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Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced that all new Transport for London (TfL) buses will be carbon-neutral. TfL has committed to only ordering zero-emission buses from now on, and says that by the end of next year, ten percent of London’s buses will be zero-emission. “London will no longer procure new diesel or
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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have presented a new concept to fabricate high-performance electrode materials for sodium batteries. The results show that the capacity could match lithium-ion batteries. The ions intercalate in the graphite, which means that they can move in and out of the graphene layers and be stored for energy
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ACCURE, a software and AI battery analytics company based in Aachen, Germany, has received $8 million in Series A funding from Blue Bear Capital, Capnamic Ventures and 42CAP.  ACCURE’s software is designed to empower battery manufacturers and operators to monitor battery health and safety in real time throughout an asset’s life cycle, enabling companies to
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It’s a sad song, but, like the Beatles’ Jude, EV manufacturer Workhorse Group is trying to make it a little better. The company has voluntarily withdrawn a lawsuit that it filed against the US Postal Service, after the agency passed Workhorse over for a multibillion-dollar contract to produce the next generation of mail delivery vehicles.
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Kaluza, an intelligent energy platform, and Flexitricity, an electrical aggregator and demand response specialist, have partnered to provide a new combined grid flexibility service. The companies aim to unlock the energy storage potential of EVs and other in-home devices, providing a valuable balancing resource for the grid which could someday scale to millions of devices.
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Most of today’s EVs operate on 400-volt systems, but 800 volts is clearly the near future. Higher-voltage systems can deliver the same amount of power with less current, which means that charging rates can get higher without making charging cables impractically heavy and bulky. Charger manufacturer Noodoe explains that DC fast chargers are going to
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GM has revealed a group of three new motors that will power its upcoming Ultium-based EVs. The new motors, part of the Ultium Drive platform, were designed and calibrated in-house by GM. They share design principles as well as similar tooling and manufacturing strategies. The new happy family consists of a 180 kW front-drive motor,
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A startup EV-maker has won the symbolic victory of producing the first mass-market electric pickup truck. The first production Rivian R1T electric pickup truck has rolled off the assembly line at the company’s factory in Normal, Illinois. “After months of building pre-production vehicles, this morning our first customer vehicle drove off our production line,” wrote
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Sponsored by Intertek The battery industry is quickly evolving as new technologies come to market and power everything from automobiles to socks! Intertek offers Total Quality Assurance in battery testing and certification services, ensuring your energy storage technologies meet performance, reliability and safety criteria. To help keep Charged readers informed about what’s happening and how
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Sponsored by Henkel Power storage engineers place high priority on finding solutions that optimize the safety and lifetime performance of a battery, while also increasing production efficiency and minimizing costs. Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) and Thermally Conductive Adhesives (TCAs) make important contributions to all of these areas—and can be customized to meet the needs of
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OEMs, battery designers and manufacturers, as well as test facilities, face increasing challenges in battery de Detailed understanding of battery technology and the underlying physics processes is necessary to design high-performance, durable, and safe batteries. Physics-based modeling is being used for building accurate simulations of batteries, incorporating different aspects through predefined physics-based interfaces, from detailed
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Battery material developer Echion Technologies has completed a Series A funding round worth £10 million. The round was led by CBMM, BGF, the University of Cambridge, Origin Capital and existing shareholders.  This financing will allow Echion to scale up to multi-ton-level material production, demonstrating high-yield, cost-effective manufacturability, and to supply the growing demand for pre-production
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Comedian Norm Macdonald died on Tuesday after a private nine-year battle with cancer. The “Saturday Night Live” alumnus wasn’t a car enthusiast. In fact, he never learned how to drive. Jay Leno capitalized on that fact in a 2020 episode of Jay Leno’s Garage when he taught Macdonald how to drive in the safe environment
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Looking for a pioneering solution for complex design optimization challenges, ZF—a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and industrial technology—partnered with Altair to implement a data-driven development and optimization strategy for e-motors. The collaborative work of ZF and Altair has resulted in a user-friendly optimization environment capable of handling the complex
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Advanced, high-performance magnetics are crucial components in the electromobility industry. Properly selected magnetics can help to improve efficiencies, provide lower losses and reduce operating temperatures to increase overall system and vehicle performance. Other magnetics are critical for managing EMC, gate drivers and general circuit management. Rapid development based on platform designs utilizing high-performance magnetic materials
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Nissan European design boss Matthew Weaver has reimagined the first-generation Nissan Silvia as a modern electric car. Unveiled at the 1964 Tokyo motor show, the original CSP311 Silvia launched a nameplate that would, decades later, include the S13 and S14 generations (sold in the U.S. as the Nissan 240SX) of drifting and tuning fame. However,
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BYD unveiled two new battery-electric heavy-duty trucks, the Gen3 8TT and 6F, at the recent ACT Expo in Long Beach. The Gen 3 8TT is “a versatile vehicle, capable of performing drayage, regional haul, and distribution work,” whereas the 6F “can perform regional haul and distribution work and can also be equipped with a body
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Wrightspeed, the firm founded by Tesla co-founder Ian Wright, builds electric powertrains for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Now the company has announced an agreement with vehicle manufacturer Matthews Specialty Vehicles to convert buses, trucks and specialty vehicles to EVs and/or PHEVs. The companies aim to produce 5,000 vehicles over the next five years. For the
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