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Heliox to deliver mobile DC chargers to PACCAR EVs in North America

Heliox, a provider of DC charging systems for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has signed a supply agreement with PACCAR Parts to support the rollout of PACCAR’s electric vehicles in North America. PACCAR Parts provides aftermarket parts to DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt dealerships and TRP stores around the world. Heliox will supply mobile 25 kW and… Read more »

Today’s Webinar: Power GaN as a technology of choice for volume EV applications

As vehicle electrification increases, so do the requirement for power semiconductors to provide highly efficient power conversion at increasingly higher switching frequency. A move from traditional silicon to wide-band gap, in particular Power GaN FETs, can address the demands of electrification of the powertrain. In this webinar, we will cover how Nexperia addresses one of… Read more »

NI to purchase Kratzer’s test systems business

NI (formerly National Instruments) has agreed to purchase the test systems business of Kratzer Automation, and expects the purchase to close in Q2 of 2022. The acquisition will combine NI’s flexible EV hardware and software test platform with Kratzer’s application-specific EV software and integration capabilities. About 200 Kratzer employees will join NI. “The addition of… Read more »

Startup Weev to build Northern Ireland charging network with 1,500 charging points

Belfast-based startup Weev Energy plans to invest £20 million in a new public charging network that will include over 350 locations across Northern Ireland. The company plans to install 1,500 new charging points before the end of 2024. Some of these will be located at 6 “ultra-rapid charging hubs,” and some will be at strategic… Read more »

Electreon and partners to demonstrate in-road dynamic wireless charging

Wireless charging specialist Electreon, together with the ASPIRE Engineering Research Center, truck-maker Kenworth and project management firm Kiewit, plan to demonstrate a dynamic wireless charging system.   Electreon’s in-motion dynamic wireless charging technology will be installed at ASPIRE’s research test track in North Logan, Utah in the summer of 2022. Kenworth supplied a Class 8 T680… Read more »

Hertz to purchase up to 65,000 Polestar EVs

Rental giant Hertz gave the whole EV industry a boost with last year’s announcement that it would add up to 100,000 Teslas to its fleet. Now the company has announced plans to buy up to 65,000 EVs from Polestar over five years. It expects to make the new EVs available beginning in Spring 2022 in… Read more »

Mack’s Range Calculator helps refuse truck customers plan routes for electrification

Mack Trucks, part of the Volvo Group, has introduced a new Range Calculator for Electric Vehicles to help customers simulate real-world collection routes for the Mack LR Electric refuse truck. The Range Calculator uses GPS data collected from a customer’s current routes to predict the number of starts and stops the Mack LR Electric can… Read more »

Global Li-ion battery production capacity could reach 6 TWh by 2030

Global lithium-ion battery production capacity could reach over 6,000 GWh (6 TWh) by the end of the decade, according to lithium industry authority Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Battery manufacturing facilities (now invariably referred to as “gigafactories”) are being built by automakers and battery suppliers around the world. Total lithium-ion capacity (existing or under construction) has doubled… Read more »