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SABIC introduces new dielectric film for high-voltage capacitors in EV inverters

SABIC has introduced its new 5-micron ELCRES HTV150 dielectric film for high-temperature, high-voltage capacitor applications such as EV traction inverters. The company says its new film withstands temperatures up to 150° C. The film is intended to support the transition from conventional silicon-based semiconductors to next-generation, wide-band-gap silicon carbide (SiC) technologies, improving inverter efficiency.  “Multiple… Read more »

Swiss car-sharing firm to install hundreds of charging stations

Swiss car-sharing provider Mobility operates a fleet of some 3,000 vehicles, many stationed at Switzerland’s ubiquitous train stations to provide last-mile transportation. The company’s first foray into electrification was a bit too early—it began offering EVs in 2011, but later took most of them out of service. Now the value proposition for EVs has improved,… Read more »

L-Charge demonstrates LNG-powered off-grid EV chargers

Charging technology developer L-Charge has demonstrated a fully working prototype of its gas-powered off-grid charging station. L-Charge’s system offers a charging power range of 250-600 kW, and comes in two versions—stationary and mobile. Designed for highways, gas stations, and parking lots, L-Charge’s stationary charger requires no connection to an external power grid—it runs on an… Read more »

Electrify America opens 600 public fast charging stations in less than 3 years

Electrify America is on a roll—less than 3 years after opening its first charging station in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the company now operates 600 public charging stations, with 2,600 individual fast chargers, across the continental US. EA will build on this momentum by adding its first stations in Hawaii, South Dakota, Wyoming and Vermont, bringing its… Read more »

Siemens offers a new charge controller and calibration kit for EV charging tech

Siemens offers charging system suppliers a new plug & play solution, which now enables calibration of the Powerline signal level in line with CCS CharIN Association Implementation Guidelines. The solution comprises the company’s Simatic ET 200SP TM ECC PL ST charge controller and its TM ECC CCS calibration kit. When calibrating the signal quality of… Read more »

Ford accelerates battery R&D with dedicated team and new global battery center

Ford has announced a new global battery center—Ford Ion Park—to accelerate R&D in battery technology. The Ford Ion Park team is exploring better integration and innovation opportunities across all aspects of the value chain—from mines to recycling—working with all units within Ford, including experts at Ford’s new Battery Benchmarking and Test Laboratory and Customer Service… Read more »

Renault Trucks to offer an EV in every market segment from 2023

Renault Trucks has announced that, from 2023, it will offer an all-electric model in each of the segments it serves: distribution, construction and long distance. Renault Trucks now offers all-electric trucks from 3.1 to 26 tons. Its electric lineup consists of the D Z.E., D Wide Z.E. and Master Z.E., which serve the urban transport,… Read more »

HKS and XING Mobility to collaborate on EV technology

HKS and XING Mobility have announced a global strategic partnership to co-develop EV conversion technologies, combining HKS’s experience in passenger vehicle aftermarket parts with XING’s battery and powertrain expertise. Under the agreement, HKS will market and distribute XING’s IMMERSIO Modular Battery Systems. The partnership will give manufacturers access to a range of EV solutions, including… Read more »

Bye Aerospace unveils 8-seat all-electric eFlyer 800

Denver-based Bye Aerospace has unveiled an 8-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop-class airplane aimed at the air taxi, air cargo, regional and charter aircraft markets. The eFlyer 800 is expected to have a 320-knot cruising speed, a 35,000-foot ceiling, and a range of 500 nautical miles with 45-minute reserves at a normal cruising speed of 280 knots…. Read more »