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AEM EV releases VCU200 Vehicle Control Unit

AEM EV has released a new addition to its line of vehicle control units. Built on OEM hardware, AEM’s VCUs are intended for high-performance EV street-conversion and motorsports applications. They are designed to allow the calibrator to create customized torque management strategies applicable to a range of EV systems.  In its default configuration, the new… Read more »

AEM’s new control board increases Tesla Drive Unit’s power in EV conversions

AEM EV plans to release a comprehensive control system for EV conversions using a Tesla Large Drive Unit (LDU) Base Drive that increases horsepower over the factory output. AEM’s Inverter Control Board was co-developed with Cascadia Motion, a maker of EV propulsion systems, and is intended to be combined with AEM EV’s VCU200 vehicle control… Read more »

AEM Components’ surface-mount fuses are optimized for EV battery applications

AEM Components’ new line of AEC-Q200 qualified surface-mount fuses is designed specifically for reliable operation in high-stress automotive applications. The new wire-in-air AirMatrix (QA Series) fuses feature current ratings up to 20 A / 250 V. The proprietary, hermetically-sealed wire-in-air structure is designed to assure consistent electrical performance. The fusible element in the QA Series… Read more »

ABB orders AFC Energy fuel cell systems for high-power EV charging

ABB has placed an order with AFC Energy for its S Series hydrogen fuel cell system. The order is worth £4 million, and the system is scheduled for delivery in early 2023. ABB will use the first 200 kW S Series system, which can be fueled with either hydrogen or ammonia, for high-power EV charging,… Read more »

Ilika receives £15 million in equity funding to expand EV battery production

With a £5-million grant from the UK Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge Fund, Ilika  Technologies has extended its product roadmap to develop large-format Goliath pouch cells. Another 15 big ones in equity funding was provided by a combination of existing and new UK-based institutional shareholders. Ilika currently produces its Stereax batteries on a pilot line in… Read more »

German EV subsidy fund, which excludes Tesla, is barely being used

A German government program that offers subsidies to EV buyers became the center of controversy over the eligibility of Tesla buyers. Only vehicles with a base price of under 60,000 euros are eligible for the awards. The program was designed in collaboration with German automakers, who are providing part of the funding, and some observers… Read more »

Dynamic wireless charging: What’s feasible? Q&A with Qualcomm’s Graeme Davison

Charged has been writing about Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology for several years. As far back as 2012, automakers have said they plan to include the technology on future EVs. While those plans have been delayed for a few different reasons – interoperability standards, uncertainty in the EV market, etc. – it now appears… Read more »

Ilika and Johnson Matthey partner to develop protected anodes for Li-S batteries

International materials company Ilika, a developer of solid-state batteries, is taking part in a three-year project, led by Johnson Matthey, to develop protected anodes for lithium-sulfur batteries. The project will take advantage of Ilika’s high-throughput materials development technique to discover new electrolyte composition options and fabricate a free-standing, lithium-containing protected anode/separator for integration into pouch… Read more »

AllCell to supply solar-powered EV charging stations to Jordan

The Middle East is not the first region that comes to mind as an EV hotspot. However, the desert kingdom of Jordan has a plan to get charged. Jordan has eliminated import taxes on EVs. The city government of Amman, the capital, plans to buy 50 EVs for its fleet, and a city taxi operator… Read more »

New Elon Musk biography reveals new details, sows controversy (book review)

Ashlee Vance, the author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, has had unprecedented access to his subject, spending many hours in face-to-face interviews with Musk. He has also spoken with many of Musk’s family members, friends and business associates, and has crafted a comprehensive biography that’s replete with details… Read more »