Tesla makes its charging connector design and specification files available to all

Yes, Tesla can still do great things. “In pursuit of our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, today we are opening our EV connector design to the world,” says the Prodigal Pioneer. “We invite charging network operators and vehicle manufacturers to put the Tesla charging connector and charge port, now called the… Read more »

Electrify America launches a new brand-neutral marketing campaign to promote EVs

It’s great to see that automakers are now including EVs in their all-pervasive advertising campaigns, after years of ignoring them. But car ads tend to be arty rather than practical, and many prospective customers still don’t understand how charging works. Enter Electrify America, with a new brand-neutral marketing campaign titled “As Seen on EV.” Modeled… Read more »

Custom Truck One Source and Battle Motors partner

Custom Truck One Source is a provider of specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions—it offers sales, rentals, service, customization and remanufacturing. Now the company has added Battle Motors to its truck inventory. Custom Truck will offer Battle Motors’ full cabover line, including electric trucks, in Kansas City, Missouri and other cities. The partnership will enable… Read more »

Silicon Mobility’s APP – T222 INVERTER control software earns ASIL-C certification

Digital control developer Silicon Mobility has announced that its control software platform has been certified ISO 26262 ASIL-C compliant by SGS-TÜV Saar. The OLEA APP – T222 INVERTER is part of the OLEA product line, and supports ASIL-D certification for integrating powertrain systems. “Built as a software platform to control a wide variety of technologies… Read more »

Former YASA CEO Chris Harris appointed as electric aviation developer Evolito CEO

Evolito, a privately-owned company that is developing and manufacturing electric motors and powertrains for aerospace applications, has announced that former YASA CEO Dr. Chris Harris will join the company as CEO. Evolito was spun out from YASA in July 2021. YASA, a developer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers for the automotive sector, was acquired… Read more »

Infinitum secures $30 million in capital to expand and automate its Mexico production facility

Infinitum, creator of a patented air-core motor, has secured $30 million in additional growth capital from several investors. The company will use the new funds to expand and fully automate assembly at its 65,000-square-foot facility in Mexico to meet a significant increase in demand. The company, which was formerly known as Infinitum Electric, has rebranded… Read more »

Franklin Electric introduces switchgear for DC fast charging stations

Franklin Electric has introduced a new switchgear product that supports up to four 150 kW DC fast chargers. It’s part of the company’s new NexPhase line of EV products. “NexPhase is purpose-built to support the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program, helping to enable EV charging site owners to maintain NEVI’s 97% charger uptime… Read more »