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UK motor manufacturer YASA secures £15 million in funding, opens new factory

Motor manufacturer YASA, which was spun out from the University of Oxford in 2009, has raised £15 million in a new round of funding, bringing the total raised by the company to £35 million. The company also announced the signing of long-term development and supply agreements with several automotive customers, and the opening of a… Read more »

A closer look at power factor correction

Power Factor Correction (PFC) used to be something that electronics manufacturers only grudgingly added to a product – usually because of complaints about breakers tripping prematurely, or to meet regulatory requirements in the EU – but these days PFC is showing up in more and more products. While one should never underestimate the ability of… Read more »

Multiforce’s FuelForce EV fuel management system for electric fleet vehicles

Multiforce Systems provides automated fuel management systems that help fleet operators control fuel costs. Now the company has launched a new line specially designed for EVs. FuelForce EV offers energy management and control for fleets of plug-in vehicles. In collaboration with Cyber Switching, a power management company based in Silicon Valley, Multiforce has developed the… Read more »

DOE awarding $19 million to 22 advanced vehicle technologies projects

The DOE is awarding $19.4 million to 22 new cost-shared research projects in the fields of advanced batteries, lightweight materials, emission control, and energy-efficient mobility systems. Fifteen of these are Phase 1 Battery Seedling projects, aimed at battery materials and approaches that complement the Battery500 Consortium’s research. Promising Phase 1 awardees will be competitively weeded… Read more »

AK Steel receives $1.8-million DOE award to develop electrical steels for hybrids and EVs

Ohio-based AK Steel has won an award of up to $1.8 million from the DOE to develop a new generation of non-oriented electrical steels (NOES) for motors used in a variety of industrial and automotive applications, including hybrid and electric vehicles. The three-year project will be conducted in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and… Read more »

California Air Resources Board votes unanimously to stand by clean car standards

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has voted unanimously to reaffirm the state’s clean car standards, setting up a confrontation with the regime in Washington. The Board’s decision comes after years of detailed analysis by ARB staff, culminating in a Midterm Review which concluded that the standards can be met on time, using known technologies,… Read more »

Southwest Research Institute consortium conducts independent battery benchmarking

Comparing the spec sheets from different parts manufacturers is tricky business for engineers in any industry. However, the advanced battery market seems to be uniquely challenged in this regard. As Tesla CEO Elon Musk often points out, when it comes to batteries, the BS factor is outrageous. Even if you assume that every vendor provides… Read more »

ChargePoint works to bring EV charging to apartments and condos

Installing EV charging infrastructure can be a challenge for residents of apartments or condominiums, but it’s a challenge that urgently needs to be addressed, as millions of people live in multi-unit dwellings, not only in US cities, but also in hot EV markets such as Europe and China. Network operator ChargePoint is working with residential… Read more »

DOE awards $18 million for plug-in work trucks, electric school buses and highway charging

The DOE has announced new awards of $18 million to five alternative fuel projects, four of them EV-related: Odyne Systems will receive $2.9 million to develop plug-in hybrid work trucks (class 7) that reduce fuel consumption by more than 50% and eliminate fuel consumption during stationary operations. Blue Bird Body Company will receive $4.9 million… Read more »

Survey results: Utilities and EV charging

By Paul Stith, Solution Lead for Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure business. Stith specializes in sustainable transportation infrastructure, energy storage and their convergence within smart cities. Growing EV sales are providing new potential revenue streams for electric utilities. Though EVs still make up less than one percent of global auto sales, they have become… Read more »