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GS Yuasa to add Li-ion EV batteries to its product line

Japan’s GS Yuasa Automotive is known for lead-acid batteries, for which it claims to have a 70% market share in the Japanese market. The company also makes lithium-ion batteries for standard and plug-in hybrids through Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture with partners including Mitsubishi and Honda. Now GS Yuasa plans to enter the market… Read more »

Envision AESC to supply battery cells for BMW’s next-gen EVs

Japanese battery manufacturer Envision AESC has formed a new multi-year partnership with BMW to supply battery cells for the automaker’s next-generation EVs. Envision has committed to invest in a new 30 GWh battery manufacturing plant in South Carolina, which it says will be powered by “100 percent net zero carbon energy.” The company is currently… Read more »

Pilot and Volvo to build charging network for medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks

Pilot Company (formerly Pilot Flying J), which operates over 800 retail fuel stations, is moving with confidence into the EV charging space. Now the company has signed a letter of intent with the Volvo Group to develop a charging network open to all battery-electric Class 8 truck brands. Chargers will be located at select Pilot… Read more »

AMP’s EV charging solutions use Wolfspeed’s E-Series silicon carbide MOSFETs

Battery management specialist AMP has integrated Wolfspeed’s E-Series silicon carbide MOSFETs into its Energy Management Unit. AMP’s market-ready energy management solution integrates DC charging, DC-DC conversion and bidirectional onboard AC charging into a single platform. Wolfspeed’s E-Series MOSFETs are optimized for use in automotive applications such as traction inverters, onboard chargers and high-voltage DC-DC converters…. Read more »

Volvo Trucks provides electrification consulting for fleet customers

One of the keys to Tesla’s early success was that the company understood that winning drivers over to electric drive involves more than just selling cars. The importance of a more comprehensive customer relationship applies with even more force in the commercial vehicle market, and savvy commercial EV makers are offering “turnkey” electrification solutions, helping… Read more »

New study to compare lifetime costs of electric and gas vehicles

Comprehending the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an EV is an important factor in consumer decision-making. The TCO of a vehicle includes not just the initial purchase price, but also operating costs including fuel, maintenance, repairs and insurance. The inability to make clear comparisons between EVs and legacy vehicles is one factor slowing down… Read more »

Redwood Materials to supply cathode material to Panasonic’s new US battery plant

JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials will supply remanufactured battery cathode material to Panasonic, beginning in 2025, for a new factory the Japanese battery-maker is currently building in Kansas. Panasonic’s $4-billion factory, which is said to be larger than Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory, is expected to begin production of 2170-format cylindrical cells by March 2025. Spurred by the… Read more »

New York City orders 71 more EV ARC solar charging systems from Beam Global

New York City has placed an order for an additional 71 of Beam Global’s EV ARC solar-powered EV charging systems. This is the city’s seventh order, and it brings its fleet of EV ARC EV charging systems to 160. The new units are flood-proof to 9.5 feet, wind-rated to 125 mph, and feature an emergency… Read more »

Hyundai fuel cell trucks won’t be using green hydrogen after all

Governments around the world are dedicating taxpayer money to hydrogen projects, and these are invariably presented as using green hydrogen (produced by electrolysis using renewable energy). Hydrogen detractors often warn that, once these projects are funded, green hydrogen, which isn’t yet available at any scale, will prove impractical, and boosters will quietly switch to grey… Read more »