Issue 56 – July/August 2021 Featuring: A closer look at why heat pumps are dominating EV HVAC systems Terawatt Infrastructure aims to address the massive energy capacity needs of EV fleet charging depots 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: the legendary SUV brand’s first plug-in hybrid Refining the circular economy for battery materials ABB charges into the future with… Read more »
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The Formula E electric racing championship made a huge impression on its first visit to the Swiss capital of Bern, a picturesque city that’s far from familiar with motorsport (last year’s Zurich e-Prix was the first auto race to be held in Switzerland in 60 years). This is the second season for Formula E’s second-generation… Read more »
As charging technology improves, power levels are going up, and charging times are coming down. As usual, Tesla is at the forefront of this trend (for now). The company recently launched the next-generation Supercharger V3, which is capable of charging at rates up to 250 kW. Tesla also announced plans to increase the power levels… Read more »
The Geneva International Motor Show may have lost some of its former glamor – several major brands are not attending this year – but it remains a good place to get a feel for the state of the European auto industry. And the Europeans are talking electrification – the New York Times caught the electric… Read more »
Back in March, a Porsche exec said that the brand expected to make a profit from its planned network of fast chargers, a comment that was met with much skepticism in the EV industry. Now the company is sending a rather different message, saying that its US dealers will be expected to pony up between… Read more »
Porsche has been ahead of the curve on fast charging, developing its own 800-volt charging system, while also participating in cross-brand infrastructure projects including Electrify America and Ionity. Earlier this year, the company announced plans to deploy a network of 500 charging stations in North America in time for the launch of its Taycan EV… Read more »