Posts By: Paul Beck

Pre-Switch promises to add 5-12% more EV range by eliminating switching loses

How would you like it if your EV could go ten percent farther with the same size battery? You’d love it, of course, and so would every EV manufacturer out there. Range is one of the most important parameters in the EV industry, as many potential EV drivers are apprehensive about lower range ratings. Manufacturers… Read more »

Easelink wants to set a new standard for EV charging: Automatic and conductive

On average, you park your EV once every nine miles. Imagine if every one of those times, your car could quickly recharge without any intervention on your part. This is the vision of Easelink, an EV charging company based in Graz, Austria. Easelink wants to put its Matrix Charging technology in parking spots far and… Read more »

Battery testing start-up Novonix has spun off PUREgraphite to manufacture anode material in the US

Batteries are ubiquitous in our modern lives. Take a look around you and count how many items need be plugged in and recharged. If you’re at your desk, the answer might be four or five. If you’re out for a run, perhaps two or three. If you’re in a garage, there may only be one,… Read more »

Cree joins Volkswagen’s FAST program to provide silicon carbide

Automotive manufacturer Volkswagen Group has selected Cree as the exclusive provider of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors for its Future Automotive Supply Tracks (FAST) program. Founded in 2015, FAST aims to optimize the collaboration between Volkswagen and its suppliers. According to Cree, the use of SiC semiconductors makes EVs more efficient, allowing for reduced costs, quicker… Read more »

The Wallbox Copper proves EV chargers can be beautiful too

The Spanish charging station company Wallbox is growing quickly and winning awards. The Red Dot Product Design award is given every year to consumer products with exceptional design, from luxury watches to elegant furniture to stunning sports cars. You might not expect an EV charger to share that stage, but among the 2019 Red Dot… Read more »

Kraft Heinz adopts electric terminal trucks at Ohio distribution center

Food company Kraft Heinz has replaced five diesel terminal trucks with EVs at its distribution centre in Groveport, Ohio. The Orange EV T-Series electric terminal trucks will be operated by Firefly Transportation Services. “This decision by Kraft Heinz demonstrates thoughtful mitigation of the extremely high operational, economic, and environmental costs of using diesel trucks,” said… Read more »

Tritium’s 350 kW DC charger introduced in Australia

EV charging equipment manufacturer Tritium has introduced its Veefil-PK 350 kW DC charger to Australia. Two Veefil-PK chargers are installed at the Toombul Shopping Center in Brisbane, operated by charging network provider Chargefox. The Veefil-PK can charge two EVs simultaneously and is equipped with CCS2 plug types. According to Tritium, the charger can add up… Read more »

Mullen Technologies’ Qiantu K50 EV to be built in Spokane facility

EV manufacturer Mullen Technologies has signed a Letter of Intent with the West Plains Airport Area Public Development Authority (PDA) to build a new manufacturing facility in Spokane County, Washington. The 1.3 million square foot facility will produce Mullen’s Qiantu K50 sports coupe EV. The facility will be built by the PDA and leased to… Read more »

Plugsurfing and EasyCharger Partner to Expand Charging Network in Spain

European EV charging network Plugsurfing has partnered with Spanish charging point operator EasyCharger to expand the Plugsurfing network in Spain. The Plugsurfing network currently has 333 charging points throughout Spain, which users can access through the Plugsurfing app. EasyCharger currently operates 10 charging stations with 40 charging points, which will be accessible through the Plugsurfing… Read more »

24M surpasses 250 Wh/kg on the road to 400+

Battery company 24M has announced that it has developed commercially viable Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) cells with an energy density above 250 Wh/kg. The company has also delivered similar NMC cells with an energy density above 280 Wh/kg to an industrial partner. 24M’s new NMC cells were built with the company’s SemiSolid lithium-ion battery design,… Read more »