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Scania to test wirelessly charged city bus in Sweden

Scania plans to test a wirelessly charged plug-in hybrid city bus in Södertälje, Sweden. The prototype bus, which is scheduled to hit the streets in June 2016, can be wirelessly charged at one of its stops via a charging station located under the road surface. A six-to-seven-minute charging session delivers enough charge for a complete… Read more »

Washington state debates extending sales tax break for EVs

Washington Governor Jay Inslee wants to extend a sales tax break for EVs, explore giving them access to carpool lanes, and create incentives for builders to include high-speed charging in new projects. He outlined his ideas at a clean-energy conference in early November, and is expected to release specific proposals with his budget in December…. Read more »

EaglePicher awarded funding to produce Li-ion batteries for military applications

The US Department of Defense has awarded EaglePicher, a company with a long history in the defense industry, $22 million in funding for Phase II of the Lithium-Ion Battery for Military Applications (LIMA) project. The program’s goal is to assure the affordable production of items deemed essential for national defense. “This award assures EaglePicher will… Read more »

Air Force rolls out plug-in vehicle fleet with V2G

Los Angeles Air Force Base has replaced its entire general-purpose vehicle fleet with plug-in vehicles. The 42-vehicle fleet includes 13 Nissan LEAFs, five Ford pick-up trucks with EVAOS PHEV kits, 9 VIA Motors VTRUX vans, four Electric Vehicle International medium-duty trucks and one Phoenix Motorcars 12-passenger bus. Most are equipped with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capability, allowing… Read more »

Toyota researchers work with Brookhaven National Lab to investigate magnesium batteries

Toyota researchers are collaborating with the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory to probe molecular structures and track chemical reactions in magnesium batteries. “Issues related to cost, power, energy density, and durability of Li-ion batteries have slowed their implementation in large-scale applications, such as electric and hybrid vehicles,” said Toyota… Read more »

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Essentially, everybody interested in the EV industry. The three departments of CHARGED (The Vehicles, The Tech, & The Infrastructure) cover a variety of topics in great detail. From in-depth engineering discussions about electrified systems, to charging trends, EVSE installation advice, and new vehicle spotlights. CHARGED has a highly-engaged readership of engineers, executives, fleet managers, and… Read more »

BYD chief: Electric buses and PHEV consumer cars will lead the Chinese boom

The head of Chinese automaker BYD sees a major plug-in boom on the horizon, but has some definite ideas about the proper roles of PHEVs vis a vis pure EVs. Some would say the party has already started – BYD’s share price has nearly doubled this year, as the company delivered 6,600 units of its… Read more »

Are auto dealers the EV’s worst enemy?

It’s safe to say that car dealers aren’t a particularly beloved bunch. Shopping for a car may not be as bad as going to the dentist, but for many people, it’s right up there. Technically-minded buyers find it frustrating to try to glean some factual information from the typical rambling sales pitch, while more gentle… Read more »

A123 names Patrick Hurley as its new Chief Technology Officer

A123 Systems, the Massachusetts battery-maker now owned by Chinese giant Wanxiang, has hired former Johnson Controls executive Patrick Hurley as its Chief Technology Officer. Hurley will lead the company’s R&D arm, A123 Venture Technologies, and will also be responsible for integrating A123’s battery development in China. The change is part of the compnay’s move away… Read more »