Learn about testing EV and EVSE interoperability and conformance

Join this session at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering this Fall to learn more about testing interoperability of EVs and charging infrastructure. EV and EV supply equipment (EVSE) manufacturers and providers are striving to reach that magical tipping point where range, charging time, availability, safety and price come...

Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection releases high-current SMD brick fuses

Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection has announced its new 0ACH Series of fast-acting, high-current surface-mount device (SMD) brick fuses. The 0ACH series offers high current ratings and high interrupting ratings within a small package size of 4.5 x 4.5 x 12.3 mm. The 0ACH Series is designed for applications that require a...

Siemens to expand its EVSE manufacturing operations in the US

Electronics giant Siemens plans to expand its US EVSE manufacturing operations. Siemens expects to manufacture over one million EV chargers for the US market over the next four years. The company will bolster its existing infrastructure offerings with the VersiCharge Level 2 AC series of commercial and residential EV chargers....

NAWA Technologies begins production of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube material

Energy storage system manufacturer NAWA Technologies has begun manufacturing its Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube (VACNT) material. NAWA’s process grows VACNT simultaneously and homogeneously on both sides of a substrate at atmospheric pressure, using a chemical vapor deposition (APCVD) process, in a roll-to-roll manner. The process has demonstrated the ability to...

Faraday Battery Challenge to fund 17 new tech projects

The Faraday Battery Challenge, a project initiated by the UK government to promote advanced battery technologies, has announced a new £10-million round of funding, which will be shared across 17 projects being undertaken by businesses and research institutions across the UK. The funded projects cover a wide range of topics,...

Rivian files for IPO at $80 billion valuation

Rivian Automotive has filed for an initial public offering and is seeking a roughly $80 billion valuation, Bloomberg reports. The Irvine, California-based EV startup has submitted its S-1 registration to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and hopes to make its IPO around the Thanksgiving holiday. Among the thundering herd of...

Tesla could become a major power retailer in Texas

Texas has wide-open spaces, and a wide-open deregulated electricity market with over 120 players at last count. It also has problems with grid reliability that were brought to light last year, when a cold snap caused widespread outages. Tesla to the rescue—Texas Monthly reports that Tesla Energy Ventures has applied...

Marquardt’s new E-Lock charge plug locking system

Charging plug locks secure EV plugs against unexpected unplugging, preventing possible damage to the system and protecting against theft of the charging cable (especially important in Europe, where many public chargers require drivers to use their own cables). German electromechanical manufacturer Marquardt has developed a new locking system designed to...

Rhombus launches serial switching DC fast charger dispenser

Rhombus Energy Solutions’s new RES-D3-CS20 DC fast charger dispenser is now available for immediate ordering. The D3 design allows multiple remote EV charging dispensers to be connected to a single Rhombus power control system (PCS), potentially reducing total EVSE costs for electrified fleets. Most of today’s DC fast charging systems...

Volta Trucks conducts real-world trials of prototype Volta Zero

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks has begun engineering evaluation and development testing of the first prototype Volta Zero at automotive engineering consultancy HORIBA MIRA in Nuneaton, UK. Affectionately named Volta Minus One by development engineers, the prototype uses the proposed production-spec chassis frame and drivetrain of the finished vehicle, and...

PURE ETCR racing series to use MAGELEC drivetrains

PURE ETCR, which calls itself “the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car series,” has announced that every car competing in its racing series will be powered by MAGELEC Propulsion electric drivetrains. The agreement between the companies will last multiple years and MAGELEC branding will be featured on all PURE ETCR...

A look at material considerations for EV charging systems

Sponsored by Toray It is fully expected that electric vehicle (EV) sales will erode internal combustion engine (ICE) market share over the next 10 – 15 years and new global government regulations will ensure this holds true. A recent Deloitte EV market analysis predicts EVs will have captured 30 –...

German utility E.ON to offer home chargers from Turkish manufacturer Vestel

German electric and natural gas utility E.ON plans to add chargers from Turkey-based manufacturer Vestel to its portfolio of EV chargers. The Vestel home chargers will initially be offered exclusively to members of ADAC, Germany’s largest automobile club. Vestel’s range of smart, networked chargers includes entry-level designs as well as...

Ford’s Eluminator crate motor is designed to make EV conversions easy

As batteries and other EV components steadily become cheaper and more capable, conversions of legacy gas vehicles, especially beloved classics, are becoming more attractive. Now Ford has announced an electric crate motor designed to make EV conversions easy. Ford teased a couple of renderings of the new Eluminator, which will...

Next generation cars need next generation manufacturing solutions

Sponsored by Cognex To meet consumer expectations and growing demand, EV manufacturers must focus on reliable and stable production processes to minimize waste and increase quality. Cognex machine vision systems and image-based barcode readers, and deep learning technology solutions help EV manufacturers: adhere to the highest inspection standardsensure part performancemaximize throughputand...

Leclanché opens new production line to produce M3 lithium-ion battery modules

Swiss energy storage specialist Leclanché has developed a new line of lithium-ion battery modules for energy-intensive e-transport applications, such as marine, commercial vehicle and railway, and opened a dedicated new production line for their high-volume manufacture in Europe. The new M3 modules offer increased energy and power density compared to...

Tesla says new recycling process recovers 92% of battery materials

Battery recycling will be a critical part of the future e-mobility ecosystem, as Tesla has understood from the beginning. The California carmaker has been working with various firms to recycle its end-of-life battery packs for several years. One of these is Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s company, Redwood Materials, which is...

In-Charge Energy to supply charging systems to 500 US Nissan dealerships

In-Charge Energy, a provider of turnkey fleet EV infrastructure solutions, is working with Nissan North America to install charging hardware and software at more than 500 dealerships across the US. The upgraded chargers are part of the automaker’s preparations for the new 2022 Ariya electric crossover, which is scheduled to...