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Enel Group folds eMotorWerks into Enel X brand

Energy company Enel Group has folded its EV charging subsidiary eMotorWerks into its energy services business unit Enel X. Enel X will now offer the EV charging app JuicePass and eMotorWorks’s smart charging products, including: JuiceBox EV charging station JuiceNet IoT cloud software JuiceConnect software, which enables smart charging control when integrated with software from… Read more »

Toyota and DENSO to form semiconductor R&D company

Toyota and automotive components manufacturing giant DENSO will establish a joint venture for research and development of in-vehicle semiconductors. Slated to launch in April 2020, the new company will conduct research on the basic structure and processing techniques of next-generation semiconductors, including power modules for EVs and monitoring sensors for automated vehicles. DENSO will maintain… Read more »

Webinar: Improving energy density and performance of EV battery packs with thermal management and coatings

If you want to learn about improving energy density and performance of EV battery packs with thermal management and coatings, then tune into this webinar featuring guest speaker Nick Cupelli, Field Applications Engineer at LORD. This presentation will focus on: How thermal management materials address EV limitations in range, reliability and cost  Benefits of using… Read more »

OXIS Energy to produce Li-S battery cells for Bye Aerospace

Battery manufacturer OXIS Energy is partnering with electric aviation pioneer Bye Aerospace to produce Li-S battery cells for Bye’s future aircraft. The cells will be designed to have the higher energy density required for such aircraft. The project is scheduled to launch in September 2019. Huw Hampson-Jones, CEO of OXIS Energy, said, “Aviation is one… Read more »

Electrify America to deploy commercial robotic chargers

Charging network operator Electrify America and fleet charging company Stable Auto are launching a robotic charging pilot for self-driving vehicles in San Francisco. The pilot will aim to charge autonomous EVs without human intervention using robots attached to 150 kW DC fast chargers. Vehicles can park anywhere within a designated parking space and the robot… Read more »

Researchers create air-stable, waterproof wax coating for lithium metal anodes

Lithium metal is a promising new material for battery electrodes, thanks to its high specific capacity and low voltage, but safety issues caused by dendrite growth and instability in air caused by its high chemical activity limit its large-scale use as an electrode material. However, a simple and efficient solution could be on the way… Read more »

Canada’s Brampton Transit buys 8 electric buses and 4 charging stations

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has granted Brampton Transit and Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) $11.15 million in federal funding. Brampton Transit, which serves part of the greater Toronto area, will use the funds to purchase eight electric buses and four OppCharge-compliant overhead charging systems. Six of the electric buses will be New… Read more »

Lightning Systems receives OK to sell its all-electric Ford F-59 in California

Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, has received an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its Ford F-59 platform, commonly used in food truck and delivery van applications. The Executive Order confirms that Lightning System’s F-59 has met emissions and efficiency standards and can be legally… Read more »