TCCI presents 850 V electric compressor designed for commercial EVs

TCCI Manufacturing, a provider of automotive compressor technology, will present its 850 V electric compressor for the commercial vehicle and transport market at IAA 2022 in Hanover, Germany. The compressor, available in sizes of 34, 46, 60 and 120 cc, is designed to provide cabin and battery cooling for commercial...

GreenPower secures vouchers from California and New Jersey incentive programs for its EV Star electric trucks

The states of California and New Jersey offer voucher programs to help fleet operators purchase commercial EVs (the HVIP and ZIP programs, respectively). GreenPower Motor Company (NASDAQ: GP), a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty EVs, has become expert at helping its customers navigate the voucher application process. GreenPower recently secured...

Terbine aims to synchronize EVs, charging stations and utilities

Internet of Things (IoT) specialist Terbine has announced a new initiative designed to intelligently synchronize EVs, charging stations and electric utilities. The system is based on the company’s cloud-based platform, TerbineLink. The idea is that EVs share their locations and states of charge via the cellular network to an automaker...

ZF introduces electric drive for commercial vehicles

ZF has introduced several new e-mobility systems designed for commercial vehicles, including an electric drive, a vehicle power take-off system and a power steering system. The CeTrax 2 electric drive is composed of two oil-cooled e-motors, two 800 V SiC inverters and a three-speed gearbox. The modular system designed for...

Diving into EV motor and control system measurements (Webinar)

Continual improvements and innovations in motor and inverter technologies are key to furthering the goal of global decarbonization in the transportation industry. During this webinar, engineering professionals who develop motor and inverter systems will learn how to more effectively benchmark data for and troubleshoot issues with energy efficiency in EV...

BYD and Castrol to collaborate on fluids and greases for EVs

Chinese automaker BYD and bp-owned lubricant company Castrol have signed a three-year collaboration agreement for Castrol ON products, which include fluids and greases designed for EVs. BYD will officially recommend Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid for its Han EVs, and will use Castrol ON fluids in its EVs. “BYD (China)...

Allison Transmission to develop electric hybrid sub-system for US Army

Allison Transmission has been awarded a $6.55-million contract from the US Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center to develop its Next Generation Electrified Transmission, which is intended for parallel-hybrid vehicles. Allison will use the funds “to design, develop and test an electric hybrid sub-system in Allison’s Next Generation Electrified Transmission for...

First drive of Volvo FH heavy-duty electric truck

Volvo Trucks currently offers six electric truck models, and it recently began series production of a trio of heavy-duty e-trucks: the long-haul FH; the medium-haul FM; and the FMX for construction applications. Reporters from the Australian EV media outlet The Driven recently traveled to Volvo HQ in Gothenburg, Sweden to...

Oil wells could soon be pumping lithium in Alberta

Everybody loves lithium, but mining it does have an environmental footprint. Everybody (around here) hates oil, which has a much bigger footprint. But what if I told you that there’s a way to extract lithium from existing oil wells, and that it’s not only greener than other lithium extraction methods,...

Green Watt Power introduces EV charger for 400 V batteries

Green Watt Power, a maker of EV chargers and DC-DC converters, has introduced a charger designed for EVs, including material handling vehicles, motorcycles, scooters and e-carts. It will be available starting in November of 2022. The Emerald Charger, or EVC-420-6600, is a 6.6 kW liquid-cooled charger with CAN communications and...

Factorial Energy to open solid-state EV cell development and production facility

Factorial Energy, a Massachusetts-based solid-state battery developer, is building a solid-state cell development and manufacturing facility in Methuen, Massachusetts. “The existing 67,000-square-foot building on the site will undergo extensive buildout to house Factorial’s pilot production facility, which will manufacture automotive-sized solid-state batteries at pre-production speed and volume,” says the company....

DNV’s battery scorecard includes safety and performance data for 19 cell types

Assurance and risk management specialist DNV has released the fourth edition of its Battery Scorecard report, which is available for free download. DNV’s Battery Scorecard is designed to provide answers to pressing questions about battery safety, useful life and degradation, for both EVs and stationary storage applications. This edition incorporates...

Selecting hardware to enhance EV charger design

Sponsored by Southco The move from traditional engine vehicles to Electric Vehicles is driving a need for engineered equipment and infrastructure to support the transformation. The arrival of advanced technologies and the exponential growth predicted for electric vehicle charging is inviting industrial designers to consider a new mix of design...

Companies around the world offer replacement LEAF batteries

The false assertion that EV batteries wear out quickly, and can’t be replaced or recycled, is a favorite of the anti-EV crowd, so it was interesting to hear an exec from Nissan (one of the few automakers that has actually sold large numbers of EVs) clearly and unequivocally rebut the...

New Hampshire utility to offer EV owners special rates in V2G program

Utilities around the country are experimenting with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems. Now the New Hampshire Electric Co-op plans to offer its members real-time energy rates that will allow them to earn revenue from their EVs and battery storage devices. The co-op plans to offer members a “transactive energy rate” as soon...

Daimler unveils battery-electric eActros LongHaul truck

Daimler Truck unveiled its new heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul electric truck at the recent IAA Transportation show in Hanover, Germany. The eActros LongHaul has a range of around 500 km, and is capable of megawatt charging, which allows charging from 20 to 80 percent in “well under 30 minutes.” It...

Avery Dennison introduces two new adhesive products for EV batteries

Tape and adhesive company Avery Dennison Performance Tapes has introduced some new tape and rubber adhesive products for EV applications. The single-sided, conformable and dielectric tape can provide electrical insulation for EV batteries. “This dielectric material uniformly maintains its thickness, and the polyurethane facestock prevents electrical arcing, which can lead to...

GROB, Manz and Dürr to provide battery producers with production tech

Three German firms–GROB, Manz and Dürr, have partnered to provide lithium-ion battery producers with production technologies. According to GROB, the partnership will “offer customers a powerful alternative to existing suppliers, who are mostly based in Asia. The three companies want to set innovative machine standards made in Europe.” GROB manufactures...

Ideanomics tests WAVE’s 500 kW wireless charger at Port of Los Angeles

Commercial EV specialist Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) has successfully tested WAVE’s 500 kW wireless charging system at the Port of Los Angeles. In a test, WAVE’s system fully charged a Class 8 electric truck in less than 15 minutes. (Ideanomics acquired WAVE in 2021.) Construction and charger installation at the Port...

Learn how GM uses battery data (Video)

Sponsored by NI Watch Steve Tarnowsky, Global Battery Cell Engineering Director at General Motors, talk about the Ultium platform and how they’re using NI SystemLink software to harness the power of their test data to reduce risk, improve engineering efficiency, and reduce time to insights and decisions. Sponsored by NI

Experiencing silicone shortages in the EV market? Alleviate with battery pack gasket solutions. (Webinar)

Silicones are increasingly being used in the EV market for sealing applications where exceptional performance is required, such as sealing the battery case and battery management system. These materials are valued in particular for their low compression set, excellent protection against external influences and very good fire behavior, which is...

Ingevity invests $60 million in silicon anode specialist Nexeon

Chemical and materials company Ingevity has invested $60 million in silicon anode specialist Nexeon. “Ingevity’s funding will enable Nexeon to further develop its proprietary next-generation silicon anode material, NSP-2, and facilitate the construction of manufacturing facilities for the commercialization of Nexeon’s innovative products,” says Ingevity. “With an astounding four times...

eVTOL developer Joby Aviation expands partnership with Department of Defense

Joby Aviation (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has announced an expansion of its existing contract with the US Air Force’s Agility Prime program that increases the total potential value of the contract to more than $75 million. The expanded contract will include new...

Antelope Valley schools to buy 20 BYD electric school buses

California’s Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency (AVSTA) has announced plans to buy 20 BYD electric school buses. The buses will be built in Lancaster, California at the BYD Coach & Bus facility by members of the SMART Union. The BYD Type D Battery Electric School Bus has a top speed...