carbide devices annually. BorgWarner expects to earn $4.5 billion in EV-related revenue by 2025—a huge increase compared to… Read more »
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