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Rivian becomes one of the world’s most valuable automakers—with no revenue

Are investors farsighted or foolhardy? A little of both, in our view—but there’s no question that Wall Street believes in an electric future. EV startup Rivian went public last week, raising nearly $12 billion to give the company a valuation of around $77 billion. Since then, RIVN stock has soared, making the company one of… Read more »

CharIN announces 5th North America Conference and Testival

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) is a trade association that promotes the Combined Charging Standard (CCS). A major aspect of its work is to facilitate real-world testing of its members’ products. Now CharIN has announced that the 5th North America Conference and Testival will take place at Lucid Motors Headquarters in Newark, California on November… Read more »

Book review—Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century

Considering the massive media coverage of Tesla over the last decade, it may seem surprising that there aren’t more books about the company. When I first released my history of Tesla in 2014, I expected to have a short window of exclusivity before a “real” book—one with a hard cover and celebrity blurbs on the… Read more »

Shoppers buy more EVs if they understand charging—and now there’s proof (exclusive first look)

New-car salespeople have simple motivations: They want to spend the least time selling you a new car for the highest possible commission. You buy a new car every five years or so; they sell up to 25 cars a month. They make money on the difference in knowledge. That makes electric cars a problem: they… Read more »

Lordstown electric pickup to use in-wheel motors. A good idea?

Lordstown Motors, the startup headed by Workhorse CEO Steve Burns, is building an electric pickup called the Endurance at a former GM factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The Endurance is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2020 at a base price of $52,500. The new e-pickup will feature in-wheel hub electric motors, according… Read more »

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 »

Read past issues of Charged – Electric Vehicles Magazine

 Issue 59: January-March 2022 Featuring: How a motor’s operating speed, torque and control strategy affect its efficiency BrightDrop: GM’s silent push into electric commercial vehicles Britishvolt wants to build battery gigafactories around the world WattEV aims to operate 12,000 electric trucks-as-a-service and a charging network to support them by 2030 Emporia’s energy management system prepares… Read more »

Ford: Don’t forget about our EV plans!

GM isn’t the only legacy automaker that’s expanding its EV ambitions. Ford has announced the formation of a new unit called Team Edison, to develop pure EVs. It will be separate from Ford’s existing electrification efforts, which include the Fusion and C-MAX hybrid and PHEV models. Ford says it will be adding more battery electric… Read more »

Researchers move another step closer to Li-air batteries

A team from Delft University in the Netherlands and the University of Waterloo in Canada has used operando X-ray diffraction to show that oxidation of electrochemically generated lithium peroxide (Li2O2) in high-energy-density Li-air batteries occurs in two stages, but in only one step for commercial (crystalline) Li2O2. In a paper published in the Journal of… Read more »