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Arteco to release new coolant for EVs

Arteco, an automotive and industrial coolant and heat transfer fluid company, has launched a new coolant for EVs, which is designed for indirect cooling. Freecor EV Milli 10 is composed of inhibitors and stabilizers that give it a low electrical conductivity of less than 100 µS/cm. It is based on Organic Additive Technology (OAT) and… Read more »

Marelli launches a wireless BMS for EVs

Global automotive supplier Marelli has introduced a wireless battery management system for EVs that will be available beginning in the second quarter of 2022. The Wireless Battery Management System (wBMS) offers wireless communication between the batteries and the control unit. The company says, “Compared to previous wired distributed solutions, the new wBMS reduces the wiring… Read more »

Food distributor Sysco to buy up to 800 Freightliner eCascadia electric Class 8 trucks

When it comes to commercial vehicle electrification, fleet operators have spent the last decade piddling around with pilots of a few vehicles. Thank goodness, it appears that those days are over—we’re seeing more and more announcements of serious orders. The latest of these comes from food service distribution giant Sysco, which has signed a letter… Read more »

New solar project will power 100% of Electrify America’s charging network—and then some

Electrify America has entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Terra-Gen, a provider of utility-scale renewable energy projects, to build a solar photovoltaic generation project in San Bernardino County, California. The new installation, dubbed Electrify America Solar Glow, is targeted to be operational by mid-2023, and is expected to generate 75 MW… Read more »

Modine launches new thermal management system for commercial EVs

Thermal management system and component firm Modine Manufacturing has launched a new thermal management system product line designed for commercial EVs. The line includes the EVantage Battery Thermal Management System (BTMS) and the EVantage Electronics Cooling Package (ECP). The BTMS has a multi-stage cooling and heating system the company says “optimizes the temperature range for… Read more »

The Stack Charge plans California charging hub with retail and restaurants

Real estate developer LL Development has acquired a 1.29-acre land parcel in Baker, California, on which it plans to build a public charging hub called The Stack Charge. The Baker site is located off I-15, a primary thoroughfare between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The Stack Charge will feature “elevated retail offerings and quick-service restaurants…outdoor… Read more »

Omni Powertrain’s new electrohydraulic pump drive for low-voltage systems

Omni Powertrain Technologies has released information about its new electrohydraulic pump combination.  The unit was developed for low-voltage mobile applications, and is designed to meet the needs of hybrid equipment builders facing spatial constraints.  The system includes a Flo-Torq gear pump packaged with an axial flux motor and controller from Omni’s Magelec subsidiary.  The overall… Read more »

Li-Cycle partners with LG to recycle battery manufacturing scrap

Li-Cycle, LG Chem (LGC) and LG Energy Solution (LGES) have agreed to cooperate on battery recycling and sales. Li-Cycle has agreed to recycle LGES’s battery manufacturing scrap and other lithium-ion battery material from its North American manufacturing sites over a 10-year period. Also, Li-Cycle has agreed to sell 20,000 tons of recycled nickel sulphate to… Read more »

Heraeus’s new copper ribbon for battery terminal laser bonding

Heraeus Electronics has introduced a new copper ribbon designed for high-current power devices and battery packages. The company says much of the equipment for ultrasonic wedge and wedge wire bonding can be adjusted to work with ribbons. PowerCu Soft Laser Ribbons are intended for the laser bonding of bonding wire onto battery terminals and DCB… Read more »