SCHURTER introduces new  3-phase filters for EV charging stations

Swiss electronic components company SCHURTER has introduced new filters that are suitable for EV fast charging stations and battery storage applications. The new filters, part of the FMAC NEO and FMAD NEO product lines, are single-stage block filters that work with 3-phase or 3-phase-with-neutral conductor designs. They support currents ranging...

EnviroSpark to deploy charging stations at 80 Starwood multi-family properties

Atlanta-based charging provider EnviroSpark has partnered with private investment firm Starwood Capital Group in a “multi-million-dollar” deal to deploy over 400 charging stations at some 80 multi-family home properties owned by Starwood across the US.  EnviroSpark will deliver and install the charging stations at sites in 12 states over the...

Hitachi Astemo to supply Honda with e-axles

Electric powertrain company Hitachi Astemo has received e-axle orders for mid- and large-sized EVs from Honda. (Hitachi Automotive Systems, Keihin, Showa and Nissin Kogyo all merged to form Hitachi Astemo in 2021.) Hitachi Astemo’s e-axle is composed of its SiC inverter, which has a heat-dissipating insulation mounting system, its square-wire...

Today’s Webinar: Addressing challenges for EV battery technologies

Amid the growing interest in battery electric vehicles, the industry still faces numerous challenges to gain wider adoption in the market. Join this session at our Fall Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, presented by Chroma, where we will address the battery-specific issues manufacturers are encountering today. This free webinar has...

Turnkey charging provider Loop Global secures $60 million in funding

Charging infrastructure provider Loop Global has completed a $40-million Series A funding round co-led by Fifth Wall Climate and Agility Ventures, and secured $20 million in senior secured credit from Keystone National Group. Loop will use the funds to expand its US operations and to expand beyond the 15+ countries...

Aptera chooses Maxeon to supply solar cells, begins producing panels

Aptera is different. While other EV-makers aspire to become “the next Tesla” by building high-performance vehicles that look just like the ICE vehicles drivers are used to, Aptera is focusing on building the most efficient and greenest vehicles possible. Critics may say that consumers won’t buy an unusual three-wheeled aerodynamic...

Rental agency Sixt to buy 100,000 BYD EVs for European market

After a decade of talking about renting EVs, major car rental companies (including Hertz) are now starting to place serious orders. This is excellent news, because offering EVs to rental car customers could have a multiplier effect—who’d want to go back to their gas-burner after driving electric for a week?...

Umicore opens a cathode active material plant in Poland

Umicore has opened a plant in Nysa, Poland to produce cathode active material for EVs. Construction of the gigafactory started in 2019, and production for car company and battery cell customers in Europe began this July. “Nysa’s annual production capacity is set to reach 20 GWh by the end of...

Orion Energy Systems expands into EV charging with acquisition of Voltrek

Orion Energy Systems, a provider of LED lighting, controls and electrical services, is moving into the EV charging market through the acquisition of Voltrek. Voltrek will continue to operate with its existing employees as an independent brand. Voltrek provides turnkey EV charging solutions, from planning and installation to maintenance and...

Today’s EV engineering webinar schedule: Thursday, October 20th

Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering that’s free to attend and it starts today. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. View the daily session schedule online here. All of the live sessions will be recorded and available to view after the...

Amazon to invest a billion euros to electrify its fleet in Europe

Amazon is moving full speed ahead to electrify its European vehicle fleet. The delivery diva will invest a billion euros ($975 million) over the next five years in electric vans, trucks and low-emission package hubs in Europe. Amazon said the plan is to expand its electric van fleet in Europe...

Vitesco Technologies receives 2 billion euros in BMS orders

Vitesco Technologies, an electric powertrain supplier, has received over 2 billion euros (about $1.94 billion) in orders for its BMS products. “We have signed contracts with global high-volume manufacturers, with premium car makers and with start-up companies—in all relevant markets,” says Vitesco Executive Board Member Thomas Stierle. The company says...

University of Michigan to open ceramic ion conductor research center

Ceramic ion conductors for batteries and fuel cells will be the focus of a new research center at the University of Michigan. A four-year DOE grant of $10.95 million will enable UMich to establish a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center for the study of Mechano-chemical Understanding of Solid Ion Conductors...

Designing a hardware-in-the-loop simulation test rid for an EV startup

Sponsored by Pickering interfaces Imagine the challenge. You work for an electric vehicle startup company, designing the Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation (HILS) test system. Everything is new – the hardware, the software, the tools, the testers and the test code. Yet, the system must be as accurate as possible to simulate the...

Today’s EV engineering webinar schedule: Wednesday, October 19th

Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering that’s free to attend and it starts today. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. View the daily session schedule online here. All of the live sessions will be recorded and available to view after the...

Wolfspeed to build silicon carbide wafer factory in North Carolina

Wolfspeed, a silicon carbide and gallium nitride technology company, is planning to build a new facility to manufacture 200 mm silicon carbide wafers in Chatham County, North Carolina. The wafers will supply the company’s Mohawk Valley Fab—a silicon carbide fabrication facility. The company hopes the new facility will enable it...

Today’s EV engineering webinar schedule: Tuesday, October 18th

Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering that’s free to attend and it starts today. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. View the daily session schedule online here. All of the live sessions will be recorded and available to view after the...

Formula E sets new viewership records in Season 8

When it made its debut 8 years ago, Formula E introduced an entirely new sport—electric racing. Since then, the racing series has gone from strength to strength, steadily expanding both the capabilities of its cars and the fan appeal of its races, while serving as an invaluable test bed for...

Sylvatex develops waterless cathode production process

Materials technology company Sylvatex (SVX) has developed a new production process for cathode active material (CAM). The proprietary production process uses no water. The company recently closed a Series A funding round of $8.4 million through investments from Catalus Capital, Amplify Capital and How Women Invest for the commercialization and...

EVBox’s new Livo home charging station

Charger manufacturer EVBox has introduced a new residential charging station. The EVBox Livo features intelligent charging features designed to optimize charging times and take advantage of potential savings. The EVBox Livo is available in several variants, with power output of 7.4 kW, 11 kW or 22 kW; and with fixed-cable,...

Today’s EV engineering webinar schedule: Monday, October 17th

Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering that’s free to attend and it starts today. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. View the daily session schedule online here. All of the live sessions will be recorded and available to view after the...

Volvo Trucks to produce trucks with new rear e-axle

Volvo Trucks has introduced a new e-axle designed for the rear axle of its trucks. The company says the e-axle “allows even more batteries on the truck by integrating the electric motors and the transmission into the rear axle. More batteries mean longer range, which creates opportunities for long-distance transports...