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Proterra to deliver 42 electric buses and 75 chargers to Miami-Dade transit agency

Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) and Miami-Dade County have announced a major fleet electrification project. The Florida metropolis will acquire an additional 42 Proterra ZX5+ electric transit buses, bringing its total fleet of Proterra electric buses to 75. Proterra will install 75 of its branded chargers, packing a total of 9 megawatts of power, at 3 bus… Read more »

Driivz provides a charging management platform to revamp Estonia’s fast charging network

Back in 2013, Charged reported on Estonia’s deployment of a nationwide charging network, one of Europe’s first, and a state-of-the art achievement at the time. Alas, the network soon fell behind the times—the chargers weren’t networked, and weren’t compatible with industry standards. Maintenance faltered, and the driver charging experience was generally poor. Now a local… Read more »

Webasto starts battery production, prepares to enter China

German automotive supplier Webasto has begun producing EV batteries at the company’s manufacturing plant in Schierling, Germany. The first battery packs will go to an unnamed European bus maker. Three years ago, Webasto decided to branch out of its core business of roofs and heaters and expand into electromobility, with charging solutions and battery systems…. Read more »

A look at Lucid Motors: Q&A with CTO Peter Rawlinson

The legacy automakers are slowly and methodically developing new EVs, with various levels of enthusiasm, but the most ambitious plans for new vehicles are coming from a handful of EV startups. Most of these pioneers of the new auto industry share a formula: deep-pocketed investors (many from China), former Tesla employees on staff, and plans… Read more »

Utility ENGIE to acquire charging provider EV-Box

EV-Box, a charging solution provider with over 40,000 stations in service, has agreed to be acquired by the French multinational electric utility ENGIE. Netherlands-based EV-Box sells charging stations, charging management software and services to business, public sector and residential customers. It has grown rapidly since 2014, expanding into Belgium, France, Scandinavia, Germany, the UK and… Read more »

With acquisition, Leclanché expands its expertise in batteries for heavy-duty transport

Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché has acquired Trineuron, a business unit of the Belgian company Emrol that specializes in lithium titanate battery technology. With this acquisition, Leclanché adds a new development center and 10 engineers, and expects to increase its development capability, especially in transport applications such as electric/hybrid buses, ferries, mining vehicles, and automated guided… Read more »

EDI delivers extended-range EV drivetrains for some of the biggest vehicles on the road

Powerful plug-ins: Q&A with Efficient Drivetrains Inc. CEO Joerg Ferchau. In November 2014, US officials and electric utility executives stood in front of the White House to announce a new EV commitment from power companies. More than 70 investor-owned electric utilities have pledged to spend an estimated $50 million per year – $250 million over five… Read more »

MOEV Inc. develops distributed power smart-charging systems

An educated EVSE: Part of the academia-to-enterprise pipeline, MOEV Inc.’s distributed power smart-charging systems may be the economical answer to California utilities’ grand infrastructure plans. The usually pejorative term “ivory tower” refers most often to an intellectually cut-off academia, which sits separated from the practical world, musing away on obscure research or useless pursuits. However, it’s… Read more »

Polypore separates itself and sells two main elements for $3.2 billion

Polypore, the maker of battery separators and microporous membranes, is to be split in two and sold. The company announced that 3M will acquire the assets of Polypore’s Separations Media segment for about $1 billion, and Asahi Kasei will purchase the rest of the company for $60.50 per share. This represents an enterprise value for… Read more »

BMW establishes retirement plan for EV batteries

Repurposing used EV batteries as stationary storage is an elegant solution to several problems. Once a Li-ion battery has served for several years in a vehicle, it may not retain its youthful strength, but it still has plenty of storage capacity for applications such as stabilizing the power grid and/or storing the intermittent power from… Read more »