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Elaphe Propulsion Technologies to provide in-wheel motors to HFM’s Motionboard EV platform

Elaphe Propulsion Technologies, a manufacturer of in-wheel electric propulsion systems, and HFM, a developer of mechatronics systems for electric and autonomous vehicles, have announced a new partnership. HFM’s autonomous EV platform Motionboard will now incorporate Elaphe’s in-wheel motor technology. Motionboard is a modular and scalable platform that’s used as a base for building autonomous EVs…. Read more »

GreenFlux and Unica to provide 1000 EV charging stations to the Dutch government

EV charging infrastructure provider GreenFlux and energy solutions provider Unica have been granted a large contract by the Dutch government to build, manage, and maintain EV charging infrastructure at more than 100 government offices across the Netherlands. The two companies will construct a total of 1,000 charging stations, intended to serve government vehicles and private… Read more »

Bus batteries get second life as solar energy warehouse

What happens to electric bus batteries when they retire? A new research project in Sweden is resurrecting old bus batteries for a new purpose: storing solar energy in apartment buildings. An “energy warehouse” at an apartment complex in Gothenburg consists of 14 batteries that previously served the city’s electric buses. When linked together, they create… Read more »

Electrify America’s high-powered charging stations are back online (Updated)

January 28, 2019. Original article posted: Electrify America’s high-powered DC charging stations are at the cutting edge of EVSE tech – only a couple of current EVs are able to use them at full power. Now a technical problem seems to have come up with the liquid-cooled cables that these ultra-fast chargers rely on. At the recommendation… Read more »

JTB Hawaii orders electric buses and charging stations from Proterra

Travel services provider JTB Hawaii will replace three of its 17 diesel-fueled buses with Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. The company will also purchase two 60 kW plug-in chargers from Proterra. Hawaii was the first state to adopt 100 percent renewable energy portfolio standard and has the second-highest number of consumer hybrids or EVs per… Read more »

Infinitum Electric secures $1.8 million in funding for efficient HVAC motor technology

Infinitum Electric, a developer of electric motors, has closed a $1.8 million Series A financing round, bringing its total funding to $2.7 million. The company says it will use the funding to launch an HVAC-specific, fully-integrated motor and increase research and development efforts for applications in the EVs and Oil and Gas markets. Infinitum credits… Read more »

Higher crystallinity results in better solid-state batteries

Scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have been working on solid-state batteries, which are theoretically safer, more stable, and have higher energy densities than conventional Li-ion batteries with liquid electrolytes. They have recently made progress towards overcoming a major limitation of solid-state batteries: high resistance at the interface between the electrodes and the electrolytes… Read more »

New Flyer introduces real-time analytics platform for electric buses

US bus manufacturer New Flyer has introduced a real-time, cloud-based dashboard specifically designed to track performance of its battery-electric, zero-emission buses (ZEB). The dashboard, named Connect 360, is an added feature for New Flyer battery-electric buses equipped with Connect, New Flyer’s telematic platform that provides real-time analytics and support services. Connect 360 provides data on… Read more »