Using bidirectional programmable DC power supplies for battery testing

Sponsored by Elektro-Automatik In today’s fast-paced world the need to create quicker, more mobile mechanical devices is steadily increasing. One primary method for doing this is to replace traditional gas-powered or plugged-in devices with battery power. Batteries have become smaller and increasingly efficient as a result. In order to keep...

Nissan to build two new EV models at Mississippi assembly plant

Nissan says its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi will become a center for US EV production. The company is updating the plant with EV manufacturing technology to support production of two all-new EVs. Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant, which opened in 2003, currently builds the Nissan Altima, Frontier and Titan....

Kia EV6 buyers to receive 1,000 kWh free charging from Electrify America

Buyers of the new Kia EV6 will receive 1,000 kWh of complimentary charging at any Electrify America station across the US—which translates to approximately 3,500 to 4,000 miles of electric driving—within three years from the date of purchase. EV6 buyers will receive an enrollment code through the Kia Connect in-car...

Ascend Elements says it can extract 99.9% pure graphite from used Li-ion batteries

Ascend Elements, a vertically integrated battery recycling and engineered materials company, and Koura, a producer of fluoroproducts, have announced the launch of a proprietary process that yields battery-grade graphite material from spent lithium-ion batteries. Koura’s parent company Orbia is serving as a development partner to Ascend Elements to scale the...

Smart City Capital to deploy 200 ADS-TEC Energy DC fast chargers in Florida

EVSE manufacturer ADS-TEC Energy (NASDAQ: ADSE) has announced that Smart City Capital will be deploying more than 200 ADS-TEC Energy ultra-high-speed ChargeBox charging stations throughout Florida. This $30-million order is ADS-TEC’s second from Smart City, and the single largest order of ChargeBox units to date in the US. Smart City...

Norwegian Post orders 29 Volvo electric trucks

The Norwegian Postal Service has ordered 29 electric trucks from Volvo Trucks—one of the truck-maker’s largest ever in Europe. The order follows an earlier one for three electric trucks. Volvo Trucks will deliver a total of 32 electric and 13 biogas-fueled trucks to Norwegian Post in 2022. The order includes...

Beam Global acquires energy storage firm AllCell Technologies

Beam Global (Nasdaq: BEEM), a provider of technology for EV charging, outdoor media and energy security, will acquire energy storage specialist AllCell Technologies in an all-stock transaction. Beam’s corporate headquarters and factory will remain at its current location in San Diego, and the AllCell team and manufacturing facility will remain...

Ceylon Graphite’s silicon-enhanced vein graphite shows increased discharge capacity

Graphite mining and product company Ceylon Graphite has announced test results for its silicon-enhanced vein graphite anode material. In independent tests performed by Warwick University, Ceylon’s silicon-enhanced vein graphite yielded a specific discharge capacity (SDC) of 446 mAh/g in comparison to vein graphite’s typical SDC of 393 mAh/g. Ceylon’s 13%...

EV Connect expands Charging-as-a-Service program

Charging network operator EV Connect is expanding its EV Charging-as-a-Service (EVCaaS) program. Backed by investor Mitsui, the program offers a one-stop shop that includes hardware, software and service offerings. An EVCaaS subscription includes charging stations, management software, 24/7 driver support and ongoing maintenance and repair. EV Connect provides consulting services...

Union Pacific Railroad to test 20 battery-electric locomotives

Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) has announced plans to purchase 20 battery-electric locomotives for testing in yard operations. The company expects to invest over $100 million to purchase the locos and upgrade its yard infrastructure. The locomotives will be acquired from Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, and Wabtec (NYSE:WAB). Deliveries...

Mercedes-Benz teams up with ProLogium on solid-state batteries

Mercedes-Benz and battery firm ProLogium are teaming up to develop solid-state batteries. The automaker will make an unspecified investment in ProLogium, and will take a seat on the company’s board of directors. The first test vehicles using the new batteries are not expected to appear for several years. “We believe...

New York’s MTA orders 60 more battery-electric buses from New Flyer

The New York City Transit Authority has ordered 60 Xcelsior CHARGE NG forty-foot heavy-duty electric transit buses from New Flyer of America (a subsidiary of the NFI Group). The order is supported by Federal Transit Administration funds. NYCT is already operating 15 New Flyer e-buses previously delivered to by. The...

EvoCharge’s New iEVSE Home Charging Station

Charger manufacturer EvoCharge’s new iEVSE Home Charging Station is a Level 2 charger that features various smart charging capabilities. Users can schedule charge times, track history and usage, and manage multiple charging stations through the EvoCharge iEVSE Home Charging app (Android and iOS). The iEVSE Home Charging Station features a...

Materials solutions for DC fast chargers

Sponsored by Henkel Gearing Up for the EV Road Ahead: Reliable, Convenient Fast Charging Will Drive the Future of EV Adoption For consumers in developed nations, lifestyle convenience is ingrained. We don’t know what it’s like not to have access to necessities – food, water, clothing, housing and transportation –...

bdtronic to launch new oven for curing power electronic’s potting compounds

German mechanical engineering, process specialist and automated dispensing cell manufacturer bdtronic plans to offer standardized industrial ovens for heat-treating the components found in power electronics, on-board EV chargers, autonomous vehicle sensors and automotive tire-pressure sensors. The ovens are designed to cure epoxy resins, polyurethanes and silicones, as well as to...

Rhode Island’s RIPTA orders 14 electric buses, plus EVSE, from New Flyer

New Flyer of America (a subsidiary of the NFI Group) has received a new order from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) for 14 Xcelsior CHARGE forty-foot heavy-duty electric transit buses. The order includes five ABB 50 kWh depot chargers from NFI Infrastructure Solutions, the company’s infrastructure services division....

Addionics raises $27 million in Series A funding for Smart 3D Electrodes

Battery technology company Addionics has raised $27 million in Series A funding from Deep Insight, Catalyst Fund, Delek Motors, Dr. Boaz Schwartz, Dr. David Deak and others. The funding will be used for developing and commercializing batteries with the company’s Smart 3D Electrodes, hiring additional team members and increasing the...

Michigan seems the likely site of Graphex’s new battery materials plant

Graphex Technologies, a subsidiary of Graphex Group, has agreed to form a joint venture with Michigan-based Emerald Energy Solutions to build and operate a graphite processing facility. The JV is considering “several Michigan sites as well as other sites,” and the final site selection is expected in March. Graphex hopes...

BYD introduces Type A electric school bus with V2G tech

BYD has introduced a Type A battery-electric school bus that features vehicle-to-grid technology, allowing the vehicle to serve as a power storage resource when it’s not transporting students. Type A school buses are typically used on routes with fewer students, or for transporting students with disabilities. The BYD Type A...

Mini offers factory EV conversions in the UK

For those who want to go electric, but have an attachment (sentimental or otherwise) to a particular vehicle, and have the money to pay for what they want, an EV conversion is the way to go. Until recently, conversions have been the exclusive province of independent specialty shops, but the...