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6K Energy develops small-particle NMC 811 with UniMelt plasma production platform

6K announced that it has developed NMC 811 at 1-3 microns as well as the capability to produce single-crystal NMC. Smaller size ranges, desired in the industry but challenging to achieve with conventional methods, improve charge time, extend run time and increase power. 6K has received strong customer pull at all levels of the supply… Read more »

Truck builder PACCAR announces partnership to provide comprehensive fleet charging solutions

PACCAR, which manufactures light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates, has announced a collaboration with Faith Technologies and Schneider Electric to provide charging infrastructure solutions for Kenworth and Peterbilt customers in North America. Kenworth and Peterbilt have recently begun taking customer orders for the Kenworth K270E and Peterbilt Model 220EV… Read more »

Formula E makes strategic investment in Extreme E electric off-road racing series

Formula E is an all-electric FIA racing championship featuring races in iconic international city centers. Soon, another very different class of electric racing will make its debut: Extreme E is a rough-and-tumble off-road rally that will showcase the abilities of electric SUVs against the backdrop of remote ecosystems. Both organizations share the goal of highlighting… Read more »

Microchip releases new AEC-Q101-qualified 700 V and 1,200 V SiC SBDs

Microchip Technology is introducing its newly-qualified 700 V and 1,200 V SiC Schottky Barrier Diode (SBD) power devices, providing EV system designers with solutions that meet AEC-Q101 quality standards across a wide range of voltage, current and package options. Microchip says the SBD family’s avalanche performance allows designers to reduce the need for external protection… Read more »

Report highlights the potential for lithium recovery from California’s geothermal industry

Developing lithium from the Salton Sea in California could help anchor a multi-billion-dollar domestic EV battery supply chain, according to a report from New Energy Nexus. The report details the potential to recover lithium as a by-product from the Salton Sea geothermal resource area. “The world is in a race to dominate the EV market—the… Read more »

Electrify America introduces B2B charging solutions with launch of Electrify Commercial

Electrify America already provides DC fast charging to EV drivers across the US. Now the company is branching out into the commercial realm with the launch of Electrify Commercial, a new business unit designed to deliver turnkey EV charging solutions to utilities, fleet owners and businesses seeking to manage their own networks of chargers. Electrify… Read more »

KEB introduces apps for its T6 Auxiliary Inverter

KEB has released an Embedded App Pool for its T6 Auxiliary Inverter. KEB’s embedded applications are pre-programmed function blocks that give OEMs options such as motor torque/speed control and CAN J1939 communications.  “KEB’s T6 Auxiliary Inverter has an embedded controller inside, which makes it easy to implement advanced control functionality, even when managing multiple motor… Read more »

Amphenol’s new sensor tech detects thermal runaway

Amphenol Advanced Sensors’ new sensor technology platform, Robust Early Detection of Thermal Runaway (REDTR), is designed to detect battery cell faults that result in battery venting (see the recent Charged webinar on this topic). Stressed Li-ion batteries can undergo failure through a variety of factors. Failure can result in an internal reaction that generates heat… Read more »