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HummingbirdEV secures funding for its commercial EV systems

Commercial EV technology company HummingbirdEV, founded in 2015, has secured $6 million in initial Series A funding to scale up its operations and accelerate product development. It is seeking additional investors in the round, which is targeted to close in the first quarter of 2024. The company, which generates revenue in the US and China,… Read more »

Göteborg Energi conducts V2G projects with Volvo Cars, Polestar and others

Göteborg Energi, the municipally-owned power company of the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, is collaborating with several entities to explore the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) potential of EVs.  The company is working with Volvo Cars to investigate bidirectional charging for home use, and how homeowners can contribute power to the local grid from their EV batteries. In early… Read more »

Phoenix Motorcars and Fermata Energy enable V2G capability for electric buses and trucks

EV OEM Phoenix Motorcars, in collaboration with Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) pioneer Fermata Energy, has integrated Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) capabilities into its medium-duty EVs. All Phoenix electric school buses, shuttle buses and trucks, from the first-generation vehicles delivered in 2014 to the company’s current-generation vehicles, can now be equipped with V2G capability, enabling fleets to send excess energy… Read more »

New York State allocates $12 million to advance EV adoption and electric grid integration

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a $12-million initiative to support development and demonstration of innovative solutions that advance the adoption of EVs and their integration with the electric grid, as well as novel demonstrations of medium- and heavy-duty electric and hydrogen fuel cell technologies. The initiative is designed to help meet the state’s… Read more »

EV charger installation expert: Residential V2X could have a great future

Bidirectional charging and the vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid applications it enables (collectively known as V2X) have the potential to turbocharge the EV industry, both by providing valuable features for drivers and by making EVs into an asset for the electrical grid. At the moment, V2X is being used at commercial scale only in certain applications—mostly in… Read more »

AEHRA partners with Miba to develop EV batteries for SUVs and sedans

AEHRA, an Italian EV brand, is working with Austrian battery provider Miba Battery Systems to create bespoke battery solutions for its SUV and Sedan models. The technical partnership with Miba will allow AEHRA to improve its SUV and Sedan battery technologies. AEHRA plans to deliver 800 km (497 miles) of range using a 120 kWh… Read more »

Polestar 4 electric SUV coupe headed for North America in 2024

EV manufacturer Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY) has added a second SUV to its lineup. The company says the new Polestar 4 is “positioned between Polestar 2 and Polestar 3 in terms of size and price,” and is “the fastest Polestar production car to date.” Polestar 4 will be offered in dual- and single-motor (rear-wheel drive) versions…. Read more »

Plymouth State University uses V2G technology to power its facilities

Two Nissan LEAF EVs at Plymouth State University (PSU) have provided 1 MWh of energy to PSU’s ALLWell Center, offsetting some of the building’s electricity needs. The university is reducing its electricity bill and supporting grid resilience by taking part in a special rate program developed by local utility New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC), electrification… Read more »

EDN to showcase new on-board battery chargers for off-highway applications 

Italy-based EDN, a producer of on-board battery chargers and power converters, will showcase its new on-board battery chargers (BHP19 for the US and BHP22 for Europe) for electric and plug-in hybrid applications in the off-highway sector at construction trade show CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas in March. EDN says its 19.2 kW BHP19 and 22 kW… Read more »

New Zealand firm offers improved LFP battery packs for Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is a historic and much-loved vehicle. First-generation (2011-2016) Leafs lack the range that current EV buyers expect, but thousands of owners (including your correspondent) still find them to be delightful daily drivers. One of the many nifty things about EVs is that it’s possible to replace a degraded or damaged battery pack… Read more »