Vancouver-based Delta-Q Technologies provides battery charging solutions for less-glamorous but essential electric vehicles such as forklifts, aerial work platforms, floor care machines, scooters and golf carts. In this world, the old trusty lead-acid battery is just in the process of being superseded by lithium-ion chemistries, and Delta-Q recently released its …read moreRead more
The San Francisco chapter of Goodwill will test the viability of electric delivery trucks by deploying 11 BYD trucks in San Francisco and nearby Redwood City and Burlingame. SF Goodwill will operate 10 Class 6 delivery trucks and one Class 8 refuse truck for 24 months, while collecting and analyzing …read moreRead more
GKN Driveline has presented a concept for a fully integrated eDrive system at the 2017 Auto Shanghai motor show. China is a major focal point for today’s auto industry, and supplier GKN is no exception – the company forecasts that its Chinese joint venture will produce over a million eDrive …read moreRead more
Let’s connect a few dots here: (1) Tesla plans to have fully self-driving vehicles on the road soon, and (2) to be fully self-driving, those vehicles must have some way to charge without human intervention. Many see wireless charging as the answer, but to the best of our knowledge, (3) …read moreRead more
Nissan and EVgo have revealed a plan to connect Boston and Washington DC with nine DC fast-charge sites.
The I-95 Fast Charge ARC is already under construction, and is scheduled to be in service this fall. There will be a total of 50 charging stations, each with both CHAdeMO and CCS …read more
Microvast Power Systems (MPS) has received $400 million in a funding round led by CITIC Securities. MPS is a vertically integrated battery system manufacturer. Its battery systems are currently powering over 15,000 electric and hybrid public transport vehicles in over 140 cities.
MPS plans to launch a next-generation product line this …read more
Commercial vehicle equipment provider Knapheide Manufacturing will become a ship-through installer of XL Hybrids’ XLP plug-in hybrid upfits on Ford F-150 half-ton pickup trucks. Knapheide will begin XLP upfits at its Kansas City, Missouri facility starting in the fourth quarter of this year.
XL Hybrids’ XLP system is compatible with a …read more
Long-haul trucks are going to be a tough nut for EVs to crack, but it’s never smart to bet against Tesla. That’s the one-sentence summary of the trucking industry’s reaction to Tesla’s recent announcement that it will unveil an electric semi-truck in September.
The challenges involved in electrifying big rigs are …read more
BMW switched on a new charging station at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the site of Edison’s New Jersey laboratory and home, the symbolic first step of a project that will install up to 100 stations in national parks and nearby communities across the country.
The project is a partnership that …read more
Carpinteria, California-based GIGAVAC has announced a pair of additions to its line of switching devices. The HX241 and HXNC241 are hermetically sealed HVDC contactors in normally-open and normally-closed versions.
Both models have UL and IEC approval for operation at 1,500 volts DC. Package size is approximately 3×3 inches.
Sealed internal chambers for …read more