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Noodoe’s EV Exceed DC fast charger cranks out 950 volts

Most of today’s EVs operate on 400-volt systems, but 800 volts is clearly the near future. Higher-voltage systems can deliver the same amount of power with less current, which means that charging rates can get higher without making charging cables impractically heavy and bulky. Charger manufacturer Noodoe explains that DC fast chargers are going to… Read more »

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: First of an aggressive wave of new EVs

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 should be taken very seriously when it goes on sale this fall. It will be a new and likely very competitive entry in what will soon become a crowded field of EVs in the popular “compact crossover” segment.  It’s not the first such EV: the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model… Read more »

Tesla to upgrade Supercharger network to 300 kW of power

Tesla was way ahead of the charging curve with its Supercharger network, and by most accounts, the proprietary network remains the best option for long-distance EV travel. In terms of power levels however, the state of the art has passed Tesla by—new DC fast chargers from Electrify America and others can deliver up to 350… Read more »

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV: Chevy’s lowest-priced electric car gets a big brother

US drivers see the Bolt EUV as a larger, better-equipped version of Chevy’s first modern electric car. But the EUV first went into production last year in China—as a Buick. If it were a person, you might almost feel sorry for the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV, which was launched in February. It’s a brand-new vehicle,… Read more »

Ford Mustang Mach-E turns heads with its looks, closes the deal with practicality and price

Man, this car is an attention-getter! The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been drawing far more comments and questions from passers-by than any of the dozens of other plug-in vehicles I’ve evaluated, including the Porsche Taycan and several Teslas. As I’ve been driving it around town, at least a dozen people per day have asked me… Read more »

High-voltage EV battery packs: benefits and challenges. More voltage, more better?

In 2020, Porsche delivered just over 20,000 units of its luxury Taycan EV—the first vehicle from a major automaker to sport an 800 V (nominal) battery, which is more than double the voltage of its competitors (and firmly into light-rail and switchyard locomotive territory, actually). It appears that many other EVs will soon follow in… Read more »

Webinar: Selecting safe and reliable components for high-voltage EVs

With high-performance electric vehicles such as the Porsche Taycan in production, and several manufacturers slated to release EVs with 800 V battery systems in 2021, using high-voltage battery systems in EVs is no longer just theoretical. The advent of higher-voltage vehicles means the decisions EV designers and OEMs must make when selecting the components used… Read more »

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive report

Ford’s first real EV turns out to be a serious contender from Day One, due to striking looks and universal name recognition. Sitting in the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E as it fast-charged in a Walmart parking lot, a grinning middle-aged man approached. The Mach-E attracts attention—thumbs-up in traffic, stares on the highway—so we figured he… Read more »

Electrify America installs nine ultra-fast charging stations at Illinois and Michigan retail sites

Electrify America is collaborating with Midwestern retailer Meijer to install charging stations at nine of Meijer’s stores across Illinois and Michigan. The stations will offer a total of 36 ultra-fast public EV chargers. One station in Bloomingdale, Illinois, is already operational, and by early 2021, the network plans to open sites in: Oswego, Aurora and… Read more »