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How Williams Advanced Engineering built “the world’s most extreme battery”

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has been a battery supplier to the Formula E electric racing championship since 2014. Now the legendary engineering firm is the sole powertrain developer for the new Extreme E off-road championship. WAE Principal Engineer Glen Pascoe recently discussed the challenges of creating a battery that can power Extreme E’s enormous Odyssey… Read more »

GKN Automotive accelerates development of next-gen 800 V eDrive technologies

GKN Automotive, a maker of electric driveline technology, is accelerating its development of next-generation eDrive technologies. These future 800 V systems are already at advanced stages of development—GKN Automotive is testing them in real-world conditions, and working with global OEMs to prepare the systems for production. GKN says its future eDrive technologies promise faster charging… Read more »

Extreme E tackles tough terrain, promotes sustainable racing

Formula E, the FIA-sanctioned electric racing series, has been a powerful ambassador for the EV revolution—and a damn fine sporting event—since its opening season in 2014. Now some of the same team behind Formula E, including Alejandro Agag, Chairman of Formula E and now CEO of Extreme E, have gone off-road and off the chain… Read more »

Elation Hypercars’ 1,427 hp Freedom EV features a drivetrain from Cascadia Motion

Silicon Valley-based Elation Hypercars has announced a strategic partnership with Cascadia Motion to electrify the Elation Freedom hypercar. Elation calls the Freedom “the first purist, luxury, all-electric hypercar handmade in America.” It features an array of proprietary Elation technologies and an electric drive system developed in partnership with Cascadia. The lightweight model of the Elation… Read more »

ABB installs its 1,000th DC fast charger in Norway

ABB is one of the world’s major players in the EVSE hardware realm. Since 2010, the Swiss-based multinational has sold more than 17,000 DC fast chargers across 80 countries. The company has the prestigious position of official charging supplier to the FIA Formula E World Championship, which is about to enter its fourth season. The… Read more »

Lucid Air demonstrates 500-mile range

Lucid Motors has announced independent verification of a 517-mile range for its upcoming Lucid Air luxury sedan. The tests were conducted by FEV North America in Auburn Hills, Michigan, using the EPA’s Multicycle Test procedure. This appears to be a new record for a passenger EV, handily besting the 402-mile range of the 2020 Tesla… Read more »

Volkswagen motorsport goes electric

Volkswagen is by far the most charged of the legacy automakers. In November, the company announced that it would increase its planned investment in electrification. Now the German giant says it will revamp its motorsport programs to focus on electric mobility. From now on, the emphasis will be on fully electric racing cars, and ICE… Read more »

The pony gets charged: Ford bets big on the Mustang Mach-E electric SUV

Is this The One? Is Ford’s new Mustang Mach-E the killer app, the tipping point, the savior of the US auto industry? We’ve been fooled too many times before to gush now, but we will say that Ford is putting some real money and prestige on the line this time. “We’ve pushed all our chips… Read more »

First electric off-road Extreme E race to take place in Greenland

The all-electric off-road racing series Extreme E has announced that its first race will take place in Greenland in 2021. Organizers are currently reconnoitering sites for four more races in other regions of the world. The three-day event, which will be the first-ever motorsport race in the Arctic country, will take place on the sandbars… Read more »