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Elaphe tests its in-wheel motors in a BMW X6

Elaphe Propulsion Technologies has built a demonstrator vehicle that it claims is the highest-performing in-wheel-powered car ever. The modified BMW X6 uses 4 Elaphe L1500 gearless electric motors mounted inside the wheels. It delivers over 440 kW (590 hp) of power, and over 6,000 Nm (4,425 lb·ft) of direct-drive torque. The 5,300-pound vehicle can reach… Read more »

Tesla pays for Destination Chargers that charge other automakers’ EVs

In addition to its Superchargers, Tesla has been installing Level 2 Destination Chargers at locations such as hotels and restaurants – over 5,000 so far. Tesla installs the chargers for free, and the host covers the electric bill. In the US, Tesla chargers use a proprietary connector, so theoretically only Tesla vehicles can use them…. Read more »

California city incorporates charging stations into streetlights

Adding EV charging stations to streetlights is an interesting idea – it can save money, because the electrical lines are already in place, and it can enable smart features that deliver increased efficiency. The City of Lancaster, California has launched a demonstration project that will integrate chargers into five streetlights in the trendy downtown district…. Read more »

Tritium to provide 52 custom-built Veefil-UT fast chargers in Hamburg

Australia-based Tritium has won a tender to provide 52 Veefil-UT fast chargers for German power distribution company Stromnetz Hamburg. The chargers, which support both CHAdeMO and CCS fast charging standards, have been adapted in partnership with Stromnetz to comply with German regulations and retain their signature small footprint. Each will feature an 11 kW AC… Read more »

BYD Coach and Bus continues US expansion, hires new General Manager

BYD Coach and Bus, which is steadily expanding deliveries of electric buses in the US, has announced the hiring of a new General Manager. Milo Victoria, an industry veteran with 41 years of transit industry experience, will oversee operations of the company’s electric bus manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California. BYD employs nearly 700 individuals in… Read more »

Chargeway establishes standardized symbols for EV charging

Just as dinosaur drivers need to choose among regular, premium and diesel, EV drivers have several charging options, and novices (including some of our colleagues in the mainstream media) still find the different choices confusing. Here in the US, we have Level 1 (120 volts), Level 2 (240 volts), and three different DC fast charging… Read more »

AEM Components’ surface-mount fuses are optimized for EV battery applications

AEM Components’ new line of AEC-Q200 qualified surface-mount fuses is designed specifically for reliable operation in high-stress automotive applications. The new wire-in-air AirMatrix (QA Series) fuses feature current ratings up to 20 A / 250 V. The proprietary, hermetically-sealed wire-in-air structure is designed to assure consistent electrical performance. The fusible element in the QA Series… Read more »

Malmö, Sweden orders 13 Volvo electric buses

Bus operator Nobina has ordered 13 electric Volvo buses, which will begin operations in the Swedish city of Malmö at the end of next year, the biggest single order so far for the Volvo 7900 Electric. The buses will run on route 7, a distance of 15 km, and will be fast-charged at the route’s… Read more »

Renault and Powervault partner for EV battery second-life trial

Renault and British energy storage provider Powervault are collaborating on a UK pilot to re-use EV batteries in home energy storage units. Powervault will place 50 trial units, powered by Renault second-life batteries, in the homes of customers who have solar panels. The trial will explore the technical performance of second-life batteries as well as… Read more »