Topping the list of EV inhibitors are cost and consumer perception of long-term reliability of the vehicle. After batteries, power electronics contribute the greatest cost to EVs, when compared to a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. Additionally, inverters and converters are among the most stressed powertrain components. Increasing inverter performance, reliability, and lifetime –… Read more »
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Industry Opinion: Larry Butkovich is the General Manager of EV Systems at Fuji Electric Corp. of America – a manufacturer of 25 kW DC Quick Chargers. Retail store owners, fleet managers, and government officials are currently faced with the dilemma of selecting charging stations for their sites, and are often overwhelmed by all of the… Read more »
Industry Opinion: Robert Bruninga is a Professional Engineer in the Aerospace Department of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Bob is a member of the IEEE National Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy and a 30-year EV owner, since the original CitiCar. Why are we ignoring Level 1 charging opportunities? Nothing in this discussion is… Read more »
The TMG EV P002 has a predicted top speed of 149 mph, with 350 kW of power from its two EVO axial flux motors.
AMP specializes in converting legacy vehicles to electric power, including the Mercedes ML350 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs.
Introduce your new products and services to the industry for FREE! EVSE, motors, batteries, components, connectors, testing equipment, apps, software and everything in between. If it's related to electric vehicles, we'll list it. Located in every issue, the Charged New Product Listings are a great way to showcase your new goods and services. View a sample here. Our readership: Charged qualified-subscribers… Read more »
New legislation would make buying a new EV a little better deal, by allowing car dealers to roll the cost of level 2 chargers, including installation, into new car financing.
The automotive legend turned 80 on February 12, but he still looks and sounds vital. Even better, and in contrast to the typical assumption about octogenarians Lutz is still entirely relevant. Bob Lutz tends not to speak in abbreviations. More often than not, it’s “gasoline,” not gas, “General Motors,” not GM. Perhaps it’s indicative of a… Read more »
Envia Systems crushed the record for energy density of an automotive rechargeable Li-ion battery at 400Wh/kg. Now all the small start-up has to do is partner with everybody, become the industry standard, and change the world. Most of us know the public library as a place to get some free Wi-Fi, meet up with people for… Read more »
News flash: EVs will suffer from manufacturing defects at approximately the same rate as their gas-fueled cousins. You can Six Sigma processes until you’re blue in the face, but machines designed and built by us mere mortals will always find a new way to break unexpectedly. So what happens when they do? If the issue… Read more »