GMC Sierra EV to launch in a premium limited Denali Edition

“The market needs electric pickup trucks!” That was the EVangelist’s refrain a couple of years ago. Now the mantra of the day is, “The market needs low-priced EVs!” In fact, the market needs both, and another electric pickup (but by no means a low-priced one) is on the way. The GMC Sierra EV will make… Read more »

ENNOVI’s new EV battery cell contacting system uses lamination to improve manufacturing efficiency

E-mobility tech provider ENNOVI has introduced a new approach to cell contacting system (CCS) lamination. ENNOVI says it has qualified polyethylene terephthalate (PET) insulation foils and adhesives from multiple suppliers by testing them for their bond strength, durability and environmental impact, and has compiled a database of recommendations for the most effective material combinations. Historically,… Read more »

LG Energy Solution strengthens partnership with WesCEF to secure lithium supply chain

Battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution has signed an offtake agreement with Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilizers (WesCEF) for lithium concentrate. Under the agreement, WesCEF will supply LG Energy Solution with up to 85,000 tons of lithium concentrate, which could be used to produce around 11,000 tons of lithium hydroxide, a cathode raw material. WesCEF’s lithium… Read more »

MAN Truck & Bus launches new eTruck chassis

German manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus is expanding its eTruck portfolio by launching new chassis versions that can be customized using a variety of wheelbases, cab versions, engine performance classes, battery combinations, charging connection positions and other features. The number of configurable eTruck variants has risen to over one million from the three combinations the… Read more »

Infineon and Korea Shipbuilding develop ship electrification technology

Semiconductor firm Infineon Technologies and HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) have signed a non-binding agreement to jointly develop applications for the electrification of marine engines and machinery using energy-efficient power semiconductor technology. Infineon and HD KSOE will develop power solutions for propulsion drive technology, a key ship electrification component. Infineon will provide HD… Read more »

Daimler Truck expands electric truck use in its logistics operations

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is in the process of expanding use of electric trucks to transport components to its manufacturing plants and parts distribution centers (PDCs) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan and Saltillo, Mexico. DTNA began integrating Freightliner eCascadia semi-trucks into its operations in the Pacific Northwest… Read more »

ION Storage Systems commissions solid-state battery pilot line

US-based solid-state battery manufacturer ION Storage Systems has commissioned a pilot production line adjacent to its headquarters in Maryland. The facility is expected to start manufacturing 1 MWh of battery cells this year, increasing to 10 MWh by early 2025. The company has a longer-term goal of reaching 500 MWh of capacity by 2028. ION’s… Read more »

EVBox partners with EVA Global and introduces remote diagnostics

Amsterdam-based EV charging station provider EVBox has transitioned its Level 1 support to EVA Global, an EV charging managed services provider headquartered in Finland.  EVBox customers will now receive 24/7 support in English, Dutch, German and French on Level 1. EVBox anticipates significant cost savings from the move. EVA Global’s services include Level 1 and… Read more »

Enteligent opens pre-orders for DC-to-DC solar EV charger

US-based Enteligent, a developer of solar-powered EVSE and solar power optimization technologies, is accepting pre-orders for its Enteligent TLCEV T1 EVSE solar-powered DC-to-DC charger. The device enables daytime charging directly from on-site solar generation, avoiding lengthy permitting processes or complicated grid integration. It can integrate EV charging into solar canopies and carports located at residences,… Read more »

Is Fisker finished, or could it ascend from the ashes again?

In an industry replete with colorful and quixotic characters, Fisker stands out as a once-promising brand that, after almost 20 years of existence, has never quite made it out of the startup phase. The entertaining but tragic saga (which I have chronicled at length elsewhere), began in 2005, and includes a made-for-tabloids lawsuit with Tesla,… Read more »