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Fastned expands into Germany with highway fast charging stations

European fast-charging network operator Fastned has acquired its first 14 locations in Germany. Each location will include multiple fast chargers, which will be upgradable to power levels of 150 to 350 kW. The new charging stations will be conveniently located along major highways. Fastned is cooperating with hotel chain Van der Valk and property developer… Read more »

TT Electronics’ new SMT inductors are designed for demanding automotive applications

TT Electronics has launched a new series of SMT miniature power inductors targeted at automotive applications. The HM73E-10 line of inductors is aimed at high-efficiency DC-DC applications where size is critical. RoHS compliant and AEC-Q200 certified, the new inductors are suited for use in hybrid and electric powertrains and start-stop systems. The new components are… Read more »

Tampa transit authority leases 4 Model X for ride-sharing service

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART), which serves the Tampa, Florida metro area, has leased 4 Tesla Model X for a new ride-sharing service. The purchase was funded through donations from local businesses in the University of South Florida (USF) area, where the service will be offered. The new Teslas will be part of HART’s HyperLink… Read more »

Peppy young filly meets old workhorse: Prius Prime vs 2006 Prius

The Toyota Prius is one of those cars that you see everywhere – it isn’t exactly an “old classic,” like an aging Corvette or Cadillac, but rather an “old faithful,” like a Honda Civic or a Volvo. Their owners don’t take them to classic car shows, but many of these workhorses have been on the… Read more »

Delta-Q Technologies’ new lithium battery charger

Vancouver-based Delta-Q Technologies provides battery charging solutions for less-glamorous but essential electric vehicles such as forklifts, aerial work platforms, floor care machines, scooters and golf carts. In this world, the old trusty lead-acid battery is just in the process of being superseded by lithium-ion chemistries, and Delta-Q recently released its first lithium-specific battery charger. The… Read more »

BYD partners with San Francisco Goodwill for electric delivery truck pilot

The San Francisco chapter of Goodwill will test the viability of electric delivery trucks by deploying 11 BYD trucks in San Francisco and nearby Redwood City and Burlingame. SF Goodwill will operate 10 Class 6 delivery trucks and one Class 8 refuse truck for 24 months, while collecting and analyzing data on vehicle performance, maintenance… Read more »

Is Tesla working on an automated Supercharger?

Let’s connect a few dots here: (1) Tesla plans to have fully self-driving vehicles on the road soon, and (2) to be fully self-driving, those vehicles must have some way to charge without human intervention. Many see wireless charging as the answer, but to the best of our knowledge, (3) Tesla has never shown any… Read more »

Nissan and EVgo to build I-95 Fast-Charge ARC connecting Boston and Washington DC

Nissan and EVgo have revealed a plan to connect Boston and Washington DC with nine DC fast-charge sites. The I-95 Fast Charge ARC is already under construction, and is scheduled to be in service this fall. There will be a total of 50 charging stations, each with both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors and a power… Read more »