GKN Driveline to supply eAxle for BMW X1 PHEV in China

Drivetrain manufacturer GKN Driveline will supply its eAxle technology for a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW X1 for the Chinese market. BMW already uses GKN eAxles in the plug-in version of its 2 Series Active Tourer. GKN conducted application and development work for the technology at its facility in Shanghai, but it will be… Read more »

eMotorWerks and Nayax partner to develop smart grid-enabled charging stations

eMotorWerks has teamed with EV Meter, a subsidiary of Nayax, to develop JuiceStation, a dual 40-amp smart grid-enabled charging station. Nayax operates over 30,000 point of sale terminals at convenience stores, service stations, and shopping centers. JuiceStation features access control, flexible payment options, energy management and reporting features. In conjunction with eMotorWerks’ JuiceNet cloud-based solution,… Read more »

Saint Jean Carbon sets out to show that Li-ion materials can be recycled over and over again

Saint Jean Carbon, a carbon science company with interests in graphite and lithium mining, plans to join with a battery manufacturing partner to build a full-scale lithium-ion battery using recycled material from an EV power pack and upcycled anode material. The project aims to show that battery materials can be re-used over and over again,… Read more »

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid to go on sale in spring

Cadillac’s new CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will go on sale in the spring of 2017. The luxury sedan is expected to deliver an electric range of 30 miles and fuel economy of 65 MPGe. US pricing will start at $75,095 plus a $995 destination charge. GM has equipped the Caddy with a new rear-wheel-drive electric variable… Read more »

Fastned installs first urban fast charging station in The Hague

Dutch charging network operator Fastned has installed a fast charging station in the historic city of The Hague, next to the Huis ten Bosch Royal Palace. It is the first of five stations planned for the city. Fastned already has 55 fast charging stations along Dutch highways, and is now expanding its network to urban… Read more »

Volkswagen: Cost lines for EVs and diesels could cross by 2025

Ever-more stringent global emissions standards are driving up the cost of ICEs, narrowing the gap between them and electric drivetrains, according to a VW exec. “Emissions standards are getting tougher and tougher, and it is getting more and more expensive to meet those standards,” Dr. Matthias Erb, a Volkswagen Group of America Executive VP, told… Read more »

AeroVironment to provide official home charging station for 2017 Bolt

GM has named AeroVironment’s EVSE-RS as the official charging station accessory for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV), which also makes drones and missiles for military customers, builds a variety of EVSE, from workplace charging stations to portable “trunk chargers.” As an official accessory, AeroVironment’s EVSE-RS charging station will be labeled with a… Read more »

Magnet Applications announces breakthrough in 3D-printed NdFeB magnets

Magnet Applications, a manufacturer of specialty magnets, has announced a breakthrough in 3D-printed neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) magnets. NdFeB magnets are the most powerful known, and are used in applications from robotics to wind turbines to EVs. Magnet Applications engineers, working with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have shown that permanent magnets produced by… Read more »

Study: Consumers want optimized charging, renewables, V2G

A national survey of consumer attitudes towards plug-in vehicles suggests that people would prefer control to convenience in many charging scenarios, and that most want to be able to choose renewable energy. For “Consumer Preferences for the Charging of Plug-In Electric Vehicles,” researchers Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak of the University of Michigan Transportation Research… Read more »

Leclanché and Narada Power form strategic alliance for Li-ion technology

Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché and China-based battery manufacturer Zhejiang Narada Power Source have announced a strategic partnership to manufacture and develop lithium-ion battery technology for the Chinese and global markets. Narada aims to achieve low-cost, scale manufacturing of Leclanché’s proprietary high-cycling and fast-charging lithium titanate (LTO) and high-energy-density graphite nickel manganese cobalt (G-NMC) battery technologies…. Read more »