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ZF CeTrax electric drive goes into production

ZF has announced that the production of its CeTrax electric drive will start in the third quarter of 2020. CeTrax will be ZF’s second electric drive to go into volume production. Bus builder Solaris has chosen CeTrax to power its new Urbino 15 LE electric bus. “CeTrax is another building block on the way to… Read more »

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How to improve your property with EV charging stations

Sponsored by EVOCHARGE The demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is growing rapidly. In addition to being convenient and sustainable, adding charging stations to your multi-unit residential, office or public building provides competitive advantages.  EV charging stations:  Attract and retain high-income renters and top employees  Improve employee, customer and visitor satisfaction  Generate income from… Read more »

Webinar today: DC fast charging – vehicle-side thermal challenges

OEMs have made remarkable improvements to the EV powertrain over recent years to extend range, reduce costs, and improve the driving experience. Another key item that will help drive greater consumer acceptance of full-electric vehicles is faster charging times. Progress in achieving 400 A+ and less than 30-minute charging has been slow due to limitations… Read more »

SVOLT launches cobalt-free batteries for Great Wall EVs

Chinese automotive battery company SVOLT, a Great Wall Motors spin-off, has officially launched two cobalt-free batteries. In 2019, the company unveiled both the cobalt-free lithium-ion battery cells (NMx) and four-element lithium-ion battery cells (NCMA). At the product launch livestream event, SVOLT President Yang Hongxin said that the NMx battery cell rivals the NCM811 cell in… Read more »

Scandinavian telecom provider to offer EV charging solutions

Does it make sense for phone companies to get into the EV charging game? The Norwegian firm Telenor offers a full range of telecom services in the Nordic Countries, including mobile and fixed telephony, internet access and cable TV. Now Telenor has partnered with Swedish e-mobility company CaCharge to offer charging services to Telenor’s customers… Read more »

Swedish city to deploy 49 Volvo articulated electric buses, with zone management

The Swedish city of Jönköping plans to electrify several bus routes by the end of next year. The Norwegian firm Vy Buss, which will operate the electric routes, has ordered 49 Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated buses, each of which can carry up to 120 passengers. The new e-buses are scheduled to enter operation in Jönköping… Read more »

Nexperia’s next-gen 650 V gallium nitride (GaN) technology

Nexperia has announced a new range of GaN FETs featuring next-generation high-voltage GaN HEMT H2 technology. The devices will be available in both TO-247 and the company’s proprietary CCPAK surface-mount packaging. Nexperia says its devices achieve superior switching FOMs and on-state performance with improved stability, and simplify application designs. Because the parts are configured as… Read more »