Posts By: Ryan Austin

UK awards £23 million to Jaguar and other firms for battery tech research

The UK government has awarded £23 million ($29 million USD) to numerous companies for investments in EV battery research, as part of a push to help keep the country at the forefront of EV tech development. The awards are part of the Faraday Battery Challenge, a £274 million government investment bringing together academia and businesses… Read more »

Hubject partners with four Chinese network operators, adding 35,000 chargers to its eRoaming network

Hubject, the Berlin-based company that has developed an interoperability platform for EV chargers, has signed agreements with Chinese charging network operators CarEnergyNet, YKCharge, EVCDX, and Kakuka, adding more than 35,000 chargers to its eRoaming network. Based in southern China’s Shenzhen, CarEnergyNet operates nearly 10,000 charging points. YKCharge, headquartered in central China, has deployed more than… Read more »

Carnegie Mellon researchers develop semi-liquid lithium metal anode to pair with solid ceramic electrolytes

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a semi-liquid lithium metal-based anode that could lead to higher capacity and better safety than typical lithium metal-based batteries that use lithium foil as anodes. The research team published their findings in the June 2019 issue of Joule. “Incorporating a mewtallic lithium anode into lithium-ion batteries has the… Read more »

Spanish charger manufacturer Wallbox to enter US market

Wallbox, a Barcelona-based charging station manufacturer, has announced it will enter the US market. The company has already installed over 20,000 charging units across Europe, New Zealand, and China. Along with its car-agnostic charging solutions, Wallbox also offers its myWallbox cloud-based management platform, which gives customers access to real-time updates and remote programming. Its chargers… Read more »

Toyota and Subaru to jointly develop EV platform and electric SUV

Toyota and Subaru have agreed to jointly develop an EV platform for midsize and large passenger vehicles as well as a C-segment-class electric SUV for sale under each company’s own brand. The companies hope to combine their respective strengths, like Subaru’s much-lauded AWD system and Toyota’s electrification technology. This isn’t the first time the automakers… Read more »

EV Connect to build charging infrastructure for Michigan utility DTE Energy

EV Connect is now a qualified EV charging infrastructure provider under the Charging Forward program from Michigan-based utility DTE Energy. As part of the program, EV Connect will offer chargers to DTE customers and help integrate EV charging loads with DTE’s distribution system. DTE’s Charging Forward program sets aside $10 million to build out approximately… Read more »

ACEINNA expands AMR-based current sensors to support 3.3 volt applications

ACEINNA, a Massachusetts sensor manufacturer, has announced that its MCx1101 family of current sensors now supports 3.3 volt applications commonly found in EV charging stations, inverters, and motor controls. The MCx1101 sensors are fully integrated, bi-directional current sensors. ACEINNA says they offer much higher DC accuracy and dynamic range compared with other solutions. For example,… Read more »

Electrify America installs 120 ultra-fast charging stations at Walmart stores, with plans for more

Charging network operator Electrify America has installed more than 120 ultra-fast charging stations at Walmart stores across 34 states. The company plans to continue installing charging stations at Walmart locations in urban areas in 46 states across the US. The charging stations feature 150 kW and 350 kW DC fast chargers. Most of the stations… Read more »

BYD electric garbage truck now servicing Seattle

BYD, a US-based manufacturer of commercial electric trucks, has delivered an all-electric refuse truck for use in Seattle, Washington. BYD says it’s the first electric Class-8 rear loader in the US. The vehicle features BYD’s 8R Class-8 truck fitted with refuse equipment maker New Way’s Viper Rear Loader refuse body. The vehicle is now in… Read more »