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DOE to award up to $15 million for extreme fast charging

The DOE will award up to $15 million in a new funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001808) to encourage the development of what it calls “extreme fast charging” (XFC). The objective is to develop technology that can recharge a battery in half the time of current fast charging systems. The new FOA includes two Areas of Interest: XFC… Read more »

ClipperCreek HCS-40 charging station offers “Ruggedized” option for extreme conditions

The HCS-40, ClipperCreek’s best-selling Level 2 charging station, is now available with a “Ruggedized” option, for stations that are subject to damage by extreme weather or other perils. The ruggedization consists of a rubber overmolded J1772 connector and a field-replaceable connector latch. The American made HCS-40R and HCS-40PR operate at 32 amps and 7.7 kW,… Read more »

World Rallycross racing championship goes electric

EVs have firmly established themselves in the racing world—Formula E has been delivering thrills for eight seasons now, and the more rough-and-tumble Extreme E is midway through its second season. Electric racers, both 4-wheeled and 2-wheeled, have distinguished themselves at the yearly Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Teslas have been shaking up the street racing subculture…. Read more »

How a motor’s operating speed, torque and control strategy affect its efficiency

Second only to power output, efficiency is one of the most fudgeable ratings that applies to traction motors for EVs (right up there with capacity and cycle life claims for Li-ion batteries…). For common 3-phase industrial AC motors, most of the specmanship shenanigans have been dealt with by NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association), a voluntary… Read more »

AFC Energy’s hydrogen-fueled Power Tower EV integrates ABB’s AC charging solution

AFC Energy, a provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, has launched its new hydrogen-fueled Power Tower EV, which integrates an AC charging solution from Swiss/Swedish electronics giant ABB.           AFC provided a hydrogen-based off-grid charging solution for the Extreme E racing series. The Power Tower EV is a variant of AFC’s Power Tower which is designed… Read more »

Top 5 Considerations For Designing An Optimized Battery Venting Solution

As battery pack designs rapidly evolve, it is essential that venting solutions also progress to meet application needs. Battery vents must be able to handle a variety of environments from normal operating conditions to extreme edge cases. Proper venting is essential to support battery pack functionality through pressure equalization and emergency degassing. Join this session… Read more »

Top 5 considerations for designing an optimized battery venting solution (Webinar)

As battery pack designs rapidly evolve, it is essential that venting solutions also progress to meet application needs. Battery vents must be able to handle a variety of environments from normal operating conditions to extreme edge cases. Proper venting is essential to support battery pack functionality through pressure equalization and emergency degassing. Join this presentation… Read more »

Iron producer Fortescue acquires Williams Advanced Engineering

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), a pioneering battery developer noted for its work with the Formula E and Extreme E racing series as well as a long list of vehicle manufacturers, has been acquired by Australian iron ore producer Fortescue, as part of the latter’s transition to “a global green renewables and resources company.” WAE will… Read more »

DuPont ICS to introduce new laminate adhesive system for electronics

DuPont Interconnect Solutions (ICS) plans to introduce its Pyralux HP laminate adhesive system for high-performance electronics at the upcoming Institute for Printed Circuits (IPC) APEX Exposition in San Diego. The system is part of the Pyralux product line and will be available for the telecommunications, networking, medical, industrial, military and aerospace markets. The IPC-certified Pyralux… Read more »

Battery developer StoreDot raises $80 million in Series D funding

Israeli battery developer StoreDot has raised up to $80 million in a Series D funding round that included Vingroup, bp ventures and Golden Energy. It will use the funding on research and development as well as mass production of its Extreme Fast Charging (XFC) battery cells by 2024. According to StoreDot, its research and development… Read more »