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Swiss firm Designwerk presents container-sized Mega Charger for commercial EVs

Designwerk Technologies, based in Winterthur, Switzerland, has developed a new DC fast charging station for commercial EVs that’s packaged in a container format. After a year of development, the company has now presented the new charger to some 80 industry experts. Designwerk’s Mega Charger is a battery-buffered charging station with two CCS charging points, each… Read more »

Volvo receives order for up to 1,000 electric trucks

Volvo Trucks has signed a letter of intent to sell 1,000 electric trucks to Swiss building solution provider Holcim by 2030.  The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks, and the first 130 units will be delivered in 2023 and 2024 to markets including France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK…. Read more »

Designwerk develops HIGH CAB Semi Lowliner battery cells

Designwerk Technologies, an engineering company in Switzerland, is developing a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cell to power the electric HIGH CAB Semi Lowliner 4x2T by 2024. Designwerk claims that LFP batteries offer a high number of charge cycles, extended service life and minimal height. The company’s LFP high-voltage battery systems feature 141 Wh/kg specific… Read more »

Volkswagen’s charging network now spans 27 countries

Volkswagen’s charging and energy brand Elli now offers access to 400,000 public charging points operated by more than 800 providers in 27 countries across Europe. The company says its network has doubled in size over the past 18 months, most recently by the addition of 24,000 Vattenfall charging stations in Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and… Read more »

SK On signs 5-year lithium hydroxide supply deal with SQM

Battery manufacturer SK On has signed a lithium hydroxide supply deal with Chile’s SQM. The terms of the agreement will enable SK On to purchase up to 57,000 tons of lithium hydroxide over the course of five years starting in 2023—enough to produce batteries for approximately 1.2 million EVs. Obtaining lithium from SQM will help… Read more »

Universal Tesla Supercharger access is gradually creeping across Europe

Tesla is gradually expanding its pilot program to open up its Superchargers to non-Tesla EVs. With the recent addition of Italy, the program now covers most of Western Europe. The pilot began in November 2021 with 10 Supercharger stations in the Netherlands. Since then, the program has been expanded to Norway, France, the UK, Spain, Sweden,… Read more »

Hyundai fuel cell trucks won’t be using green hydrogen after all

Governments around the world are dedicating taxpayer money to hydrogen projects, and these are invariably presented as using green hydrogen (produced by electrolysis using renewable energy). Hydrogen detractors often warn that, once these projects are funded, green hydrogen, which isn’t yet available at any scale, will prove impractical, and boosters will quietly switch to grey… Read more »

Leclanché develops new marine battery system

Leclanché, a Swiss energy storage specialist, has finished development of a marine battery system designed for electric and hybrid applications. It’s part of the Marine Rack System (MRS) product line, and will be available in 2023. The Navius MRS-3 is composed of 65 Ah G/NMC cells with laminated ceramic separators, Leclanché’s M3 Energy battery modules,… Read more »

Swiss transport firm deploys all-electric car transporter

The Swiss firm Galliker Transport is now delivering new cars using an all-electric car transporter. The massive electric semi-truck was jointly developed by Futuricum, a division of Swiss e-mobility specialist Designwerk Group, and the German body manufacturer Kässbohrer. The Futuricum 26E transporter has a total power output of 680 hp and a range of 450… Read more »

Volvo Trucks claims the lead in Europe’s electric truck market

Sales of heavy-duty battery-electric trucks are starting to climb in Europe, and Volvo Trucks claims to have established a leading market share of 42% in 2021. The company took orders for more than 1,100 electric trucks worldwide. Volvo cites statistics from the market analysis group IHS Markit, which found that some 346 electric trucks (16… Read more »