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AVID Technology wins six new power electronics and motor contracts totaling £50 million per year

Power electronics and motor specialist AVID Technology has recently won several new contracts totaling £50 million per year. The largest contract is a £34-million deal to develop an integrated EV system for a Tier 1 automotive supplier. Others include a £3.5-million contract to develop and supply customized electric cooling pumps and a 5-year, £5-million deal to provide… Read more »

Duke Energy plans 530 charging stations in Florida, launches charging study

Duke Energy plans to install up to 530 public charging stations within its Florida service area. Under the Park and Plug pilot program, the chargers will be deployed at multi-unit dwellings, workplaces and locations with high traffic. Ten percent of the new charging stations will be installed in “income-qualified communities.” Charging solution provider NovaCharge will… Read more »

Dendrobium’s D-1 electric hypercar wows the elite at royal garden party

British startup Dendrobium Automotive recently made its public debut at the ultra-exclusive Salon Privé garden party at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The Duke of Marlborough was among the distinguished guests who were keen to discuss the new zero-emission D-1 hypercar. The electric Dendrobium D-1 was developed in the UK with the support of the famous… Read more »

Tesla delivers: Q3 delivery goals met, 50% more than last quarter’s all-time high

As expected, Tesla met its Model 3 delivery goals for the third quarter, obliterating previous production records and setting the stage for a new chapter in the history of the EV. In Q3, Tesla produced 80,142 vehicles, 50% more than last-quarter’s all-time high, including 53,239 Model 3s and 26,903 units of Model S and X…. Read more »

Lightning Systems debuts new electric Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and Cutaway models

Colorado-based Lightning Systems has announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and E-450 Cutaway. Orders are being accepted now, and delivery will begin by the end of 2018. The new models have a 14,500-pound GVWR and a range of 110 miles. Peak power is 220 kW (295 hp) and torque is… Read more »

So much for Audi’s “Tesla killer” – no e-tron inventory for US dealers

Mea culpa. Fooled again. Audi must have dropped several million bucks at a recent extravaganza in San Francisco, all for the launch of the e-tron, the brand’s first pure electric model, and it convinced this correspondent that this time, the company was serious about selling an EV in volume. Then came the news that Audi… Read more »

Elon Musk settles with SEC, will resign as Chairman and take it easy on Twitter

Tesla supporters are hoping that a settlement between Elon Musk and the SEC will bring an end to what one commenter called Tesla’s Summer of Needless Drama. Earlier this week, the stock market regulatory agency accused the impulsive Iron Man of misleading investors with his market-moving tweet about a plan to take Tesla private, and… Read more »

Rollback of clean car standards slammed at public hearings

This week, the US DOT and EPA held three days of hearings to gather public comments on the Trump administration’s proposal to reverse existing federal fuel efficiency and emissions standards. At the hearings in Fresno, Dearborn, and Pittsburgh, hundreds of people, including physicians and health advocates, former EPA officials and technology entrepreneurs, environmental advocates and… Read more »