Month: June 2021

HORIBA, a provider of analytical and measurement systems, has introduced a range of solutions for the different stages of EV development and evaluation, such as material characterization and component, system and full vehicle testing. Solutions are available for the full range of vehicle types, from light- to heavy-duty vehicles to off-highway equipment. HORIBA serves all
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UK-based EV startup Volta Trucks has just unveiled its first running prototype chassis that will offer the framework of its upcoming purpose-built, 16-ton electric truck. The newly announced Volta Zero Truck prototype chassis was designed and built to include the production specification frame and drivetrain components consumers will eventually see in the finished vehicle. With
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Hexagon has adopted the Fugaku supercomputer to run complex CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulations. The company’s Manufacturing Intelligence division is using the supercomputer to explore the performance of next-generation aircraft and EVs.  Hexagon says its Cradle CFD customers will have the opportunity to tap into the ARM-based Fugaku computer architecture to perform complex simulations, such
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Rivian has been relatively quiet compared to some other EV startups but this week the company’s founder and CEO, RJ Scaringe offered up a brief overview of the Camp Kitchen option that is offered on the R1T electric pickup truck.  In a tweet sent out a couple of days ago, Scaringe simply says “Camp kitchen!”
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Novonix has announced its plan for the next phase of growth for Novonix Anode Materials in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Novonix is under contract to purchase a building formerly owned by Alstom, which it plans to retrofit. The 400,000-square-foot plant, the company’s second facility in Chattanooga, will accommodate a planned 8,000-ton-per-year production operation. This phase of growth
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Researchers, startups and corporate developers are adopting the NVIDIA cuQuantum SDK to advance groundbreaking work. Quantum computing promises scientific leaps — simulating molecules of atoms for drug discovery, for instance — in the near future. Handling exponentially more information than today’s computers, quantum computers harness the physics that govern subatomic particles to make parallel calculations.
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Tesla has been almost continuously adjusting its prices across its lineup over the past few months, and now, the Model Y is seeing another small price increase. In February, Tesla made several changes to Model 3 and Model Y prices, mostly going down, again in early March, and then increased Model 3 prices in late March. In April, the automaker again
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As the world’s automakers prepare for an electric future, what do the world’s auto dealers have to say about what’s going on? As regular readers of Charged know, dealers have long been considered a major roadblock for EV adoption. (Advocacy group Plug in America, believing that the problem is one of education rather than will,
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Hero Cycles has just delivered its first batch of Indian-produced electric bicycles to Germany. Now the company says to expect the figures to grow. Hero Cycles is a massive bicycle manufacturer owned by Hero Motors, the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. The Indian manufacturer’s electric bicycle division has now set its sights on Europe
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Wisconsin-based SpeedKore Performance Group has unleashed a mid-engine, Hellcat-powered 1969 Dodge Charger. Dubbed “Hellacious,” it’s the road-going version of a car that will appear in the latest “Fast and Furious” movie, “F9,” driven by Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto. SpeedKore supplied nine chassis and bodies for filming, but unlike those cars, Hellacious was built for road
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