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Nio says it’s ready to use semi-solid-state batteries in production EVs

Solid-state batteries promise improved performance and safety compare to current technology, and they may be getting close to commercial deployment. The latest step forward: semi-solid-state batteries may soon appear in production vehicles in China (sigh…where else?). Chinese battery specialist WeLion has delivered its first semi-solid-state battery cells to EV manufacturer Nio, which plans to use… Read more »

The lowly refuse truck offers the perfect use case for electrification

Q&A with Mack Trucks’ Scott Barraclough Most followers of tech trends probably think of electric vehicles as luxury performance cars, but here at Charged, we get just as excited about commercial vehicles. As regular readers know, the electrification of trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles is quickly picking up, driven by both regulation and technological developments…. Read more »

Stadler wins Austrian contract for battery-powered trains

Austrian Federal Railways has awarded Swiss railway rolling-stock manufacturer Stadler a framework agreement for up to 120 FLIRT Akku battery-powered trains. The first 16 are expected to be delivered by fall of this year. The vehicles are designed to replace the current diesel fleet in the eastern region of Austria. They will enable sustainable operation… Read more »

BAE to provide new electric drive systems for Toronto buses

UK-based arms, security and aerospace multinational BAE Systems will supply as many as 541 Gen3 electric power and propulsion systems for Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC’s) new fleet.  The Gen3 system includes an electric motor and power electronics, and uses materials like silicon carbide to increase power density and electrical efficiency. It features a compact design… Read more »

Letter from London: Red buses, black cabs and private cars are going electric

Traveling in Europe (and nearby countries) these days is in some ways like traveling to the future. London has been an electrification leader for some years, and the streetscape this summer looks even more electric than it did on my last visit 4 years ago. I saw no evidence of the “hollowing out” of downtown… Read more »

As the off-road vehicle market rushes to electrify, standards are lagging behind

Q&A with Littelfuse’s Geoffrey Schwartz Construction vehicles are being electrified at a surprisingly rapid pace, as operators recognize not only the cost savings, but the advantages of silent, emission-free operation. However, the high power requirements of these vehicles mean that vehicle designers face unique technical challenges, especially when it comes to circuit protection.  High-voltage DC… Read more »

Updated Chevrolet Bolt EV coming, using newer Ultium cells

The other shoe has dropped on GM’s decision to take its only volume EV model out of production: a revised Bolt using the new Ultium battery is coming. General Motors CEO Mary Barra said this morning an updated Chevrolet Bolt EV will come to market “on an accelerated timeline,” with new Ultium battery cells replacing… Read more »

Airbus and STMicroelectronics partner on power electronics for aircraft electrification

Airbus, an aerospace company, and STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor manufacturer, have partnered on power electronics R&D for future hybrid-powered aircraft and full-electric urban air vehicles. The collaboration builds on previous evaluations of wide bandgap semiconductor materials for aircraft electrification by both companies. The partnership will develop silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) devices, packages and… Read more »

Aston Martin to use Lucid powertrain technology for its new EVs

Aston Martin is working on a new supply agreement with the Lucid Group. Under the proposed deal, Lucid would supply Aston Martin with its current and future powertrain and battery technologies, which will be at the center of Aston Martin’s new in-house EV platform. This all-new bespoke platform will form the basis of the company’s… Read more »

Microchip launches E-Fuse Demonstrator to protect power electronics in EVs

US IC manufacturer Microchip Technology has released a high-voltage circuit protection board for 400-800 V batteries with a current rating of up to 30 amps for hybrid and electric vehicles. Due to its high-voltage solid-state architecture and silicon carbide (SiC) technology, the six-variant E-Fuse Demonstrator Board can detect and interrupt fault currents in microseconds, which… Read more »