Tritium partners with TNS to provide integrated payment solutions

Fast charger manufacturer Tritium (Nasdaq: DCFC) has partnered with Transaction Network Services (TNS) to expand the point-of-charge payment options that Tritium provides to customers. Tritium will receive access to payment hardware manufactured by Ingenico as part of the TNS UnattendedPayments solution. TNS UnattendedPayments, which is part of the TNS acceptance...

Heraeus’s new copper ribbon for battery terminal laser bonding

Heraeus Electronics has introduced a new copper ribbon designed for high-current power devices and battery packages. The company says much of the equipment for ultrasonic wedge and wedge wire bonding can be adjusted to work with ribbons. PowerCu Soft Laser Ribbons are intended for the laser bonding of bonding wire...

Li-Cycle partners with LG to recycle battery manufacturing scrap

Li-Cycle, LG Chem (LGC) and LG Energy Solution (LGES) have agreed to cooperate on battery recycling and sales. Li-Cycle has agreed to recycle LGES’s battery manufacturing scrap and other lithium-ion battery material from its North American manufacturing sites over a 10-year period. Also, Li-Cycle has agreed to sell 20,000 tons...

Omni Powertrain’s new electrohydraulic pump drive for low-voltage systems

Omni Powertrain Technologies has released information about its new electrohydraulic pump combination.  The unit was developed for low-voltage mobile applications, and is designed to meet the needs of hybrid equipment builders facing spatial constraints.  The system includes a Flo-Torq gear pump packaged with an axial flux motor and controller from...

FreeWire opens new global headquarters and factory in California

FreeWire Technologies has opened a new global headquarters, R&D and manufacturing facility in Newark, California. The 66,000-square-foot facility will focus on manufacturing and scaling FreeWire’s Buy America-compliant battery-integrated EV charging equipment. It will be fully operational by fall 2022, and is expected to create some 200 engineering and manufacturing jobs....

Kempower’s new scalable, modular fast charging solutions

Finnish EVSE manufacturer Kempower introduced its newest fast charging solutions at the recent Autopromotec show in Bologna, Italy. On display and available for customer testing were the Kempower S- and C-Series fast-charging system and the Kempower T-Series movable DC fast charger. Kempower’s fast chargers are modular and scalable to address...

Delta-Q ships its four-millionth charger, wins grant for on-board chargers

EV and industrial battery charger company Delta-Q Technologies says it has shipped four million chargers. “With each charger representing the potential to save one metric ton of emissions, this significant milestone equates to four million metric tons of carbon emissions saved since the company’s founding,” says the company. In April,...

Britishvolt acquires German battery cell manufacturer EAS

Battery cell pioneer Britishvolt has agreed to buy Monbat Group subsidiary EAS, a cell manufacturer based in Nordhausen, Germany. The deal values EAS at €36 million. EAS has over 25 years of experience in developing and producing large-format cylindrical lithium-ion cells from 7.5 Ah to 50 Ah. Its products are...

Renesas to boost semiconductor production at Japanese factory

Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics is planning to restart a wafer fabrication operation at its Kofu factory in Kai City, Japan. The Kofu factory housed 150 mm and 200 mm wafer fabrication production lines before it was closed in October of 2014. Now Renesas Electronics is investing 90 billion yen...

Rev Fire Group unveils electric fire truck

REV Fire Group, which includes several manufacturers of fire-fighting apparatus, displayed a North American-style fully electric fire truck called Vector at the recent Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis. The new electric fire truck, which was developed with technology partner Emergency One Group, sports a 316 kWh battery pack, and...

Power Electronics to add Nuvve’s V2G capabilities to its bidirectional chargers

Nuvve Holding (Nasdaq: NVVE) and Power Electronics, a manufacturer of solar inverters for utility-scale photovoltaic plants, have agreed to integrate Nuvve’s GIVe vehicle-to-grid (V2G) platform with Power Electronics’ charging station technology. Nuvve says its cloud-based software will allow Power Electronics to go beyond bidirectional charging by enabling EVs to provide...

Power Integrations introduces new line of gate-driver boards

Integrated circuit maker Power Integrations has introduced a new line of gate-driver boards designed for electric buses and trucks as well as electric construction and agricultural equipment. The SCALE EV gate-driver boards are rated at 1,200 V for 400 V and 800 V systems. Each is composed of two reinforced gate-drive...

Over 300 battery gigafactories in the global pipeline

As EV demand steadily grows, automakers and their suppliers are wisely hustling to increase battery production capacity—preferably close to their auto plants and markets. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence reports that there are currently over 300 battery gigafactories in the construction or planning stages around the world. This represents some 6,388 GWh...

Intertek expands service offerings at North American EV testing lab

Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industrial firms, has expanded the services on offer at its lab in Plymouth, Michigan in order to “meet the auto industry’s increasing demand for safe and reliable testing for evolving EV and EVSE technologies. The company says its Plymouth facility offers “some of...

Seattle to install curbside Level 2 public chargers on request

Seattle is home to large numbers of Drivewayless Drivers—those unfortunate car owners who lack driveways, and must use street parking near their homes. To address this problem, local utility Seattle City Light has launched a service that will install public Level 2 chargers at curbside locations throughout the city. Seattle...

Green Watt Power’s new 125-watt DC/DC converter product line for EVs

Green Watt Power, an EV charger and DC/DC converter maker, has introduced a new 125-watt DC/DC converter product line designed for EVs that can power auxiliary systems such as lights, instruments and accessories or perform distribution voltage for subsystems. The EVD125 DC/DC converters are fully encapsulated, dual-output, and have a...

NI releases new Battery Test System analysis software for EVs

NI (formerly National Instruments) has released its latest Battery Test System (BTS) and introduced a new software analysis product line—both of which are designed to link data across the engineering workflow. The BTS is intended for the design and test groups within Tier 1 suppliers and automakers who encounter challenges...

Webinar: Ensuring crimp quality for large gauge wire in EVs

The rapid growth of EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs has led to an increase in the use of large gauge wires and cables, but large wire crimping presents its own set of challenges. Harness manufacturers must take care to ensure quality connections where these cables and terminations perform. This webinar, presented...

ABB E-mobility increases investment in software provider ChargeLab

ABB EL Ventures, the venture arm of electronics giant ABB, has made an investment in charging software provider ChargeLab, as part of the latter’s $15-million Series A financing round. ABB E-mobility first partnered with ChargeLab in 2020. ChargeLab will develop next-generation software solutions for ABB charging stations. The company’s network...

Wolfspeed opens silicon carbide semiconductor fab facility in New York

Silicon carbide and gallium nitride technology company Wolfspeed has opened a silicon carbide semiconductor wafer fabrication facility in Marcy, New York. Wolfspeed calls the automated facility “the world’s first and largest 200 mm silicon carbide fab, providing uncompromised wafer quality and higher yield.” In April, the facility produced its first...

ORNL licenses electrolyte and thin-film coating tech to BTRY

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has licensed some electrolyte and thin-film coating technologies it developed to battery technology company BTRY, which plans to use them to manufacture lithium-ion batteries. ORNL says the licensing will enable BTRY to “make batteries with increased energy density, at lower cost and with an improved...

GM’s Ultium-based EVs feature heat pump technology

GM has announced that its current Ultium platform-based EVs come standard with an energy recovery system composed of a patented heat pump and technology that recovers waste heat from the vehicle as well as humidity from inside and outside the vehicle.  Waste heat from batteries and power electronics, and humidity—including...

EPA announces $500 million in funding for electric school buses

The EPA has announced $500 million in new funding for school districts and other eligible bus operators to begin replacing the nation’s fleet of school buses with American-made zero-emission buses. This 500 big ones represents the first round of funding from the $5-billion investment authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law....

EV subscription service Onto adds Fiat’s New 500 to its fleet

Onto, the UK-based all-inclusive EV subscription service, plans to add 600 Fiat New 500s to its fleet. Onto aims to offer a flexible alternative to traditional car ownership—it currently offers 24 electric models from such brands as VW, Renault, Audi and Tesla. Subscriptions start at £379 per month. Onto plans...