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Today’s EV engineering webinar schedule: Monday, April 17th

Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering that’s free to attend, and it starts today. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. View the daily session schedule online here. All of the live sessions will be recorded and available to view after the broadcasts. You can access the… Read more »

Green Technology Metals signs lithium option for Junior Lake Project in Canada

Australia-based lithium exploration and development company Green Technology Metals has signed a binding agreement for an option to buy an 80% interest in the Junior Lake Project from Landore Resources Canada. The Junior Lake Project comprises 591 staked mineral claims on 10,856 hectares of tenure adjacent to the Flagship Seymour Project in Ontario. It is… Read more »

Mike Albert Fleet Solutions introduces new EV fleet referral program

US fleet management company Mike Albert has announced its new Fleet Electrification Referral Program, which is designed to pair customers considering electrifying their fleets with charging providers. The program encompasses new partnerships with ChargePoint, Blink Charging and Enel X Way, and is designed to help fleet managers navigate end-to-end logistics, including charging infrastructure, government incentives,… Read more »

US Postal Service finally places an order for EVs—but there’s a catch

After a two-year campaign to avoid electrifying its fleet, the US Postal Service has announced plans to do what it should have done in 2021. The agency will purchase 9,250 off-the-shelf Ford E-Transits as a first batch of replacements for its 30-year-old Grumman LLV delivery vehicles. Delivery of the EVs is expected to begin this… Read more »

Ioneer in final permitting stage of its Lithium-Boron project in Nevada

Ioneer, an emerging US supplier of lithium and boron, has earned a notice of intent (NOI) from the Bureau of Land Management for its Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project in Esmeralda County, Nevada. According to the company, the project’s purpose is “to provide environmentally sustainable lithium and boron to support development of domestic supply chains essential… Read more »

Today’s EV engineering webinar schedule: Tuesday, October 18th

Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering that’s free to attend and it starts today. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. View the daily session schedule online here. All of the live sessions will be recorded and available to view after the broadcasts. You can access the… Read more »

The promise of wireless charging: smaller batteries, longer battery life, fewer charging stations

Q&A with Momentum Dynamics Wireless charging is nothing new—Charged has covered wireless EV charging since at least 2011—but it may be that its true value is only coming into focus now, as more and more commercial and transit fleets are electrifying. There are many reasons (safety, reliability, liability) that a fleet operator might not want… Read more »

Lithium supplier ioneer signs supply agreement with Toyota/Panasonic JV

Lithium-boron supplier ioneer signed a binding offtake supply agreement for lithium carbonate with Prime Planet Energy & Solutions (PPES), a battery company joint venture of Toyota and Panasonic. ioneer will produce lithium carbonate at its Ryholite Ridge operation in Nevada, and deliver 4,000 tons per year to PPES over the course of 5 years. ioneer… Read more »

Bosch announces new Level 2 and DC chargers

Automotive supplier Bosch has released two new EV chargers, both fully UL and cUL compliant to ensure safety. The EV300 Level 2 charging station is “an affordable compact indoor/outdoor EV charger.” It has a short 16-foot cable to reduce clutter and the potential for tangling in areas with limited space, such as a garage. “The… Read more »

Ford reaches agreement with Liontown Resources on lithium-providing spodumene concentrate

Ford has executed an offtake agreement with Australia-based battery materials company Liontown Resources for the supply of the lithium-providing spodumene concentrate for a term of 5 years. “Ford continues working to source more deeply into the battery supply chain to meet our goals of delivering more than 2 million EVs annually for our customers by… Read more »