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Tritium to supply IONITY with chargers for 120 sites

EV charger manufacturer Tritium will supply IONITY, a joint venture of several automakers that’s building a fast charging network in Europe, with Veefil-PK 350 kW DC high-power chargers (HPC) for 120 sites in 23 European countries. Four to 6 chargers will be installed per site. The deal follows a similar agreement for 100 charging sites… Read more »

Fraunhofer develops GaN power ICs with integrated sensors

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute have integrated current and temperature sensors, 600 V-class power transistors, freewheeling diodes, and gate drivers onto a gallium nitride (GaN)-based semiconductor chip. The new circuit measures 4 x 3 mm and enables high switching frequencies and a high power density, while providing fast and accurate condition monitoring, according to the… Read more »

Electrify America launches app, membership plans, lower introductory charging rates

Electrify America, the EV charging network operator and VW’s state-mandated penance for Dieselgate, has launched a mobile app for Android and iPhone as well as new membership plans and lower introductory charging prices. All of this is on top of the organization’s plan to install 484 charging stations in the US by July this year…. Read more »

California utility offers $4,000 purchase incentive for used PHEVs

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), which serves approximately 290,000 accounts in California’s San Mateo County, is offering a $4,000 incentive toward the purchase of a used PHEV for lower-income customers. PCE is offering the DriveForward Electric incentive in partnership with the nonprofit Peninsula Family Service (PFS), whose DriveForward program offers affordable interest rates on vehicle loans… Read more »

DOE holds lithium-ion battery recycling competition

The DOE is sponsoring a competition to encourage the development of a process to recycle 90 percent of the content of lithium-ion batteries. The $5.5-million Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize, which launched earlier this year, is split into three phases. Phase I: Conceptual Development and Incubation – Applicants submit a plan to collect, sort, separate, store,… Read more »

Maxwell’s Teflon-fibrilizing electrode process could save Tesla big bucks on battery manufacture

Tesla has completed the acquisition of Maxwell Technologies, a company that’s known for its pioneering work with supercapacitors. However, Electrek’s Fred Lambert and others have noted that Tesla’s interest in Maxwell probably has less to do with supercapacitors than with the company’s “dry electrode” technology. Randy Carlson, in an article posted on Seeking Alpha, provides… Read more »

E-Force One customizes its e-trucks for different use cases

E-Force One, a supplier of 18-ton e-trucks, will begin equipping its vehicles with batteries from Swiss manufacturer ecovolta. The batteries are part of a concept E-Force One developed to individually tailor each vehicle to the route type and distance it must travel, as well as the charging technology available. The e-truck maker can outfit each… Read more »

Hubject to open-source its Open InterCharge Protocol

EV charging platform company Hubject is making its Open InterCharge Protocol (OICP) open source. OICP currently supports over 100,000 charge points for more than 300 companies in 26 countries, according to Hubject. In addition to opening OICP, the company will allow connection to the platform by other eRoaming protocols. “With this announcement, we invite everyone… Read more »