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Winnebago and Motiv Power Systems team up to develop electric mobile healthcare vehicle

Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO) has partnered with Motiv Power Systems to develop an electric Mobile Lung Unit (eMLU) vehicle. Powered by Motiv’s EPIC 6 all-electric chassis, which is based on a Ford F-53, the specialty healthcare vehicle features the Samsung NeuroLogica BodyTom Elite, a portable full-body, 32-slice CT scanner. The vehicle’s electric powertrain eliminates the… Read more »

Short sellers burn, financial pundits fulminate as Elon Musk announces plan to take Tesla private

Wheee! What fun it must be to set the financial markets and the media ablaze with a single tweet, and incinerate $1.3 billion of your enemies’ wealth with a few keystrokes. Tesla has been through some roller coaster rides before, but this year has been unlike anything we’ve ever seen, and things just got even… Read more »

EXOMO electrifies recreational aviation with electric paramotor

Yet another type of vehicle that’s going electric: the paramotor (a motor worn on a pilot’s back to power a paraglider). EXOMO, a collaboration between French paramotor school Aeronature and aeronautics specialist Aero Composites Saintonge (which made the E-Fan demonstrator for the Airbus Group), has introduced the Integral, a new design for electric paramotors that… Read more »

Fastned and ABB unveils new generation of 350 kW charging stations

Dutch charging company Fastned has unveiled a new generation of DC fast charging stations, developed by ABB, that support charging levels of up to 350 kW. The first of the 350 kW stations is located at a service area on the A8 highway near Amsterdam. The new stations can charge an EV to 500 km… Read more »

2018 smart fortwo loses its top – and its gas engine

The smart isn’t for everyone, and it has never pretended to be. The media buzz these days centers around the trendy trio – Model 3, the Bolt and the new LEAF, each of which aspires to be “your affordable, every-day, one-and-only car,” as Motor Trend recently put it. The smart does not aspire to any… Read more »

ChargePoint Services to roll out chargers at UK gas stations

ChargePoint Services has signed a partnership deal with Motor Fuel Group (MFG), which operates 413 gas stations (“forecourts” to our British friends) across the UK under the BP, Shell and Texaco brands. ChargePoint Services will operate 50 kW-plus rapid chargers at MFG locations nationwide. The chargers will be part of ChargePoint Services’ GeniePoint Network, which enables continuous… Read more »

BP may install more EV chargers at gas stations

Major oil companies are beginning to explore the possibility of offering EV charging at their retail outlets. Shell has begun installing DC fast chargers at selected stations in the Netherlands and the UK. Now British Petroleum has begun talking to EV-makers about partnering on a network of charging stations. “We have discussions going on with… Read more »

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Carpenter Technology develops a new soft magnetic alloy with key benefits for EV motors

Electrical steels are soft magnetic materials found at the heart of electric motors. They’re typically manufactured in cold-rolled strips, cut into shapes to make laminations and then stacked together to form the stator and rotor of a motor. These specialty steels are tailored to produce certain magnetic properties, and have a magnetic flux density (key… Read more »

Battery prelithiation shortens costly formation time

Before a lithium-ion battery is installed in a vehicle, it must undergo a lengthy process called formation, in which it is charged and discharged to control the initial chemical reactions with lithium. Many of these reactions are irreversible and permanently decrease the battery’s available energy. The process requires expensive lithium to be part of the… Read more »