Posts By: Charged EVs

EDF partners with UK Royal Mail Group to deliver EV charging solutions

The UK’s Royal Mail Group, the owner of one of Europe’s largest vehicle fleets, has signed a deal with electric utility EDF to deliver electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. Under the 3-year agreement, EDF will provide charging points, associated maintenance and ancillary items such as signs, bollards and wheel stops. In the first phase, the company… Read more »

ChargePoint and Truck Stop Owners partner on EV charging

EV charging network ChargePoint has announced a collaboration with the National Association of Truck Stop Owners (NATSO) to greatly expand EV charging options across the US. The memorandum of understanding will help to establish public-private partnerships at off-highway fuel retailers across the nation. Over the next decade, ChargePoint and NATSO believe the project will deploy… Read more »

IBM and Daimler claim quantum leap in lithium-sulfur battery breakthrough

Electric vehicles may be the wave of the future, but each machine is only as good as its battery. A breakthrough in quantum computing from a Daimler-IBM collaboration may change the way we think about the power of lithium. Researchers are one step closer to creating cheaper, more powerful, longer lasting batteries accessible to a… Read more »

Clean transportation grants awarded to three California school districts

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is rolling out zero-emission transportation options in its Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project. As early as this spring, schools will see small-scale initiatives put into action, like zero-emissions staff vanpools and workforce training to teach students how to repair and maintain the vehicles, as well as school curricula… Read more »

FSG and ChargePoint create turnkey EV charging solutions for commercial market

EV charging network ChargePoint has partnered with FSG Smart Buildings to develop turnkey design-to-delivery charging solutions for the commercial market, including system design, installation, commissioning, project management. Drawing on its history as an electrical service powerhouse, FSG plans to utilize its extensive network of employees and subcontractors to execute this large-scale project. The collaboration hopes… Read more »

AKASOL supplies battery packs for German fuel cell trains

AKASOL is slated to provide battery tech (including cables and temperature regulation equipment) to a fleet of more than 40 Alstom trains in Germany’s Lower Saxony and Rhine/Main transit regions. Supplying such a quantity of fuel cell-powered trains is a major deal for AKASOL, who stands to make tens of millions of Euros while expanding… Read more »

USABC grants Physical Sciences $919,000 contract for Li-ion material coating assessment 

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) recently granted a $919,000 contract to Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) to assess active coating material in order to verify whether this technology actually improves Li-ion cell-level energy density and lowers costs. The 18-month-long project, which began last year, will evaluate PSI cells to determine whether the company’s active… Read more »

Rice researchers find inserting detours within a battery cathode improves charge/discharge rate

We have all heard the comforting bromide about our imperfections being our greatest strengths. Rice University researchers have recently proven this platitude in the context of battery charging cycles with the discovery that defects purposely inserted into the crystalline lattice of a lithium iron phosphate cathode actually cause the battery to work more, not less,… Read more »