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Bloomy opens new HQ for battery testing and control systems

Bloomy, a provider of automated testing, data acquisition and control systems, has opened a new 30,000-square-foot headquarters in South Windsor, Connecticut. The facility houses 25 independent manufacturing cells for concurrent assembly, testing and integration. Bloomy’s automated test systems are largely based on commercial, off-the-shelf technologies, and enable customers to take advantage of the rapidly progressing… Read more »

Austin transit agency orders 197 electric buses

Capital Metro, the transit agency serving Austin, Texas, has approved the purchase of 197 new electric buses, which will expand its zero-emission bus fleet to more than 200 units. The agency’s eventual goal is to convert its entire fleet of more than 400 buses to zero-emission. The new buses, from Proterra and New Flyer,  support both plug-in… Read more »

Nissan replaces e-NV200 with new Townstar EV, a modified Renault Kangoo

Nissan has introduced the Townstar, a new commercial that will replace its e-NV200 in European markets. Actually, the Townstar isn’t new—Nissan neglected to tell us (but InsideEVs helpfully did) that it’s a rebadged and slightly modified 2021 Renault Kangoo that will be available with either a gas or electric powertrain. The Nissan Townstar EV, like… Read more »

Famed Apple designer Jony Ive to help create the first electric Ferrari

An electric Ferrari is on the way, and the Financial Times reports that former Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson are collaborating with the luxury carmaker to design the new EV. According to FT, Ive’s and Newsom’s design company, LoveFrom, will work with Ferrari on a range of cars, including… Read more »

Thermal runaway challenges in next-generation battery pack designs

The battery packs found in today’s EVs represent a significant advancement over those designs considered state of the art just a few years ago. As automotive OEMs drive to increasingly advance pack designs they are being asked to balance the desire for increased range and improved recharge time with growing government regulations focused on safety… Read more »

Tesla delivers 241,300 cars in Q3, sets new record

Things just get crazier and crazier at Tesla. Earlier this month, crazy CEO Elon Musk warned employees that this would be “the craziest month of deliveries Tesla will ever have,” and that prediction turned out to be…well…not crazy. Tesla’s direct-to-customer sales model necessarily results in a gonzo delivery push at the end of every quarter,… Read more »

Equipmake and Beulas unveil electric double-decker bus with 250-mile range

Vehicle electrification specialist Equipmake and Spanish coachbuilder Beulas have partnered to develop an electric double-decker bus. The new Jewel E features an electric powertrain designed and developed at Equipmake’s facility in Norfolk, UK, along with a body produced by Beulas in Girona, Spain. Equipmake’s Zero Emission Drivetrain (ZED) is modular and scalable, capable of supporting… Read more »

Fraunhofer Institute’s new dry-coating process reduces environmental impact

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a new dry-coating process that’s designed to reduce the environmental impact of electrode manufacturing. The Institute says its new DRYtraec process uses machines that do not require long drying tracks, and will take up less space than conventional battery electrode manufacturing systems. The new coating process uses similar… Read more »