NASA has awarded a team from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign $6 million to support research into an electric aircraft.
The team will research the use of liquid hydrogen in fuel cells to power an aircraft propulsion system. They also intend to develop a design concept integrating superconducting electrical components into …read moreRead more
Anaheim Transportation Network, a non-profit that operates shuttles around Disneyland and other local tourist sites in Anaheim, has ordered 40 additional e-buses from BYD, which has a manufacturing facility in Los Angeles.
Half of the order will be for 40-foot BYD K9M buses. The remainder of the buses will range in …read moreRead more
Volta, which operates a network of free EV chargers funded via sponsored content, has given its charging stations a new look. The new design includes lighting that communicates charging status and, like previous Volta chargers, the station incorporates 55-inch displays to present advertisements. Volta expects to begin installing the new …read moreRead more
Sponsored by Rockwell Automation
By: John Miles, global business leader for Electric Vehicles, and Paolo Butti, industry manager for Automotive and Tire, Rockwell Automation
An accelerated launch requires a production strategy that leverages the right expertise, partners and Industry 4.0 concepts
If you’re bringing a new electric vehicle to market, time is …read moreRead more
Sponsored by Pyrophobic Systems Ltd.
Pyrophobic Systems Ltd. has developed and commercialized an innovative intumescent battery housing LithiumPrevent to mitigate the risk of fire and explosion and improve the safety in the operational use, storage, logistics, manufacturing and testing of lithium (ion) batteries.
Fire Containment …read more
Magnet wire manufacturer Essex, supplier of motor wiring for EVs like the Nissan LEAF, has introduced a high-temperature insulation for the windings of traction motors used in hybrids, PHEVs, and EVs.
Essex’s EnduroTemp 260+ is a thin-film insulation with a 265° C thermal endurance. It’s designed to extend the life of …read moreRead more
EV charger manufacturer Tritium will supply IONITY, a joint venture of several automakers that’s building a fast charging network in Europe, with Veefil-PK 350 kW DC high-power chargers (HPC) for 120 sites in 23 European countries. Four to 6 chargers will be installed per site. The deal follows a similar …read moreRead more
Electrify America, the EV charging network operator and VW’s
state-mandated penance for Dieselgate, has launched a mobile app for Android
and iPhone as well as new membership plans and lower introductory charging
prices. All of this is on top of the organization’s plan
to install 484 charging stations in the US by July this …read more
Tesla has completed the acquisition of Maxwell Technologies, a company that’s known for its pioneering work with supercapacitors. However, Electrek’s Fred Lambert and others have noted that Tesla’s interest in Maxwell probably has less to do with supercapacitors than with the company’s “dry electrode” technology.
Randy Carlson, in an article …read moreRead more