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Aptera finalizes design, is ready to build super-efficient EV

Most EV startups are either following the Tesla template—aiming to produce a high-performance luxury vehicle—or targeting the money-spinning pickup truck segment. Aptera Motors is taking a very different path. The reincarnated automaker’s goal is to create the world’s most efficient vehicle—an EV with as much as 1,000 miles of range. Now the...

Improving EV battery manufacturing startup costs

Sponsored by Nordson Sealant Equipment Nordson Sealant Equipment is identified as one of the leading precision dispensing manufacturers in the industry. We partner with most of the top 10 EV battery manufacturers to help build more than one million electric vehicles on the road today. While Nordson may know a thing or two about EV battery manufacturing...

DC fast chargers in California’s Central Valley are a crucial link in the West Coast Electric Highway

Three Love’s Travel Stops along State Highway 99 in California’s Central Valley plan to install public charging stations as part of the West Coast Electric Highway initiative funded by the California Energy Commission. Each of the three new charging sites, located in Ripon, Madera and Tulare, will feature four individual charging posts, including...

Comparing 10 leading EV motors: watch the free webcast

Ever wonder how today’s EV motors stack up against each other? Going beyond traditional product benchmarking, Munro & Associates has analyzed and compared 10 leading EV motors and developed a comprehensive side-by-side comparison report. In a new webcast session announced this week at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering,...

IEA case study #2: electric buses in Santiago, Chile

The International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook is an annual publication that reports on the current state of electric mobility around the world. This year’s report notes the rapid proliferation of plug-in vehicles—from a mere 17,000 in 2010 to some 7.2 million in 2019. The growth has been concentrated in a few regions—47% of the world’s plug-ins...

Silica-based cathodes could enable long-life lithium-sulfur batteries

Scientists from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) have developed a silica-based cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries, which they say could enable batteries that last for over 2,000 charge/discharge cycles.  Lithium-sulfur batteries (LSBs)—composed of a sulfur-based cathode and lithium anode submerged in a...

Leipzig electric buses to use Siemens fast charging infrastructure

Public transport operator Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB), which serves the city of Leipzig, Germany, has ordered 21 electric low-floor buses from VDL Bus & Coach. Siemens Smart Infrastructure will provide the charging infrastructure. “Switching to electric bus transport requires not only the vehicles but also an efficient charging infrastructure...

New sessions announced for the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering

Charged is organizing a virtual conference on EV engineering September 1 – 3, 2020 that includes live webinar sessions, interactive Q&As, on-demand webinars, and whitepaper downloads. Just like the content Charged brings you every day, conference topics will span the entire EV engineering supply chain and ecosystem including motor and power...

Jaguar I-PACE electric taxis charging wirelessly in Oslo

The city of Oslo, the world’s EV capital, has partnered with Jaguar Land Rover, wireless charging pioneer Momentum Dynamics and charging operator Fortum Recharge to build a wireless, high-powered charging infrastructure for electric taxis. Taxi network Cabonline will operate 25 Jaguar I-PACE EVs equipped with Momentum Dynamics’ wireless charging...

ROHM’s new Nano Cap automotive power supply technology

Japanese electronic parts manufacturer Rohm Semiconductor has announced the development of its new Nano Cap technology, designed for power supply circuits in the automotive and industrial fields. In a circuit with a linear regulator and microcontroller unit (MCU), a 1 uF capacitor is usually required at the output of the linear regulator, while...

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