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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 »

Read past issues of Charged – Electric Vehicles Magazine

Issue 61: July-September 2022 Featuring: Cadillac’s ambitious move to an all-electric luxury brand by 2030 Power electronics thermal limits and how to not exceed them TWAICE battery analytics platform promises enormously valuable insights at every point in a battery’s lifecycle The redesigned federal EV tax credit and other EV-related measures ConnectDER and Siemens Partner to… Read more »

The auto industry is finally advertising its EVs

Over the past few years, we in the EV media have been highly critical of automakers for failing to advertise their EVs (and then claiming that there’s no consumer demand for them). So it’s only fair that we praise them now that they’re starting to release some pro-EV ad spots. Several TV campaigns have referred… Read more »

German parts maker ZF looks to bring racing car technologies to production EVs

Since 2016, German parts maker ZF has supplied technology for French EV maker Venturi’s team in the FIA Formula E racing series. ZF has developed an electric drive for the team, which includes a 250 kW electric motor with a specially designed transmission ratio and power electronics. ZF says this drive enjoys much higher energy… Read more »

Rolls-Royce hopes to shatter electric airplane speed record

A partnership led by Rolls-Royce is building an electric aircraft that it hopes will reach a top speed of over 300 mph and beat the previous speed record of 210 mph set in 2017 by Siemens. The project is part of a Rolls-Royce initiative called Accelerating the Electrification of Flight (ACCEL), which is partly funded… Read more »

FIA approves Tesla Model S racing series

The dream of a Tesla racing series is rapidly becoming a reality. The Electric Production Car Series (originally called Electric GT), has been officially sanctioned by the FIA, the governing body for world motorsports. The EPCS will be the second FIA racing series for electric cars, joining the Formula E series, which recently kicked off… Read more »

A look at Lucid Motors: Q&A with CTO Peter Rawlinson

The legacy automakers are slowly and methodically developing new EVs, with various levels of enthusiasm, but the most ambitious plans for new vehicles are coming from a handful of EV startups. Most of these pioneers of the new auto industry share a formula: deep-pocketed investors (many from China), former Tesla employees on staff, and plans… Read more »

Punch Powertrain acquires power electronics specialist Apojee

Belgium-based Punch Powertrain is acquiring France-based power electronics expert Apojee, which supplies inverters for Formula E, as well as components for OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in the German and French automotive industries. The Apojee acquisition adds a fourth European development center for Punch Powertrain, in addition to its existing facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands… Read more »