Posts By: Dyllan Furness

BorgWarner to acquire Delphi Technologies enhancing its power electronics products

Michigan-based parts supplier BorgWarner will acquire Delphi Technologies in an all-stock transaction that values Delphi at about $3.3 billion. BorgWarner stockholders are expected to own about 84 percent of the combined company. Delphi stockholders are expected to own the remaining 16 percent. BorgWarner and Delphi estimate they generated net sales of $10.17 billion and $4.36… Read more »

Enevate says its new silicon-dominant battery tech enables 5-minute charge

Enevate, a battery technology company based in Irvine, California, has launched its fourth-generation XFC-Energy battery technology, which offers 800 Wh/L cell energy density and achieves five-minute charging to 75 percent capacity, according to the company. The XFC-Energy technology is designed for large-format pouch, prismatic, and cylindrical EV cells. It uses pure silicon anode technology with… Read more »

Sprint Power selected for UK’s Wireless Charging of Electric Taxis trial

The UK government has awarded funding to Sprint Power, an electric propulsion technology company, to demonstrate wireless charging technology for electrified taxis. Sprint Power will use the funding to develop an interface module, software, and integration kit to support wireless charging for a fleet of 10 modified LEVC TX and Nissan e-NV200 taxis that will… Read more »

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 »

EA Elektro-Automatik’s new bidirectional power supply unit for testing EV systems

German power supply manufacturer EA Elektro-Automatik has released a new 30 kW bidirectional power supply unit. EA says the new unit generates 100 percent more power than the previous version, with only a third more volume. In interconnected operation these devices can produce total power in parallel of up to 1.92 MW. The bidirectional power… 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 »