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UK to invest £200 million to evaluate technologies for zero-emission trucks

The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) has announced over £200 million of new funding for a demonstrator program aimed at determining which zero-emission technologies are best suited to the heaviest road vehicles. The 3-year project will begin later this year, and initial competitions for battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology will be launching “shortly.” An… Read more »

DOE’s new EVs4ALL program funds advanced materials, electrodes and cells for EVs

The DOE will provide up to $45 million for the domestic development of advanced EV batteries through the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living (EVs4ALL) is a program designed to promote faster charging, improved low-temperature performance, increased range and longer battery life, by funding the development of materials,… Read more »

The high cost of cobalt cathodes and some potential alternatives

According to an article published in Advanced Energy Materials by researchers at the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), cobalt is currently the most expensive cathode material used in lithium-ion batteries. The DOE says cobalt accounts for about a quarter of the cost of a typical battery, and was the most expensive cathode material in… 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 »

Electreon and Jacobs partner to deploy wireless charging infrastructure

Wireless charging specialist Electreon has announced a strategic collaboration with Jacobs, a global provider of technical professional services. The companies will join forces on selected wireless EV charging projects for fleet operators across the US, including city and state authorities. The two companies are already cooperating on a project to implement a public in-road charging… Read more »

Defense Production Act could boost domestic production of critical battery minerals

Shortages of battery materials represent a serious bottleneck that’s sabotaging environmental goals and costing consumers a bundle, and the supply crunch seems likely to be with us for some time. President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act in order to encourage domestic production of critical raw materials. Doing so added critical battery minerals… Read more »

St Petersburg, Florida’s PSTA receives $18 million federal grant for electric buses

The DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded $409.3 million in grants to 70 projects in 39 states to modernize and electrify America’s bus systems. One of these grants will go to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, which serves Charged’s home city of St Petersburg, Florida. The PSTA grant is for $18,399,000, the second-largest amount… Read more »

DOE announces funding opportunities for US battery supply chain efforts

Based on funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the DOE says it will provide $2.91 billion in the coming months to strengthen the US battery supply chain. The DOE says the funding will support new, retrofitted and expanded battery materials and cell recycling and production facilities. The funding will also contribute to research, development and… Read more »

Florida lawmaker says public chargers should be exempt from utility demand charges

Utility demand charges—steep fees that commercial customers pay when their power consumption exceeds a certain level—are the bane of public charging operators, and most Charged readers are probably familiar with how they work. Average Joe and Jane, however, are blissfully ignorant of their existence, and might be shocked to learn that they represent a roadblock… Read more »

DOE and DOT provide more details of National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program

The federal charging infrastructure investment included in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law moved a step closer to reality, as the US Departments of Transportation and Energy released some details of the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. The NEVI Formula Program will provide a billion bucks per year for the next five years… Read more »