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Leclanché develops 65 Ah lithium-ion pouch cell for EVs

Leclanché has developed a new high-energy 65 Ah lithium-ion pouch cell to meet the demands of bus and truck manufacturers seeking increased EV range and operating time. The new GL 65 Ah G/NMC (graphite/nickel manganese cobalt oxide) cells are specially designed for energy-intensive applications. They provide 10% more energy and feature a 10% increase in… Read more »

EV maker Battle Motors acquires Crane Carrier

EV technology developer Battle Motors has acquired commercial vehicle OEM Crane Carrier Company (CCC). Ohio-based CCC has been manufacturing commercial vehicles for 75 years, and has 180 sales and service locations throughout North America. It specializes in the vocational truck industry, providing custom, severe-service vehicles for the refuse and recycling, infrastructure maintenance, ground support, agriculture… Read more »

VW expands Braunschweig battery plant

Volkswagen’s Braunschweig plant is expanding its production of EV battery systems. Following the first expansion stage, which established a maximum capacity of 250,000 battery systems, the second expansion stage has started up with the same capacity. Once the site is fully ramped up, it will be able to fit up to 500,000 batteries a year… Read more »

SAE releases updates for two EV charging documents

SAE International has announced revisions to SAE J3072 Standard: Interconnection Requirements for Onboard, Utility-Interactive Inverter Systems and SAE J2847/3 Recommended Practice: Communication for Plug-in Vehicles as a Distributed Energy Source. The updated EV charging documents will play a role in advancing automotive requirements for distributed energy resources (DER) projects. The revisions to SAE J3072 establish… Read more »

Polish startup Ekoen to open 100 full-service charging hubs

Polish startup Ekoen plans to build 100 EV charging hubs in Poland. Each of the hubs will be “a space to fully rechange both the vehicle as well as the driver,” featuring open-access fast charging, an EV driver lounge open 24/7, and a café serving local food. “The e-mobility market is entering a new stage,”… Read more »

Freudenberg introduces new conductive seals for electric motors

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is introducing a new generation of electrically conductive seals at the virtual 2021 Vienna Motor Symposium. The seals are designed to prevent bearing damage caused by electrically-induced corrosion and to decrease electromagnetic interference. The power semiconductors in an inverter are often positioned directly above the motor. Silicon carbide semiconductors, which are often… Read more »

Rio Tinto achieves battery-grade lithium production at California plant

Rio Tinto has commenced production of battery-grade lithium from waste rock at a lithium demonstration plant at the Boron mine site in California. The demonstration plant is the next step in scaling up a lithium production process developed at Boron, to recover the mineral and extract additional value out of waste piles from over 90… Read more »

UPS to purchase electric VTOL aircraft from Beta Technologies

UPS’s Flight Forward subsidiary plans to purchase electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Beta Technologies. The delivery giant will take delivery of the first ten aircraft beginning in 2024, with the option to purchase up to 150. Beta’s vehicle has a 1,400-pound cargo capacity and a range of 250 miles. UPS envisions that… Read more »