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Electrofit’s new crate features a permanent magnet synchronous motor and a built-in inverter

EV conversion specialist Electrofit has unveiled its first electric crate motor. The CM100KW1 is a permanent magnet synchronous (PMS) motor that includes a built-in inverter designed to reduce cost and complexity. The motor can be used to drive an existing gearbox, or can be connected to an  OEM single-speed transmission. The configurable OEM motor and… Read more »

CorePower Magnetics raises $2.5 million to develop proprietary magnetic materials

Soft magnetics technology startup CorePower Magnetics has raised $2.5 million in pre-seed funding from Volta Energy Technologies, Innovation Works and Evergreen Climate Innovations. The funding will be used to scale up development of CorePower Magnetics’s proprietary magnetic materials. “CorePower’s technology not only promises step-change performance benefits to EVs and the grid, but it is also… Read more »

Fleet operator Ferguson partners with Holman and Electrada for electrification-as-a-service pilot

Ferguson, a North American distributor of plumbing and HVAC supplies, plans to conduct a fleet electrification pilot in partnership with Holman, a global automotive services organization, and Electrada, an electric fuel solutions company. The project will deliver a turnkey fleet management and electrification solution. In the first phase, Ferguson will add 30 class 6 through… Read more »

Blue Bird and Lightning eMotors to offer electric retrofits for gas and propane school buses

School bus icon Blue Bird plans to offer a factory-certified electric repower program for some of its gasoline- and propane-powered school buses. The company is working with Colorado-based powertrain manufacturer Lightning eMotors to jointly develop this retrofit powertrain system. Blue Bird will launch the repower program in 2023 for gasoline- and propane-powered Blue Bird Vision… Read more »

BorgWarner acquires Rhombus Energy Solutions

Tier 1 automotive supplier BorgWarner has acquired Rhombus Energy Solutions. San Diego-based Rhombus provides EV charging and power conversion technology, including V2G applications. Rhombus supplies its patented technology to EV OEMs, including Proterra, as well as charging and grid service providers. The transaction has an enterprise value of up to $185 million. “The technology that… Read more »

Nuvve and San Diego Gas & Electric launch Electric School Bus V2G project

Vehicle-to-grid specialist Nuvve (Nasdaq: NVVE) is working with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to support local school districts by pairing Nuvve’s V2G technology with the utility’s Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP). Through this partnership, electric school bus fleets equipped with V2G charging through Nuvve’s GIVe platform can provide energy back to the grid during… Read more »

Albemarle introduces a new lithium plant in Chile

Albemarle, a specialty chemical firm, has announced a new lithium production plant in Antofagasta, Chile, which it says will be its third chemical conversion plant. According to Albemarle, “the plant is expected to double lithium production.” The company says it has invested more than $500 million in the plant, which includes R&D labs and a… Read more »

Schumacher Electric’s new 50-amp Level 2 charger

Schumacher Electric, a manufacturer of power conversion products, has introduced its new EV Series Level 2 Charger in the US. The new model can deliver up to 50 amps, and is available in hardwired or “plug and go” versions. It will retail for $699. The Schumacher Level 2 EV Charger is configurable to a full… Read more »