Canada approves Koben Systems’ GENIUS energy management system

Measurement Canada has approved revenue-grade metering for Koben Systems’ GENIUS, an energy management system for residential, retail and commercial sites. GENIUS serves as a micro-grid controller that can integrate solar, battery storage, wind, generators and EV technology.  Replacing the conventional electrical panel, GENIUS enables control and monitoring of energy consumption for individual circuits. The panel… Read more »

Porsche opens 7 MW rapid charging park in Germany

Porsche Leipzig is expanding the charging infrastructure for EVs in central Germany with its new Porsche Turbo Charging park. Porsche claims that the 7 MW facility, which is supplied entirely by renewable energy sources, is Europe’s most powerful rapid charging park.  The facility includes four 22 kW AC charging points, twelve publicly-available CCS2 350 kW… Read more »

BMW releases details of concept i4 EV

The long-awaited successor to the pioneering i3 is on the way. BMW has unveiled the i4 Gran Coupe, a four-door premium midsize coupe. The company is presenting it as a concept, but says it will enter production in 2021. The new EV features the fifth generation of BMW’s eDrive powertrain—the electric motor, power electronics, charging… Read more »

Report predicts energy storage market will exceed $500 billion by 2035

The energy storage market is expected to grow to $546 billion in annual revenue by 2035, according to a new report from Lux Research. Lux estimates that the three main drivers of energy storage—mobility applications (BEVs and FCEVs), electronic devices, and stationary storage—will reach an annual combined deployment level of 3,046 GWh over the next… Read more »

GM shows 12 future EVs, new Ultium battery system

General Motors opened the doors of its Design Center Wednesday to show off a promised lineup of future electric vehicles to be sold in North America by Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, and Buick—a dozen vehicles all told, part of the 20 new EVs by 2023 it promised more than two years ago. Sadly, the journalist-only event… Read more »

Workhorse C-Series electric delivery trucks earn EPA Certificate of Conformity

Electric truck maker Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS) has been around for a while—Charged wrote about the company’s plug-in pickup back in 2017—and it continues to make steady progress. Now the company has announced that its new C-Series electric delivery trucks have each received an EPA Certificate of Conformity, confirming that the new vehicles conform to… Read more »

GKN developing new versions of eDrive technology as sales increase

GKN Automotive is accelerating its eDrive development program to keep pace with growing demand for its compact electric driveline systems. In July 2019, the company produced its one millionth unit; sales in 2020 are on track to exceed 2019 figures by 141 percent. By 2025, the company expects to be producing around one million eDrive… Read more »

GreenPower delivers 35 electric buses, reports revenue growth

GreenPower Motor Company, a Canadian manufacturer of electric buses for the transit, shuttle, tourist and school sectors, has announced results for the quarter ended in December. The company sold or leased a record 35 electric buses during the period: 33 of its EV Star Class 4 shuttles and two Synapse Type D school buses. Thirty… Read more »

Tesla partners with New Jersey Turnpike to install 56 new fast chargers

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has approved an agreement with Tesla that will bring new fast chargers to eight Turnpike service areas, increasing the total number of individual chargers on the Turnpike from 20 to 76. Once the project is complete, there will be EV charging facilities at nine of the twelve New Jersey Turnpike… Read more »

Report: cobalt supply for EV batteries is adequate for now, but should be scaled up to meet future demands

The growth of the EV market depends on the continued availability of key materials such as cobalt, an element used in battery cathodes. Scientists from the American Chemical Society (ACS) wanted to find out if planned cobalt expansions could keep pace with this rapid growth. Their research, published in the ACS journal Environmental Science &… Read more »