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IoTecha launches smart charging and grid integration controller

IoTecha, a global supplier of products and services for the EV charging infrastructures, has announced an addition to its range of end-to-end charging products, the IoT.ON Edge. Designed to control smart charging and grid integration functions, it features IoTecha’s topology-aware energy and load management approach for enabling seamless integration with existing and new third-party energy […]

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Electrify America announces EV charging network backed by 100 percent renewable energy

Electrify America has announced that it has entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with developer Terra-Gen to build a solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation project called Electrify America Solar Glow 1. The project, in San Bernardino County, California, is expected to generate 75 MW per hour at peak solar capacity, or an estimated […]


EV code looks to set station standard

Pionix in Germany has developed an open source software stack to address the fragmentation of EV charging infrastructure (writes Nick Flaherty). The EVerest software is a minimal Linux system that can run on any device, from chargers using a home socket to public DC charging. It uses a modular, customisable software stack that abstracts the […]

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WAVE hello to wireless charging for commercial EVs

Aaron Gillmore, the CEO at wireless inductive charging system developer WAVE, believes that the market has reached a take-off point in commercial medium- and heavy-duty commercial EV fleets (writes Peter Donaldson).  “The technology is here now,” he says. “Over the last 10 years the WAVE team has put in a lot of work to design […]


Fast charge rate beats US targets

Amprius Technologies has demonstrated a charging rate of 6 minutes to 80% from 0% state of charge for its silicon-based batteries (writes Nick Flaherty). This exceeds the targets for 2025 set by the US government for charging a battery cell to 80% in less than 15 minutes.  Using silicon nanowires avoids the problems of the […]

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Battery Show Europe 2021

Fire department Peter Donaldson reports with highlights of this show, at which ways of containing thermal runaway were at the fore If there was one theme that shone out from conversations at the Battery Show Europe and the co-located Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo, which took place in Stuttgart late last year, it was […]

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Wireless charging by magnetic induction

Andy Daga, founder, president and CEO of Momentum Dynamics, wants to make charging EVs easier than refuelling IC-engine vehicles while enabling practically unlimited range in day-to-day driving, at least in urban and suburban environments (writes Peter Donaldson). The company is now rolling out its wireless charging system based on magnetic induction technology for large vehicles […]


Fast charge ahead for BMW vehicles

Sprint Power is leading the development of an 800 V fast-charging system for BMW (writes Nick Flaherty).   The Celeritas project is a £9.7 million effort to develop fast-charging cells and battery packs for battery EVs and fuel cell hybrid EVs. As well as BMW, its members include the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre, BP, AMTE […]

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BYD takes emissions-free route for school runs

BYD has introduced its Type A battery-electric vehicle, a zero-emissions school bus. It features vehicle-to-grid technology, seats up to 30 and can be equipped with a liftgate capable of lifting 800 lb. It has a range of up to 140 miles on a single charge. Standard safety features include a high-strength steel body, electronic stability […]

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BorgWarner launches high-altitude charging station

With charging capacity increasingly seen as a limiting factor in the growth of EV markets around the world, BorgWarner Systems has been sharing more details about its new Iperion 120, a 120 kW charging station designed to form the heart of its efforts to create modern charging infrastructures (writes Peter Donaldson).   A key feature […]