Read past issues of Charged – Electric Vehicles Magazine

Issue 51 – September/October 2020

Featuring:

  • A closer look at the DC Link
  • Tesla’s success is “a combination of thousands of heroic feats that no one knows about” (book excerpt)
  • Proterra beefs up its battery expertise: Q&A CTO Dustin Grace
  • NeoCharge’s Smart Splitter reduces barriers to Level 2 EV charging at home
  • Volkswagen ID.4 and Nissan Ariya bring EV drive to compact crossovers … chasing Tesla Model Y
  • Shoppers buy more EVs if they understand charging—and now there’s proof (exclusive first look)

Issue 50 – July/August 2020

Featuring:

  • The technical challenges of bidirectional chargers
  • Li-Cycle recovers usable battery-grade materials from shredded Li-ion batteries
  • Turnkey transit bus electrification: Enel X offers full service EV-fleet installations for city and school buses
  • BMW X3 PHEV—finally worth plugging in
  • EPA issues draft performance requirements for ENERGY STAR DC fast charger specification

Issue 49 – May/June 2020

Featuring:

  • Model Y: Tesla’s latest model is its most refined—and it continues to improve
  • Specialized motor materials and constructions (Part 2)
  • Scale up micro-solid-state batteries to large EV cells? It’s not so simple.
  • How to ensure EV traction motor magnets aren’t pushed beyond their operating limits
  • The emerging “non-utilities”—EVs are helping new players in the energy marketplace.
  • The sun-to-car connection: SolarEdge provides the missing link from solar panels to EV charging
  • COVID-19 vs EVs: What happens?

Issue 48 – March/April 2020

Featuring:

  • Seven future electric pickup trucks. Maybe.
  • Specialized motor materials and constructions (Part 1)
  • In-Charge Energy is preparing for the coming tsunami of commercial electric trucks
  • EnergyHub gives utilities more flexibility to manage peaks, including direct control of EV charging
  • Retooling a shuttered factory to build electric trucks: Q&A with Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns
  • Solid-state battery tech: What’s close to commercialization, and what’s still years away?

Issue 47 – January/February 2020

Featuring:

  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: An electric crossover with “the soul of a Mustang”
  • Enevate says its silicon-dominant anode technology is ready for EV production
  • Semiconductor packaging considerations in EVs
  • A look at BMS validation testing
  • ROCSYS automates charging stations with soft robots
  • Q&A with Electrify America’s Chief Operating Officer

Issue 46 – November/October 2019

Featuring:

  • 2020 Taycan: The Germans respond to Tesla with an excellent new Porsche and a valiant EV effort
  • EMC for EVs: Understanding electromagnetic compatibility
  • Q&A with Rivian’s VP of Propulsion
  • EV motor shaft bearings: One of the few moving parts
  • EVmatch: A simple, low-cost way to monetize your charging stations
  • Zeal puts workplace and residential MUD chargers on autopilot

Issue 45 – September/October 2019

Featuring:

  • 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring: Review of the brand’s first plug-in hybrid
  • EuroGroup’s new gluing technology promises to improve motor efficiency and reshape electric machine design
  • A closer look at advances in power PCBs
  • Cable sizing and selection for EV systems
  • AC Fast Charging: The right fit for medium-duty EVs
  • V2G value propositions: Fermata Energy is focused on building financially viable solutions for vehicle-to-grid

Issue 44 – July/August 2019

Featuring:

  • A closer look at current sensors in EVs
  • Sparkcharge launches a portable and scalable DC fast charging unit
  • Pre-Switch promises to add 5-12% more EV range by eliminating switching loses
  • 2019 Kia Niro EV: An impressive electric compact suggests good things from future Kia EVs
  • Easelink wants to set a new standard for EV charging: Automatic and conductive
  • EV outliers: Oslo, San Francisco…and St Petersburg?

Issue 43 – May/June 2019

Featuring:

  • Mobile EV chargers deliver power where it’s needed
  • Battery testing start-up Novonix has spun off PUREgraphite to manufacture anode material in the US
  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric: A viable EV competitor for the average car buyer
  • SiC vs GaN semiconductors for EV power converters: Tech Opinion
  • The Wallbox Copper proves EV chargers can be beautiful too

Issue 42 – March/April 2019

Featuring:

  • Battery bonding: Ultrasonic wire bonding vs laser welded bonding
  • A closer look at the losses in power semiconductors
  • A look at Volkswagen’s MEB architecture
  • How local leaders can make their communities more EV-friendly
  • Nissan’s $3,500 LEAF rebate gets local utilities involved in increasing EV awareness
  • Could new regulations hold back EV charging development?
  • The EV industry sees problems with California’s proposal to mandate credit card readers for public chargers
  • Determining ENERGY STAR specifications for high-power EV fast chargers proves challenging
  • California proposes DC metering standards for fast chargers, companies ask for more time

Issue 41 – January/February 2019

Featuring:

  • LORD and Scheugenpflug collaborate to scale up EV thermal designs
  • ELANTAS increases electric motor longevity with nanoparticle-infused insulation
  • 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid review: Subaru’s first PHEV offers its loyal customers a taste of zero-emission miles
  • A closer look at the losses in EV motors
  • Muir Commons: A case study in MUD EV infrastructure
  • Koben Systems’ smart breaker panel and battery pack enable large EV charging installations

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