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Hubject expands into the US and China

Berlin-based Hubject, which provides an “eRoaming” platform for the exchange of data among charging networks, is expanding its operations from Europe and Japan to the US and China. As Hubject sees it, the large number of non-standardized charging networks makes it difficult to ensure a smooth charging process, holding back the advance of e-mobility. The… Read more »

New report: EVs promise a more resilient grid and a more democratic energy system

We read a lot about the performance and environmental advantages of EVs, but there’s another benefit of electrification that’s less often discussed: increasing grid resilience and “energy democracy.” The advantages of a more distributed electrical grid are especially relevant in light of the massive power outages caused by the recent hurricanes. A new report from… Read more »

Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China

Global automotive supplier Magna has formed a joint venture with Huayu Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of SAIC Motor. The JV’s first product will be an electric-drive powertrain for a German automaker, destined for the Chinese market. Both partners aim to develop localized core competencies in R&D, manufacturing and key parts. Magna is no newcomer to… Read more »

BYD unveils 45-foot electric commuter coach bus

Electric bus manufacturer BYD unveiled what it says is the world’s first 45-foot battery-electric commuter coach bus at the recent APTA Expo. The company also showcased a 60-foot articulated transit bus, a 35-foot double-decker transit bus, a Class 5 cab chassis truck, and a battery-electric forklift. BYD now offers seven battery-electric coach and bus models,… Read more »

DOE awards Saratoga Energy $1 million to commercialize its battery tech

Berkeley, California-based Saratoga Energy has won a million-dollar Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from the DOE to help commercialize its process for synthesizing graphite from carbon dioxide. “Graphite is an essential material in advanced lithium-ion batteries,” said Drew Reid, Saratoga Energy’s CEO. “Our process produces graphite more sustainably and affordably than traditionally-sourced graphite,… Read more »

EVgo’s new mobile app starts a DC fast charge with just a swipe

Fast charging network EVgo has released a new mobile app for iOS and Android devices, designed to provide EV drivers with convenient access to its network of over 980 DC fast chargers. The new app, developed in partnership with charging solution provider Driivz, enables drivers to start a charging session with no need for an… Read more »

Giant utility Enel acquires charger manufacturer eMotorWerks

Enel has announced the acquisition of California-based eMotorWerks, which manufactures the JuiceBox line of charging stations and operates JuiceNet, an Internet of Things platform for the smart management of EV charging and distributed energy storage. Enel plans to incorporate the JuiceNet platform’s functionality in all of its EV charging stations. JuiceNet allows users to remotely schedule… Read more »

Visedo’s SRPM motors for buses claim 10% more power, better cooling

Finnish manufacturer Visedo has unveiled a new electric motor design optimized for the e-bus market. Visedo says its new S-model PowerDRUM has achieved a 10% increase in power output, as well as better cooling. The company has upgraded its entire PowerDRUM line, which includes motors in 4 different sizes, ranging from 50 to 343 kW…. Read more »