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BorgWarner installs first Iperion 120 fast chargers

In-field analysis, along with a deep knowledge of the power electronics components, enabled BorgWarner Systems to get full power in high ambient temperatures from its new Iperion 120 rapid charger during the initial installation programme in northern Italy, where the first units are in operation (writes Peter Donaldson). “In the northern part of Italy the […]


Ferries to launch with fast charging

Five electric ferries are set to operate around the clock across the North Sea Canal in Amsterdam using a fast charging system developed by ABB (writes Nick Flaherty). They will replace a diesel-powered fleet that dates back to the 1930s, and will be used on three busy North Sea Canal routes that transport more than […]


Green-G ecarry

We investigate this custom-built EV for collecting refuse in the narrow streets of older town and cities The dangers of excess CO2, NOX and other greenhouse gases from refuse and freight trucks in populated urban centres makes it imperative to electrify such traditionally diesel-hungry vehicles.

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Green Watt Power unveils 40 A EV charger with CAN and IP66 rating

Green Watt Power, a division of Powerland Technology, has announced a 48 V, 48 A version of its EVC2400 series of ruggedised AC chargers for lithium-ion batteries used in EVs, materials handling, motorcycles, scooters and e-carts. Its design is said to allow easy mechanical integration into a variety of form factors and is available in […]

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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 […]