The Tech

Harvey Gulf orders Wärtsilä energy storage for four LNG-powered supply vessels

Wärtsilä, a provider of marine industry LNG solutions and services, will supply its Energy Storage System (ESS) to Louisiana-based Harvey Gulf, which will retrofit the system to four Harvey Energy-class LNG-fueled Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs). A fifth vessel in this class was previously fitted with a Wärtsilä ESS. When the upgrade project is completed, all… Read more »

OXIS Energy to power luxury yacht with Li-S batteries

Yachts de Luxe (YdL) of Singapore has signed a ten-year contract with Oxis Energy valued at $5 million to build the world’s first luxury boat to be powered by Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) batteries. The objective is to achieve a range of 70 to 100 nautical miles at cruising speed.  Oxis will work with YdL to design… Read more »

Nexperia launches AEC-Q101-qualified, leadless CAN-FD protection diodes

Semiconductor manufacturer Nexperia has announced new leadless ESD protection devices for CAN-FD applications. Devices are available in leadless packages with side-wettable flanks that enable AOI tools to be used. Fully AEC-Q101-qualified, the PESD2CANFDx series parts are designed to provide ESD and RF performance, and save PCB space. Nexperia says its new DFN1412D-3 and DFN1110D-3 leadless… Read more »

Drive System Design expands electrified powertrain test facilities

EV powertrain engineering specialist Drive System Design (DSD) has announced a strategic expansion of its test facilities, adding two additional test cells for high-performance hybrids and EVs.  The first of the new facilities can deliver input torque up to 2,500 Nm at 2,100 rpm, 525 kW at 7,000 rpm, and 350 kW at 1,100 V… Read more »

Recurrent raises seed money to fund its independent reports on used EVs

Recurrent, a Seattle-based startup that provides independent reports on the condition of used EV batteries, has raised $3.5 million to power its business. The startup officially launched in September to offer third-party reports on the battery life and range of used EVs to help car buyers make purchase decisions. Recurrent says it has more than… Read more »

Danfoss Editron to power electric trucks for reborn Brazilian manufacturer FNM

Danfoss Editron has been selected as the official supplier for drivetrain systems that will power fully-electric trucks manufactured by Fábrica Nacional de Mobilidades (FNM) in Brazil. Founded in 1942, FNM was Brazil’s first truck manufacturer. The company was privatized in 1968 by the government, before being bought by Fiat, which held the company until 1988…. Read more »

PREMO offers new inductive couplers for EVs and smart grid applications

PREMO, a manufacturer of inductive components, announces its new MICU family that covers a wide frequency range for power line communications (PLC) in smart grid and EV charging applications. PREMO says the inductive couplers provide these benefits: Non-intrusive (no need to disconnect cables, terminals, etc) Easy to use and install. Clamp, click and connect in… Read more »

JB Straubel gives a tour of Redwood Materials’ battery recycling operation

Despite what the anti-EV brigade would like you to believe, recycling lithium-ion batteries is quite feasible both technologically and financially, and several companies are doing so right now. One of these is Li-Cycle, which was featured in the July/August issue of Charged. Another is Redwood Materials , which has gotten a lot of press coverage… Read more »

Octillion debuts new EV battery leasing plan

Octillion Power Systems has announced a new demo program that allows fleet customers to lease batteries when they purchase vehicles. Under the program, participating fleet operators will be allowed to source batteries through a five-year lease-to-own program, with no up-front payment.  “The program is designed to ensure that fleets feel prepared to make the switch… Read more »