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Lordstown announces battery supplier for Endurance pickup, plans to produce electric van in 2022

Lordstown Motors has released an update on its business plans that includes several bits of news. The Ohio-based EV builder confirmed that it has signed a multi-year battery supply agreement with LG Chem for the Endurance. The upcoming electric pickup will use 2170 cylindrical cells like the ones used in Tesla’s Model 3 and Model… Read more »

Jaguar announces plan to electrify by 2025

The iconic British car brand Jaguar became the latest automaker to reveal a plan to phase out fossil-fuel engines, announcing its intention to go fully electric by 2025. Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by Indian conglomerate Tata Motors, hopes the move will help repair the fortunes of the struggling 86-year-old Jaguar brand. JLR said… Read more »

ZF’s newest brake system to be used in Volkswagen EVs

The latest in ZF brake control solutions will be the standard in Volkswagen’s ID.3 and ID.4 EVs, as well as future vehicles built on Volkswagen’s MEB modular e-drive system platform.  ZF says its optimized software interface allows the new braking system to be integrated into the electronic architecture of VW vehicles while supporting driver assistance… Read more »

FEV supports automakers with charging compatibility analysis

FEV’s Mobile Charging Analyzer provides in-depth charging communication and power evaluation as part of vehicle-level benchmark capabilities. The analyzer allows for flexible testing at various locations, and real-time measurement of all signal parameters via Control Pilot and PLC (power line communication), which records the communication between the charging station and the vehicle. Examples of measurement… Read more »

Cree launches new silicon carbide power module portfolio

Cree has announced the launch of its Wolfspeed WolfPACK power modules for a diverse range of industrial power markets, including EV fast charging, renewable energy, energy storage and industrial power applications. The new modules use 1,200 V MOSFET technology, and are designed to deliver maximum efficiency in small packages. “The introduction of the Wolfspeed WolfPACK… Read more »

2022 Bolt EUV model that Chevy calls an SUV joins an updated Bolt EV priced from $31,995

For 2022, the Chevrolet Bolt lineup will expand from one to two models, with a new, so-called SUV version added alongside the original hatchback. Importantly, the Bolt siblings will take on a new role as the most affordable entries in a lineup of Chevrolet electric vehicles expected to grow significantly by 2025. Chevy dubs its… Read more »

Proposed legislation would restore federal EV tax credit to GM and Tesla

Democrats in the House of Representatives have reintroduced the GREEN Act (Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now), which among many other tax code revisions would once again allow Tesla and GM customers to claim federal EV tax credits. A similar bill failed to pass in 2020, but the prospects for passage seem bright under the… Read more »

Green Tesla embraces carbon-intensive bitcoin

Elon Musk is by nature an iconoclast, a disrupter, an upsetter of applecarts and a slayer of sacred cows, so his long-standing interest in bitcoin, which has been described as “a techno-anarchist project” and “a way to separate money from the state,” is not at all surprising. Now Tesla has purchased $1.5 billion worth of… Read more »

Harvard University deploys four electric buses

Harvard University recently purchased four Proterra electric buses, along with the necessary charging infrastructure. The new buses, which will replace four biodiesel-powered vehicles, represent about a third of Harvard’s fleet. Each 35-foot Proterra transit bus has a seating capacity of 29, and features a 450 kWh battery pack and an 800-volt system architecture. The shuttles… Read more »

Millor will manufacture cobalt-free lithium-ion batteries in Europe

The COBRA (CObalt-free Batteries for FutuRe Automotive Applications), a European consortium that aims to develop a new cobalt-free lithium-ion battery technology, has chosen Millor Battery to make the prototypes and first batteries. COBRA and Millor Battery seek to reduce the proportion of critical raw materials in batteries without compromising energy and energy performance. Among these… Read more »