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Florida transit agency will use VW settlement funds to buy 60 electric buses

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, which serves Charged’s home city of St Petersburg, Florida, will use $18 million in funding from the VW settlement to acquire 60 Gillig electric buses. “Volkswagen lied and pumped extra pollution into Florida’s air, so they had to pay up. We went after a share of that money to reduce… Read more »

Littelfuse introduces automotive-grade 3 kA high-surge AC current protector for EVs

Littelfuse, a US electronics company, has launched a new AC surge current protector series for EVs and hybrids operating in harsh environments. The Pxxx0S3N-A Automotive Grade SIDACtor Protection Thyristor Series in DO-214AB (SMC) package offers high power density and can withstand surge currents up to 3 kA (8/20 µs) and voltages up to 6 kV… Read more »

LeeBoy collaborates with Portable Electric to electrify the paving industry

LeeBoy, a manufacturer of commercial asphalt paving equipment, and Portable Electric (PE), a manufacturer of portable and mobile e-Chargers and e-Generators, are working together to advance the electrification of the paving industry. LeeBoy’s 8520C E-Paver, which was introduced at the recent ConExpo trade show, is a commercial-class electric asphalt paver. The prototype incorporates various EV… Read more »

Dynexus uses pattern recognition to make a powerful battery health measurement technique even better

Measuring battery health and safety continuously is an important challenge—lithium-ion batteries can experience several challenges over their lifetimes such as unintended capacity loss, short circuits and thermal runaway. In 2011, Idaho National Laboratory researchers developed a new technology for measuring battery health and safety. By sending multiple waves of electrical current simultaneously through a battery,… Read more »

Leclanché selected to supply battery systems for a second pair of Scottish hybrid ferries

Swiss battery solutions provider Leclanché has won a second battery system project for Scotland’s Caledonian Maritime Assets (CMAL), for two roll-on/roll-off passenger and vehicle ferries (RoPax) to serve three Outer Hebrides islands. Leclanché won a contract to supply batteries for two 1.1 MWh Navius MRS-3TM Marine Rack Systems from Istanbul-based electric system integrator Elkon. Elkon… Read more »

Factorial Energy opens solid-state battery factory in Massachusetts

Factorial Energy, a developer of solid-state battery technology for EV applications, has opened a new battery manufacturing facility in the Boston suburb of Methuen, Massachusetts. The new plant represents a significant step in scaling up the production of Factorial’s solid-state battery technology for EVs. Factorial says its proprietary FEST (Factorial Electrolyte System Technology) quasi-solid-state batteries… Read more »

California to require new school buses to be electric by 2035

California governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that will require all new school buses in the state to be zero-emission vehicles. The new mandate will take effect in…wait for it…2035. If that sounds like an unusually timid goal for the Golden State, that’s because it is. Four other states—Connecticut, Maryland, Maine and New York—have already… Read more »

IRS Commercial Clean Vehicle Credit plus other incentives can make a commercial EV “nearly free”

The IRS Commercial Clean Vehicle Credit offers a tax credit of up to $40,000 for US businesses and tax-exempt organizations that buy a qualified commercial clean vehicle (an EV, PHEV or fuel cell vehicle). The IRS’s list of eligible manufacturers includes some 60 vehicle brands. But wait, there’s more. As Lightning eMotors, whose medium-duty commercial… Read more »

Marelli releases new range of multipurpose smart actuators for hybrids and EVs

Marelli has launched a new range of multipurpose smart actuators for simplifying actuation and thermal management in hybrids and EVs. Marelli’s new smart actuators have an electronic module that autonomously controls and links the actuator to the EV’s electronic network. The device has a flexible, modular and scalable mechanical design, to fit complex vehicle electronics… Read more »

Ford to launch plug-in hybrid Ranger pickup in Europe

Ford will offer customers a plug-in hybrid version of its Ranger mid-size pickup in Europe. Production is to start in late 2024, and deliveries to customers are expected to begin in early 2025. The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid sports a 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine along with an electric motor, and boasts an electric range of over… Read more »