Study finds EVs are lowering electricity bills for all customers, not just EV owners

There’s a lot of speculation about the effects widespread EV adoption will have on the electrical grid, but until now, little hard data. A recent study has found that, so far, EVs are having a salutary effect on the grid, saving ratepayers billions of dollars on their electricity bills. The analysis, which was commissioned by… Read more »

Avery Dennison’s new electrode fixing tapes for EV battery cells

Adhesives giant Avery Dennison has introduced new electrode fixing tapes for use in the assembly of EV batteries. The new products are “the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of functional bonding and protection tapes engineered to make EV batteries safer, more efficient and easier to assemble.” Electrode fixing tapes represent a highly specialized category… Read more »

Samsung SDI announces plan to mass-produce solid-state batteries 

EV battery manufacturing company Samsung SDI has announced a suite of battery technologies, including fast charging and ultra-long life batteries, as well as its roadmap for mass production of all-solid-state batteries (ASBs). Samsung SDI plans to mass-produce 900 Wh/L solid-state batteries using its solid electrolyte and anode-less technologies, the latter of which enables higher cathode… Read more »

Today’s EV engineering webinar schedule: Wednesday, April 17th

Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering that’s free to attend, and it starts today. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. View the daily session schedule online here. All of the live sessions will be recorded and available to view after the broadcasts. The recorded videos can… Read more »

Hyster to supply electric terminal tractors to APM Terminals

Hyster, a US manufacturer of forklifts and materials-handling equipment, has agreed to provide 10 battery-powered terminal tractors to shipping company APM Terminals at its location in Port of Mobile, Alabama. The tractors are part of APM’s $60-million investment in port equipment electrification pilots, and are scheduled to be delivered this year. Each has a 182,000-pound… Read more »

Ekoenergetyka introduces new EV charging stations in Nordic market

Polish EV charging station provider Ekoenergetyka demonstrated its new charging system, tailored for charging point operators, at the recent Nordic EV Summit in Oslo, Norway.  Norway is Europe’s leading market for EVs, which accounted for 92% of new car sales in January. In Ekoenergetyka’s new configuration, its AXON Side 360 DLBS power unit is combined… Read more »

Electric aircraft specialist Ampaire acquires Magpie Aviation

California-based electric aircraft company Ampaire has acquired Magpie Aviation, a Silicon Valley-based developer of electric tow aircraft.  Ampaire has developed hybrid electric propulsion systems that can be integrated into general aviation and regional turboprop commercial aircraft. Ampaire says the addition of Magpie’s technology will enable it to offer unique solutions to its customers, and will… Read more »

Greenlane plans commercial EV charging corridor between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

Florida-headquartered commercial vehicle EV charging network Greenlane, a joint venture between Daimler Truck North America, NextEra Energy Resources and BlackRock Climate Infrastructure, has announced plans for a 280-mile corridor of charging stations linking Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  The stations will provide more than 100 chargers. The initial sites will be along Interstate 15 in… Read more »

Ideal Power receives order for its B-TRAN power switches for EVs

US-based Ideal Power has received a purchase order for its Bidirectional, Bipolar Junction Transistor (B-TRAN) semiconductor power switch from an unnamed power semiconductor and power electronics firm. The customer purchased B-TRAN devices and a circuit breaker evaluation board, and is collaborating with Ideal Power on developing a solid-state circuit breaker (SSCB) design for its launch… Read more »