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EVBox acquires French charger manufacturer EVTronic

European/American charging solution provider EVBox has acquired the French charging station manufacturer EVTronic. EVTronic, founded in 2007, builds a range of DC fast charging stations, provides engineering services, and is active in R&D, with a special focus on vehicle-to-grid technologies. EVBox will add EVTronic’s existing 700 fast charging stations to its European network. EVBox’s worldwide… Read more »

Indian supercar concept uses “Jet Turbine Electric powertrain”

Vazirani Automotive is a startup automaker with roots in India and a mission “to make an electric car so sexy and engaging that we can transition even the most stubborn petrol heads to a cleaner future.” The company, which has teams in Mumbai and Los Angeles, and partners in the UK, Italy and Japan, obviously… Read more »

Midtronics sells Stationary Power Division to focus on automotive market

In order to focus on the global transportation market, battery management specialist Midtronics has sold its Stationary Power Division (SPD) to Franklin Electric. The SPD will be combined with Franklin Electric’s Electric Grid Solutions division and will provide the same contact information for product service and support. “The divestiture of the Stationary Power Division enables us… Read more »

Volkswagen forms Electrify Canada to install network of ultra-fast chargers

Volkswagen Group Canada has formed a new company called Electrify Canada, with a similar mission to that of Electrify America, the US charging network that Volkswagen was required to establish as part of the settlement over its diesel emissions cheating scandal. Electrify Canada will build an ultra-fast DC charging network in the Great White North,… Read more »

Spanish train maker CAF to acquire Polish bus builder Solaris

Spanish rail equipment manufacturer CAF plans to acquire Polish bus builder Solaris, a move intended to “broaden the company’s range of products in electric mobility and multimodal door-to-door solutions.” Solaris is a global supplier of legacy and electric buses with a presence in 32 countries and a workforce of more than 2,300. Its main markets… Read more »

UK fleshes out its plan to go (mostly) electric by 2040

Last July, the UK government announced its intention to phase out fossil fuel vehicles by 2040. Now the Department for Transport (DfT) has unveiled a detailed 46-point plan to manage the transition. The Road to Zero includes a wide-ranging series of initiatives to encourage cleaner cars, including: measures to improve enforcement of existing ICE emissions… Read more »

Tritium signs deal with IONITY for 100 high-power charging sites across Europe

IONITY, a joint venture of several automakers that’s building a fast charging network in Europe, has chosen Brisbane-based Tritium as its technology partner for the construction of 100 high-power charging sites in Germany, France, UK, Norway and Sweden. Each station will have up to six chargers, each capable of delivering 350 kW of power. Tritium’s… Read more »

Tesla files patent for a system to isolate damaged battery cells

Tesla recently filed a patent on a new technology that could make its battery packs safer. The system is designed to isolate damage caused by failed battery cells, and prevent them from affecting intact cells in the pack. When battery cells fail, they typically release hot gases that can spread the damage to nearby cells…. Read more »

Comparing liquid-dispensed gap fillers and thermal pads in battery packs: WEBINAR

Heat generated in high-density automotive battery packs is often managed by connecting battery cells and/or modules to a heat sink via a thermal interface material (TIM). The TIMs promote heat conduction by displacing any air that resides within the large gaps and microscopic rough surfaces that exist between the substrates to be bridged. In practice, battery… Read more »