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Amada Miyachi develops new TIG welding torch for safe, quick battery pack R&D

Welder equipment manufacturer Amada Miyachi has developed a new TIG welding technology designed for safer and easier welding of battery cans and tab materials in a bench-top R&D environment. The system is suitable for R&D on battery pack concepts and assembly, as well as low to medium volume battery pack manufacturing and battery pack repair/rework… Read more »

Donaldson launches two-stage protective vent for battery packs

Vehicle filter company Donaldson has launched its Dual-Stage Battery Vent, which the company says provides protection from pressure, heat, and contaminants. The battery vent’s first stage equalizes pressure, while providing protection from water, dirt, and automotive fluids. The second-stage venting kicks in if rapid pressure and heat build-up occur. During this stage, the vents fully… Read more »

Nissan Australia touts LEAF V2H capabilities, disses Tesla battery project

Nissan’s Global Director of Electric Vehicles, Nic Thomas, recently took a trip Down Under for the Australian launch of the Nissan LEAF Plus. In his speech, he highlighted the LEAF’s bidirectional charging capability, which he said is already being used in Japan, and is expected to be available in Australia within months. Nissan Australia’s Manager… Read more »

Thyssenkrupp expands footprint in Hungary with new EV motor parts plant

Thyssenkrupp plans to build a new production plant in Pécs, Hungary that will make electric motor components and valve train parts for efficient IC engines. Construction is scheduled to begin in September, and the start of production is planned for the end of 2020. The company plans to invest around 50 million euros in the… Read more »

Letter from Amsterdam: EVs of all shapes and sizes

The streets of Amsterdam are a chaotic carnival of transportation options: the famous flotilla of bicycles (which have dedicated lanes on all major streets) shares the cobblestones with skateboards, scooters (gas, electric and pedal), Segways, buses (diesel and electric) and street trams. There are also canal boats, an underground Metro system, and of course automobiles… Read more »

Electrify America to offer 2 years of free charging to Harley-Davidson LiveWire owners

Charging network operator Electrify America has partnered with Harley-Davidson to provide owners of its first all-electric motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire, with the per-minute equivalent of 500 kWh of complimentary charging over two years. Harley first teased an all-electric motorcycle in 2014 and the company plans to begin deliveries of the LiveWire in August 2019. “At… Read more »