Posts By: Ryan Austin

Fortum to build wireless charging infrastructure for electric taxis in Oslo

Finnish utility company Fortum is working with the city of Oslo and US-based Momentum Dynamics to build a wireless fast-charging infrastructure for taxis in the Norwegian capital. The project aims to install wireless charging using induction technology that can handle power levels up to 75 kW. The company plans to install charging plates in the… Read more »

Motor maker YASA launches 200 kVA controller

YASA, a UK manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors, has announced availability of the first in a new series of motor controllers for EVs and PHEVs. The Si400 controller delivers 200 kVA from a 5-liter package. The 12.8 lb controller features thermal management, including dielectric oil cooling, and is compatible with induction, permanent magnet and axial-flux… Read more »

Bel introduces 25 kW on-board charger for off-grid industrial and mining operations

Bel Power Solutions, a manufacturer of power management devices, is now manufacturing a 25 kW on-board battery charger for industrial, construction, and mining applications. The charger, known as the BCN25-700-8, converts 3-phase AC voltage to DC voltage. It measures 20.63” x 13.39” x 3.31” and weighs 42.77 pounds. The enclosure is made of aluminum alloy… Read more »

German parts maker ZF looks to bring racing car technologies to production EVs

Since 2016, German parts maker ZF has supplied technology for French EV maker Venturi’s team in the FIA Formula E racing series. ZF has developed an electric drive for the team, which includes a 250 kW electric motor with a specially designed transmission ratio and power electronics. ZF says this drive enjoys much higher energy… Read more »

Austrian and Swiss postal services pledge to go 100% EV by 2030

National postal companies Swiss Post and Austrian Post have committed to fully electrifying their delivery fleets by 2030. The announcement comes as they join EV100, an EV initiative led by non-profit The Climate Group. To join EV100, companies must make public commitments to integrate EVs into their service fleets or install EV chargers on premises… Read more »

ZF acquires Dutch e-mobility company 2getthere

German parts maker ZF has acquired a 60% share of Dutch e-mobility company 2getthere. 2getthere produces automated transport systems, including driverless electric transport systems for airports, businesses and theme parks and urban transport infrastructure. The acquisition is part of ZF’s Next Generation Mobility strategy, through which it hopes to gain a foothold in the Mobility… Read more »

Lavle working on solid electrolyte battery ESS for marine market

Lavle, a Washington-based marine battery company, says it’s developing a large-scale solid electrolyte battery (SEB) energy storage system (ESS) for the marine market. The Lavle marine solution will utilize SEB cells supplied by its Japanese joint venture partner, 3DOM, and engineering expertise from its American joint venture partner, Ockerman Automation. The 3DOM SEB cells use… Read more »

Faraday Future signs $600 million agreement with Chinese game company The9

The9, a Chinese online game company, has signed a joint venture agreement with California EV startup Faraday Future to manufacture and sell the company’s EVs in China. The immediate goal of the agreement is to manufacture and sell Faraday Future’s V9 model, a luxury vehicle to be based on Faraday’s first production vehicle. Under the… Read more »

Complete Coach Works introduces a 466 kWh battery pack for transit buses

Complete Coach Works (CCW), a California company that offers repairs and upgrades for both fossil-fueled and electric transit buses and coaches, has announced an optional, larger 466 kWh onboard energy storage system for its Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS). The larger battery pack is paired with a liquid-cooled all-electric drive system and a permanent magnet… Read more »

VW and Northvolt form European Battery Union to advance EU battery research

VW and Swedish battery maker Northvolt will lead a new consortium, the European Battery Union (EBU), which aims to push battery research forward in Europe. Through the EBU, the partners plan to research the entire battery value stream – from raw materials through cell technology to recycling. The group’s prime objective is to accumulate broader… Read more »