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WattEV’s E-Truck Stop to offer 40 charging bays with 25 MW of power, microgrid and battery storage

Startup WattEV plans to build a 25-megawatt, solar-powered, electric-only public truck stop between California’s Central Valley and Southern California’s bustling ports and shipping hubs. The 110-acre truck stop will be located at a heavily truck-trafficked highway intersection in Bakersfield, at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, near logistics centers run by Amazon and… Read more »

Eaton to supply DC-DC converters for new electric semi

Power management company Eaton will supply its 24-to-12-volt DC-DC converter for use in a commercial heavy-duty EV that will go on sale in the North American and Chinese markets later this year. The converter will power accessories such as anti-lock brakes and lighting. “DC-DC converters are an essential part of our eMobility product portfolio, and… Read more »

Xerotech and Agder partner to electrify mining and construction machines for the Scandinavian market

Ireland-based battery system manufacturer Xerotech and Agder Gruppen, a Norwegian supplier to the construction and mining industries, are working together to electrify over 200 units of construction and mining machinery over the next 5 years, using Xerotech’s scalable Hibernium battery platform. The collaboration represents Xerotech’s entry into the Scandinavian market, and Agder’s move into battery-electric… Read more »

Ford taking pre-orders for E-Transit electric van

Ford has opened a web page for “hand-raisers” to register their interest in the upcoming E-Transit, an electric version of Ford’s popular Transit commercial van. The order books are expected to be open by July. Ford says over 450 commercial customers in North America, including 200 fleet operators, have already expressed interest. The E-Transit will… Read more »

Omni introduces new electric drive for driven axles

Omni Powertrain has introduced a new electrified drive for driven axles in commercial vehicles, terminal tractors and railcar movers. The system features Omni’s F12L gearbox coupled with its tandem Magelec M27D motors. Gear ratios currently available are 1:1, 2:1, 2.97:1 and 3.94:1. The gearbox is rated for a maximum input torque of 1,200 Nm and… Read more »

ABB to supply electric power systems for ten Lisbon ferries

Electronics giant ABB has secured a contract with Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán to supply an electric power solution for urban passenger ferries that will operate on Lisbon’s Tagus river. The ten new ferries will be operated by the public ferry company Transtejo on three key routes linking Lisbon to Cacilhas, Seixal and Montijo on the… Read more »

Daimler, BMW, bp join to invest in EV charging venture

The BMW Group, Daimler Mobility and bp will each acquire a 33.3% stake in Digital Charging Solutions (DCS), a European developer of digital charging solutions for auto manufacturers and fleet operators. DCS works with OEMs to integrate its charging solutions into vehicle operating systems. The company currently operates charging services for BMW and Daimler, including… Read more »

Lion Electric to build its first US manufacturing facility in Illinois

The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV), a Canadian manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has announced plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Illinois. The facility is expected to come online in the second half of 2022, with a production capacity of 20,000 vehicles per year. The new 900,000-square-foot facility will help Lion… Read more »