Microchip Technology releases new 1,200-volt digital gate driver

Microchip Technology has developed a new 1,200 V digital gate driver, providing system developers with multiple levels of control and protection. The 2ASC-12A2HP AgileSwitch gate driver provides multiple levels of control and a higher level of protection for silicon carbide MOSFET-based power systems.  The company says its new gate drivers...

ABB’s newest charger cranks out a record 360 kW of power

ABB is one of the largest EVSE suppliers, and it aims to be the fastest too. The beefiest passenger-car chargers currently in service that we’re aware of deliver 350 kW of power. ABB’s newest product ups the ante to 360. ABB’s new Terra 360 has a maximum output of 360...

Silver Power Systems uses digital twin to predict battery lifespan

Battery analytics specialist Silver Power System (SPS) has partnered with Imperial College, the London EV Company and the Watt Electric Vehicle Company on a research program designed to predict battery lifespan. The Real-Time Electrical Digital Twin Operating Platform (REDTOP) project has created and trialed “digital twins” of real EV batteries....

ABB charges into the future with Formula E

The global electric racing championship Formula E has been a huge success by any measure. Automakers like Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Nissan, and Jaguar have embraced the series, which is surely the world’s most prominent showcase for electric vehicle performance. Charged attended the New York City E-Prix in July, and spoke with...

Nth Cycle says its electroextraction tech significantly reduces transportation costs for Li-ion battery recycling

Refining the circular economy for battery materials. As the e-mobility transition accelerates, demand for critical minerals is growing exponentially. Companies on the cutting edge, such as Tesla, are already experiencing shortages. However, to extract ever more minerals by mining and dispose of the waste in landfills, would be to continue...

TeraWatt Infrastructure aims to address the massive energy capacity needs of EV fleet charging depots

As more fleets of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles go electric, there’s a growing awareness that building the necessary charging infrastructure will be a complex proposition, requiring specialized expertise and considerable capital. Fleet vehicle depots will need to incorporate not only charging stations, but energy management systems, and possibly energy storage...

Ford and Redwood Materials to collaborate on battery recycling

Redwood Materials, the battery materials firm founded by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, has announced a partnership with Ford. The two companies will work together to “create a closed loop for battery recycling and a domestic supply chain for critical battery materials.” Ford also made a strategic investment of $50 million...

Masterflux releases new battery thermal management system

Michigan compressor supplier Masterflux has released the Masterflux eBTMS, a Battery Thermal Management System platform for EV applications. Masterflux’s parent company Tecumseh makes reciprocating compressors that are powered by AC and used in stationary applications. Masterflux compressors are hermetically sealed, variable-speed rotary compressors powered by DC and designed for mobile...

Breakthrough technologies in capacitor solutions for power electronics in EVs

Power capacitor technologies affect every vehicle and charger in the electromobility industry. Join this session at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, presented by TDK Electronics, where we will discuss the latest breakthrough technologies in film, aluminum and ceramic capacitors solutions and show real-world case studies for power capacitor...

A closer look at why heat pumps are dominating EV HVAC systems

Heating or cooling the interior cabin of an EV substantially affects the vehicle’s on-road efficiency, and the HVAC system often gets the proverbial “rented mule” treatment. In an ICE vehicle—particularly an underpowered one—there is a visceral reminder that running the AC, at least, costs something, since there is a palpable...

Four ways DuPont adhesives and resins advance EVs

Sponsored by Dupont Much of what drives the advancement of EVs today is what you don’t see. For example, crash-worthy adhesives that bond body and battery components along with performance polymers and thermal interface materials that safely manage battery temperature. At DuPont, we’re developing adhesive and plastic solutions that help...

California project deploys 100 electric regional haul and drayage trucks

Regional haul and drayage trucks, which transfer loads to and from ports, warehouses and logistics hubs, are a perfect use case for EVs, and present opportunities for dramatic emissions reductions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District, along with other state agencies, has announced a project to deploy 100 battery-electric...

Janus graphene could boost capacity in sodium-ion batteries

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have presented a new concept to fabricate high-performance electrode materials for sodium batteries. The results show that the capacity could match lithium-ion batteries. The ions intercalate in the graphite, which means that they can move in and out of the graphene layers...

Easelink provides automated charging for eTaxis in Austria

The Austrian cities of Vienna and Graz are gradually shifting to eTaxis. Starting in 2025, only emission-free taxis will be permitted in the country. A new project in the two cities will test a system that allows automated charging at taxi stands. The eTaxi Austria project will retrofit a total...

All new London buses to be zero-emission

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced that all new Transport for London (TfL) buses will be carbon-neutral. TfL has committed to only ordering zero-emission buses from now on, and says that by the end of next year, ten percent of London’s buses will be zero-emission. “London will no...

Wallbox to establish EVSE manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas

EVSE manufacturer Wallbox has selected Arlington, Texas as the location of its first US manufacturing facility. The 130,000-square-foot plant will have enough capacity to support Wallbox’s expansion plans in North America for the next decade. Wallbox expects to manufacture a total of 290,000 units annually at this facility by 2027,...

ACCURE raises $8 million to scale its battery analytics software

ACCURE, a software and AI battery analytics company based in Aachen, Germany, has received $8 million in Series A funding from Blue Bear Capital, Capnamic Ventures and 42CAP.  ACCURE’s software is designed to empower battery manufacturers and operators to monitor battery health and safety in real time throughout an asset’s...

Workhorse drops lawsuit against USPS over vehicle contract

It’s a sad song, but, like the Beatles’ Jude, EV manufacturer Workhorse Group is trying to make it a little better. The company has voluntarily withdrawn a lawsuit that it filed against the US Postal Service, after the agency passed Workhorse over for a multibillion-dollar contract to produce the next...

New platform enables EV owners to earn revenue by providing demand response services for the UK grid

Kaluza, an intelligent energy platform, and Flexitricity, an electrical aggregator and demand response specialist, have partnered to provide a new combined grid flexibility service. The companies aim to unlock the energy storage potential of EVs and other in-home devices, providing a valuable balancing resource for the grid which could someday...

GaN Systems to supply power transistors to BMW

Gallium nitride power semiconductor developer GaN Systems has signed a comprehensive capacity agreement with BMW for the company’s GaN power transistors, which are designed to increase the efficiency and power density of critical applications in EVs. GaN Systems will provide capacity for multiple applications in series production. The guaranteed volumes...