FLO assembles its first Ultra chargers in Michigan

Canada-based EV charging company FLO has started production of its FLO Ultra DC fast charging stations at its facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The FLO Ultra charger has a dual-port 320 kW configuration and featues the company’s new motorized cable management system. The EZLift system is designed to keep cables off the ground, make them… Read more »

Harbinger announces $400 million in electric truck pre-orders 

Southern California-based medium-duty electric truck manufacturer Harbinger has received 4,000 binding pre-orders from customers that include Bimbo Bakeries USA, RV manufacturer THOR Industries, postal service operator Mail Management Services and several North American commercial vehicle dealers. These include Doggett Equipment Services Group (500 units), Campbell Supply (125 units), GATR Truck Center (500 units), ETHERO Truck… Read more »

Smappee introduces EV Wall charger in the US

Belgian energy management technology company Smappee has announced the US launch of its EV Wall charger designed for residential and commercial use. The compact wall-mounted smart charger has a power output of 48 A and an 18-foot cable. It integrates with the Smappee App energy management platform. It features solar-forecasting technology for optimization with solar… Read more »

Myth Busters: Breaking down EV fleet infrastructure (Webinar)

With the rapid growth of EV charging and so much buzz around fleets – it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But the truth is that implementing and managing a smart fleet infrastructure is more accessible than it might seem. Join Leviton Manufacturing’s Director Andrew Taddoni, where he will dispel common myths surrounding EV charging for fleets… Read more »

Kempower launches MCS heavy-duty EV charger

Finnish EV charger supplier Kempower has launched a new Megawatt Charging System (MCS)-compliant charging station in the North American market. The new charger supports MCS charging at 1,500 amps and up to 1.2 MW of peak power. The Kempower Mega Satellite delivers high-power CCS charging. Unused power from the MCS can be dynamically distributed among several… Read more »

KACO launches new generation of battery venting systems

Battery venting systems are safety features that quickly reduce the pressure inside a segment of an EV battery when a fault occurs. KACO, a German manufacturer of high-precision sealing solutions for the automotive industry, has launched a new generation of battery venting systems, which it says can greatly improve the safety and performance of battery… Read more »

Newest Mouser series explains zonal architectures for software-defined vehicles

As the automotive industry shifts towards electric vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems, modern designs require significant hardware and software upgrades. Mouser Electronics, a global distributor of semiconductors, electronic components and industrial automation products, explains that designers are increasingly relying on zonal architecture to maximize efficiency within individual subsystems while allowing for easier management of… Read more »

Litona showcases Prussian White material for sodium-ion batteries

Litona, a startup established at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), has presented its Prussian White sodium-ion battery materials comprising cathode powders and coated electrodes. Prussian White is a framework material mainly based on sodium, iron and manganese that is chemically related to the well-known dye of Prussian blue. The material has large pores that… Read more »

FedEx orders Shyft’s Blue Arc electric truck

US delivery and logistics service provider FedEx has placed an order for 150 Blue Arc electric trucks from specialty manufacturer Shyft for its pickup and delivery fleet in the US. The order follows pilot testing on last-mile delivery routes in Memphis, Tennessee. During the pilot, the Blue Arc truck operated extended 8-10 hour routes under… Read more »

XCharge NA to supply charging ports for Kaptyn’s Las Vegas EV fleet

Charging systems provider XCharge North America (NA) will replace 10 of transportation service Kaptyn’s Level 2 EV charging stations with its direct current fast charging (DCFC) equipment to reduce its vehicle charging times. Kaptyn operates 100 EVs throughout the US, including a fleet of 55 EVs—mainly Tesla vehicles—in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas fleet was… Read more »