Posts By: Ryan Austin

Infineon’s new EasyPACK modules with CoolSiC MOSFETs designed for charging stations

Semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies has launched two new 1,200 V EasyPACK modules with SiC MOSFETs as part of its 1,200 V series. Infineon says the new product is designed to meet the growing demand for silicon carbide (SiC) solutions. Both the Easy 1B and Easy 2B integrate Infineon’s CoolSiC MOSFETs and are aimed at both… Read more »

2020 Chevy Bolt to offer 259 miles of range

Starting with model year 2020, the Chevy Bolt will offer an EPA-estimated range of 259 miles, a 21-mile increase over previous model years. Chevy says its battery engineering team improved the cell electrodes by making small changes to the cell chemistry, which allowed them to increase the vehicle range without needing to change the physical… Read more »

TeraWatt’s solid-state battery prototype achieves energy density of 1,122 Wh/L

Silicon Valley startup TeraWatt Technology has announced that its prototype 4.5 Ah solid-state battery design achieved a record-breaking energy density of 1,122 Wh/L (432 Wh/kg) in validation tests conducted by third parties, including the Japanese testing service TOYO System. TeraWatt says this 4.5 Ah design, which is branded as TERA3.0, will be available for select… Read more »

Scandlines installs Norsepower’s wind-powered rotor sail on hybrid ferry

Danish ferry operator Scandlines has signed an agreement with Norsepower, a Finnish clean tech and engineering company, to install its Rotor Sail Solution onboard the M/V Copenhagen, a hybrid passenger ferry. Operating between Germany and Denmark, the M/V Copenhagen belongs to Scandlines’ already-existing fleet of hybrid ferries, which combines diesel and battery power. Since 2013,… Read more »

Québec bank installs urban charging superstation

Banking and investment firm Desjardins and utility Hydro-Québec have installed what they describe as Québec’s first urban EV charging superstation at the Complexe Desjardins, the company’s headquarters. The superstation includes four 50-kilowatt charging stations. The project is part of Desjardins’ plan to install 200 charging stations at Desjardins caisses (credit unions) throughout Quebec and eastern… Read more »

Chinese EV startup NIO to cut 1,200 staff

Chinese EV maker NIO plans to reduce its workforce by at least 1,200 by the end of September, CEO Li Bin revealed in an internal e-mail (as reported by Gasgoo). Bin said NIO will retain roughly 7,500 staff after the cut. The layoffs are part of the company’s recent efforts to control cost, improve operation… Read more »

EVgo and Electrify America sign interoperability agreement to allow drivers to charge on both networks

Electrify America and EVgo have announced an interoperability agreement that allows drivers to charge their EVs at both EVgo and Electrify America charging stations without additional fees, using their existing accounts. Drivers will be able to access public chargers on either the EVgo or Electrify America networks without having to create new memberships, registrations, or… Read more »

EFG launches 150,000-mile extended warranty exclusively for EVs

Warranty provider EFG Companies has launched a new extended warranty specifically for EV owners, which it calls the Motorist Assistance Plan (MAP) EV Protection. The Texas-based company says it designed this new exclusionary vehicle service contract to both meet the needs of EV owners and help dealers diversify their revenue streams through the Finance &… Read more »