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NYC’s new school bus contract includes electric bus pilot

New York City has finalized a new contract to operate its fleet of school buses, and an electric bus pilot project is part of the plan. The five-year contract, which involves 41 companies, half a dozen municipal agencies, several labor unions, and a budget of $1.5 billion per year, will govern school bus operations in… Read more »

Over 50 webcasts on EV Engineering at next week’s Charged Virtual Conference

Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering next week that’s free to attend. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. Just like the content Charged brings you every day, conference topics will span the entire EV engineering supply chain and ecosystem including motor and power electronics design and… Read more »

Over 50 free EV engineering sessions confirmed: Charged Virtual Conference starts in two weeks

The Spring 2021 sessions list for the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering is out now. Just like the content Charged brings you every day, conference topics will span the entire EV engineering supply chain and ecosystem including motor and power electronics design and manufacturing, cell development, battery systems, testing, powertrains, thermal management, circuit protection,… Read more »

Nuvve activates V2G school bus project in New York

San Diego-based V2G specialist Nuvve has begun operation of a V2G pilot in White Plains, New York. The batteries on five electric school buses, built by Lion Electric, are now providing power to Con Edison’s grid. The charging and discharging takes place at a depot in North White Plains. When plugged in, Nuvve’s V2G platform… Read more »

PREMO offers new inductive couplers for EVs and smart grid applications

PREMO, a manufacturer of inductive components, announces its new MICU family that covers a wide frequency range for power line communications (PLC) in smart grid and EV charging applications. PREMO says the inductive couplers provide these benefits: Non-intrusive (no need to disconnect cables, terminals, etc) Easy to use and install. Clamp, click and connect in… Read more »

A look at BMS validation testing

The battery pack is not only one of the most expensive components in an EV—it’s also incredibly complex, in some cases comprising thousands of individual cells. The tasks of preserving a battery’s efficiency, lifespan, thermal stability and safety rest upon the battery management system (BMS), an embedded controller that regulates the flow and distribution of… Read more »

Read past issues of Charged – Electric Vehicles Magazine

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TEPCO Ventures invests $2.5 million in V2G provider Fermata Energy

Fermata Energy, a provider of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, has secured a $2.5-million strategic investment from TEPCO Ventures, the investment arm of Tokyo Electric Power. Fermata’s bi-directional chargers enable EV batteries to provide energy storage to the power grid, reducing power loads during peak times and consequently reducing electricity costs. Fermata Energy’s proprietary software system is… Read more »

A closer look at DC-DC converters

As far as we know, all EVs in production by major automakers use a conventional lead-acid battery for the 12 V system (surprising, but true – more on why in a bit) and this battery needs charging, just as it does in an ICE vehicle. While you could hang an alternator off the traction motor… Read more »

Nidec’s Ultra Fast Charger smooths out power demand from the grid

Nidec ASI’s new Ultra Fast Charger (UFC) incorporates 160 kWh of batteries, and functions as a buffer between a charging station and the electrical grid. It can use LV or MV grid connections and, according to Nidec, can supply 320 kW of power to a vehicle, while drawing only 50 kW from the grid. Nidec… Read more »