What does President Biden’s support for unions mean for the EV industry?

The relationship between labor unions and e-mobility is a complex one. In Germany, fears that the transition to EVs would result in job losses contributed to the fall of VW CEO Herbert Diess. Here in the US, EVs were a major issue in the recent United Auto Workers strike—autoworkers feared that the Big Three would… Read more »

BMW Group Logistik tests electric semi-trailer in real-world logistics operations 

BMW Group Logistik, in collaboration with German e-trailer manufacturer Trailer Dynamics, has conducted tests to compare the performance of an electrically powered semi-trailer combined with a diesel tractor on varying routes in a simulation of real-world logistics operations. The companies conducted four days of tests over distances of up to 250 kilometers each day on… Read more »

Electric Era installs its first PowerNode battery-buffered EV fast charging station

Electric Era Technologies, maker of PowerNode EV fast charging stations, has announced the first of more than 10 commercial installations planned for the US this year. The new public fast charger was put into service at a Plaid Pantry convenience store in Portland, Oregon. Electric Era Technologies was launched by former SpaceX engineers in 2019…. Read more »

EVBox integrates with AMPECO EV charging platform via OCPP 2.0.1

In a globe-spanning partnership, Dutch EVSE company EVBox has announced that its latest-generation charging stations, EVBox Livo and EVBox Liviqo, now integrate with the EV charging-management platform of Bulgarian software company AMPECO via OCPP 2.0.1, the most recent version of the Open Charge Point Protocol. OCPP 2.0.1-compliant EV chargers and EV charging management software offer… Read more »

Chinese companies begin production of sodium-ion batteries

Sodium-ion batteries are expected to offer lower energy density compared to Li-ion cells, but they do offer some advantages, and could be a good fit for smaller EVs. Chinese battery behemoth CATL unveiled its first-generation sodium-ion battery in July 2021, and since then, several Chinese automakers have announced plans to use sodium-ion batteries in production… Read more »

Göteborg Energi conducts V2G projects with Volvo Cars, Polestar and others

Göteborg Energi, the municipally-owned power company of the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, is collaborating with several entities to explore the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) potential of EVs.  The company is working with Volvo Cars to investigate bidirectional charging for home use, and how homeowners can contribute power to the local grid from their EV batteries. In early… Read more »

ABI Research: tech advances to drive six-fold increase in EV battery production by 2030

New research from global technology intelligence firm ABI Research finds that global EV battery output production could increase by nearly six times to 2,585 GWh by 2030. This EV battery surge will strain raw material supply. ABI predicts that lithium and cobalt consumption for EV batteries will grow by 5.3 times and 3.2 times, respectively,… Read more »

The advantages of dynamic power sharing EV chargers for fleets (Webinar)

In this session at the Virtual Conference on EV Infrastructure, we will discuss a high-power 600 kW charging solution that allows dynamic allocation of power via four independent plugs for fleet charging. The charger architecture and software solutions will be explained in detail, showing the advantage when compared to individual chargers. The availability of different… Read more »