FREYR Battery to build Giga America battery plant in Georgia

Another day, another announcement of a new battery gigafactory. FREYR Battery has purchased a site in Coweta County, Georgia for its planned Giga America battery plant, and will begin detailed project engineering “in the coming months.” FREYR plans to invest some $1.7 billion in the first phase of Giga America,...

Interplex releases new stackable multi-row board-to-board connectors for EVs

Interplex, a manufacturer of interconnect products, has released a new product that allows multiple connector units to be stacked together. The company’s Multi-Row Board-to-Board (BTB) connector product features a proprietary “snap-in biscuit design.” According to Interplex, this allows interconnections to be appropriately sized, eliminating the need for custom-built units. The...

ABB unveils mobile charger for Formula E Season 9

ABB will be expanding its partnership with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship as the electric racing series enters its ninth season. The global electronics giant will now be the official charging supplier for Formula E. It will also introduce a portable solution for charging the new Gen3 cars...

Solenoid fundamentals: magnetic latching solenoids

One of the most challenging parts of new product realization is identifying optimal technology from the onset of a system concept. With the rapid development of the next generation of mobility technology in the form of vehicle electrification, alternative fuels such as hydrogen fuel cell technology, and the overall drive...

Autocar delivers electric terminal tractor to California supermarket chain

Autocar Industries, a manufacturer of “specialized severe-duty vocational trucks,” has delivered one of its E-ACTT electric terminal tractors to Stater Bros. Markets, which operates 171 supermarkets in Southern California and has its own in-house shipping and distribution departments. Autocar delivered the E-ACTT to the Stater Bros. distribution center in San...

Domino’s to roll out nationwide fleet of 800 Chevy Bolts

Depending on where you live, you might soon have another excuse for ordering pizza instead of cooking—it’s good for the planet! (Well, maybe.) Domino’s Pizza has announced a new order of 800 2023 Chevy Bolt EVs. Over 100 of the custom-branded Bolts will arrive at “select franchise and corporate stores...

SK Signet to build EV fast charger manufacturing facility in Plano, Texas

EV charging station manufacturer SK Signet, a subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate the SK Group, has announced plans to build a new EV charger manufacturing facility in Plano, Texas. At the new plant, SK Signet will produce a range of fast-charging solutions, including UL-certified chargers and power cabinets offering power...

China is firmly ensconced in the lithium-ion battery supply chain

The development of local battery supply chains is a high priority in both North America and Europe, but as an infographic from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence demonstrates, removing China from the equation will be a difficult task, as the country currently dominates the processing of battery minerals. Most of the world’s...

“Smart” electric auxiliary control solutions that add value

Sponsored by KEB Efficiency is the name of the game in electric vehicle design and can affect vehicle range and energy costs. For a given device technology, there won’t be much efficiency advantage from one manufacturer versus another in apples-to-apples product comparison. However, there is another way to think of...

Canoo to build EV battery module manufacturing facility in Oklahoma

Canoo plans to build a battery module manufacturing facility at MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, Oklahoma. Once built, the facility will be capable of producing approximately 3,200 MWh worth of battery modules per year. Canoo selected the location due to its proximity to a facility owned by battery cell partner...

Lightning eMotors partners with HEVO for wireless fleet charging demo

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Lightning eMotors and wireless charging specialist HEVO are collaborating on a program to demonstrate wireless charging of Lightning’s fleet vehicles. After an initial integration phase, the two companies will test HEVO’s Rezonant E8 wireless charging technology on a ZEV3 platform at Lightning’s Loveland, Colorado headquarters. The demo...

Orange EV to build new global headquarters in Kansas

Commercial EV builder Orange EV deployed its first electric truck in 2015, and now claims to have 450 terminal trucks in use by more than 130 fleets. Now the company has announced plans to establish its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations in the Turner Logistics Center, an industrial park...

Flexible and scalable EV battery cycler

The need to quickly increase EV battery testing capacity is making validation labs harder to manage and forcing engineering teams to explore ways to sustainably scale up their test lab operations. From few to dozens of test cells, managing power from the battery cyclers is one of the main challenges...

Improving speed to market: Navigating EV assembly challenges

Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth The electric vehicle (EV) revolution gains more momentum every day, driving change to automotive manufacturing in unprecedented ways. With rapidly growing demand comes the need to rapidly scale assembly operations — and that can create significant challenges.  Vehicle manufacturers constantly seek new, more productive automation technologies...

Cirba Solutions and GM extend collaboration on EV battery recycling

Cirba Solutions and GM have extended an existing agreement to recycle battery scrap generated by manufacturing and research at selected GM facilities through 2024. The original agreement dates from 2021, and GM has already recycled more than a million pounds of batteries. Cirba provides GM with reverse logistics, disassembly and...

Mercedes-Benz introduces electric EQE Sedan

The upcoming EQE Sedan is an electric version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It’s based on the Mercedes-EQ electric architecture (EVA2). The 2023 model is scheduled to arrive in US dealerships in the fall, at a starting price of $74,900. All EQE models have an electric drivetrain (eATS) on the rear...

Electrify America invests $3 million in California to promote EVs in disadvantaged communities

Electrify America has announced nearly $3 million in new investment to help four community-based organizations to promote zero-emission vehicle education and awareness in low-income and disadvantaged communities throughout California. This effort is part of the company’s existing plan to invest $200 million in California ZEV infrastructure and education programs through...

Amping-up EV batteries with a materials mindset

Sponsored by Dupont Before this decade is over, even conservative estimates indicate that at least two out of three cars produced in the world will be electrically powered. This figure accounts for both fully battery-powered and hybrid propulsion system vehicles. There are some hard truths involved in engineering mobility for...

Hyundai breaks ground on Georgia EV and battery plant

Hyundai has broken ground on a new manufacturing plant at the Bryan County Mega Site in Georgia. At the new plant, where the automaker and its affiliate suppliers are expected to invest some $5.54 billion, Hyundai plans to produce a diverse range of Hyundai, Genesis and Kia EVs, as well as...

Panasonic Energy constructing EV battery factory in Kansas

Panasonic Energy has begun construction on a facility in De Soto, Kansas, to produce 2170 cylindrical battery cells. The company plans to begin mass production by March 2025 and, after completion of the facility, hopes to maintain annual total production capacity of approximately 30 GWh. Two contractors from the Kansas...