Search Results Found For: "WAVE charging"

Phoenix Motorcars launches new range of EV chargers for US market

Phoenix Motorcars, a subsidiary of SPI Energy (NASDAQ: SPI), builds medium-duty commercial EVs, including buses, trucks and vans. Now the company has launched a full range of EV charging products for the US market. Phoenix Motorcars’ chargers come in a variety of configurations for residential and commercial applications. All come with 24/7 network support, two-year… Read more »

Freudenberg introduces new conductive seals for electric motors

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is introducing a new generation of electrically conductive seals at the virtual 2021 Vienna Motor Symposium. The seals are designed to prevent bearing damage caused by electrically-induced corrosion and to decrease electromagnetic interference. The power semiconductors in an inverter are often positioned directly above the motor. Silicon carbide semiconductors, which are often… Read more »

Ford CEO: US government needs to support domestic battery production

Ford CEO Jim Farley says the US government needs to support domestic battery production and the rollout of public charging infrastructure. “We need to bring large-scale battery production to the US,” Farley said at a recent financial conference, adding that he planned to bring up the issue in upcoming talks with government leaders. The coming… Read more »

Model S refresh includes completely revamped interior, powertrain updates and more

Over the past couple of years, as Tesla rolled out a seemingly endless stream of new features for Models 3 and Y, folks have been saying that the two elders of the line-up were overdue for an update. Now Tesla has announced a sweeping new refresh for Models S and X, featuring an entirely new… Read more »

Taiga electric snowmobiles and personal watercraft to come with ABB chargers

Taiga Motors, a Montreal-based startup that was founded in 2015, plans to begin delivery of its electric snowmobiles this winter season and to bring its Orca electric personal watercraft to the market next spring. The skyrocketing sales of “powersports” vehicles may take a disproportionate toll on the environment, because many of these vehicles are not… Read more »

A closer look at the DC Link

The term DC link has traditionally referred to the junction between two power conversion stages where an energy storage element (almost always a capacitor) acts as a buffer for each.  A classic example is the capacitor placed between the rectifier and the voltage source inverter in a mains-supplied variable frequency drive (see Fig. 1). This… Read more »

Scania introduces range of electric trucks

Scania, a major Swedish manufacturer of commercial vehicles, has announced a pair of new plug-in trucks: a plug-in hybrid and a fully electric model. Both versions are offered with L- and P-series cabs, and can be configured for general cargo, temperature-controlled transport, or for specialty applications such as hooklifts, tippers, concrete mixers, refuse collectors and… Read more »

Teardown expert Sandy Munro compares 10 leading EV motors in new video

Auto manufacturing expert Sandy Munro knows what makes cars tick. For years, he and his company have performed teardowns, taking new cars apart and analyzing every little bracket and screw—what it’s made of, who made it, and how much it cost. This week at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, Sandy compared an assortment… Read more »

The technical challenges of bidirectional chargers

For years, we’ve been hearing about an EV technology that promises to be a game-changer: Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) bidirectional charging. My recent work with one V2G charger developer, Fermata Energy, has convinced me that V2G has found its proverbial killer app: load peak shaving for commercial/industrial energy customers. This article is going to concentrate on the… Read more »

Tampa, Florida secures federal grant to deploy four electric buses

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), which serves the Tampa, Florida, metropolitan area, has secured a $2.7-million federal grant to buy four electric buses, which are expected to be in service in two years. The federal grant will cover half the total project cost, which also includes underground wiring and charging stations. HART and… Read more »