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DOE awards grant to NCSU and ComEd for extreme fast charging research

The DOE has awarded a $200,000 grant to North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) FREEDM Systems Center and electric utility ComEd for a research project aimed at boosting the efficiency of—and decreasing the cost of—extreme fast charging (XFC). The total budget for the project is $5 million, which includes cost sharing from other collaborators. “The goal… Read more »

How Williams Advanced Engineering built “the world’s most extreme battery”

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has been a battery supplier to the Formula E electric racing championship since 2014. Now the legendary engineering firm is the sole powertrain developer for the new Extreme E off-road championship. WAE Principal Engineer Glen Pascoe recently discussed the challenges of creating a battery that can power Extreme E’s enormous Odyssey… Read more »

DOE awards $19 million for extreme fast charging research

The DOE is awarding $19 million in funding to 12 cost-shared research projects focused on “extreme fast charging,” which is defined as a system with power levels up to 400 kW and typical charging times of 15 minutes or less. Nine of the selected projects focus on advanced anodes, electrolytes, and battery cell designs: UC… Read more »

DOE to award up to $15 million for extreme fast charging

The DOE will award up to $15 million in a new funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001808) to encourage the development of what it calls “extreme fast charging” (XFC). The objective is to develop technology that can recharge a battery in half the time of current fast charging systems. The new FOA includes two Areas of Interest: XFC… Read more »

ClipperCreek HCS-40 charging station offers “Ruggedized” option for extreme conditions

The HCS-40, ClipperCreek’s best-selling Level 2 charging station, is now available with a “Ruggedized” option, for stations that are subject to damage by extreme weather or other perils. The ruggedization consists of a rubber overmolded J1772 connector and a field-replaceable connector latch. The American made HCS-40R and HCS-40PR operate at 32 amps and 7.7 kW,… Read more »

New Formula G all-electric racing series offers a development path for young drivers

Every professional sport has its farm system: baseball players progress from the Little League through the minor leagues to the bigs; high school football players compete for college scholarships and a shot at the NFL, etc. Dilbagh Gill, the former Mahindra Racing Formula E Team Principal, saw that this development path was lacking in the… Read more »

TE Connectivity develops HIVONEX connector and PowerTube charging solutions for EVs

TE Connectivity, a connectivity and sensor manufacturer, has developed connector and charging solutions for the EV transition. The HIVONEX range offers modular, scalable products for harsh industrial and commercial vehicle settings and includes the new PowerTube Connector Series for large electrical loads such as those in trucks, buses, and construction and agricultural vehicles. Other products… Read more »

Canoo delivers its new LTV to US Army for testing

EV startup Canoo has delivered its new Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) to the US Army for analysis and demonstration. Canoo says the electric LTV is engineered for extreme environments and includes stealth configurations. It incorporates carbon Kevlar for strength without added weight and is designed for passenger ergonomics and battery safety. Canoo’s LTV has a… Read more »

World Rallycross racing championship goes electric

EVs have firmly established themselves in the racing world—Formula E has been delivering thrills for eight seasons now, and the more rough-and-tumble Extreme E is midway through its second season. Electric racers, both 4-wheeled and 2-wheeled, have distinguished themselves at the yearly Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Teslas have been shaking up the street racing subculture…. Read more »

How a motor’s operating speed, torque and control strategy affect its efficiency

Second only to power output, efficiency is one of the most fudgeable ratings that applies to traction motors for EVs (right up there with capacity and cycle life claims for Li-ion batteries…). For common 3-phase industrial AC motors, most of the specmanship shenanigans have been dealt with by NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association), a voluntary… Read more »