There were few surprises at Thursday’s House hearing on failing carmaker Fisker Automotive. The title of the hearing, Green Energy Oversight: Examining the Department of Energy’s Bad Bet on Fisker Automotive, made it clear up front that Fisker and its DOE champions were in for a roasting. Five witnesses testified, including company co-founder Henrik Fisker,… Read more »
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BRUSA Elektronik AG, a Swiss maker of power electronics and motors for EVs, has announced a new on-board charging system that operates on three-phase current of up to 22 kW. BRUSA says its NLG6 system will be able to charge a typical EV in only an hour, with no need for an external DC charger…. Read more »
Electric vehicles (EVs) have their partisans and detractors. Supporters see the be-all and end-all transportation solution, while opponents argue the technology is too young. Somewhere between the two extremes lies the truth: today’s commercially available EVs have strengths and weaknesses compared to internal combustion engine (ICEs). The strong points include lower operating costs and lack… Read more »