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Déjà vu department: Tesla Q2 deliveries beat expectations, stock soars

It’s become a familiar ritual: Tesla announces quarterly deliveries that beat expectations, as most everyone (at least in the EV press) expected. It’s a choreographed quarterly concert that keeps Tesla in the news, and keeps the stock price climbing. This time however, a global pandemic and auto industry slump were in the mix, and there… Read more »

California makes VW funds available for zero-emission freight and marine projects

The California Air Resources Board has announced that the first installment of $35 million in VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding for Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Projects throughout California is now available via a competitive solicitation. A second solicitation offering an additional $35 million is expected to be released in mid-2022. Eligible projects: Scrap and replace… Read more »

Envision’s EV ARC provides solar-powered DC fast charging along rural California corridor

California’s official goal is to install 250,000 public chargers, including 10,000 DC fast chargers, by 2025. Charging stations are especially needed in rural areas, to facilitate long-distance travel, but providing grid power to remote locations can be prohibitively expensive. That’s where San Diego-based Envision Solar’s EV ARC comes in. The EV ARC is a solar-powered… Read more »

Henkel introduces liquid gap filler for automotive and power conversion electronics

Henkel has announced the debut of its latest thermal interface material (TIM), Bergquist Gap Filler TGF 7000. The liquid TIM combines high thermal conductivity of 7.0 W/mK with a dispensing speed of 18 grams per second. The material is designed for applications such as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), power conversion systems, electric pumps and electronic… Read more »

ZeroAvia completes test flight of fuel cell airplane

ZeroAvia says it has successfully completed a test flight of a commercial-scale electrified aircraft. New Atlas reports that the company’s HyFlyer, featuring the latest version of its hybrid hydrogen/electric powertrain, recently took off from Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire, UK as part of a program to develop large, long-range, zero-emission aircraft. While companies such as Magnix… Read more »

EIB lends €125 million to Umicore for battery materials production in Poland

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a €125-million loan to Umicore, the Belgian-based global materials technology and recycling group, to finance part of a greenfield production facility for cathode materials in Poland. The cathode materials will be supplied to battery manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries that are primarily used in EVs.   The EIB loan will… Read more »

New Siemens charger interacts with building management systems and load management tools

Siemens eMobility has launched a new generation of its VersiCharge AC Series commercial and residential chargers. The VersiCharge AC Series can interact with building management systems, enabling operators to monitor and adjust the system in real time. It offers tools for adjusting power demand, accurate metering of energy usage, and expanded network connectivity. These UL/cUL-certified… Read more »

Volkswagen increases stake in battery specialist QuantumScape

Volkswagen is increasing its stake in QuantumScape, making an additional investment of up to $200 million in the US battery specialist. “We are making technological progress with our partner QuantumScape. The additional investment will effectively strengthen and accelerate our joint development work,” said VW Chairman Thomas Schmall. Volkswagen and QuantumScape have been collaborating in a… Read more »