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    Automechanika Frankfurt 2022: Autel Europe presents charging solutions
    Autel Europe, provider of EV charging solutions and automotive aftermarket products, announced that it presented its products and solutions at the recently concluded Automechanika Frankfurt 2022, according to a press release dated 14 September. The company showcased its AUTEL MaxiCharger DC Fast (Gen2), a collection of point-of-sale (POS) systems that allows customers to charge easily with a wide range of payment options. The MaxiCharger DC Fast is claimed to offer IP54 protection against wea...
    Detroit Auto Show 2022: Aisin showcases EV systems and solutions
    Aisin Corporation, a Japanese corporation that develops and produces components and systems for the automotive industry, and a company that claims to be the fifth largest “Tier One auto supplier” in the world, showcased its systems and products at the recently concluded Detroit Auto Show 2022, according to a press release dated 12 September. The company presented its EV systems and initiatives that contribute to heat management and weight reduction in support of future mobility, carbon ne...
    Webasto launches Webasto Go mobile EV charger in US, Canada
    Webasto Charging Systems, a subsidiary of Webasto Group, has launched the Webasto Go, a Level 2 mobile electric vehicle (EV) Charger, for electric vehicle (EV) owners at the Fully Charged LIVE North America 2022 Show, which took place 10–11 September, according to a press release dated 9 September. The mobile charger is now available in the US and Canada for EV-owners to purchase at major retail stores or directly on the Webasto EV Solutions website. Further roll outs are planned for the rest ...
    Bosch launches new electric drive for small trucks
    German automotive component supplier and service provider Bosch has announced that it is bringing a new drive unit consisting of an electric motor plus an integrated inverter for vans and small and medium-sized trucks into series production, according to a press release dated 15 September. The inverter is said to control the electric motor and establish the connection to the high-voltage battery. Bosch says it has reduced electrical losses by more than 20% with new power semiconductors, which...
    German auto body develops tool to identify EV quick-charging points
    VDA or the German Association of the Automotive Industry, has announced that its subsidiary Automotive Quality Institute GmbH (AQI GmbH) has developed a tool that can identify the need for quick-charging points for electric cars along highways throughout Germany, according to a press release dated 7 September. The tool is said to help charging station operators and others expand the quick-charging infrastructure along highways and federal roadways. This innovation focuses on the demand analys...
    Castrol and UK-based Sprint Power partner to develop ultra-fast charging cells and battery packs
    Lubricant maker Castrol and Sprint Power, a UK-based firm involved in electrified propulsion systems, power electronics and battery systems, are collaborating on a project to develop ultra-fast charging cells and battery packs for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell hybrid electric vehicles (FCEVs), according to a press release dated 6 September. Under the collaboration, two Sprint Power designed battery modules that will use Castrol ON EV Thermal Fluids to deliver an 80% charge in...
    Blink Charging partners to deploy EV charging stations at UBS-owned properties in the US
    Blink Charging and UBS Asset Management's Real Estate & Private Markets division have signed a mutual service agreement to deliver Blink electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and related services to UBS-owned properties across the US, according to a press release published by Blink Charging on 8 September.   Michael D. Farkas, Chairman and CEO, Blink, said, “We are pleased to provide UBS with access to the broad range of Blink products, services and innovative solutions. The Blin...
    MAHLE and Siemens to cooperate for wireless charging development
    MAHLE, a Stuttgart-based global supplier of powertrain and thermal components, announced in a press release dated 9 August, that it has signed a declaration of intent with Siemens for cooperation in the area of wireless charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs). One of their focus areas will be technological standards for inductive charging technology. MAHLE has strengthened its development in the field of wireless charging in recent years. This includes two projects funded by the German F...
    Blink Charging, Cushman & Wakefield sign preferred supplier agreement
    Blink Charging Co, a US-based owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, announced the signing of a preferred supplier agreement with Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm, for deployment of EV charging stations and related services to Cushman & Wakefield clients throughout the United States, according to a press release dated 25 August. Cushman & Wakefield has agreed to engage its large network of property managers to...
    NAPA reiterates its aftermarket readiness for EV transition
    US-based automotive parts distributor National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) has reiterated its readiness for the transition to electric vehicles saying that it is “EV-ready” and constantly seeking opportunities to support customers throughout this transition, according to a press release dated 31 August. “As the world of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) expands, NAPA will expand alongside it,” the release added. The distributor said that the future of EVs will be one of rapid grow...
    European Investment Bank provides support for MAHLE`s R&D in electrification
    MAHLE, a Stuttgart-based global supplier of powertrain and thermal components, announced in a press release dated 30 August that the European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting their research and development to accelerate vehicle electrification and the decarbonization of road traffic with a loan of nearly USD300 million. The projects include investments in eco-friendly technologies such as electric motor and battery components, thermal management, cooling and air quality systems, hydrogen a...
    Japan’s ITOCHU to offer remote degradation monitoring for EV batteries
    Japanese trading house ITOCHU Corporation announced that it will begin proposing solutions utilizing remote degradation diagnostic services for automotive lithium-ion batteries developed by Hitachi High-Tech Corporation, according to a press release dated 22 July. ITOCHU has automobile fleet management knowledge, and Hitachi High-Tech developed technology to remotely determine the status of battery degradation; together, the companies have tested a service to remotely diagnose ...
    US-based Volta to install EV charging stations in Hoboken, New Jersey
    Volta, a US-based electric vehicle (EV) charging network provider, has announced a partnership with the City of Hoboken, New Jersey, US, to install 25 conveniently located public EV charging stalls for the City’s residents, visitors, and commuters over the next 18 months, according to a press release dated 21 July. The addition of the new Volta charging stalls will more than double the number of public EV charging ports available in Hoboken, and both entities may partner to bring even more ...
    Michelin ties up with US-based EV charging provider Volta
    Volta, a US-based electric vehicle charging network provider, has announced a partnership with Michelin North America to bring the latter’s ‘Motion For Life’ campaign to millions of EV drivers and consumers in the US, according to a press release dated 19 July. The campaign showcases Michelin’s tires designed to maximize EV performance. Volta provides public EV charging with locations at grocery stores, entertainment venues, apparel retailers, and more. The strategic location of Volta...
    EV charging solutions company FLO to supply 7,500 Level 2 chargers to Hydro-Quebec
    FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator and smart charging solutions provider, will supply up to 7,500 Level 2 chargers to energy company Hydro-Québec’s EV charging network Electric Circuit between 2022 and 2026, FLO announced on 20 June 2022. According to FLO, which is a subsidiary of AddEnergie, the order from Hydro-Québec is its biggest contract since its inception. "We are thrilled to have been selected once again as a partner to Electric Circu...
    Toyota joins battery supply chain body in Japan to boost competitiveness
    Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that it has joined the Battery Supply Chain Council or Battery Association for Supply Chain (BASC), a Japan based organization that promotes the strengthening of the international competitiveness of the battery supply chain and industries related to battery materials, parts and raw materials, according to a press release dated 24 June. BASC has Isao Abe, executive officer of Sumitomo Metal Mining Co as its chairman and the organization ...
    Renault, Vitesco partner to develop power electronics for electric and hybrid powertrains
    Renault Group, French automaker, and Vitesco Technologies, global automotive supplier of electric mobility and powertrain components, announced the signing of a strategic partnership for the joint development and the production of power electronics in a so-called “One Box” for electric and hybrid powertrains, according to a press release dated 12 July. Under this agreement, both partners will contribute their know-how and experience to jointly develop a power electronics concept that is u...
    US-based Blink Charging to expand EV charging in Northern Illinois
    Blink Charging Co, a US-based owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, said via a press release dated 6 July that it has been awarded a cooperative purchasing agreement for EV charging equipment and network services from the Region 1 Planning Council in Northern Illinois. The Region 1 Planning Council is a special-purpose, regional government agency providing cross-jurisdictional, government-to-government collaborative planning across Northern Illin...
    South Korea based SpeedMate signs MOU for emergency EV charging service
    SK Networks, a subsidiary of South Korean petroleum conglomerate SK Group, engaged in the businesses of energy and information technology distribution, announced that its aftermarket business brand SpeedMate has forged an MOU in South Korea with battery diagnostic solution firm MinTech and charging solutions company Eva to develop an emergency electric vehicle (EV) recharging service, according to a press release dated 21 June. As part of the understanding, SpeedMate will embed EV recharging ...
    ABB E-mobility opens production plant for DC fast chargers in Italy
    ABB E-mobility has opened its largest DC fast charger production plant to date in Valdarno, in the Tuscany region in Italy, the company said on 21 June 2022. Named the ABB E-mobility Centre of Excellence, the expanded facility has more than doubled its production capacity over the last two years. The expanded facility covers an area of 16,000 meter squares. The company has spent USD30 million in building the new manufacturing unit, which brings an additional production c...
    CATL launches EVOGO battery swap services in Hefei, China
    Contemporary Amperex Energy Service Technology Ltd. (CAES), a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s largest EV battery maker, Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited (CATL), has launched its EVOGO battery swap services in Hefei, the capital of east China's Anhui Province, the company announced on 18 June 2022. The company said that it has installed and started operations at three EV battery swap stations in Hefei so far, which becomes the second city after Xiamen where CATL has l...
    ŠKODA Auto, partners commit to construct EV charging infrastructure in Prague
    Czechia-based carmaker ŠKODA Auto has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Prague authorities and the energy company PRE, to jointly set up EV charging infrastructure in the capital, ŠKODA announced on 21 June 2022. Under the joint commitment, the three parties aim to build 100 high-performance (or HPC) chargers by the end of 2025. “To this end, a working group was set up to find the ideal locations for the HPC chargers,” the company said in its official note. According to an esti...
    Volkswagen, Siemens make joint equity investment of USD450 million in Electrify America
    Volkswagen Group and Siemens have made a joint equity investment of USD450 million to support the growth of Electrify America, one of the largest public fast charging networks for electric vehicles in North America, VW said in a statement on 28 June 2022. Siemens, which has invested with a low triple-digit million USD through its financing arm Siemens Financial Services (SFS), becomes a minority shareholder in Electrify America and gets a seat on the company’s board, the company said. It ad...
    US-based Blink Charging acquires EV charging firm SemaConnect
    Blink Charging Co, a US-based owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, said via a press release dated 14 June that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SemaConnect, Inc., a provider of EV charging infrastructure solutions in North America, for USD200 million, subject to certain customary adjustments for working capital. The cash and common stock transaction will add nearly 13,000 EV chargers to Blink’s existing footprint, an additional ...
    Schaeffler develops innovative 4in1 electric axle for EVs
    Schaeffler AG has developed an innovative 4in1 electric axle for EVs by integrating the thermal management system as well as the electric motor, power electronics, and transmission into the axle drive, the company said on 13 June 2022. According to Schaeffler, while up to three drive components were assembled in one unit as the electric axle drive until now, the newly developed 4in1 electric axle is more compact, lighter in weight and ensures greater comfort. The company said that integration...
    HELLA developing its ‘Pro’ battery diagnostics solution for garages
    Hella Gutmann, the aftermarket arm of German aftermarket electronics firm and spare parts distributor HELLA, is developing the high-voltage battery diagnosis 'Proʼ to enable the assessment of the State of Health (SoH) of a high-voltage battery power pack independent of manufacturer, which will aid objective vehicle evaluation, the company said in a release dated 14 June. The high-voltage battery is considered the heart and most expensive component of a battery-electric vehicle (BEV). Crucial...
    FreeWire Technologies unveils DC fast charging unit Boost Charger 200
    FreeWire Technologies has launched its latest ultrafast and flexible DC fast charging offering, the Boost Charger 200, according to a press release published by the company on 10 May. The electric vehicle (EV) fast charger was unveiled at Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in California, US. FreeWire CEO and Founder Arcady Sosinov, said, “The global movement towards electrified transportation is accelerating. We must continue to make EV charging faster, more convenient, and more affor...
    German workshop chain ATU ties-up with the Netherland’s Allego for e-charging stations
    Germany-based ATU, a master vehicle workshop for all brands, and Allego, a Netherlands-based provider of EV charging solutions in Europe, have signed a contract to equip 400 additional ATU branch locations with e-charging stations, according to a press release by ATU dated 31 May. The gradual expansion of the charging network for the whole of Germany will begin this year, the release added. The contract provides for the construction of fast charging stations at a further 400 ATU branches with...
    German auto body says charging infrastructure expanding too slowly
    VDA or the German Association of the Automotive Industry, said that Germany still has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to expanding the publicly accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), according to a press release dated 13 June. The VDA believes that the gap between the charging infrastructure and the number of e-cars has continued to grow and the same is reflected in the newly published update of its e-charging network ranking. According to the update, there a...
    Vitesco Technologies unveil innovative solutions for EVs
    Global automotive supplier of electric mobility and powertrain components Vitesco Technologies has unveiled a number of innovative solutions on electrification and powertrain at the 35th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS), which is being organized in Oslo, Norway, between 11 June to 15 June 2022, the company said on 9 June 2022. Vitesco said that it has unveiled a drive solution optimized to deliver higher driving range in electric cars for the first time. The solution is called e...
    Sweden-based CTEK delivers 1,000 EV charging points in Stockholm
    Swedish battery management company CTEK has announced that it is working with Stockholm Parking to install more than 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the new 18,000-square-meter ’Norra Stationsparken’ parking garage in Hagastaden, on the outskirts of Stockholm, according to a press release dated 23 May. ​This new parking garage in Hagastaden, one of Stockholm's largest urban development areas, has three underground floors offering parking for residents and visitors, and ev...
    Parts distributor alliance Nexus Automotive hosts EV Experience Days in Norway
    Nexus Automotive International, a Geneva-based alliance of independent car parts distributors, recently hosted the first edition of its EV Experience Days through its NEXUS Nordic Baltic arm in Oslo, according to a press release dated 23 May. More than 30 participants representing 14 suppliers and distributors, attended and shared their thoughts, views and EV related experiences, the release added. The event, which was hosted by a Norwegian distributor NDS, which is also a member of Nexus Nor...
    Canada-based Couche-Tard to roll out EV charging stations across North America
    Canadian convenience store chain Alimentation Couche-Tard (CoucheTard) has announced roll out of its Circle K electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in the US, according to a press release published by the company on 20 May. The company aims to equip 200 Circle K and Couche-Tard stores across North America over the next two years. Louise Warner, Couche-Tard's SVP of Global Fuels, said, “We are committed to playing a key role in meeting our customers’ evolving mobility needs as demand fo...
    Blink Charging-owned EB Charging ties-up for charging points in UK
    Blink Charging Co, a US-based owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, said via a press release dated 31 May that EB Charging, its wholly owned company, has announced an agreement with Q-Park, a leading parking infrastructure owner and operator in Europe, to deploy nearly 600 charging points across 80 sites in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The agreement, totaling over GBP3 million (USD3.7 million), will initiate EB Charging’s rollout of over ...
    ABB, Eviny partner to install Terra 360 fast chargers in Norway
    ABB has announced via press release on 3 May that it has partnered with Eviny on first installations of ABB’s Terra 360 electrical charger at Oasen Shopping Center, Bergen, and in the Norwegian ski resort of Geilo.   Frank Muehlon, CEO of ABB E-mobility, said, “Having recently unveiled the Terra 360 to the world, these are truly landmark launches which we are delighted to partner with Eviny on. Norway is setting the global standard when it comes to the e-mobility transition, and...
    MARELLI develops all-new wireless distributed battery management system
    Expanding its range of battery management technologies aimed at the emerging EV markets globally, MARELLI has developed a new state-of-the-art wireless distributed battery management system (wBMS), the company said on 23 May 2022. According to the company, the technology eliminates the wired physical connections that are typically needed in conventional battery management system (BMS) architectures, allowing for greater flexibility, increased efficiency, improved reliability and reduced ...
    Continental launches two sensors for electrified vehicles
    Continental has announced two new sensors for electrified vehicles, the Current Sensor Module (CSM) and the Battery Impact Detection (BID) system designed for electromobility to support road safety and electrification, according to an official press release on 24 May 2022. Both new systems emphasize battery protection and/or battery parameter preservation. Continental will begin producing the all-new high-voltage Current Sensor Module in 2022.  The company said that the compact modula...
    MAHLE Aftermarket UK gearing up for shift to e-mobility
    MAHLE Aftermarket UK has restructured itself to better prepare for the shift to e-mobility, translating its OE expertise more robustly into the repair sector and supplying workshops and wholesalers with the right spare parts and service solutions, according to a press release on Auto Resource UK dated 10 May. According to the release, the company is helping independent workshops in the introduction of new concepts and services to motorists, providing the necessary equipment, the right sp...
    Shell aims to set up 100,000 public EV charge points across UK by 2030
    Revising its 2030 target, Shell UK said on 11 May 2022 that the company plans to set up a network of 100,000 public EV charge points across the country by the end of the decade. About 11,000 EV charge points from the aforementioned number will be rapid chargers at locations including charging hubs, forecourts, supermarkets and other destinations, the company said. With its new, revised target of electric vehicle (EV) charging network across the UK, Shell aims to ensure that 90% of all UK driv...
    EV charging platform Driivz, nrg Supply partner to accelerate EV charging in Greece
    Driivz EV charging has announced via press release on 10 May that it partnered with alternative electricity and natural gas provider nrg Supply and Trading S.A. (nrg) in Greece to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicle (EV) charging in the region.   Doron Frenkel, CEO of Driivz, said, “It is an honor to be chosen by nrg as they are becoming a leading player in e-Mobility. nrg, as a utility offering electricity to EV chargers from 100% renewable energy sources, shares our vision of...
    Blink Charging acquires UK-based Electric Blue for USD23.4 million
    Blink Charging Co, a US-based owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, announced via a press release dated 26 April that its wholly owned European subsidiary, Blink Holdings BV, has acquired Electric Blue Ltd. (EB Charging), a provider of integrated EV charging and sustainable energy solutions based in the United Kingdom. According to the company, the acquisition marks its first entry into the UK and adds more than 1,150 chargers, installed or co...
    Motorcar Parts of America receives order for inverter test system
    Motorcar Parts of America, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts based in the United States, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary D&V Electronics has received an order for an automated inverter test system from Taiwan’s Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) to support the development of electric vehicles and related technologies, a press release dated 9 May read. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The company says the traction inverter is ...
    GreenFlux, Osprey sign EV charging roaming agreement
    GreenFlux has signed a roaming agreement with UK’s Osprey Charging Network, enabling access to rapid-charging network to nearly 90,000 electric vehicle (EV) drivers, according to a press release published by GreenFlux on 12 April. As part of the partnership, drivers served by each of GreenFlux’s EMSP customers can seamlessly access all 300 EV chargers, and Osprey’s future charge points which is expected to double this year. EV drivers can continue using their usual apps and charge cards...
    BorgWarner receives grant from US Department of Energy for DC fast charger
    Michigan-based global supplier of powertrain technologies BorgWarner has announced that it has received a USD4.09 million US Department of Energy (DOE) award to design and develop a cost-effective, advanced direct current fast charger (DCFC), according to a press release dated 14 April. The company said the project’s purpose is to develop the next generation DCFC system at a 20-30% cost reduction with increased power density, reduced energy losses, decreased package size and improved r...
    Comdata partners with Motorq to streamline EV fleet management
    Payment solutions provider Comdata, announced via a press release on 5 April the launch of a new solution in partnership with Motorq, a leading connected-car data and analytics company. According to the release, the solution would enable the capture of charge event data directly from electric vehicles (EV) and allow for fleet managers to accurately pay employees for EV charging costs—even when employees charge company vehicles at home. Widespread EV adoption for fleets continue to face impe...
    Wireless EV charging firm WiTricity to deploy its solution in Detroit
    WiTricity, a US-based wireless EV charging firm today announced that it has been awarded a USD50,000 grant by the state of Michigan and the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform to deploy an electric vehicle (EV) wireless charging station at the Detroit Smart Parking Lab (DSPL), according to a press release dated 17 March. The DSPL is operated by the American Center for Mobility (ACM) and is an open innovation platform and real-world testing site for parking-related mobility, logistics and EV charg...
    Ireland unveils national EV charging infrastructure strategy
    Ireland’s Department of Transport has launched ‘Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy 2022–2025’ wherein the country aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) by setting up an EV charging ecosystem to support 194,000 electric cars and vans by 2025, according to a draft published by the Transport Department on 31 March. The charging infrastructure outline includes partnerships between the Department of Transport and a range of stakeholders, including indust...
    Adani Total Gas to set up 1,500 EV charging stations across India
    Adani Total Gas has announced plans to set up 1,500 electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) across India, it said via a press release on 27 March. The company also has an expansion plan depending on the demand generation and momentum building of EV ecosystem in the country. It recently unveiled its first EVCS in Ahmedabad, in the western state of Gujarat. “The Commencement of EV business with setting up the first charging station in Ahmedabad is yet another milestone for Adani Total Gas t...
    Perrone Robotics advances retrofit autonomous vehicle kit program
    Perrone Robotics, a US-based provider of fully autonomous vehicle technology, announced via a press release dated 30 March that its collaboration partner Roush Industries, a provider of engineering, testing, prototype, and manufacturing services to the transportation sector, has completed the first phase of the integration of Perrone’s TONY autonomous vehicle retrofit kit. The new fully autonomous, zero-emissions, electric prototype will be the model for a large-volume production process th...
    XL Fleet announces leadership change
    XL Fleet Corp., a leading provider of fleet electrification solutions, announced today that Tod Hynes has been appointed chair of its board of advisors, and has stepped down as president of XL Fleet and member of its board of directors via a press release dated 23 March. Tod Hynes appointed chair of XL Fleet’s board of advisors and he steps down as president and member of its board of directors to work with additional organizations reducing fossil fuel consumption and combating clima...
    US-based wireless EV charging firm WiTricity unveils aftermarket solution
    WiTricity, a US-based wireless EV charging firm today announced plans to offer an aftermarket wireless charging upgrade package for owners of select EV models, starting with a limited line-up for the United States customers in late 2022, followed by broader availability in 2023, according to a press release dated 23 February. The solution, WiTricity Halo Charging is said to offer a complete, end-to-end, and hassle-free charging experience: just park and charge, according to the release. The c...
    J&N Electric introduces aftermarket start/stop starter motors
    J&N Electric, the electrical division of US aftermarket replacement parts maker Arrowhead Engineered Products, now offers high quality aftermarket replacement “start/stop” starter motors for newer vehicles, according to a press release dated 7 March. The “start-stop” technology exhibited in many automobile and light truck engines built since 2012 improves fuel economy by 3% to 5% and up to 7% for some hybrid vehicles, the company said. The advanced technology is also said to reduc...
    Ford Motor launches an all-new suite of commercial chargers for electric vehicles
    Ford Motor Company has launched an all-new suite of commercial chargers for electric vehicles (EVs) with an aim to provide a smooth transition to its customers looking to purchase EVs, the company said on 8 March 2022. Under its Ford Pro service umbrella, the company said it plans to provide a one-stop shop for all EV charging–related services to its customers. The new launch of EV chargers includes six new home and depot chargers that make Ford Pro offer end-to-end portfolio of charging so...
    Herth+Buss launches aftermarket EV charging cables
    German electrical systems and parts specialist for the independent aftermarket Herth+Buss has introduced aftermarket charging cables for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, according to a press release dated 22 February. Called the eBlow series, the charging cables come in two variants, Mode 3 and Mode 2. The former is for public or semi-public charging stations or wallboxes while the latter is for household sockets. With regards to Mode 3, the charging plugs and charging coupling corre...
    Wallbox partners with Polaris for EV charging in US and Canada
    Barcelona-based provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions, Wallbox, and Polaris, a powersports company, have announced a new partnership in the US and Canada, according to a press release dated 22 February. Under the partnership, Polaris will sell the 40 Amp version of Wallbox's Pulsar Plus charger directly to its off-road EV customers, according to the release. The news follows Polaris’ recent launch of the all-electric 2023 RANGER XP Kinetic, which is expecte...
    Ring Automotive launches SmartCharge Pro battery charger
    Ring Automotive, a UK-based supplier of vehicle lighting, auto electrics, workshop tools and auto accessories, has launched the SmartCharge Pro, a 30A battery charger suitable for intensive use across mixed vehicle fleets, according to a press release dated 30 January. The 2.6 kg, 12/24V-output compatible power supply is said to rapidly recharge with variable rates of 5, 10, 20, and 30 amps, allowing technicians to charge batteries quickly. Featuring a large LCD screen and diagnostic modes to...
    Blink Charging to supply EV chargers to GM car dealerships in US, Canada
    Blink Charging Co, a US-based owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, announced that it is deploying EV chargers at General Motors (GM) dealerships in the United States and Canada, according to a press release dated 18 January. Working with leading facility solutions provider ABM, Blink is supplying its IQ 200 Level 2 chargers to participating GM dealerships, the release added. Blink has already started shipping chargers to selected GM dealershi...
    Renault, Valeo, Valeo Siemens eAutomotive team up to codevelop electric motors in France
    Renault Group, Valeo and Valeo Siemens eAutomotive have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a strategic partnership on jointly designing, developing and manufacturing new generation electric motors in France, Renault said in an official release on 10 February 2022. The vehicle manufacturer said that the said electric motors would be designed and developed with an intent of eliminating the use of rare earth materials. “The three partners will combine their know-how and recogni...
    Charging solutions company CTEK integrates billing platform Fuuse
    Swedish battery management company CTEK has extended the software integration options available with their electric vehicle (EV) chargers to include the flexible charge point management, payment and billing platform Fuuse, according to a press release dated 24 January. This latest integration will allow customers looking to generate revenue from their EV chargers by integrating the CTEK Chargestorm Connected 2 (CC2) EV charger with the payment management software Fuuse Billing. This is a simp...
    Continental partners startup Volterio to jointly develop fully automatic EV charging robot
    Global automotive component supplier Continental AG has teamed up with startup Volterio to jointly design and develop a fully automatic electric vehicle (EV) charging robot, the company said on 26 January. Continental’s development and production service provider Continental Engineering Services (CES) has officially formed a partnership with Volterio wherein the startup develop the first near-production systems for the jointly designed EV charging robot by mid-2022, the company said on Wedn...
    GM unveils aftermarket strategy to electrify older vehicles
    US carmaker General Motors has announced its strategy to offer EV technology beyond its portfolio and automotive applications with an aim to enable the company to expand its reach to a larger, more diverse group of customers, according to a press release dated 22 December. As part of its strategy, the company revealed an aftermarket package to convert older vehicles into EVs, the release added.   The carmaker’s Electric Connect and Cruise eCrate Package enables customers to work with q...
    CTEK and Soolutions partners to supply complete EV charging solutions
    Swedish battery management company CTEK, has announced collaborative partnership to supply complete EV charging solutions in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany, according to a press release in December. The release read that this partnership between CTEK and Soolutions offers to the market a complete EV charging solution, and if required installation, from individual home use up to larger commercial and public EV infrastructure.  The CTEK range provides Soolutions cust...
    Chinese EV maker NIO installs 700 battery swap stations in 2021
    Chinese EV maker NIO said on 10 December 2021 that the company has achieved its annual target of installing 700 EV battery swap stations ahead of schedule this year. It is to be noted that the company had raised its annual target to install 700 battery swap stations from 500 earlier this year. NIO said that its second-generation battery swap station allows the EV to automatically park into the station, with which users can experience a three-minute battery swap while staying inside the vehicl...
    Volkswagen updates its roadmap for EV charging network
    In an attempt to build a complete EV charging ecosystem, German carmaker Volkswagen said on 15 December 2021 that it is not only looking at mobile charging and residential charging but is also planning to install bidirectional charging capabilities in its electric cars. Notably, VW is looking at making EV charging and energy as one of its core business verticals in the future as EVs become mainstream through this decade. When it comes to mobile charging, VW said that its customers use We Char...
    EU approves USD3.3 billion Spanish scheme for electric and connected vehicles value chains
    According to an official press release dated 9 December, the European Commission has approved a EUR3 billion (USD3.3 billion) Spanish scheme under EU State aid rules to support research, development, and innovation (RD&I), as well as environmental protection and energy efficiency measures of companies in the value chain for electric and connected vehicles. The measure will assist Spain in hastening the transition to more sustainable and connected mobility while not unduly distorting compe...
    MARELLI commits to carbon neutral operations by 2030
    MARELLI announced its roadmap to become carbon neutral within its operations (Scope 1 and Scope 2) by 2030, it said in a press release on 30 November. The company will reflect its vision of a carbon neutral operations specialist through measures aimed at minimizing energy consumption and neutralizing emissions. Beda Bolzenius, president and CEO of MARELLI said, "This is a first step for MARELLI in outlining firm plans to reduce our overall carbon emissions. Our next step will be to define cle...
    SKIDATA partners with Schneider Electric to provide EV charging solution
    SKIDATA has partnered with Schneider Electric to provide an EV charging solution for parking managers and their customers, it said in a press release dated 1 December. Parking owners and operators will have access to a single-source integrated EV solution that will include EV charging equipment and infrastructure, and a payment platform. “The automobile’s electric future is just around the corner, and parking facilities will play the leading role in providing charging and in the long-term...
    Tritium collaborates with EVCS to deploy over 500 new EV fast chargers in the US
    Tritium Holdings Pty Ltd., one of the leading providers of EV fast charging network, has partnered its US-based peer EVCS to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions in California, Oregon, and Washington, the company said in a statement on 18 November. EVCS, one of the leading EV charging network operators, has entered into a contract to purchase over 400 Tritium fast chargers to add to its over 100 Tritium charger fleet, it said, adding that EVCS is in the process of expanding its net...
    CEC approves USD1.4-billion plan for zero-emission transportation infrastructure and manufacturing
    In an announcement on 15 November, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a three-year, USD1.4-billion plan aimed at helping California achieve the 2025 electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen refueling goals. According to the CEC announcement, the three-year plan closes the funding gap to speed up California’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure build-out in support of Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order phasing out the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger v...
    Electric Last Mile Solutions partners with EVgo for its charging ecosystem for commercial EVs
    Electric light commercial vehicle manufacturer, Electric Last Mile Solutions, Inc. (ELMS) has announced a partnership with electric vehicle (EV) charging network provider EVgo in the United States, the company said in a press release on 4 November. ELMS said that its partnership with EVgo combines best-in-class charging solutions with zero-emissions commercial EVs. Notably, EVgo is the first charging solutions company to partner with ELMS, which plans to build a charging ecosystem that suppor...
    German government extends funding of private EV charging stations
    Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has extended the funding for private charging stations for electric cars in residential buildings by a further EUR300 million (USD349 million), according to a Green Car Congress report filed on 25 October. “A total of 800 million euros in federal funds are now available for this,” it said, referring to the wall box EV chargers. The German government provides a grant of EUR900 (USD1,047) for the purchase ...
    German government extends funding of private EV charging stations
    Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has extended the funding for private charging stations for electric cars in residential buildings by a further EUR300 million (USD349 million), according to a Green Car Congress report filed on 25 October. “A total of 800 million euros in federal funds are now available for this,” it said referring to the wall box EV chargers. The German government provides a grant of EUR900 (USD1,047) for the purchase and install...
    MAHLE to support Swiss company Liebherr in hydrogen-fueled IC engine development
    Stuttgart-based automotive supplier MAHLE’s Powertrain arm has announced via a press release on 14 October that it is supporting Switzerland-based technology company Liebherr Machines Bulle in their research aimed at developing hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines (ICEs). Their work involves the use of MAHLE’s jet ignition system, a new combustion technology that replaces the standard spark plug in spark-ignition engines with a jet ignition pre-chamber assembly, without requiring a...
    German government begins releasing tenders for countrywide EV charging network
    Making an announcement on 1 October, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) said that it is starting the tender for the Germany network for which new companies and their consortiums can compete for the bid to set up and operate electric vehicle (EV) chargers across around 900 fast-charging locations throughout Germany. The Germany network aims to provide EV charging facilities with fast charging infrastructure in medium and long-haul traffic with around 8,...
    UK’s Allison Transmission launches retrofit software to enhance fuel efficiency in commercial vehicles
    Allison Transmission, a designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions announced that it has introduced a retrofit software that enhances fuel efficiency and reduces emissions in trucks, according to a press release issued on 15 September. The company, which also claims to be the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions for commercial and defense vehicles, will retrofit its FuelSense 2.0 software to 493 Dennis ...
    Bridgestone and EVBox to set up EV charging network in Europe
    Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone announced via press release on 9 September that it will be partnering with Dutch EV supply equipment company EVBox to install up to 3,500 new charging ports across its European retail and service network over five years. According to the company, the installation project will begin in France and Italy and expand into the UK, Germany, Poland, Spain, and other European countries. The new charging network will consist of both normal and fast charging s...
    Delphi Technologies Aftermarket outlines power electronics solutions for electrified vehicles
    Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, now a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has announced a Global Power Electronics Program outlining its electrification solutions for the aftermarket as well as those of BorgWarner, a press release dated 24 August stated. The power electronics portfolio from BorgWarner includes combined inverter and DC/DC converters (CIDD), traction power inverter modules (TPIM), and on-board chargers. The company’s full-service solution also provides charging equipment, in-depth expe...
    UKRI grants USD14 million to 17 projects working on next-generation battery technologies
    UK government–backed UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has sanctioned a further investment of USD14 million (GBP10 million) from the Faraday Battery Challenge to support collaborative R&D projects mainly focusing on electric vehicle (EV) battery technologies, it said in a press release on 27 July. To build a capable EV battery ecosystem in the UK, 17 projects are identified that are working on making EV batteries safer, more powerful, cheaper, faster charging, and easier to recycle. The...
    Researchers in the US to develop wireless EV charging for highway
    The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Purdue University, United States has announced plans to develop a unique wireless-charging highway segment with a new type of ‘magnetizable’ concrete from a German startup Magment GmbH that will enable wireless charging of electric vehicles as they drive. Expected to begin later this year, phases 1 and 2 of the project will feature pavement testing, analysis, and optimization research conducted by the Joint Transportation Research Progr...
    MAHLE secures funding, joins German government’s hydrogen project
    Stuttgart-based manufacturer of powertrain technologies, MAHLE has secured funding from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as part of the ‘New Vehicle and System Technologies’ program, the company said in a press release on 22 July. The said program is a three-year project, which aims to convert a few undisclosed units of light commercial vehicles of Ford-make with conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) to hydrogen operation, it said. The company said that ...
    Grab aims for a full fleet running on cleaner energy by 2030
    Grab Singapore has released its 2030 Transport Sustainability Goal, which entails the ride-hailing and transport company to target its full fleet running on cleaner energy by 2030, the company said in a press release on 7 July. “This goal is set as part of the broader GrabForGood initiative that seeks to positively impact three core groups —People, Partners, and the Planet,” it said in an official statement. The company has unveiled the JustGrab Green pilot and Green Program, wh...
    SMMT says UK needs at least 60 GWh of battery gigafactory capacity by 2030
    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched an ambitious plan called ‘Full Throttle: Driving UK Automotive Competitiveness’, which studies and makes recommendations to secure the interests of the automotive industry in UK, the trade association said in a press release on June 29. Commissioned by SMMT, the report puts out some bold policy recommendations for this year and the decade, covering critical aspects key to the auto industry’s competitiveness. While the...
    Indian government extends FAME 2 EV subsidy scheme until 2024
    The Union government of India has extended its electric vehicle (EV) subsidy scheme named Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) by another two years till 31 March 2024, according to a notification issued in the Central government’s Gazette of India on 25 June. “Now with the approval of the competent authority, it is decided that FAME India Phase II scheme is extended for a period of two years i.e. up to 31 March 2024," the Ministry of Heavy Industries an...
    ACEA warns of irregularities in EV charging infrastructure development in Europe
    The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), which represents 15 major Europe-based vehicle manufacturers including BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler, Renault, JLR, and Stellantis, has released findings of its new data analysis on electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the European Union (EU). “A new data analysis shows a completely unbalanced picture when it comes to the spread of charging points for electric cars across the European Union,” ACEA said in a press re...
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