Tesla delivers “badass” Semi, teases megawatt charging for Cybertruck


The Tesla Semi is finally here, and it’s officially a beast. “If you’re a truck driver and you want the most bad-ass rig on the road, this is it,” said Tesla’s CEO at a delivery event at the company’s Nevada Gigafactory, just before he handed over key cards to two PepsiCo executives. EV pundits were… Read more »

LG Chem to build major cathode plant in Tennessee


LG Chem has signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new cathode manufacturing facility in Clarksville, Tennessee. Manufacturing plants for batteries and other EV components are popping up all over the country these days, and the announcements invariably mention President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, which offers incentives for companies to establish supply chains here… Read more »

CharIN responds to Tesla’s release of its charging standard


Tesla’s recent announcement that it will make its charging connector design available to colleagues and competitors has been getting mixed reviews. Some pundits poo-pooed Tesla’s announcement—one commenter wrote, “This is not the way standards are developed.”   However, we saw it as a step in the direction of a more interoperable EV ecosystem, which could… Read more »

EVBox launches new Troniq Modular Compact fast charger


EVBox introduced its Troniq Modular DC fast charging platform in the European market last year. Now the company has launched the EVBox Troniq Modular Compact, a more compact (2.03 m high) solution designed for sites such as underground parking garages or city center locations, where station footprint or height might be constrained. The Troniq Modular… Read more »

Rimac Nevera takes title of world’s fastest production EV


Croatia is not exactly known as a center of the auto industry, but Rimac Automobili (which Charged has been covering since 2013) has achieved some impressive things. In 2021, the Rimac Nevera (which is named for an unexpected Mediterranean summer storm) did a quarter-mile in 8.582 seconds to set a record as the world’s fastest-accelerating… Read more »

ev.energy’s new Pando is a cloud-based EV charging management platform


British EV software specialist ev.energy has launched a new cloud-based EV charging tool for business. Pando is designed to enable charger manufacturers, distributors and installers to be fully compliant with UK Smart Charging Regulations. It provides load management, compliance testing and charger sharing as standard features. Following months of testing with 20 partners and over 20,000… Read more »

New study: High-voltage transmission grid could help meet EV charging demands


New York and Massachusetts are both slated to phase out the sale of fossil passenger vehicles by 2035. The increased demand for electricity will require interconnection to high-capacity transmission lines in the next decade, according to a new study. The Electric Highways Study, produced by the utility National Grid, in collaboration with transportation analytics organizations… Read more »

FREYR Battery to build Giga America battery plant in Georgia


Another day, another announcement of a new battery gigafactory. FREYR Battery has purchased a site in Coweta County, Georgia for its planned Giga America battery plant, and will begin detailed project engineering “in the coming months.” FREYR plans to invest some $1.7 billion in the first phase of Giga America, which will be a cell… Read more »

Autocar delivers electric terminal tractor to California supermarket chain


Autocar Industries, a manufacturer of “specialized severe-duty vocational trucks,” has delivered one of its E-ACTT electric terminal tractors to Stater Bros. Markets, which operates 171 supermarkets in Southern California and has its own in-house shipping and distribution departments. Autocar delivered the E-ACTT to the Stater Bros. distribution center in San Bernardino, California, and provided operator… Read more »

ABB unveils mobile charger for Formula E Season 9


ABB will be expanding its partnership with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship as the electric racing series enters its ninth season. The global electronics giant will now be the official charging supplier for Formula E. It will also introduce a portable solution for charging the new Gen3 cars before races and between sessions…. Read more »