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New report: Used EV batteries and California’s energy storage needs

As California searches for cheap energy storage options, a new report by the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative at the UCLA and UC Berkeley law schools suggests that used EV batteries may be the ideal solution. “Most batteries will retain much of their capacity and value after the use of the car,” said report… Read more »

Infineon to acquire International Rectifier, pioneer in wide-bandgap semiconductors

Infineon Technologies (OTC: IFNNF), Germany’s largest chipmaker, will acquire California-based International Rectifier (NYSE: IRF) for $40 per share in a $3 billion deal. International Rectifier specializes in power-management semiconductors. Particularly attractive to Infineon is IRF’s expertise in gallium nitride on silicon (GaN) semiconductors. According to Bloomberg, the acquisition will solidify Infineon’s position in GaN discretes… Read more »

Opinions of New Jersey Tesla ban cut across party lines: Gingrich criticizes Christie

Despite what you may hear on Fox News, which recently aired an anti-EV rant (the latest of many) that was riddled with misleading statements, by no means all conservatives are opposed to electric vehicles. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been taking flak from both left and right since his administration approved a new rule… Read more »

Tesla cleans up on California ZEV credits

California’s system of Zero Emission Vehicle credits appears to be working precisely as intended, according to the Los Angeles Times. The state’s Air Resources Board has mandated that 15% of new-car sales in 2025 consist of ZEVs, but the system allows companies that aren’t selling enough clean cars to meet the mandate to purchase credits… Read more »

RIZON begins US electric truck deliveries

The first batch of Daimler Truck’s electric RIZON models to be delivered in the US was recently supplied to customers in California, and more units are scheduled to follow.  Manufactured in Japan, RIZON trucks are designed for urban and last-mile delivery applications and routes of up to 160 miles per day. Available configurations include box… Read more »

Electrify America opens an amenity-rich indoor EV charging station in San Francisco

Electrify America, along with every other non-Tesla public charging network, has gotten a lot of negative press lately. Among the criticisms: sites need more chargers and more customer amenities. In 2022, Electrify America introduced The Charging Station of the Future, Today—an initiative to add next-generation chargers and various customer-focused services at “flagship” locations. Two of… Read more »

Zūm raises $140 million for electric school bus platform 

California-based student transportation services company Zūm has completed a $140-million Series E funding round led by Singapore-based global investment firm GIC. UK-headquartered decarbonization investor Climate Investment and existing investors including Sequoia and SoftBank Vision Fund 2 also participated.  This latest round brings Zūm’s total funding to $350 million. The new funding will be used to… Read more »

Are eVTOL companies starting a charging standards war?

Joby Aviation, a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, has announced a collaboration with Atlantic Aviation, a provider of aircraft ground handling and corporate flight support, to electrify aviation infrastructure in New York and Southern California, paving the way for the launch of Joby’s air taxi service. The… Read more »