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New report analyzes global market for recycled lithium and cobalt

In a new analysis of the global end-of-life value chain for lithium-ion batteries, consultancy Creation Inn predicts that the total amount of recycled lithium could reach 5,800 tons (30,000 tons lithium carbonate equivalent) in 2025, 9 percent of the total lithium battery supply, while the amount of cobalt from recycled batteries is expected to reach… Read more »

Gothenburg electric buses to use ABB 450 kW fast charging

The Swedish city of Gothenburg will use ABB’s 450 kW Opportunity Charging (OppCharge) system to power two new electric buses. OppCharge is an open charging interface that can be used by any manufacturer. It uses an automated pantograph on the charging infrastructure to connect the bus to the charging point. Due for delivery in spring… Read more »

Spark EV telematics solution aims to increase productivity for EV fleets

Spark EV is a new AI-based journey prediction telematics solution designed to help fleet EVs complete more journeys between charges, enabling greater fleet utilization. A combination of sensor technology, cloud-based analysis software and a smartphone app, Spark EV analyzes live driver, vehicle and other data sources, such as weather and congestion, then uses software algorithms… Read more »

XING Mobility’s electric supercar uses novel battery cooling system

Taipei-based electric powertrain startup XING Mobility has announced a 1,341 hp rally-inspired supercar that’s not afraid to leave the roadway. Miss R has 4 independent 350 V motors and 4-wheel torque vectoring, and XING says she will be able to reach 100 km/h in 1.8 seconds. In response to the inevitable comparison to the new… Read more »

Raption 50 DC fast charger uses a modular design to maximize uptime

Barcelona-based charger manufacturer Circontrol presented its new Raption 50 DC quick charging station at the recent EVS30 exhibition in Stuttgart. The Raption 50 series is designed to maximize its uptime and availability for users, thanks to its modular design, which features four individual power packs that deliver 12.5 kW each. If one power pack fails,… Read more »

Freemens wins €250,000 EU grant to design modular battery pack

French energy storage and battery management system specialist Freemens has won a €250,000 grant from the European Commission’s iModBatt project. The aim of iModBatt is to design and manufacture a high-energy-density modular battery pack with minimum environmental impact that’s flexible enough to be used in automotive and small stationary applications. The iModBatt battery pack will… Read more »

Proterra sells 10 electric buses to San José airport

The San José City Council has approved the purchase of 10 Proterra Catalyst E2 battery-electric transit buses and related charging infrastructure for use at the Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC). Proterra’s E2 series 35-foot electric buses feature a 440 kWh battery pack with an estimated range of 251 miles. Proterra was bidding… Read more »

Thomas, Blue Bird and IC Bus introduce electric school buses

Three major school bus manufacturers – Thomas, Blue Bird and IC Bus – introduced battery-electric buses at the recent National Association for Pupil Transportation trade show in Columbus, Ohio. Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses introduced the Saf-T-Liner C2 Electric Bus, affectionately known as Jouley, which has a capacity of 81 passengers and is to go… Read more »

BMW to showcase 5 EVs at LA show

The BMW Group will present 5 EVs at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, including one new production vehicle, the BMW i3s. BMW recently reported that EVs and PHEVs now account for 5.5% of total sales in the US. By 2025, the company plans to offer 25 electrified models, 12 of them pure EVs. The… Read more »