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Eaton announces fuses for high-powered EVs

Power management company Eaton’s e-mobility division has introduced a new line of Bussmann fuses called the EVK series. The company says they meet the requirements for use in the latest high-powered EVs with ratings of up to 1000 VDC and 600 A. The fuses are designed to manage and protect the charging systems of electric commercial, […]

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Fast-charging systems boost for UK motorways

In a much-needed push to enable greater uptake of EVs across the UK, charging systems manufacturer Kempower has been selected by UK-based Osprey Charging to supply fast DC charger infrastructure for more than 150 charging hubs due to open nationwide by 2025 (writes Rory Jackson). 1500 units of Kempower’s charging systems will be delivered as […]

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ABB launches ‘world’s fastest’ electric car charger

ABB has launched an all-in-one EV charger, which it says is the fastest on the market. The Terra 360 is a modular charger that can simultaneously charge up to four vehicles. It has a maximum output of 360 kW, and ABB says it is capable of fully charging any EV in 15 minutes or less. […]

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SAF-Holland develops e-axles for refrigerated trucks

Keeping a refrigerated truck powered at all times can be challenging with an all-electric powertrain (writes Rory Jackson). Finding enough battery ‘real estate’ beneath an 18-wheeler’s chassis for long-haul transport of freight is one thing; add a power-hungry refrigeration trailer and drivers could find their battery energy levels running low with irritating frequency. SAF-Holland’s TRAKr […]

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QUANTRON launches electric 12-metre bus

Available as both BEV and FCEV Attractive price level of the QUANTRON BEV-Buses: on a par with conventional diesel buses Proven technology – thousands of buses already in use Batteries from CATL, fuel cells from Ballard Power E-mobility specialist Quantron AG is launching its own QUANTRON vehicle, the electric QUANTRON 12 m low-floor bus, at […]

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Dana launches e-axles for Class 7 and 8 vehicles

Dana Incorporated has expanded its Spicer Electrified e-powertrain offerings to include a family of single and tandem e-axles designed for a range of Class 7 and 8 applications. The Zero-8 e-axles include systems for direct drive and now 4 x 2, 6 x 2, and 6 x 4 multi-speed e-axle systems.  The new e-axles are designed to […]

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Battery Safety

The EV battery industry offers a variety of ways to minimise the hazards they can pose, as Peter Donaldson explains. Proximity to large amounts of energy has always presented hazards, but people have mostly learned to live with them and enjoy its benefits. However, being close to a high-energy electrochemical system such as a 100 kWh battery is still...

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Skateboard platforms

Against the backdrop of a boom in skateboard platforms for EV designs, Nick Flaherty looks at the approaches taken by some of their suppliers. Changing the wheelbase of a traditional car or truck design by 6 or 7 in creates a ripple effect whereby half the transmission shaft has to be redesigned, changing the centre of gravity and the requirements for the suspension. That means a whole new vehicle design is needed...


Irizar Group ie truck

Rory Jackson investigates the development of this electric/hybrid refuse truck, which is already operating in various European countries. Developing heavy EVs for urban applications, where regulations on emissions and noise are the strictest of any operating environment, requires a wealth of research...

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Green-G and Webasto bring fully electric light truck to the road

EV manufacturer Green-G has unveiled its fully electric light truck, the ecarry. Developed for service companies and urban municipalities, it is aimed at waste disposal services, gardening businesses, urban logistics and last-mile deliveries. It has N1 vehicle type approval, weighs a maximum of 3.5 tons and is capable of speeds of up to 80 kph. […]