ITT Cannon launches customizable DC fast charging connector

Electronics giant ITT Cannon launched a new customizable DC fast charging connector at a recent auto show in Munich. The connector offers up to 150 amps of continuous charging and up to 150 kilowatts of power. Anh Phan, ITT Cannon’s Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, said, “We will continue creating solutions that move EVs… Read more »

Smart Electric Power Alliance report offers EV advice for utilities

A new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), a nonprofit organization that assists electric utilities with the transition to renewable energy, offers recommendations and predictions designed to help utilities navigate the rollout of EVs. In “Planning for an Electric Vehicle Future: How Utilities Can Succeed,” SEPA offers the following insights: EVs present a… Read more »

Miami transit agency buys 33 Proterra electric buses

Miami-Dade Transit has ordered 33 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and up to 75 Proterra plug-in chargers. The purchase is part of the agency’s plan to electrify at least 50 percent of the county’s buses by 2035. Proterra will work directly with the county to design and install the charging infrastructure. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos… Read more »

Volta launches network of free DC fast charging stations

The EVSE market is booming, but the economics of charging for charging still represent a major question mark. Conventional wisdom is that drivers will pay for DC fast charging, but network operator Volta just rebooted the conversation by launching a free, public-access DC fast charging network. Volta, which has provided free Level 2 charging stations… Read more »

Plug In America releases Used EV Buyers Guide

Although new EVs still cost considerably more to buy than comparable legacy vehicles, we’re seeing more and more articles arguing that the total cost of ownership, considering savings on fuel and maintenance, is actually lower. However, such arguments are moot for car buyers whose budget won’t cover any new car. For these folks (who probably… Read more »

Altair adds virtual battery software to Hyperworks simulation platform

Software specialist Altair has added a new battery simulation software, Sendyne’s CellMod Virtual Battery, to the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), its suite of 3rd-party software products available to customers of its Hyperworks product simulation platform. CellMod is a virtual lithium-ion battery that can predict cell and pack behavior, including thermal behavior It accepts inputs including… Read more »