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Read past issues of Charged – Electric Vehicles Magazine

< Newer Issues Issue 40 – November/December 2018 Featuring: Churning out EVs: TDK has built a fully automated manufacturing line for its DC link capacitors Top circuit protection considerations for DC fast chargers, a new class of high-voltage consumer electronics Audi joins the class of 2019 with the e-tron PlugStar aims to break the EV… Read more »

New Jersey launches partnership to develop EV infrastructure

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has launched the New Jersey Partnership to Plug-In, which aims to develop EV infrastructure throughout the state and register 330,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2025. The partnership will be led by the state’s Board of Public Utilities, Department of Environmental Protection and Economic Development Authority. Each participating agency will oversee its… Read more »

Mobile EV chargers deliver power where it’s needed

A few companies have introduced mobile charging products to solve unique challenges. The perceived lack of ready access to charging stations is one factor that has limited consumers’ interest in buying electric vehicles. While the number and diversity of locations of EV charging stations are growing, thanks to networks such as Electrify America, chargers can… Read more »

Alliance Ventures invests in Chinese charging platform startup PowerShare

Alliance Ventures, the venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has invested an undisclosed amount in PowerShare, an EV charging platform startup based in China. PowerShare, which received investment from BP Ventures just weeks before this latest investment, offers an online platform that connects EV drivers, charge point operators, and power suppliers. The startup’s cloud-based system enables… Read more »

Volvo invests in mobile charging company FreeWire

Volvo has acquired a stake in San Francisco-based mobile charging company FreeWire Technologies via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. While Volvo does not plan to own charging or service stations directly, it says the investment reflects its support for user-friendly charging options as electric mobility continues to grow. “To support wider consumer adoption of electric… Read more »

Hubject connects over 70,000 chargers in 26 countries, and it’s bringing that expertise stateside

Easier EV charging interoperability en route to North America When your EV is running low on range, the last thing you want to do is waste time hunting down a spot to charge it. When driving an ICE vehicle, you can pull up to any gas station and fill your tank. With an EV, it’s not… Read more »

Cummins debuts Hybrid PowerDrive suite of PHEV solutions

Cummins (NYSE: CMI) unveiled the PowerDrive, a suite of plug-in hybrid powertrain solutions spanning light, medium and heavy-duty applications, at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicle Show. The Cummins PowerDrive offers both parallel and series capabilities. It replaces the conventional transmission and switches in real time between two hybrid and two pure electric modes, optimizing the… Read more »

NHTSA awards Tesla Model 3 perfect 5-star safety ratings in every category.

Following in the footsteps of its elder siblings, Tesla’s Model 3 has earned a perfect 5-star safety rating in every category from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA performs an extensive range of crash tests on all new vehicles, including frontal crash, side crash and rollover tests. Model 3 achieved the top score… Read more »

FreeWire deploys battery systems to increase the scalability of EV infrastructure

Rolling out the charging stations necessary to enable wide-scale adoption of EVs is a challenging task. Though valiant efforts are being made, there are still a lot of problematic applications that could benefit from innovative solutions. One young company, FreeWire Technologies, believes it has an answer to help with scalability: batteries on wheels. Business school… Read more »

Comparing liquid-dispensed gap fillers and thermal pads in battery packs: WEBINAR

Heat generated in high-density automotive battery packs is often managed by connecting battery cells and/or modules to a heat sink via a thermal interface material (TIM). The TIMs promote heat conduction by displacing any air that resides within the large gaps and microscopic rough surfaces that exist between the substrates to be bridged. In practice, battery… Read more »