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Posts By: Dyllan Furness

Electrify America and ChargePoint partner to expand public charging access

Electrify America and ChargePoint have partnered to enable drivers to use public chargers operated by either network without incurring additional fees. Beginning later this year, the partnership will connect over 30,000 Level 2 and DC fast chargers from the two companies. Giovanni Palazzo, CEO of Electrify America, said, “We can help expedite electric vehicle adoption by creating… Read more »

Champlain launches high-voltage battery cable for EV market

Wire and cable company Champlain has launched a new high-voltage battery cable called the EXRAD ERGO FLEX-2. The cable features a Class D 150° C temperature rating, and 600 V or 1,000 V capability. The EXRAD ERGO FLEX-2 is an irradiation cross-linked polyolefin designed to expand and contract through temperature excursions, while maintaining its connector… Read more »

Indianapolis buses to use wireless inductive charging

EV charging company Momentum Dynamics has partnered with BYD and Indianapolis Public Transportation (IndyGo) to install three 300 kW inductive charging points in Indianapolis. The charging points will be placed along the Red Line transit route, enabling IndyGo’s fleet of 31 electric buses to charge en route. Momentum Dynamic currently operates wireless inductive chargers in four… Read more »

BASF and Volkswagen seek applications for $56,000 electrochemistry award

Chemical company BASF and Volkswagen are seeking applications for the seventh annual Science Award Electrochemistry, an international competition that aims to highlight academic research into high-efficiency energy storage devices. Scientists and engineers who have made a recent achievement in the following fields are encouraged to apply: Battery materials Cells Battery systems Production Operations  Recycling The… Read more »

MAHLE launches oil management module for EVs

Automotive supplier MAHLE has developed a new oil management module for EVs. The module includes a filter, electric oil pumps, and a thermostat. MAHLE’s new module features a lightweight design, minimal pressure losses and low package constraints. The pressure-side filtration concept offers flexibility in the type, size, and power rating of the pump, reducing the… Read more »

Infineon to acquire Cypress Semiconductor for $10 billion

Semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies has acquired Cypress Semiconductor Corporation for $23.85 per share, or about $10.1 billion. The acquisition will add Cypress’s microcontrollers and software and connectivity components, such as NOR flash memories, to Infineon’s portfolio. If approved by Cypress’s shareholders and regulatory agencies, the acquisition is expected to close by early 2020. Reinhard Ploss,… Read more »

NEVS/Evergrande acquires motor maker Protean Electric

Evergrande Health subsidiary National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has acquired in-wheel motor technology company Protean Electric. Founded in 2008, Protean Electric prioritized the development of its ProteanDrive in-wheel motor technology, which combines power electronics and a direct-drive electric motor. The company holds over 160 patents on electric motors and power electronics design, control and production…. Read more »

Electrify America launches new mobile app, pricing structure and membership plans

Charging network operator Electrify America has launched a new mobile application, pricing structure and membership plans. The app, which allows users to manage their charging session from their smartphone, has the following features: Locate a charging station, including the number of chargers available and connector types Pay for a charging session Start a charge Track… Read more »

Miba battery cooler adjusts to the shape of battery cells

Auto parts manufacturer Miba has released the FLEXcooler, a flexible battery cooling system that can adjust its shape to fit various batteries, including prismatic, cylindrical, and pouch battery cells. Miba says its adaptable cooling system attaches closely to battery cells, eliminating the need for gap fillers. As part of EU research project i-HeCoBatt (Intelligent Heating… Read more »