FREYR Battery to build Giga America battery plant in Georgia

Another day, another announcement of a new battery gigafactory. FREYR Battery has purchased a site in Coweta County, Georgia for its planned Giga America battery plant, and will begin detailed project engineering “in the coming months.” FREYR plans to invest some $1.7 billion in the first phase of Giga America, which will be a cell… Read more »

Autocar delivers electric terminal tractor to California supermarket chain

Autocar Industries, a manufacturer of “specialized severe-duty vocational trucks,” has delivered one of its E-ACTT electric terminal tractors to Stater Bros. Markets, which operates 171 supermarkets in Southern California and has its own in-house shipping and distribution departments. Autocar delivered the E-ACTT to the Stater Bros. distribution center in San Bernardino, California, and provided operator… Read more »

ABB unveils mobile charger for Formula E Season 9

ABB will be expanding its partnership with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship as the electric racing series enters its ninth season. The global electronics giant will now be the official charging supplier for Formula E. It will also introduce a portable solution for charging the new Gen3 cars before races and between sessions…. Read more »

Interplex releases new stackable multi-row board-to-board connectors for EVs

Interplex, a manufacturer of interconnect products, has released a new product that allows multiple connector units to be stacked together. The company’s Multi-Row Board-to-Board (BTB) connector product features a proprietary “snap-in biscuit design.” According to Interplex, this allows interconnections to be appropriately sized, eliminating the need for custom-built units. The new BTB connectors feature copper… Read more »

New battery structure relies on internal thermal modulation to increase charging speed

A team of researchers at Penn State has developed a new battery structure that uses internal thermal modulation to optimize battery temperature, which could lead to faster charging times. The researchers describe their work in “Fast charging of energy-dense lithium-ion batteries,” published in Nature. Batteries operate most efficiently in an optimal temperature environment, as team… Read more »

China is firmly ensconced in the lithium-ion battery supply chain

The development of local battery supply chains is a high priority in both North America and Europe, but as an infographic from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence demonstrates, removing China from the equation will be a difficult task, as the country currently dominates the processing of battery minerals. Most of the world’s lithium, nickel, cobalt, and manganese… Read more »

SK Signet to build EV fast charger manufacturing facility in Plano, Texas

EV charging station manufacturer SK Signet, a subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate the SK Group, has announced plans to build a new EV charger manufacturing facility in Plano, Texas. At the new plant, SK Signet will produce a range of fast-charging solutions, including UL-certified chargers and power cabinets offering power levels up to 350 kW…. Read more »