Rheinmetall receives 250-million-euro order for 900-volt EV contactors


German automotive and arms manufacturer Rheinmetall has received an order for contactors worth over a quarter-billion euros from an undisclosed German automaker.  Rheinmetall will be equipping the new 900-volt generation of EVs with a new type of contactor, starting in 2025. Contactors ensure the EVs can be safely switched on and off, especially in emergencies… Read more »

Pegasus to sell vehicles on Zeus Electric Chassis through Creative Bus Sales network


School and transit bus manufacturer Pegasus Specialty Vehicles has signed an agreement with bus dealership Creative Bus Sales to sell its Type A school buses and electric shuttle and paratransit buses through Creative Bus Sales’s network. Pegasus will build the electric buses using the Zeus Electric Chassis Z-19 cab-chassis platform. A Pegasus Bus on a… Read more »

Eve Air Mobility secures credit lines of $92.5 million for eVTOL development


Brazilian eVTOL aircraft manufacturer Eve Air Mobility has received two credit lines totaling $92.5 million to support the company’s eVTOL development efforts.  Brazil’s National Development Bank’s (BNDES) Climate Fund is expected to grant the first credit line, while the second line is expected to come from the BNDES Innovation Finance program. “We appreciate the confidence… Read more »

Dachser to order 50 Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul trucks


German logistics service provider Dachser has signed a letter of intent to add 50 Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul electric trucks to its European fleet. The e-truck, with a range of around 500 km (310 miles), is expected to be ready for series production by 2024. Dachser has been using EVs such as the FUSO eCanter and… Read more »

Renesas launches new generation of automotive Intelligent Power Devices


Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics has revealed a new automotive Intelligent Power Device (IPD) that’s designed to safely and flexibly control power distribution within vehicles. The new RAJ2810024H12HPD is available in a small TO-252-7 package and reduces the mounting area by about 40% compared to the conventional TO-263 package product. Renesas also says that the… Read more »

Ebusco’s new lightweight 18-meter electric bus


Dutch electric bus and charging infrastructure manufacturer Ebusco has announced its new Ebusco 3.0 18-meter electric bus. The company has used lightweight composite materials to keep the 3.0 18-meter’s starting weight down to 14,500 kg (32,000 lbs). In combination with 350 and 500 kWh LFP battery packs, such a lightweight frame should give the new… Read more »

Volkswagen and Enel X Way to deploy 3,000 high-power charging points in Italy


The Volkswagen Group and Enel X Way, the Enel Group’s company dedicated to electric mobility, have launched a joint venture called Ewiva, which aims to build a high-power charging (HPC) network of 3,000 charging points across Italy. At the moment, Ewiva boasts some 750 chargers, either in operation or awaiting activation, in 233 locations, and… Read more »

Infinitum unveils Aircore Mobility electric motor with PCB stator technology


Electric motor manufacturer Infinitum introduced its new electric traction and propulsion motor, Aircore Mobility, at CES 2023. Aircore Mobility is an axial flux propulsion and traction motor designed to power a wide range of electric vehicles. It’s engineered to operate with high efficiency over a wide range of speeds and load conditions, expanding vehicle range… Read more »

LiNa Energy demonstrates dynamic containment with its solid-state sodium batteries


LiNa Energy, a developer of solid-state sodium batteries, has successfully completed an independent demonstration of its batteries for energy storage systems. In the test, a 1 kW / 1 kWh LiNa system performed dynamic containment. This is a key revenue stream for battery energy storage systems in the UK, which requires rapid injection and absorption… Read more »

EVCS to open up its charging network through Hubject’s platform


EVCS, an EV fast charging network operator, will add its charging network to Hubject’s intercharge platform. With almost 700 AC Level 2 and DC fast chargers, EVCS offers drivers a network of chargers across California, Oregon and Washington. Hubject’s eroaming platform allows drivers to use public chargers from various networks with no need for separate… Read more »