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Rental platform Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning Electric trucks

Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, plans to add 600 Lightning Electric vehicles to its offerings, beginning in Q4 2020. Fluid Truck allows businesses to rent vehicles through the company’s web site or mobile app, and pick them up from locations in major cities across the US at any time. Fluid Truck’s 600-vehicle order… Read more »

Linear Labs raises $6 million to expand EV motor manufacturing in Texas

Electric motor manufacturer Linear Labs has raised an additional $6 million in funding to further develop manufacturing capabilities and grow its employee base. The new capital raise comes shortly after the announcement of a $68.9-million partnership with the City of Fort Worth, Texas, which includes an incentive package for Linear Labs’ plans to develop an… Read more »

NH Research’s Enerlab software streamlines battery test lab management

NH Research, a provider of power electronics test solutions for the automotive, aerospace, energy storage and renewable energy industries, has announced a new enterprise battery test lab management solution. Enerlab is a top-level enterprise software solution that monitors, controls and manages battery test systems using Enerchron. It is designed to improve productivity, utilization and efficiency… Read more »

Lucid Motors releases pricing, performance specs for its upcoming EV lineup

Lucid Motors has revealed more details about its upcoming Lucid Air model range. The base model, called the Lucid Air, starts at $77,400. It has a single-motor powertrain (an optional dual-motor, all-wheel drive configuration is also available) with 480 horsepower and a projected EPA range of 406 miles. All Lucid models feature a 900-volt electrical… Read more »

Electric powertrain provider XL Fleet to go public in billion-dollar SPAC deal

XL Fleet has developed a proprietary electrified powertrain platform that transforms fossil fuel-powered fleet vehicles into hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles as they are manufactured. XL’s systems are currently available on a variety of Class 2-6 vehicles manufactured by Ford, Chevrolet, GMC and Isuzu, and the company is on track to provide its systems in… Read more »

Miltec gets DoD contract for its Li-ion battery electrolyte

Miltec UV has been awarded a contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to demonstrate the cell technology to produce solid-state lithium-ion batteries using Miltec’s UV-cured Gel Polymer Electrolyte. This technology could accelerate the advancement of solid-state lithium batteries. Miltec is working with battery manufacturer Saft to develop and provide test cells fabricated with a UV-cured… Read more »

ABB to deploy its new bi-directional charging technology for V2G kiosks in France

Swiss electronics giant ABB will supply its brand-new 11 kW bi-directional charging technology, specially designed for V2G, as part of a contract with France’s DREEV, a joint venture between Électricité de France (EDF) and intelligent charging specialist Nuvve. ABB’s solution, integrated with DREEV software, will enable EV drivers to export surplus power back to the… Read more »

Bangkok deploys a fleet of 27 electric passenger ferries

Energy Absolute is a major Thai electric utility that’s branching out into e-mobility. The company has developed a mid-market EV, and is planning a $3-billion battery factory. Now Energy Absolute has announced plans to deploy a fleet of 27 electric catamarans, which will operate as passenger ferries on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. Bangkok… Read more »

Mercedes eCitaro G electric bus to be available with solid-state batteries

Scientists around the world are hard at work on solid-state batteries, which could offer significant technical and safety advantages over current lithium-ion designs. However, while micro-solid-state batteries are already in commercial use in some applications, most experts believe that large-scale automotive solid-state batteries are still years away from commercialization. Apparently, Mercedes didn’t get the memo,… Read more »