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  • Delightful December Offers On Electric Vehicles


    We have successfully completed eleven months and we are at the end of the year i.e., December 2022. Most of the EV manufacturers are satisfied with their sales in this ev industry up to date and Many of them are aiming at further profitable sales for this December. In this regard, most of the electric …

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  • Ricardo to help Toyota develop a hydrogen fuel cell light commercial vehicle for the UK

    Automotive supplier Ricardo is working alongside Toyota and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicle and to build a prototype in the UK. The Toyota Hilux hydrogen variant will be manufactured and assembled at Toyota’s Derby-based facility and is scheduled for prototype production in 2023. Toyota chose Ricardo due to… Read more »
  • Two thirds of Ford dealers opt to get certified to sell EVs, install public DC fast chargers

    Auto dealers are widely considered to be a bottleneck for EV adoption, but it doesn’t have to be that way. EV-savvy automakers such as VW, GM, and Ford have no plans (that we know of) to abandon the dealership model, but they are taking steps to make sure their dealers have the assets they need… Read more »
  • NXP introduces new series of microcontrollers for EV control applications

    NXP Semiconductors has introduced its S32K39 series of automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) for EV control applications. The company says these MCUs include networking, security and functional safety capabilities beyond those of traditional automotive MCUs.  The S32K39 MCUs are designed for the intelligent and high-precision control of traction inverters that convert the EV battery’s DC power to… Read more »
  • SK On signs 5-year lithium hydroxide supply deal with SQM

    Battery manufacturer SK On has signed a lithium hydroxide supply deal with Chile’s SQM. The terms of the agreement will enable SK On to purchase up to 57,000 tons of lithium hydroxide over the course of five years starting in 2023—enough to produce batteries for approximately 1.2 million EVs. Obtaining lithium from SQM will help… Read more »
  • Innovative approaches to electrified propulsion system development

    Sponsored by AVL There are many ways to develop an e-drive system, or a vehicle with an e-drive system as the source of propulsion. Traditional development methods, while effective for some applications, also present some major challenges—especially when it comes to scalability. Technical and non-technical issues challenge developers and manufacturers in this propulsion system development… Read more »
  • Li-ion battery pack prices rise for first time, to $151/kWh

    Lithium-ion battery prices have been dropping for so long that industry players and pundits tend to factor ever-cheaper cells into their predictions, and many have made (dubious) comparisons to Moore’s Law, one of the core tenets of the computer industry. Now, thanks to rising raw material and battery component prices, along with more general inflation,… Read more »
  • Cavotec implements Megawatt Charging System for industrial EVs

    Cavotec has implemented the Megawatt Charging System (MCS), a DC charging standard that provides up to 3 MW of power from a single connector. MCS, which was officially launched in October at the Bauma construction machinery trade fair, was designed for use with heavy-duty vehicles in a variety of sectors, including agriculture, construction, and mining,… Read more »
  • Vietnamese EV manufacturer VinFast secures $135 million for electric public bus fleet 

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has arranged a $135-million financing package for EV manufacturer VinFast. The funds will support the company’s efforts to establish an electric public transport bus fleet and a national charging network in Vietnam. Established in 2017, VinFast is a subsidiary of Vingroup, Vietnam’s largest private enterprise, and some boosters have predicted… Read more »
  • Volta Trucks and Cake to develop electric last-mile delivery service

    Commercial EV manufacturer Volta Trucks is planning to collaborate with Cake, a Swedish maker of lightweight electric motorcycles, to create a zero-emission last-mile delivery service that uses a combination of electric trucks and electric motorcycles. The first trial is planned for the first quarter of 2023 in Paris, with deliveries for retailer H&M.  The Volta… Read more »
  • Monarch Tractor secures $3-million grant to demonstrate V2X tech for electric farm equipment

    Monarch Tractor and its partners in the Farm Electrification Consortium, which also includes Gridtractor, Rhombus Energy Solutions, Current Ways and Polaris Energy Services, have received a $3-million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for the electrification of agricultural equipment and the development of battery capability in farm equipment to keep critical electrical loads running… Read more »
  • Tesla delivers “badass” Semi, teases megawatt charging for Cybertruck

    The Tesla Semi is finally here, and it’s officially a beast. “If you’re a truck driver and you want the most bad-ass rig on the road, this is it,” said Tesla’s CEO at a delivery event at the company’s Nevada Gigafactory, just before he handed over key cards to two PepsiCo executives. EV pundits were… Read more »
  • 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 »
  • Lightning eMotors partners with HEVO for wireless fleet charging demo

    Commercial vehicle manufacturer Lightning eMotors and wireless charging specialist HEVO are collaborating on a program to demonstrate wireless charging of Lightning’s fleet vehicles. After an initial integration phase, the two companies will test HEVO’s Rezonant E8 wireless charging technology on a ZEV3 platform at Lightning’s Loveland, Colorado headquarters. The demo vehicle will then be showcased… Read more »
  • Be.EV partners with local council to install 100 public chargers in Greater Manchester

    Regional disparity in access to EV charging is a sore point in the UK. In London, there are an estimated 122 public charge points per 100,000 residents, but other regions lag far behind. According to charging infrastructure provider Be.EV, the Northwest has the lowest number of chargers per capita of any English region—a mere 32… Read more »
  • Electrify America invests $3 million in California to promote EVs in disadvantaged communities

    Electrify America has announced nearly $3 million in new investment to help four community-based organizations to promote zero-emission vehicle education and awareness in low-income and disadvantaged communities throughout California. This effort is part of the company’s existing plan to invest $200 million in California ZEV infrastructure and education programs through mid-2024. Through 2021, EA has… Read more »
  • Mercedes-Benz introduces electric EQE Sedan

    The upcoming EQE Sedan is an electric version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It’s based on the Mercedes-EQ electric architecture (EVA2). The 2023 model is scheduled to arrive in US dealerships in the fall, at a starting price of $74,900. All EQE models have an electric drivetrain (eATS) on the rear axle. The 2023 lineup includes… Read more »
  • Nouveau Monde Graphite, Panasonic and Mitsui to develop graphite project in Québec

    Nouveau Monde Graphite, Mitsui and Panasonic Energy  have entered into a framework agreement to enable the next development steps of NMG’s ore-to-battery-market integrated graphite project in Québec. The deal includes a multi-year offtake agreement between NMG and Panasonic Energy for a significant portion of NMG’s active anode material. Also, an investment of US$50 million from… Read more »
  • Cirba Solutions and GM extend collaboration on EV battery recycling

    Cirba Solutions and GM have extended an existing agreement to recycle battery scrap generated by manufacturing and research at selected GM facilities through 2024. The original agreement dates from 2021, and GM has already recycled more than a million pounds of batteries. Cirba provides GM with reverse logistics, disassembly and processing to return recycled materials… Read more »
  • Improving speed to market: Navigating EV assembly challenges

    Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth The electric vehicle (EV) revolution gains more momentum every day, driving change to automotive manufacturing in unprecedented ways. With rapidly growing demand comes the need to rapidly scale assembly operations — and that can create significant challenges.  Vehicle manufacturers constantly seek new, more productive automation technologies to boost their quality and… Read more »
  • Urban Electric tests its retractable kerbside charge points in on-street trials

    The UK has become a laboratory for developing various forms of on-street charging to serve the many residents who lack driveways or garages, and thus aren’t able to install EV chargers at home. One of the companies working in this space is Urban Electric, which makes a charging post that  retracts under the pavement when… Read more »
  • 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 your business objectives. It’s not about equipment, software, or services, but about… Read more »
  • Price Waterhouse predicts electric trucks will take over by 2035

    A new report from Price Waterhouse Coopers Strategy (PwC) predicts that zero-emission trucks will be outperforming legacy ICE trucks about a decade from now. The dawn of electrified trucking: Routes to decarbonising commercial vehicles forecasts that by 2030, zero-emission vehicles (battery-electric or fuel cell) will account for a third of all trucks in Europe, North… Read more »
  • Adamas Intelligence says LFP cell deployment is up 237% in H1 2022

    The latest biannual report on the global EV market from Adamas Intelligence highlights expanding EV sales, as well as the growing popularity of LFP battery chemistries, in the first half of 2022. In the first half of 2022, 6.23 million new passenger EVs were registered around the world—an increase of 42% compared to the same… Read more »
  • CLEAResult wins $2-million grant for California multifamily EV charging project

    Austin, Texas-based CLEAResult, a provider of energy efficiency and decarbonization solutions, has received a $2-million grant under the California Energy Commission’s Reliable, Equitable, and Accessible Charging for multifamily Housing (REACH) program. The project funded by the grant will deploy at least 100 Level 2 EV charging ports to serve 300 multifamily households. Some 70% of… Read more »
  • The Mobility House to provide smart charging solution for New York City Transit

    Smart charging specialist The Mobility House has been selected by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to deploy its smart charging and energy management solution ChargePilot for New York City Transit (NYCT), the largest public bus fleet operator in the US. During a year-long pilot program, The Mobility House will manage charging for 27 charge ports across… Read more »
  • AMP’s EV charging solutions use Wolfspeed’s E-Series silicon carbide MOSFETs

    Battery management specialist AMP has integrated Wolfspeed’s E-Series silicon carbide MOSFETs into its Energy Management Unit. AMP’s market-ready energy management solution integrates DC charging, DC-DC conversion and bidirectional onboard AC charging into a single platform. Wolfspeed’s E-Series MOSFETs are optimized for use in automotive applications such as traction inverters, onboard chargers and high-voltage DC-DC converters…. Read more »
  • Volvo Trucks provides electrification consulting for fleet customers

    One of the keys to Tesla’s early success was that the company understood that winning drivers over to electric drive involves more than just selling cars. The importance of a more comprehensive customer relationship applies with even more force in the commercial vehicle market, and savvy commercial EV makers are offering “turnkey” electrification solutions, helping… Read more »
  • New study to compare lifetime costs of electric and gas vehicles

    Comprehending the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an EV is an important factor in consumer decision-making. The TCO of a vehicle includes not just the initial purchase price, but also operating costs including fuel, maintenance, repairs and insurance. The inability to make clear comparisons between EVs and legacy vehicles is one factor slowing down… Read more »
  • Redwood Materials to supply cathode material to Panasonic’s new US battery plant

    JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials will supply remanufactured battery cathode material to Panasonic, beginning in 2025, for a new factory the Japanese battery-maker is currently building in Kansas. Panasonic’s $4-billion factory, which is said to be larger than Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory, is expected to begin production of 2170-format cylindrical cells by March 2025. Spurred by the… Read more »

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