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Hyzon Motors develops eAxle to improve efficiency of hydrogen and battery trucks

Hyzon Motors, a supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, has developed a new patent-pending eAxle design that’s designed to improve the efficiency of 6×4 Class 8 commercial vehicles. Hyzon’s eAxle eliminates right-angle hypoid gears, and uses one motor per wheel, with optimized performances at both low and high speeds. Paired...

NFI unveils electric double-decker bus for North America

Bus and coach manufacturer the NFI Group has unveiled its first zero-emission, three-axle double-deck bus. The Enviro500EV CHARGE is the North American all-electric version of the company’s popular double-decker bus, and is produced by NFI subsidiary Alexander Dennis (ADL). The 45-foot Enviro500EV CHARGE offers panoramic views, low-floor entry,...

Chargeway’s EV charging education platform expands beyond dealers’ showrooms into their websites

The Chargeway system, which helps EV buyers understand charging stations, speeds, and compatibilities—along with info on utility incentives—will start to show up in dealer websites The Chargeway visual EV charging platform, which helps car shoppers locate and understand charging stations, speeds, and compatibilities, can already be found in pilot...

Leasing firm Avolon to buy up to 500 electric VTOL aircraft

Aircraft leasing company Avolon has placed an order for up to 500 electric eVTOL aircraft from Vertical Aerospace. The companies say the sale will introduce the ultra-short-haul aircraft category to commercial aviation. The two companies will collaborate throughout the development, certification and commercial roll-out of the VA-X4, a piloted,...

Extreme E uses second-life batteries to provide power in the planet’s most remote locations

If you thought installing Level 2 charging in your detached garage was a hassle, consider what Extreme E has to go through to power its races. The electric rally racing series is staging events in some of the harshest, most remote locations on Earth. The first two races took place in the Saudi Arabian desert and on the beaches of Senegal, and the next...

GM boosts EV investment, plans to build more US battery factories

GM has raised the stakes in what’s starting to look like a lively EV rivalry with Ford. The nation’s largest automaker now says it plans to invest $35 billion in electrification over the five years ending in 2025—the second increase in its announced figure in the last eight months. By 2025, GM plans to offer 30 electrified models globally, and hopes...

OneD unveils new silicon-based battery technology

OneD Battery Sciences has introduced SINANODE, a technology to power the next generation of silicon-based EV batteries. The SINANODE process fuses silicon nanowires onto commercial graphite powders, which the company says triples the energy density of the anode while cutting its cost per kWh in half. The higher energy density increases battery range...

Report: California needs 1.2 million EV chargers by 2030

A new analysis from the California Energy Commission (CEC) predicts that the state will need nearly 1.2 million public and shared chargers by 2030 to meet the demands of the 7.5 million passenger plug-in vehicles expected to be on California roads at that time. Assembly Bill 2127, “Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Assessment,” examines...

Ultra-high purity lithium salt, LiFSI, facilitates high performance in advanced battery technology

Sponsored by Arkema The lithium-ion battery market is demanding higher energy density, extended lifetime, and improved power performance. Arkema’s Battery Solutions address many of these demands.  Advances in electrode materials are addressing energy density, while new electrolyte systems can significantly improve lifetime and power performance....

EV supply chain companies pilot blockchain solution for cobalt traceability

Metals and mining companies CMOC, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) and Glencore, in collaboration with battery material supplier Umicore, are piloting Re|Source, a solution to trace responsibly produced cobalt from the mine to the EV. The pilot will be tested in real operating conditions, from upstream cobalt production facilities in the Democratic Republic...

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