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Aptera finalizes design, is ready to build super-efficient EV

Most EV startups are either following the Tesla template—aiming to produce a high-performance luxury vehicle—or targeting the money-spinning pickup truck segment. Aptera Motors is taking a very different path. The reincarnated automaker’s goal is to create the world’s most efficient vehicle—an EV with as much as 1,000 miles of range. Now the San Diego-based company… Read more »

DC fast chargers in California’s Central Valley are a crucial link in the West Coast Electric Highway

Three Love’s Travel Stops along State Highway 99 in California’s Central Valley plan to install public charging stations as part of the West Coast Electric Highway initiative funded by the California Energy Commission. Each of the three new charging sites, located in Ripon, Madera and Tulare, will feature four individual charging posts, including both Level… Read more »

IEA case study #2: electric buses in Santiago, Chile

The International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook is an annual publication that reports on the current state of electric mobility around the world. This year’s report notes the rapid proliferation of plug-in vehicles—from a mere 17,000 in 2010 to some 7.2 million in 2019. The growth has been concentrated in a few regions—47% of the… Read more »

Silica-based cathodes could enable long-life lithium-sulfur batteries

Scientists from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) have developed a silica-based cathode for lithium-sulfur batteries, which they say could enable batteries that last for over 2,000 charge/discharge cycles.  Lithium-sulfur batteries (LSBs)—composed of a sulfur-based cathode and lithium anode submerged in a liquid electrolyte—are promising candidates to replace lithium-ion batteries because of… Read more »

Leipzig electric buses to use Siemens fast charging infrastructure

Public transport operator Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB), which serves the city of Leipzig, Germany, has ordered 21 electric low-floor buses from VDL Bus & Coach. Siemens Smart Infrastructure will provide the charging infrastructure. “Switching to electric bus transport requires not only the vehicles but also an efficient charging infrastructure that guarantees reliable operation,” said Boris Höltermann,… Read more »

New sessions announced for the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering

Charged is organizing a virtual conference on EV engineering September 1 – 3, 2020 that includes live webinar sessions, interactive Q&As, on-demand webinars, and whitepaper downloads. Just like the content Charged brings you every day, conference topics will span the entire EV engineering supply chain and ecosystem including motor and power electronics design and manufacturing, cell development, battery systems, testing,… Read more »

Jaguar I-PACE electric taxis charging wirelessly in Oslo

The city of Oslo, the world’s EV capital, has partnered with Jaguar Land Rover, wireless charging pioneer Momentum Dynamics and charging operator Fortum Recharge to build a wireless, high-powered charging infrastructure for electric taxis. Taxi network Cabonline will operate 25 Jaguar I-PACE EVs equipped with Momentum Dynamics’ wireless charging system. To devise a charging system… Read more »

ROHM’s new Nano Cap automotive power supply technology

Japanese electronic parts manufacturer Rohm Semiconductor has announced the development of its new Nano Cap technology, designed for power supply circuits in the automotive and industrial fields. In a circuit with a linear regulator and microcontroller unit (MCU), a 1 uF capacitor is usually required at the output of the linear regulator, while 100 nF… Read more »

IEA case study: electric buses in Helsinki, Finland

The International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook is an annual report on the current state of electric mobility around the world. As always, this year’s edition contains many interesting insights about the EV market. Over 2.1 million plug-in vehicles (pure electric plus plug-in hybrid) were sold globally in 2019—a 40% year-on-year increase over 2018, which… Read more »

Indianapolis EV-sharing project folds after four years

In 2015, French conglomerate the Bolloré Group opened an all-EV car-sharing service called BlueIndy in Indianapolis. Alas, BlueIndy announced plans to close last December, and terminated operations in May. “This difficult decision to end the service has been made because we did not reach the level of activity required to be economically viable,” said BlueIndy… Read more »