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HyPer 9 IS offers a plug-and-play powertrain for EV conversions

Motor distributor NetGain Motors (NGM) has formed a strategic relationship with Italy-based motor controller manufacturer SME Group, to bring the newly developed HyPer 9 motor to market. The HyPer 9 is a synchronous reluctance internal permanent magnet (SRIPM) motor. It forms the centerpiece of the HyPer 9 Integrated System (IS), a plug-and-play system for EV… Read more »

Scandinavian plug-in sales continue to set records

Those Vikings are going electric with a vengeance. June was the best-selling month ever for plug-in vehicles in the Nordic countries. In the second quarter of 2017, 18,777 EVs and PHEVs were sold, bring the total number of plug-in vehicles in the region to 199,815. In Sweden, Finland and Denmark, the PHEV is the preferred… Read more »

London street lamps retrofitted as EV chargers

The UK’s proposal to ban petrol cars by 2040 is controversial, but one thing everyone seems to agree on is that a lot more public chargers will be needed, particularly for flat dwellers who have no assigned parking spots. Street lamps could offer a partial solution. German firm Ubitricity is working to adapt some of… Read more »

EVgo partners with New Jersey utility to open its 950th US fast charger

Charging network operator EVgo has opened its 950th fast charger in the US, at Molly Pitcher Service Area on the New Jersey Turnpike. Located in Cranbury, NJ, the service area sees a huge amount of traffic – almost two million visitors in 2016. The Molly Pitcher station includes two 480 V fast chargers, each of… Read more »

Getting charged: Installing a ClipperCreek HCS-40 home charging station

After years of writing about the delights of EVs, I decided it was time to walk the walk. I bought a 2015 Nissan LEAF from Tampa Hybrids for 12 grand out the door. That was the first delight of going electric – the chance to buy an almost-new vehicle at a bargain price. While it’s… Read more »

PowerCharge’s new Pro Series commercial charging stations

PowerCharge, a division of Moser Services Group, has entered the US charger market with its new Pro Series line of commercial charging stations. The Pro Series Level 2 (208-240 volt) stations are offered in 16-amp, 30-amp and 40-amp configurations. The 40-amp units allow for 50% faster charge times than the popular 30-amp chargers. All are… Read more »

eMotorWerks enables EV drivers to charge with solar energy

San Francisco-based eMotorWerks provides a variety of cloud-connected smart-grid charging solutions. The newest release of the company’s JuiceNet platform enables owners of solar arrays to coordinate smart EV charging with their solar generation. JuiceNet Solar “uses algorithms and charging controls to match the charging speed of any number of JuiceNet-connected EVs to second-by-second solar production.”… Read more »

New factory could supercharge Tesla’s Chinese fortune

After a slow start, Tesla’s sales are starting to take off in the world’s largest auto market. The company sold 10,400 vehicles in China in 2016 – triple the previous year’s figure – and sales for the first three months of 2017 have put it on track to double that this year. China represented around… Read more »

Chargeway establishes standardized symbols for EV charging

Just as dinosaur drivers need to choose among regular, premium and diesel, EV drivers have several charging options, and novices (including some of our colleagues in the mainstream media) still find the different choices confusing. Here in the US, we have Level 1 (120 volts), Level 2 (240 volts), and three different DC fast charging… Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains to provide plug-in bus powertrains to 4 Chinese OEMs

Four separate Chinese OEMs have selected a plug-in hybrid drivetrain made by Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) to integrate into their 8- and 12-meter buses. EDI will supply its EDI PowerDrive 6000 system, along with the EDI PowerSuite vehicle control software, to Shaanxi Automotive; Ankai; Xiamen Jinlong; and Yaxing Motors. Government regulations in China are driving… Read more »