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Linear Labs to build new electric motor plant in Texas

The city of Fort Worth and electric motor company Linear Labs have signed a $68.9-million economic incentive package. Linear Labs plans to secure a 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to support thousands of new, skilled jobs over the next 10 years. The research and production center will create electric motors for EVs, robotics, HVAC and last-mile micromobility,… Read more »

Trojan Energy scores £4.1 million in funding for on-street charging solution

Scottish start-up Trojan Energy has secured a £4.1 million round of seed funding to support the roll-out of its on-street flat and flush EV charging points. Equity Gap led a £1 million funding round; other investors include SIS Ventures, Alba Equity and the Scottish Investment Bank. The equity funding unlocked an additional £3.1 million from… Read more »

Battery Passport monitors battery usage to facilitate second-life applications and recycling

Electra Commercial Vehicles is the latest EV-builder to sign up to the Battery Passport service, which will roll out on all the company’s new vehicles. Battery Passport is a real-time battery monitoring service that captures information on battery usage in real time, enabling alerts, reporting and a detailed history. It is designed to help vehicle… Read more »

In Maine, electric refuse trucks will be powered by refuse

What could be more logical than running electric refuse trucks on power generated by a waste-to-energy plant? That’s just what Portland, Maine-based waste collection company Ecomaine plans to do, as Haley Rischar writes in Waste Today. Ecomaine opened a waste-to-energy plant in 1989, but a decrease in the value of the energy produced caused the… Read more »

New highway charging station in Georgia has solar panels and 175 kW of power

The Ray, a nonprofit transportation lab, has overseen the opening of a solar-powered public fast charging station at the visitor information center on I-85 in West Point, Georgia. The station is strategically located to facilitate travel between the state capitals of Georgia and Alabama, and charging is free. This charging location was originally opened in… Read more »

EV startup Arrival reveals new electric bus

The UK-based startup Arrival has garnered a lot of press interest for securing an order for 10,000 electric delivery vans from UPS, as well as €100 million in investment from Hyundai/Kia. Now the company has unveiled a new electric bus that boasts several innovative features. There are video screens everywhere: a ring around the top… Read more »

ROHM introduces new 4th-generation SiC MOSFETs for EV powertrains

ROHM Semiconductor has announced its 4th-generation 1,200-volt SiC MOSFETs optimized for EV powertrain systems, including the main drive inverter, as well as power supplies for industrial equipment. ROHM says that the new SiC MOSFETs deliver low ON resistance with high-speed switching performance, contributing to greater miniaturization and lower power consumption in a variety of applications,… Read more »

Groupe PSA and Punch Powertrain expand electrification partnership

Groupe PSA and Punch Powertrain have signed an agreement to expand their strategic partnership in the field of electrification. Punch Powertrain holds majority control in the new Joint 61/39 Venture, which will design, manufacture and supply Punch Powertrain’s DT2 dual-clutch transmission for PSA’s next generation of hybrid EVs. The business will initially supply Groupe PSA’s… Read more »