European HEFT project targets cheaper, more efficient, power-dense motor for EVs

In a €4-million HEFT research project directed by Mondragan University, eight EU partners including GKN Automotive will create a “lower-cost, more efficient and power-dense” permanent magnet motor for EVs. HEFT is an EU Horizon 2020 project focused on designing and manufacturing EV motors with reused and recycled permanent magnets. HEFT recommends energy-efficient rare earth synchronous… Read more »

JOLT rolls out ADS-TEC’s battery-buffered fast chargers in city centers

ADS-TEC Energy, an international manufacturer of battery storage-based solutions, and Munich-based charge point operator JOLT Energy will collaborate to deploy fast EV charging stations in major cities in Europe and the US. JOLT has already ordered “a high double-digit number of systems” for 2023, and more orders are expected. ADS-TEC’s battery-buffered charging solutions are designed… Read more »

Magna to produce off-road EV for INEOS Automotive

Canadian automotive parts supplier Magna has been awarded a contract to manufacture the INEOS Automotive off-road EV—expected to start production in Graz, Austria, in 2026. Magna started working with INEOS Automotive in 2018, providing complete vehicle engineering services ahead of the launch of the company’s first off-roader, the Grenadier. “As a global contract manufacturer with… Read more »

ABM brings together EV charging, parking, microgrid expertise at new EV ecosystem hub

ABM, a provider of facility services, infrastructure solutions, and parking management, has installed close to 30,000 EV charging stations to date, and now aims to be “a single-source solution provider across the entire EV ecosystem,” offering comprehensive engineering, design, installation and maintenance services. To this end, the company plans to centralize its e-mobility, resiliency and… Read more »

Tesla says it’s “building” a new product. Is this the long-awaited Model 2?

Less-affluent EV fans have been hoping Tesla would produce a budget-priced EV since…well, since the company’s founding. Over the last few months, we’ve seen growing evidence that a cheaper Tesla—which the chattering classes have unofficially dubbed Model 2—is in the works. In April, Tesla revealed Master Plan Part 3, which included teaser-level info about three… Read more »

Piedmont Lithium and partner Sayona to provide lithium to LG Chem and Tesla from Quebec mines

Lithium producers are hustling to establish production in North America, and that’s a positive thing. However, it’s not going to happen at Silicon Valley speed. The mining industry has its own complex product cycles, and its own terminology, complete with plenty of acronyms. Piedmont Lithium’s joint venture partner, Sayona Mining, has released a definitive feasibility… Read more »

Umicore invests in Blue Current to scale up solid-state battery tech development

Belgian circular materials technology company Umicore has purchased a minority stake in California-based solid-state battery manufacturer Blue Current.  This investment complements the companies’ joint development agreement (JDA) to integrate Umicore’s battery materials into Blue Current’s solid-state battery technology. By providing capital—in addition to supplying battery materials under the JDA—Umicore intends to drive market adoption of… Read more »

EVCS enables roaming across its West Coast EV charging network by partnering with ChargeHub

Two North American EV charging network companies, California-based EVCS and Quebec-based ChargeHub, have announced a partnership: EVCS will join ChargeHub’s Passport Hub platform as a charge point operator (CPO). The aim, according to EVCS, is to open its network to a broad range of EV drivers using a variety of e-mobility service providers (eMSPs), and… Read more »