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Daimler Truck works with German machinery manufacturer Manz to develop battery tech

Daimler Truck has acquired a ten-percent stake in the German high-tech machine manufacturer Manz. The two companies will form a strategic partnership to establish a pilot line for the production of battery cells and the assembly of batteries at Daimler Truck’s Mannheim site. The aim is to develop innovative battery technology and associated production processes… Read more »

Lilium teams with Honeywell and DENSO to manufacture motor for electric Lilium Jet

Lilium, the developer of an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, has partnered with Honeywell and DENSO, who will co-develop and manufacture the electric motor that will power the Lilium Jet’s engines. Honeywell, which invested in Lilium in 2021, is already developing the Lilium Jet’s avionics and flight control systems. Honeywell also has an… Read more »

Electreon to provide wireless charging infrastructure to Israeli bus operator Electra Afikim

Wireless charging provider Electreon has signed an agreement with Electra Afikim, which operates some 1,400 buses on 450 lines in Israel. Electreon will provide Electra Afikim with wireless charging infrastructure that will enable simultaneous charging of 30 buses. As part of the agreement Electreon will provide maintenance, support and operation services for the next 12… Read more »

Hillcrest Energy’s new bidirectional onboard EV charger

Hillcrest Energy Technologies has filed a patent application for “a simplified EV charging solution” that offers universal, backward-compatible, bidirectional (V2X) charging capabilities. The company’s goal is to name a launch partner and begin proof-of-concept validation in 2023. Hillcrest says an EV using its solution would no longer require an onboard charger, which would reduce the… Read more »

Solid Power producing solid-state cells on pilot line

Solid Power (Nasdaq: SLDP), a developer of all-solid-state battery cells for EVs, has completed installation of a pilot production line designed to produce EV-scale solid-state cells. The company intends to produce its Silicon EV Cells, which use over 50% active silicon in the anode, for internal testing before delivering them to its automotive partners BMW… Read more »

Holman invests in EV management software provider AmpUp

The venture capital division of global automotive services firm Holman has made an investment in AmpUp, a provider of EV management software. New Jersey-based Holman delivers a range of automotive services, including fleet management and leasing, vehicle fabrication and upfitting, component manufacturing, and insurance. AmpUp’s technology is designed to allow fleet operators to monitor and… Read more »

Marposs’s new leak-testing machine for sealed batteries

Marposs, a measurement, inspection and test technology company, has announced a new patent-pending machine for leak-testing batteries that can detect solvents used in the production of lithium-ion cells, including DMC, DEC, EMC and PP. In contrast to leak-testing systems that use helium as a tracer gas and don’t test the final seal, the Marposs machine… Read more »