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Microvast Power Systems raises $400 Million in new funding

Microvast Power Systems (MPS) has received $400 million in a funding round led by CITIC Securities. MPS is a vertically integrated battery system manufacturer. Its battery systems are currently powering over 15,000 electric and hybrid public transport vehicles in over 140 cities. MPS plans to launch a next-generation product line this year, and began construction… Read more »

Knapheide installs XL Hybrids’ plug-in powertrain in Ford F-150 pickups

Commercial vehicle equipment provider Knapheide Manufacturing will become a ship-through installer of XL Hybrids’ XLP plug-in hybrid upfits on Ford F-150 half-ton pickup trucks. Knapheide will begin XLP upfits at its Kansas City, Missouri facility starting in the fourth quarter of this year. XL Hybrids’ XLP system is compatible with a range of wheelbases, cab… Read more »

Trucking industry skeptical but wary about Tesla semi plans

Long-haul trucks are going to be a tough nut for EVs to crack, but it’s never smart to bet against Tesla. That’s the one-sentence summary of the trucking industry’s reaction to Tesla’s recent announcement that it will unveil an electric semi-truck in September. The challenges involved in electrifying big rigs are huge. The battery for… Read more »

BMW installs charging station at Thomas Edison home

BMW switched on a new charging station at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the site of Edison’s New Jersey laboratory and home, the symbolic first step of a project that will install up to 100 stations in national parks and nearby communities across the country. The project is a partnership that includes BMW, the National… Read more »

GIGAVAC’s new 1,500-volt contactors

Carpinteria, California-based GIGAVAC has announced a pair of additions to its line of switching devices. The HX241 and HXNC241 are hermetically sealed HVDC contactors in normally-open and normally-closed versions. Both models have UL and IEC approval for operation at 1,500 volts DC. Package size is approximately 3×3 inches. Sealed internal chambers for both contacts and… Read more »

Littelfuse introduces new resettable PPTC devices for automotive applications

Circuit protection specialist Littelfuse has introduced three series of PolySwitch AEC-Q200 qualified resettable Polymeric Positive Temperature Coefficient (PPTC) devices. These surface-mount devices are designed for robust overcurrent protection in harsh automotive environments. Unlike fuses, resettable PPTCs do not require replacement after a fault event – they allow a circuit to return to its normal operating… Read more »

Con Edison offers rewards for smart EV charging

EV owners in New York City and Westchester County can earn gift card rewards by participating in a new Con Edison program. The utility has partnered with charging specialist FleetCarma to offer a program called SmartCharge New York that will pay EV owners to charge their vehicles at off-peak times. The program is open to… Read more »

Taiwanese startup debuts road-legal electric supercar

The EV revolution is helping to spread the automotive industry all around the globe. XING Mobility is a Taipei-based startup that develops EVs technology through racing. The company, which includes some ex-Tesla engineers, released an electric race car prototype in 2015, and has since developed several EV products aimed at the commercial vehicle market. The… Read more »