Silver Power Systems uses digital twin to predict battery lifespan


Battery analytics specialist Silver Power System (SPS) has partnered with Imperial College, the London EV Company and the Watt Electric Vehicle Company on a research program designed to predict battery lifespan. The Real-Time Electrical Digital Twin Operating Platform (REDTOP) project has created and trialed “digital twins” of real EV batteries. Built using data from a… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders 30 more electric buses from Irizar e-mobility


The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) has ordered 30 electric buses from Spanish OEM Irizar e-mobility. This is the agency’s fourth order from Irizar, and will bring the number of zero-emission Irizar buses in its fleet to 85. The 12-meter Irizar ie electric bus has been running on Madrid’s roads since 2019. It’s… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders 30 more electric buses from Irizar e-mobility


The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) has ordered 30 electric buses from Spanish OEM Irizar e-mobility. This is the agency’s fourth order from Irizar, and will bring the number of zero-emission Irizar buses in its fleet to 85. The 12-meter Irizar ie electric bus has been running on Madrid’s roads since 2019. It’s… Read more »

Ford unveils big plans for an EV factory and 3 battery plants in Tennessee and Kentucky


Here at Charged, we don’t usually repeat superlative claims—“the first, the biggest, the fastest”—we leave those to the Guinness Book of Records. In this case, however, we’ll make an exception. Ford says its plan to build two new manufacturing complexes in Tennessee and Kentucky represents “the largest ever manufacturing investment at one time by any… Read more »

Driivz and Hubject partner to implement Plug & Charge system based on ISO 15118


Driivz, provider of a charging and energy management software platform, is cooperating with eRoaming provider Hubject to deliver a seamless Plug & Charge EV experience based on ISO 15118. The ISO 15118 standard defines the communications protocol between charging stations and EVs. One of the nifty features it enables is Plug & Charge, which allows… Read more »

Driivz and Hubject partner to implement Plug & Charge system based on ISO 15118


Driivz, provider of a charging and energy management software platform, is cooperating with eRoaming provider Hubject to deliver a seamless Plug & Charge EV experience based on ISO 15118. The ISO 15118 standard defines the communications protocol between charging stations and EVs. One of the nifty features it enables is Plug & Charge, which allows… Read more »

ABB charges into the future with Formula E


The global electric racing championship Formula E has been a huge success by any measure. Automakers like Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Nissan, and Jaguar have embraced the series, which is surely the world’s most prominent showcase for electric vehicle performance. Charged attended the New York City E-Prix in July, and spoke with several execs from EV infrastructure… Read more »

TeraWatt Infrastructure aims to address the massive energy capacity needs of EV fleet charging depots


As more fleets of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles go electric, there’s a growing awareness that building the necessary charging infrastructure will be a complex proposition, requiring specialized expertise and considerable capital. Fleet vehicle depots will need to incorporate not only charging stations, but energy management systems, and possibly energy storage and on-site generation. These sites… Read more »

Nth Cycle says its electroextraction tech significantly reduces transportation costs for Li-ion battery recycling


Refining the circular economy for battery materials. As the e-mobility transition accelerates, demand for critical minerals is growing exponentially. Companies on the cutting edge, such as Tesla, are already experiencing shortages. However, to extract ever more minerals by mining and dispose of the waste in landfills, would be to continue the practices that got the… Read more »

Ford and Redwood Materials to collaborate on battery recycling


Redwood Materials, the battery materials firm founded by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, has announced a partnership with Ford. The two companies will work together to “create a closed loop for battery recycling and a domestic supply chain for critical battery materials.” Ford also made a strategic investment of $50 million in Redwood. “Excited to work… Read more »