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Accelerated electrode drying could reduce battery production cost

A new EPIC project coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is aimed at accelerating the drying of electrodes for lithium-ion batteries, increasing the energy efficiency of this process and reducing production cost. KIT says innovative electrode drying management can reduce the cost of battery production and improve environmental performance. The quality of Li-ion battery… Read more »

BYD delivers 33 electric buses to Barbados

Electric buses are proliferating beyond the usual EV hotspots. Caribbean islands, many of which have short travel distances and high fuel prices, could be great candidates for transit electrification. The Barbados Transport Board recently received 33 BYD battery-electric buses, and two more of the 30-foot buses are to be delivered by December. The buses were… Read more »

In-Charge Energy to provide charging infrastructure for Navistar’s EV customers

NEXT eMobility Solutions, a business unit of Navistar International (NYSE: NAV), has signed a master services agreement with Los Angeles-based In-Charge Energy to provide charging infrastructure and consulting services to Navistar and its EV customers. As fleet operators electrify, they are learning that purchasing EVs is just the beginning of the process—they slso need to… Read more »

Rear seat delete option converts the Chevy Bolt to a tiny electric van

Cargo capacity has always been a sore point with legacy-brand (non-Tesla) EVs. The already limited cargo space in hatchbacks such as the LEAF and Bolt has been cannibalized for the battery, and the rear seats are not designed to fold flat. Well, if you’re willing to sacrifice the rear seats entirely, you may be able… Read more »

Electrify America creates new business unit for its home charging products

Electrify America is on a 10-year, $2-billion mission to build a comprehensive public DC fast charging network across the US. Last year it expanded into home charging with the launch of its Level 2 Home Charger. Now EA has formed a new business unit called Electrify Home, which aims to leverage the company’s considerable charging… Read more »

Porsche Digital spins off e-mobility loyalty program as &Charge

Porsche Digital has spun off an e-mobility company called &Charge. The Frankfurt-based startup is offering what it calls the first loyalty program for e-mobility in Europe. It provides a digital platform through which users can obtain credit for their online purchases, which can be redeemed for electric mobility services. For purchases, bookings and other transactions… Read more »

GM unveils Ultium Drive family of integrated electric drive units

General Motors has unveiled a family of five interchangeable drive units and three motors, which will power its next generation of EVs. “Ultium Drive will help the company transition its current portfolio to a fully electric lineup, providing significant advantages over GM’s previous EVs in performance, scale, speed to market and manufacturing efficiencies,” says GM…. Read more »

Navistar’s IC Bus to deliver 18 electric school buses in British Columbia

IC Bus, a school bus manufacturer owned by Navistar, has secured an order for 18 Type C electric school buses to be delivered to 14 school districts in British Columbia. “We are very happy to announce the first order of our electric CE school bus,” said IC Bus VP Trish Reed. “Electric is an exciting… Read more »

Hitachi ABB Power Grids launches charging system for EV fleets

Hitachi ABB Power Grids, a newly formed joint venture between the two electronics giants, has launched a new “grid-to-plug” EV charging system for public transport and commercial fleet operators. The new solution, called Grid-eMotion Fleet, is designed to enable fleet operators to efficiently scale up their operations. The Grid-eMotion Fleet solution comes in standard containers… Read more »

Smart charging specialist Wallbox acquires charging app provider Electromaps

Wallbox, a Barcelona-based manufacturer of smart charging solutions, has announced the acquisition of Electromaps, a digital platform for locating and accessing charging points. The Electromaps app, which allows users to access and pay for charging directly from their mobile phones, features a database of over 120,000 recharging points in 120 countries, and has some 100,000… Read more »