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Rheinland Air Service orders five Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800s

Rheinland Air Service (RAS), a European provider of aircraft maintenance and repair services, has ordered five all-electric eFlyer 800 aircraft from Bye Aerospace. RAS will provide service to eFlyer800 aircraft in Central Europe through its service and support facilities in Germany, and will be a designated reseller of the eFlyer800 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland…. Read more »

How Formula E helps ABB develop new e-mobility products

Global electronics giant ABB is involved in many aspects of the electromobility industry, from charging infrastructure to batteries to utility integration to robotics. It’s quite fitting that ABB is the lead corporate sponsor of Formula E, the all-electric racing series that’s now in its seventh season. Charged met with several ABB executives at the recent… Read more »

Cities face charging challenges as they electrify refuse truck fleets

For the past few years, the glamorous WasteExpo trade show has featured presentations and discussions of battery-electric trucks. Transport Dive reports that this year, there were several models on display, and one available for test drives. Manufacturers of electric refuse trucks at the show included Peterbilt, Battle Motors and Rubicon. Various cities around the world… Read more »

UCAP Power acquires ultracapacitor-related assets from Maxwell Technologies

UCAP Power, a San Diego-based developer of ultracapacitor-based power solutions, has purchased the Korean-based ultracapacitor business of Maxwell Technologies, along with other related assets, including the Maxwell brand. Maxwell Technologies is probably best known for being acquired by Tesla in 2019, which many believed had less to do with its pioneering work with supercapacitors (aka… Read more »

In-Charge Energy to support GM’s new Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service

In-Charge Energy, a provider of turnkey infrastructure services for commercial fleets, has been named a preferred provider for GM’s newly-announced Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging solution. “Electrifying fleets play a key role in GM’s vision to get ‘Everybody In’ on an all-electric future. GM is working with In-Charge to support fleet customers as they move… Read more »

Denver company teams with Fermata Energy for V2B bidirectional charging pilot

The Alliance Center, a coworking and event space in Denver, is testing a bidirectional charging system with Vehicle-to-Building (V2B) capabilities, in partnership with Fermata Energy. The system allows the battery pack in an EV to provide power to a building—and that came in mighty handy during the recent record heat wave. As many Denver residents… Read more »

Southern California Edison aims to help site hosts install 38,000 EV chargers

Southern California Edison has opened its Charge Ready program to businesses, government agencies and other nonresidential customers. The initiative has a budget of $436 million and a goal of adding some 38,000 new EV chargers throughout SCE’s service area over the next five years. Under the Charge Ready program, SCE installs and maintains the supporting… Read more »

New color-stable eOrange identifies high-voltage EV components for safety

High-voltage components in EVs can be dangerous, and that’s why automakers tend to sheathe them in high-visibility orange plastic. Brüggemann, a German supplier of polymer additives and industrial chemicals, has partnered with GRAFE to develop color-stable eOrange masterbatches designed for use in injection-molded and extruded polyamide components for e-mobility. The striking pastel orange RAL2003 is… Read more »

Recurrent’s new battery guides analyze range of pre-owned Tesla Model 3s and Chevy Bolts

Recurrent, a Seattle-based startup that provides independent reports on the condition of used EV batteries, has released the first two in a planned series of EV battery guides for consumers. The two public guides offer an analysis of overall battery performance over time in the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt. Buyers of used… Read more »

Nexperia acquires Newport Wafer Fab

Semiconductors have been enjoying an unaccustomed turn in the media spotlight since the recent shortage that forced many automakers to slow or suspend production. The latest news on the semiconductor scene is that Nexperia, an expert in the high-volume production of essential semiconductors, has acquired Newport Wafer Fab, which operates a semiconductor production facility in… Read more »