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New Jersey launches partnership to develop EV infrastructure

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has launched the New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In, which aims to develop EV infrastructure throughout the state and register 330,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2025. The partnership will be led by the state’s Board of Public Utilities, Department of Environmental Protection and Economic Development Authority. Each participating agency will oversee its… Read more »

AVID Technology and Caterpillar receive $42 million from UK to develop electric construction machinery

The United Kingdom government has awarded EV component manufacturer AVID Technology and construction machinery giant Caterpillar €33 million (about $41.7 million) to develop fully electric construction machinery. The funding, which is made possible by the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre, will benefit 32 companies and create 2,230 jobs, according to a government statement. Ian Constance, Chief… Read more »

Natron Energy to add sodium-ion batteries to fast charging station at UC San Diego

Natron Energy, a developer of sodium-ion batteries, has received a $3-million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to manufacture and install an energy storage system at a fast charging station on the University of California San Diego’s campus. Natron says the project will result in a cost-competitive, at-scale alternative to Li-ion batteries and offer… Read more »

Electric marine propulsion system can save $1.7 million in fuel costs annually

An independent study for ABB by marine consultancy Deltamarin has found that the ABB Azipod electric propulsion system for ferries could save up to $1.7 million in annual fuel costs per vessel. By simulating a transit on seven existing ferry routes, researchers found that a ferry equipped with twin 10 MW mid-power range Azipod units… Read more »

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 »