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German startup HeyCharge facilitates EVSE installation in parking garages

BMW i Ventures, the BMW Group’s venture capital firm, has invested in German startup HeyCharge, which is on a mission to install EV charging stations in locations such as apartment complexes and office buildings. “HeyCharge enables EV charging without an internet connection, which is a key enabler to cover untapped white spots,” said Kasper Sage,… Read more »

CISSOID and Silicon Mobility develop SiC inverter platform

Semiconductor manufacturer CISSOID and digital control developer Silicon Mobility are partnering to develop a new series of SiC inverter products. The modular platform will offer a power module and its gate driver with protections and fault management, an ultra-fast field-programmable control unit (FPCU), and application software optimized for e-motor control. Each of CISSOID’s intelligent power… Read more »

Parkopedia’s Park and Charge system streamlines the public charging experience

Parking services provider Parkopedia has introduced a new system designed to help EV owners easily find, manage and pay for charging sessions from within their vehicles. “Parking and charging are interconnected experiences,” Parkopedia points out. “A car must be parked to charge. Only a solution that successfully combines both services can create the complete user… Read more »

Another Idra Giga Press delivered to Tesla Gigafactory Texas

Everything’s big in Texas, especially Tesla’s Gigafactory and the giant Giga Press casting machines that will be used there to stamp body components for Model Y. Tesla put its first Giga Press into operation at the Fremont factory in 2020. Made by the Italian firm Idra, it has a clamping force of 55,000 to 61,000… Read more »

Vision Marine and Octillion to develop batteries for recreational boating market

Vision Marine Technologies (NASDAQ: VMAR) has partnered with battery supplier Octillion Power Systems to develop a custom high-voltage 35 kW battery pack exclusively for use in the recreational boating market. Octillion will manufacture a new battery system to power Vision’s E-Motion outboard powertrain, which features a 180 hp motor. The configuration of the battery pack… Read more »

Tesla Supercharger stations in Texas to feature CCS connectors

Tesla has taken another step towards opening up its Supercharger network to other automakers’ EVs. Last October, Tesla launched a “Non-Tesla Supercharger pilot” at 10 locations in the Netherlands. Now the company has applied for grants from the state of Texas to install Supercharger stations with CCS connectors, which would be a first in the… Read more »

Volvo’s FH Electric heavy-duty truck proves range and energy efficiency in independent testing

In an independent energy efficiency test with a fully loaded heavy-duty electric Volvo truck in Germany, the truck exceeded its official range, and used 50% less energy than its diesel counterpart. The tested truck was a Volvo FH Electric, which has a gross combination weight of 40 tons, a 540 kWh battery pack and continuous… Read more »

JuiceBar unveils new 48-amp home charger

JuiceBar, a commercial EV charger manufacturer based in Connecticut, has entered the home charging market today with the release of a new 48-amp Level 2 charger. The new Cheetah, as the name implies, is built for speed. The home version will be available in 32-, 40- and 48-amp configurations, and will include dual safety relays,… Read more »

Battery developer StoreDot raises $80 million in Series D funding

Israeli battery developer StoreDot has raised up to $80 million in a Series D funding round that included Vingroup, bp ventures and Golden Energy. It will use the funding on research and development as well as mass production of its Extreme Fast Charging (XFC) battery cells by 2024. According to StoreDot, its research and development… Read more »