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Hubject and Penta Security partner on secure EV charging

Hubject and Penta Security have partnered to develop a system of secure communication for EVs and charging stations through the ISO 15118 standard, which supports the Plug&Charge charging and payment process. The partnership allows the companies to validate authentication data through the Vehicle to Grid Root Certification Authority (V2G Root CA). Seokwoo Lee, CEO of… Read more »

Dutch startup LeydenJar to open pilot plant for Li-ion batteries with silicon anodes

Dutch startup LeydenJar is opening a pilot plant to manufacture new-generation batteries that utilize pure silicon anodes, which the company says can store 50% more energy than conventional lithium batteries. LeydenJar and its development partners hope to use the pilot plant to demonstrate that batteries with silicon anodes can be manufactured for the same price… Read more »

ClipperCreek launches upgraded dual-charging station

ClipperCreek’s new HCS-D40P is a 32-amp, Level 2 dual-charging station. The wall-mount charger is equipped with a NEMA 6-50 or 14-50 plug, as well as 25-foot charging cables. The HCS-D40P is available for $1,369. Owners of ClipperCreek’s HCS-40P or HCS-50P can swap out their old chargers for the new version through the Trade-UP! program. Amanda… Read more »

Rivian to provide skateboard chassis for electric Lincoln SUV

Last November, Rivian turned heads with its prototype pickup and SUV. Among those impressed was Ford, which invested $500 million in the EV startup and said it would use Rivian’s custom “skateboard” chassis, which includes electric motors, batteries, controls and suspension, to develop its own EV. Now Ford has announced that its first skateboard vehicle… Read more »

DemandQ launches new software for commercial EV charging

Energy software company DemandQ will launch a new software as a service (SaaS) product aimed at reducing the operational costs of commercial EV charging. The new system will integrate the international Open Charge Alliance’s OCPP standard for DemandQ’s Intelligent Demand Optimization platform to merge building and EV energy loads. DemandQ CEO Gary Morsches said, “While… Read more »

Kratzer Automation launches new battery test and simulation device

Kratzer Automation has developed the VES4.1-c, a new battery test and simulation device. The VES4.1-c features an increased rated current and overload capability, as well as Ethernet for Control Automation Technology (EtherCAT) interface. The device has a maximum current of 1,000 amps and maximum electrical output of up to 300 kW. Dirk Stübener, Product Manager… Read more »

Volkswagen begins EV pre-production at Chinese plant

Volkswagen has begun pre-production in its plant in Anting, Shanghai, which will be singularly focused on manufacturing the automaker’s all-electric Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) models for the Chinese market. The first vehicle produced will be the China-specific Volkswagen ID. model. Full-scale production at the Anting plant is scheduled for October 2020, at which point… Read more »

Ford and Webasto reveal one-off Mustang EV prototype with 900 hp

Ford and parts supplier Webasto have revealed the Mustang Lithium, a one-off high-performance electric Mustang fastback prototype that boasts more than 1,000 ft-lbs of torque and more than 900 hp. With the unveiling, Ford says it hopes to gauge customer interest in electric sports cars. It is also using the vehicle as a test bed… Read more »