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West Coast utilities map out a possible electric truck charging network along I-5

A large group of electric utilities in the three West Coast states have announced the results of a study that examined the possibility of building charging infrastructure to facilitate freight transportation along the Pacific Coast’s main highway corridor. The West Coast Clean Transit Corridor Initiative study recommends adding charging infrastructure for freight haulers and delivery… Read more »

ClipperCreek’s new AmazingE FAST offers 7.7 kW Level 2 charging in a compact package

ClipperCreek offers a wide range of charging stations in many configurations and power levels, for residential and commercial applications. The latest addition to the ClipperCreek line is the humbly-named AmazingE FAST, a compact Level 2 residential charger. The AmazingE FAST operates at 32 amps and delivers up to 7.7 kW of power. It features a… Read more »

Tesla used a variety of technical advances to increase Model S range to 400 miles

Tesla’s vehicles continue to get better. The company recently announced that all North American Model S Long Range Plus vehicles now have an official EPA-rated range of 402 miles—an increase of almost 20% compared to a 2019 model with the same battery pack design. How did Tesla’s engineers achieve such a significant improvement? It was… Read more »

AEM EV releases VCU200 Vehicle Control Unit

AEM EV has released a new addition to its line of vehicle control units. Built on OEM hardware, AEM’s VCUs are intended for high-performance EV street-conversion and motorsports applications. They are designed to allow the calibrator to create customized torque management strategies applicable to a range of EV systems.  In its default configuration, the new… Read more »

WAVE deploys wireless charging system at Oregon bus depot

Wireless charging pioneer Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) has deployed its wireless charging system at a bus maintenance depot operated by Josephine Community Transit, which serves Josephine County, Oregon. The system will wirelessly charge two remanufactured Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses from Complete Coach Works. An additional two vehicles are scheduled to go into… Read more »

Tesla and Panasonic sign new three-year battery supply deal

Lately it’s seemed that the relationship between Tesla and Panasonic might have hit a rocky patch. The two companies have been partners at Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory since the beginning, but more recently, they’ve been seeing other people. Last year, Tesla said Panasonic’s battery cell production was constraining Model 3 production. In February, the carmaker announced… Read more »

Watch out Europe, the Chinese are coming—and they’re driving EVs

China’s formidable auto industry has so far failed to find a foothold in the North American or European markets. Many industry observers believe that the country’s prominent push for electrification has little to do with concern about climate change, and much to do with the country’s quest for a seat at the top table of… Read more »

Ford Mustang Mach-E buyers to receive free fill-ups from Electrify America

Ford has announced that buyers of its upcoming Mustang Mach-E will receive a little welcome-to-electric-driving present: 250 kWh of complimentary charging at Electrify America fast charging stations. This amounts to from three to five full charges, depending on battery size. Mustang Mach-E customers also get two years of free charging at stations participating in the… Read more »