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Posts By: Dyllan Furness

BorgWarner unveils new onboard battery charger

Automotive parts supplier BorgWarner has released a silicon carbide onboard battery charger that is compatible with 400, 600 and 800 V systems. It accepts AC inputs with 7.4 kW, 11 kW, and 22 kW power ratings. Optional DC-to-DC converter rating integration from 2.3 kW to 3.6 kW is available. “Our technical center is dedicated to… Read more »

eMotorWerks introduces new EV charging service

EVSE manufacturer eMotorWerks has launched JuicePlan, a residential EV charging service. JuicePlan includes JuiceBox, a Level 2 smart charging station, and JuiceNet, a smart grid charging platform that allows users to control and monitor charging remotely. A JuicePlan subscription starts at $19 per month, and is currently available in select markets in California, New York,… Read more »

Hyundai Motor Group will invest $85.6 million in Rimac

Hyundai Motor Group announced it will partner with Croatian car manufacturer Rimac to develop a prototype of an electrified Hyundai N-brand concept car and high-performance EV. The partnership will entail a combined $85.6 million investment from Hyundai and Kia. Euisun Chung, Hyundai Executive Vice Chairman, said, “Rimac is an innovative company with outstanding capabilities in… Read more »

NASA awards researchers $6 million to develop fuel cell aircraft

NASA has awarded a team from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign $6 million to support research into an electric aircraft. The team will research the use of liquid hydrogen in fuel cells to power an aircraft propulsion system. They also intend to develop a design concept integrating superconducting electrical components into an aircraft that is… Read more »

Tritium to supply IONITY with chargers for 120 sites

EV charger manufacturer Tritium will supply IONITY, a joint venture of several automakers that’s building a fast charging network in Europe, with Veefil-PK 350 kW DC high-power chargers (HPC) for 120 sites in 23 European countries. Four to 6 chargers will be installed per site. The deal follows a similar agreement for 100 charging sites… Read more »

Efacec launches second-gen DC fast charger

Portuguese energy company Efacec has launched a new fast charger called QC45 Generation 2, improving on the company’s first-generation QC45. Features of the QC45 Generation 2 include: • Compatibility with all brands of EVs • Zero to 80 percent charge in under 30 minutes • Plug and play installation • 50 kW DC power •… Read more »

Fraunhofer develops GaN power ICs with integrated sensors

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute have integrated current and temperature sensors, 600 V-class power transistors, freewheeling diodes, and gate drivers onto a gallium nitride (GaN)-based semiconductor chip. The new circuit measures 4 x 3 mm and enables high switching frequencies and a high power density, while providing fast and accurate condition monitoring, according to the… Read more »

DOE holds lithium-ion battery recycling competition

The DOE is sponsoring a competition to encourage the development of a process to recycle 90 percent of the content of lithium-ion batteries. The $5.5-million Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize, which launched earlier this year, is split into three phases. Phase I: Conceptual Development and Incubation – Applicants submit a plan to collect, sort, separate, store,… Read more »

Hubject to open-source its Open InterCharge Protocol

EV charging platform company Hubject is making its Open InterCharge Protocol (OICP) open source. OICP currently supports over 100,000 charge points for more than 300 companies in 26 countries, according to Hubject. In addition to opening OICP, the company will allow connection to the platform by other eRoaming protocols. “With this announcement, we invite everyone… Read more »