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NREL researchers, industry partners test Megawatt Charging System with up to 3.75 MW of power

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks, to say nothing of aviation and shipping, will require much more powerful charging facilities than those that now serve passenger cars. To get these heavy vehicles charged up in 15 to 20 minutes will require power levels of a megawatt or more, and transferring this much energy requires unique design in the cabling, connector...

Echion Technologies raises £10 million in Series A funding round

Battery material developer Echion Technologies has completed a Series A funding round worth £10 million. The round was led by CBMM, BGF, the University of Cambridge, Origin Capital and existing shareholders.  This financing will allow Echion to scale up to multi-ton-level material production, demonstrating high-yield, cost-effective manufacturability,...

Chicago, San Diego and San José win grants to electrify commercial vehicles

The cities of Chicago, San Diego and San José have won spots in the new Delivering Zero Emissions Communities program. Each of the three cities will receive a $100,000 grant, as well as technical support from the Natural Resources Defense Council and other EV advocacy groups, with the goal of converting 100 percent of their commercial vehicles to zero...

Learn about modular e-motor platform optimization

Looking for a pioneering solution for complex design optimization challenges, ZF—a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and industrial technology—partnered with Altair to implement a data-driven development and optimization strategy for e-motors. The collaborative work of ZF and Altair has resulted...

Allison Transmission expands e-Axle product line with European-market and single-engine offerings

Allison Transmission has introduced two new e-Axles: eGen Power 100S and 130D, based on the company’s current eGen Power 100D. The 100D e-Axle features two electric motors, each capable of generating greater than 200 kW of continuous power, and peak combined power of 648 kW. The eGen Power 100D is capable of supporting up to a 10.4-ton gross...

EV battery testing: Increase lab efficiency and minimize total cost of ownership

OEMs, battery designers and manufacturers, as well as test facilities, face increasing challenges in battery development, testing, and validation. Due to a growing number of devices under test (DUT), test laboratories for cells, modules or packs are becoming larger and more complex. There are many levers to increase efficiency and thus to minimize total...

Wallbox unveils new Hypernova public charger with up to 350 kW of power

Charging solution provider Wallbox unveiled what it calls its fastest and most sophisticated public charging station yet, at the recent IAA MOBILITY 2021 trade show in Munich. Hypernova can deliver up to 350 kW of power, matching the top speed of any passenger-vehicle charger on the market today. Currently, there are only a few cars on sale that...

Heritage Battery Recycling and 6K to commercialize cathode-grade battery recycling network

Indianapolis-based Heritage Battery Recycling has signed a joint development agreement with materials management specialist 6K to produce new cathode material from recycled batteries. The process will use Heritage’s established network to collect and process end-of-life batteries, combined with 6K’s plasma technology to manufacture cathode-grade battery...

Chevy Bolt battery recall—Car and Driver reveals the gory technical details

The Chevy Bolt battery recall is bad news for GM, and for the EV industry. Every single Bolt EV and Bolt EUV is now under recall because of a potential battery defect that could cause a fire. Roughly a dozen fires have been reported, but no injuries or deaths to date. The three separate recalls are expected to cost GM about $1.8 billion. What’s...

Roskill report shows concern over water consumption in lithium brine production

Roskill’s Lithium, Outlook to 2031, 18th Edition report examines the environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns surrounding current lithium production. One environmental concern of the downstream sector is water consumption at lithium brine facilities, which operate in some of the driest areas on the planet. These operations take large volumes...

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