Navigant Research says $80 billion will be spent on global EV infrastructure by 2025

According to a new report from Navigant Research, spending on global EV infrastructure will amount to over $80 billion by the end of 2025, funding the deployment of nearly 230 GW of charging capacity. According to the report, stakeholders with the ability to invest in large-scale deployments – such as governments, utilities, and automakers –… Read more »

HyPer 9 IS offers a plug-and-play powertrain for EV conversions

Motor distributor NetGain Motors (NGM) has formed a strategic relationship with Italy-based motor controller manufacturer SME Group, to bring the newly developed HyPer 9 motor to market. The HyPer 9 is a synchronous reluctance internal permanent magnet (SRIPM) motor. It forms the centerpiece of the HyPer 9 Integrated System (IS), a plug-and-play system for EV… Read more »

Indian truck builder developing battery swapping system for electric buses

Ashok Leyland, India’s second-largest truck-maker, has announced a partnership with startup SUN Mobility to develop a battery swapping system for electric buses. The initial focus will be on city transit buses, followed by smaller delivery trucks, inter-city buses and long-haul trucks, Ashok Leyland CEO Vinod K Dasari told The Mint. SUN Mobility is led by… Read more »

Scandinavian plug-in sales continue to set records

Those Vikings are going electric with a vengeance. June was the best-selling month ever for plug-in vehicles in the Nordic countries. In the second quarter of 2017, 18,777 EVs and PHEVs were sold, bring the total number of plug-in vehicles in the region to 199,815. In Sweden, Finland and Denmark, the PHEV is the preferred… Read more »

Parked EVs earn $1,530 in V2G pilot

Nissan and Italian utility Enel are carrying out trials of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems with some 100 cars across Europe. In Denmark, fleet operators will collect about 1,300 euros ($1,530) a year by feeding power back into the grid using the two-way charge points. As EVs proliferate, grid managers will have to pay attention to when… Read more »

Daimler starts European production of Fuso eCanter electric light-duty truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has started production of the Fuso eCanter electric light-duty truck in Tramagal, Portugal. Production of the eCanter in Japan began in July. The Fuso eCanter is produced on the same production line as the legacy Canter truck at the Tramagal plant – the electric powertrain components are installed… Read more »

Nouveau Monde and Shinzoom form JV to market anode material

Nouveau Monde Graphite has signed a letter of intent with Chinese anode producer Hunan Zhongke Shinzoom to market Shinzoom’s anode materials to battery manufacturers in North America. The two companies will form a distribution joint venture, and if the results are satisfactory after 18 months, will evaluate the feasibility of manufacturing Shinzoom’s anode material products… Read more »

Tritium to supply 15 Veefil-RT fast chargers for Queensland Electric Super Highway

Australian-based Tritium has won a contract from the Queensland government to supply 15 of its Veefil-RT 50 kW fast chargers for a new Queensland Super Highway. Queensland Environment Minister Steven Miles says the 1,800 km chain of chargers, from the Gold Coast to Cairns, will be the largest fast-charging network in any one state in… Read more »

Report: Transportation and stationary storage battery demand will surpass consumer electronics by next year

Consumer electronics have traditionally driven the demand for energy storage devices, but transportation and stationary applications will soon become the largest storage markets, according to Lux Research. By 2025 the energy storage market will top $100 billion, with applications in transportation alone reaching $69 billion, Lux forecasts. The highest growth rate will be in stationary… Read more »

Startup with former Tesla execs to introduce a commercial electric truck this fall

A new player has popped up to join the growing ranks of commercial EV makers. California-based Chanje has assembled a team of execs with impressive experience in the EV industry. President Ian Gardner is an alumnus of the Boston Consulting Group, Duke Energy and the Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator. COO Joerg Sommer has been… Read more »