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Volvo selects AeroVironment to develop custom charging station

Volvo has chosen AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) to develop a custom charging station for the brand’s plug-in vehicles. Incorporating customer design elements and Volvo-specific branding, the new wall-mounted charger will be “a premium custom EV charger that aligns with the premium image of the Volvo XC90 and a growing line of Volvo Cars’ plug-in hybrid vehicles.”… Read more »

ConMet and Protean Electric develop in-wheel drive system for commercial vehicles

Consolidated Metco (ConMet) and Protean Electric are working together to develop an electric in-wheel drive system for the medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle markets. ConMet, a subsidiary of Amsted Industries, is a global supplier of components to the commercial vehicle market. The ConMet/Protean in-wheel electric drive system will deliver a hybrid propulsion system designed to… Read more »

NewMotion offers to take over charging stations of defunct UK network

Following the news that Source East, a charging network supported by the English government’s Plugged in Places program, will be shutting down at the end of March, charging provider NewMotion has offered to incorporate Source East’s chargers into its own network and to replace legacy charging points (some of which are outdated and/or non-functional) with… Read more »

Fleet customer reorders Orange electric terminal trucks after successful Chicago pilot

Kansas City-based Orange EV has announced that Rail Management Services (RMS) has placed a follow-up order for nine additional T-Series electric terminal trucks. RMS, an intermodal lift-on/lift-off contractor with a hostling fleet of over 700 trucks, purchased its first Orange electric truck in July 2016 for use at a railyard in Chicago. “We put the… Read more »

Mitsubishi Electric develops ultra-compact SiC inverter for hybrids

Mitsubishi Electric has developed a working model of an ultra-compact silicon carbide (SiC) inverter for hybrid vehicles. The company believes it to be the world’s smallest SiC of its type, with a volume of only 5 liters. Mitsubishi also claims that the new inverter offers the world’s highest power density for two-motor hybrids: 86 kVA/L,… Read more »

AeroVironment and eMotorWerks team up to offer new charging features

Charging station manufacturer AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) is teaming up with eMotorWerks, a provider of cloud-connected smart-grid charging solutions. AeroVironment will integrate eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet charging platform into its line of consumer and OEM chargers. JuiceNet-enabled AeroVironment charging solutions will offer new features such as smartphone, web and voice control over charging, real-time and historic energy usage… Read more »

2017 VW e-Golf increases range to 125 miles – available in Europe now, in US later in spring

Volkswagen’s new e-Golf, with a larger battery pack and longer range, is now available for order in Europe, and will go on sale in the US later this spring. Prices start at €35,900 ($38,000) in Germany. US pricing is yet to be announced. The e-Golf’s battery capacity has been increased from 24.2 kWh to 35.8… Read more »

AVID and GKN partner to further develop EVO motor

The English automotive clean tech firm AVID Technology has signed a deal with GKN Hybrid Power to develop and manufacture electric motors. AVID will take over the existing EVO motors, and develop EVO technology to deliver new variants of the motor. According to the companies, the EVO motor’s high power density, ability to run at… Read more »

California Air Resources Board votes unanimously to stand by clean car standards

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has voted unanimously to reaffirm the state’s clean car standards, setting up a confrontation with the regime in Washington. The Board’s decision comes after years of detailed analysis by ARB staff, culminating in a Midterm Review which concluded that the standards can be met on time, using known technologies,… Read more »