Posts By: Dyllan Furness

ITT Cannon launches customizable DC fast charging connector

Electronics giant ITT Cannon launched a new customizable DC fast charging connector at a recent auto show in Munich. The connector offers up to 150 amps of continuous charging and up to 150 kilowatts of power. Anh Phan, ITT Cannon’s Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, said, “We will continue creating solutions that move EVs… Read more »

Smart Electric Power Alliance report offers EV advice for utilities

A new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), a nonprofit organization that assists electric utilities with the transition to renewable energy, offers recommendations and predictions designed to help utilities navigate the rollout of EVs. In “Planning for an Electric Vehicle Future: How Utilities Can Succeed,” SEPA offers the following insights: EVs present a… Read more »

Miami transit agency buys 33 Proterra electric buses

Miami-Dade Transit has ordered 33 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and up to 75 Proterra plug-in chargers. The purchase is part of the agency’s plan to electrify at least 50 percent of the county’s buses by 2035. Proterra will work directly with the county to design and install the charging infrastructure. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos… Read more »

Anheuser-Busch to deploy 21 BYD electric trucks

Anheuser-Busch plans to add 21 BYD electric trucks to its California fleet. The second-generation 8TT Class 8 electric trucks will be deployed at Anheuser-Busch facilities in Sylmar, Riverside, Pomona and Carson. The non-profit Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) will lead project oversight, development, management, and reporting through a grant from the California Air… Read more »

Electrify America launches Level 2 home charger

Electrify America has launched its first level 2 home charger. The charger features charging power of up to 7.6 kW. It comes with a standard NEMA 14-50 supply power plug, colored lighting to indicate charge status, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a three-year warranty. Electrify America also aims to add a home charging section to its mobile… Read more »

Millbrook opens EV driveline test site in California

Millbrook Revolutionary Engineering has opened a new EV driveline test facility in the San Francisco Bay area. The 25,000-square-foot facility will offer testing of inverters and vehicle-in-loop capabilities, battery simulators and e-machine testing at speeds of 20,000 rpm. The company has installed four electric drive unit test stands with a combined capacity of 2,880 testing… Read more »

Calex launches new 1,000-watt DC-DC converter

Calex Manufacturing has launched the 24S53.19FXW DC-DC converter, the final product in the company’s FXW series of DC-DC converters. The new converter features a power density of 181 W/in³ over a 9-36 VDC input range. The 1,000-watt converter measures 2.5 x 4.7 x 0.52 inches. In a bid to optimize performance, Calex has equipped the… Read more »

Frito-Lay manufacturing site to deploy electric trucks from Tesla, Peterbilt, BYD

Frito-Lay plans to make its Modesto, California manufacturing site, one of the company’s largest in the US, a “near zero-emission freight facility.” A grant from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (aka Valley Air) will cover half of the $30.8-million cost of the project. Frito-Lay will replace all its existing diesel-powered freight equipment… Read more »

Cree to build silicon carbide device manufacturing facility in New York

Silicon carbide manufacturer Cree plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Marcy, New York. The fabrication facility for 200 mm power and radio frequency wafers, which will have a footprint of 480,000 square feet upon completion, will help increase capacity for the company’s Wolfspeed SiC and GaN business. The facility is the result of… Read more »

Piotrek and CSIRO partner on solid-state battery research

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Japanese chemical manufacturer Piotrek have partnered to produce the next generation of solid poly electrolytes (SPEs) for lithium batteries, using Piotrek’s ion conducting polymers (ICP) and CSIRO’s reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymer technology. Piotrek General Manager Ihei Sada said, “This partnership will help Piotrek make our batteries safer… Read more »