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New platform enables EV owners to earn revenue by providing demand response services for the UK grid

Kaluza, an intelligent energy platform, and Flexitricity, an electrical aggregator and demand response specialist, have partnered to provide a new combined grid flexibility service. The companies aim to unlock the energy storage potential of EVs and other in-home devices, providing a valuable balancing resource for the grid which could someday scale to millions of devices…. Read more »

Workhorse drops lawsuit against USPS over vehicle contract

It’s a sad song, but, like the Beatles’ Jude, EV manufacturer Workhorse Group is trying to make it a little better. The company has voluntarily withdrawn a lawsuit that it filed against the US Postal Service, after the agency passed Workhorse over for a multibillion-dollar contract to produce the next generation of mail delivery vehicles…. Read more »

In-Charge Energy’s new bidirectional DC Wallbox charger

In-Charge Energy, a provider of turnkey charging solutions for commercial fleets, has announced its first charger offering. The ICE-30 Wallbox is a compact DC fast charger that’s specifically designed for commercial fleets.  It supports bidirectional charging, which enables applications such as vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-building or vehicle-to-anything you like! The ICE-30 is a 30 kW DC fast… Read more »

GaN Systems to supply power transistors to BMW

Gallium nitride power semiconductor developer GaN Systems has signed a comprehensive capacity agreement with BMW for the company’s GaN power transistors, which are designed to increase the efficiency and power density of critical applications in EVs. GaN Systems will provide capacity for multiple applications in series production. The guaranteed volumes are a building block for… Read more »

Australian mine operator buys Wabtec’s FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive

In July, Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) announced that its FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive delivered an 11 percent reduction in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in a three-month pilot with BNSF Railway. Now Wabtec has made a sale to Australian mine operator Roy Hill, to be delivered in 2023. The company will receive the newest version of… Read more »

GM reveals 3 new EV motors for its Ultium platform

GM has revealed a group of three new motors that will power its upcoming Ultium-based EVs. The new motors, part of the Ultium Drive platform, were designed and calibrated in-house by GM. They share design principles as well as similar tooling and manufacturing strategies. The new happy family consists of a 180 kW front-drive motor,… Read more »

Noodoe’s EV Exceed DC fast charger cranks out 950 volts

Most of today’s EVs operate on 400-volt systems, but 800 volts is clearly the near future. Higher-voltage systems can deliver the same amount of power with less current, which means that charging rates can get higher without making charging cables impractically heavy and bulky. Charger manufacturer Noodoe explains that DC fast chargers are going to… Read more »

Next-generation silicone solutions for EV battery safety

With the increase in EV adoption, manufacturers are facing numerous challenges when it comes to EV performance and safety. Join this session at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, presented by Wacker, where we will review trends and challenges faced by manufacturers in EV design and how next-generation silicone solutions can improve both the… Read more »

Oregon’s Lane Transit orders 19 New Flyer electric buses and charging infrastructure

The Lane Transit District, which serves the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon metro area, has placed an order with New Flyer (a subsidiary of the NFI Group) for 19 battery-electric 40-foot Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit buses. The order includes 6 depot chargers and commissioning by New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions. The order follows New Flyer’s recent delivery of… Read more »