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TE Connectivity’s new connector plating reduces wear on battery terminals

TE Connectivity‘s all-new TENDUR surface plating technology is designed to provide advanced abrasion resistance that allows for consistent high-performance charging over the course of a battery’s lifetime. The technology reduces wear and tear on electrical terminals, which can lead to longer charging times. The newest high-powered charging stations can deliver DC power at currents of… Read more »

TE Connectivity launches new connectors and charging inlets

TE Connectivity has launched three new products for the hybrid and electric commercial transportation market. The new IPT-HD power bolt connector performs in temperatures ranging from -40 to +125 degrees Celsius and, thanks to its low-contact-resistance design, can withstand excessively high engine-level vibrations. The IPT-HD connector features a new shielding that complies with ISO and… Read more »

Proposed legislation would restore federal EV tax credit to GM and Tesla

Democrats in the House of Representatives have reintroduced the GREEN Act (Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now), which among many other tax code revisions would once again allow Tesla and GM customers to claim federal EV tax credits. A similar bill failed to pass in 2020, but the prospects for passage seem bright under the… Read more »

Moscow manufacturer introduces electric bus powertrain

Moscow-based NPP ITELMA, a developer and manufacturer of vehicle electronics, has introduced a full powertrain system for electric buses. The system will make it possible to convert any modern bus to electric drive, the company said. The company says its system can reduce EV energy consumption by 25% and increase e-bus range by up to… Read more »

Bel Power Solutions announces bi-directional on-board charger

Bel Power Solutions has introduced the BCL25-700-8, a 22/25 kW bi-directional liquid-cooled on-board inverter battery charger with export functionality. Up to 4 BCL25-700-8 charging units can be connected in parallel, with efficiency near 94%. Bel Power says it’s possible to connect this charger to a charging station or directly to the grid (190-264 VAC single-phase… Read more »

Formula E makes strategic investment in Extreme E electric off-road racing series

Formula E is an all-electric FIA racing championship featuring races in iconic international city centers. Soon, another very different class of electric racing will make its debut: Extreme E is a rough-and-tumble off-road rally that will showcase the abilities of electric SUVs against the backdrop of remote ecosystems. Both organizations share the goal of highlighting… Read more »

Tesla Model 3 logs 100,000 miles with little reported battery capacity loss

There are plenty of high-mileage Teslas on the road, but so far we’ve heard from few Model 3 owners who’ve passed the 100,000-mile mark. Kazi Imam is one driver who’s passed that milestone, and he recently told his story to Electrek. Imam logged 100,000 miles on his 2018 Model 3 Long Range in just over… Read more »

AEM EV releases VCU200 Vehicle Control Unit

AEM EV has released a new addition to its line of vehicle control units. Built on OEM hardware, AEM’s VCUs are intended for high-performance EV street-conversion and motorsports applications. They are designed to allow the calibrator to create customized torque management strategies applicable to a range of EV systems.  In its default configuration, the new… Read more »

KEB’s T6 Auxiliary Inverter can handle multiple electric motors with diverse power ratings

KEB America has released a new inverter for commercial hybrid and electric vehicles in the North American market. The T6 Auxiliary Inverter is a multi-inverter system made for auxiliary motors including compressors, pumps and electric power take-off systems. The T6 can handle up to six electric motors with three different power ratings. It has an… Read more »