Posts By: Dyllan Furness

Rochester NY buys 10 New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE electric buses

The Regional Transit Service (RTS) of Rochester, New York has signed a contract to purchase ten 40-foot electric Xcelsior CHARGE transit buses from New Flyer of America. The agreement includes the option to purchase up to 20 more buses over the next five years. “As a long-standing partner to RTS, New Flyer looks forward to… Read more »

GROB invests in new EV motor production facility

German machine and tool manufacturer GROB says that it spent more than four years of intense R&D to established itself as a leading technical expert in the manufacture of electric powertrain systems. The GROB product portfolio now ranges from the complex stator, rotor and electrical machine assembly systems to complete electrical axle assembly systems. The… Read more »

Power Integrations launches new SCALE-iDriver gate driver

Power Integrations, a manufacturer of gate-driver technology for medium- and high-voltage inverter applications, has launched a new gate driver for 750 V-rated IGBTs. The new SID1181KQ SCALE-iDriver comes equipped with the company’s FluxLink communications technology and protection features such as desaturation monitoring; primary and secondary Undervoltage Lock-out; and Advanced Soft Shut Down. The SCALE-iDrivers are… Read more »

Bloomy releases Battery Simulator 1200 software update for BMS testing

Bloomy, a provider of automated testing, data acquisition and control systems, has released the third version of the Soft Front Panel for its Battery Simulator 1200, which provides 12 programmable cells that sink and source current for testing battery management systems. The new update is designed to simplify the program and allow PC users to… Read more »

Electrify America invests $1.3 million in energy storage program

Electrify America will invest $1.3 million in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) Energy StorageShares program, which incentivizes energy storage in grid-stressed locations throughout the city. Through the program, Electrify America will receive recurring credits for the demand reduction needs at its 12 charging stations powered by SMUD in the Sacramento area. “This program will… Read more »

ZETTLER launches two new relay series for EV charging

ZETTLER has launched two new relay series designed for Level 2 EV charging. The AZEV116 and AZEV132 relays are made in accordance with the IEC62752 charging standard. The AZEV116 includes: Electrical lifetime: 50,000 switching cycles 16 A, 277 VAC @ 85° C Short-circuit withstand: ≥ 1.02 kA; ≥ 2.5 kA²s The AZEV132 includes: Electrical lifetime:… Read more »

IONITY buys 324 chargers from ABB

European charging network IONITY, a joint venture of BMW, Daimler, Ford, VW, Audi and Porsche, has purchased 324 new 350 kW chargers from Swiss electronics giant ABB. Purchased as part of the second phase of IONITY’s European network expansion, the chargers are scheduled to be installed in 24 countries by the end of 2020. IONITY… Read more »

EVBox launches new generation of fast and ultra-fast chargers

Charging station manufacturer EVBox revealed its new fast charger, the Troniq 100, and the redesign of its ultra-fast charger, the Ultroniq, at the recent CES trade show. The Troniq 100 and Ultroniq offer power outputs of 100 kW and 350 kW respectively. The new fast and ultra-fast chargers also offer: Retractable cables LED lights Wheelchair… Read more »

PowerCharge launches new commercial charging station

PowerCharge, a division of Moser Services Group, has launched a new line of commercial charging stations designed for heavy-duty EVs. Called the Pro-Lightning Series, the chargers come in various configurations, including wall- or pedestal-mounted; open- or closed-access; and networked or non-networked. The stations also offer multiple power levels and back-end software options. Standard features include… Read more »