EST-Floattech supplies Octopus battery systems to Wight Shipyard

Netherlands-based battery manufacturer EST-Floattech will provide its Octopus Series battery systems to UK shipbuilder Wight Shipyard for installation on two vessels, Mars Clipper and Cross River Ferry.  The vessels will be operated by ferry service company Thames Clippers. Wight Shipyard, on the Isle of Wight, specializes in high-speed ferries, retrofits and vessel maintenance. Thames Clippers… Read more »

Volvo collaborates with Utility Innovation Group and Portable Electric to launch off-grid chargers

Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) and Volvo Penta have launched two new charging units in the North American market in collaboration with Utility Innovation Group (UIG) and Portable Electric. The PU750 unit is developed and built by UIG is designed for fast charging of larger equipment onsite without needing a converter, while the PU130 developed with… Read more »

Charging/rideshare provider Revel hires former Tesla Supercharger exec

When Tesla’s CEO chose to disband the company’s Supercharger team, EV industry pundits predicted that many of those experts would soon be snapped up by other firms. Now we learn that rideshare/charging provider Revel has hired Edward Noseworthy to lead the company’s EV infrastructure design and construction team. Noseworthy, a seven-year Tesla veteran who oversaw… Read more »

Polyplastics launches PPS grade for EVs

Japanese engineering plastics manufacturer Polyplastics has launched a new glass-filled polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) grade that meets the requirements for metal insert molding, particularly for EV busbars. The DURAFIDE PPS 1140HS6 is designed to limit molding imperfections and enhance performance without the need for impact modifiers in EV busbar applications. Insert-molded EV components are typically made… Read more »

FLO assembles its first Ultra chargers in Michigan

Canada-based EV charging company FLO has started production of its FLO Ultra DC fast charging stations at its facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The FLO Ultra charger has a dual-port 320 kW configuration and featues the company’s new motorized cable management system. The EZLift system is designed to keep cables off the ground, make them… Read more »

Harbinger announces $400 million in electric truck pre-orders 

Southern California-based medium-duty electric truck manufacturer Harbinger has received 4,000 binding pre-orders from customers that include Bimbo Bakeries USA, RV manufacturer THOR Industries, postal service operator Mail Management Services and several North American commercial vehicle dealers. These include Doggett Equipment Services Group (500 units), Campbell Supply (125 units), GATR Truck Center (500 units), ETHERO Truck… Read more »

Smappee introduces EV Wall charger in the US

Belgian energy management technology company Smappee has announced the US launch of its EV Wall charger designed for residential and commercial use. The compact wall-mounted smart charger has a power output of 48 A and an 18-foot cable. It integrates with the Smappee App energy management platform. It features solar-forecasting technology for optimization with solar… Read more »