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BAE Systems to provide 500 electric drive systems for Ontario hybrid bus fleets

BAE Systems has been selected by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to provide more than 335 electric drive systems for its new fleet of hybrid transit buses. This follows an order of 165 additional Series-ER systems for nearby Mississauga Transit (MiWay). BAE Systems sees its Series-ER (Electric Range) system as a bridge technology that can… Read more »

In-wheel motor co-developed by Lightyear and Elaphe reaches 97% energy efficiency during testing

Solar EV company Lightyear says the EV powertrain it has co-developed with in-wheel-drive technology company Elaphe is the most efficient production EV powertrain in the world. Lightyear says, “we’ve achieved an efficiency of 97% from the in-wheel motors, losing just a fraction of energy through heat.” The in-wheel motor relies on a modified version of… Read more »

Colorado provides $65 million for electric school bus grants

Governor Jared Polis of Colorado has signed SB 193 into law, providing $65 million for an electric school bus grant program. The state will award funding to school districts to help finance, purchase and maintain electric school buses, and to install charging infrastructure. New federal funding for electric school buses is available from the EPA’s… Read more »

InoBat and Green Lithium to establish large-scale lithium refinery in the UK

Battery supplier InoBat Auto and mineral processing firm Green Lithium have formed a strategic partnership to build and operate a large-scale lithium refinery in the UK. Green Lithium will supply InoBat with battery-grade lithium chemicals, and the two companies will collaborate to accelerate the development of a “cradle-to-cradle” UK battery value chain, from the provision… Read more »

Mersen launches free online tool for designing bus bars

Mersen has introduced a free-access online tool for calculating the specifications of laminated bus bars. The Bus Bar Calculator is intended to support the design of bus bars in a range of different power converters. The new product relies on a physics solver developed by Gamma Technologies called GT-PowerForge to calculate the electrical, thermal and… Read more »

How pressure-sensitive adhesives enable advanced EV battery designs (Webinar)

Various design trends and engineering challenges are driving interest in new and effectivebonding solutions for EV battery pack materials. These solutions include high-performancetapes featuring pressure-sensitive adhesives. Such tapes provide not only effective bonding,but help address issues related to flame retardancy, boosting dielectric and protecting packmaterials. In this webinar, experts from the Avery Dennison Performance Tapes… Read more »

CharIN officially launches Megawatt Charging System for commercial EVs

Four years ago, the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a global consortium with 280 members, including vehicle OEMs and EVSE manufacturers, established the Task Force for Heavy Duty Charging for Commercial Vehicles to develop a new standard for charging commercial EVs. Now CharIN has officially introduced the Megawatt Charging System (MCS), and demonstrated it using an… Read more »

Blink Charging acquires SemaConnect

Charging network operator Blink Charging has agreed to acquire EVSE manufacturer SemaConnect for $200 million. The deal will add an additional 13,000 chargers, 1,800 site host locations, and more than 150,000 registered members to Blink’s existing footprint. Blink says the acquisition will enable it to offer “complete vertical integration, from R&D and manufacturing to charger… Read more »