Bye Aerospace unveils 8-seat all-electric eFlyer 800

Denver-based Bye Aerospace has unveiled an 8-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop airplane aimed at the air taxi, air cargo, regional and charter aircraft markets. The eFlyer 800 is expected to have a 320-knot cruising speed, a 35,000-foot ceiling, and a range of 500 nautical miles with 45-minute reserves at a normal...

HKS and XING Mobility to collaborate on EV technology

HKS and XING Mobility have announced a global strategic partnership to co-develop EV conversion technologies, combining HKS’s experience in passenger vehicle aftermarket parts with XING’s battery and powertrain expertise. Under the agreement, HKS will market and distribute XING’s IMMERSIO Modular Battery Systems. The partnership will give manufacturers access to a...

Slow fleet turnover means ICE vehicles could be on the roads for decades

Sales of EVs are growing—in some ahead-of-the-curve markets, plug-ins are outselling internal-combustion vehicles—and countries and regions around the world are announcing deadlines to phase out fossil-burners. However, as a recent New York Times article points out, it could take years, if not decades, before electrification leads to substantial reductions in...

EvoCharge and Chargie announce preferred network partnership

EvoCharge, a provider of EVSE and cable management solutions, has entered into a preferred network partnership with charging platform provider Chargie and its affiliate PCS Energy to provide a complete EV charging service to property owners. The service will provide EvoCharge’s charging equipment, Chargie’s networked software and PCS Energy’s installation...

Lightning eMotors and REV Group partner to produce electric ambulances

Commercial vehicle manufacturers Lightning eMotors and Leader Emergency Vehicles, a subsidiary of REV Group, are co-developing zero-emission, all-electric ambulances. The new Leader ambulance will be based on the fourth-generation Lightning Electric Transit Van. It will be equipped with dual rear wheels, providing a 10,360-pound gross vehicle weight rating, and will...

Mercedes unveils new EQS electric luxury sedan

After months of teasers, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled full details of its upcoming EQS electric luxury sedan, the latest of several models from Mercedes’s EQ electric sub-brand. There will be two battery pack options: 107.8 kWh usable (12 modules) and 90 kWh usable (10 modules). The cells are in either pouch...

GM aims to make charging seamless with Ultium Charge 360

GM is methodically moving forward with its plans for electrification. The automaker’s latest initiative is Ultium Charge 360, “a holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners.” Ultium Charge 360 is...

XING Mobility partners with Castrol to deliver immersion-cooled battery systems

XING Mobility and Castrol have announced a partnership to further develop XING Mobility’s immersion cooling battery technology with Castrol’s thermal management fluid.  XING’s Immersio Modular Battery Pack technology directly submerges lithium-ion battery cells in non-conductive cooling fluid. Castrol’s recently launched product, Castrol ON e-thermal fluid, is circulated through XING Mobility’s...

Battery recycling startup receives financing for commercial-scale plant

Battery Resourcers, a battery recycling and manufacturing company, recently completed a $20-million Series B equity round to support the development of a commercial-scale processing facility with the annual capacity to recycle 10,000 tons of batteries—roughly the amount of batteries from 20,000 EVs. Battery Resourcers’ approach to battery manufacturing starts with...

Circontrol’s new 25 kW compact fast chargers

EVSE provider Circontrol has launched a new range of 25 kW fast chargers. The company’s eVolve Rapid wallboxes and posts are designed to offer a DC fast charging solution within the compact, space-saving enclosure of a typical Level 2 charger. “The eVolve Rapid range will bring fast charging to smaller...

Libertine wins funding to develop free-piston range extenders for electric truck

Libertine has secured funding from Innovate UK to advance the development of its range-extender concept for heavy-duty applications. Libertine says its free-piston range extenders offer the efficiency of fuel cells and the durability of conventional engines, and its intelliGEN control technology solves the free-piston motion challenge, optimizing combustion conditions from...

SEMIKRON and Silicon Mobility collaborate on EV inverter platform

SEMIKRON, a manufacturer of power electronics, and Silicon Mobility, a provider of digital controls for electrified powertrains, has announced the availability of a 24 V to 96 V inverter platform. The 50 kW platform combines a SEMIKRON SKAI 3 LV inverter and a Silicon Mobility OLEA inverter and electric motor...

GM and LG to build second US battery plant in Tennessee

Ultium Cells, a joint venture of LG Energy Solution and General Motors, have announced plans to build a second US battery cell manufacturing plant, in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The companies will invest some $2.3 billion in the new facility, which will supply battery cells to GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant....

GM unveils production version of Cadillac Lyriq EV

GM has taken another step toward its vaunted all-electric future, unveiling what it says is a production version of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq EV. Its design and specs appear to be pretty close to those of the original prototype that GM unveiled last year. The Lyriq will be the first...

ABB unveils third-gen Terra HP charger

ABB is an EVSE powerhouse—it claims to have some 400,000 EV chargers installed in 85 global markets. The newest version of its Terra HP fast charger adds several new features and customization options. ABB’s new 350 kW Terra HP Generation III is “ideal for highway corridor charging and EV fleets.”...

Capitalize on the value of EV modules with a scalable grading solution

Sponsored by AMETEK Growth in the adoption of electric vehicles brings new opportunities and challenges.  This is dynamic, especially in today’s climate.  There are, however, some certainties: Consumers worldwide will continue to seek greener options in alignment with emerging policies.The battery pack represents a large portion of the cost associated...

Lion Electric to build battery manufacturing plant in Quebec

Commercial vehicle OEM Lion Electric has announced plans to build a battery manufacturing plant and innovation center in Quebec. The factory will produce both battery packs and modules, and is expected to begin operations in early 2023. The planned yearly production capacity is 5 GWh of battery storage, enough to...

Wildcat develops new device to measure battery electrode thickness during cycling

Wildcat Discovery Technologies, a creator of high-throughput methods to rapidly design new battery materials, has developed a new Linear Displacement Measurement (LDM) Device that measures small thickness changes in pouch cells during cycling. Developed in partnership with BMW, Wildcat’s LDM capability allows new cell performance feedback as parts of projects...

Today’s EV engineering conference schedule: Thursday, April 22

Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering that’s free to attend, and it starts today. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. View the daily session schedule online here. All of the live sessions will be recorded and available to view after the...

Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in EV charging software company Driivz

Volvo Group Venture Capital makes investments that support collaborations between startups and the Volvo Group, especially in areas such as logistics services, site solutions and electrical infrastructure. The group’s latest investment is Driivz, a software company that calls itself “the operating system for global EV charging.” The Driivz platform is...