What kind of public electric car charger do you rely on most often? Twitter poll results

Electric car drivers have many more options for public charging than they did even a year ago. Charging networks from Tesla’s Superchargers to EVGo and VW’s Electrify America are dramatically increasing the number of Level 3 fast chargers across the co…

ROHM and GaN Systems collaborate to develop GaN semiconductors

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Power semiconductor supplier ROHM and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductor specialist GaN Systems have partnered to develop new power electronics. Wordy? Yes. Interesting? It GaN be. The partnership will harness GaN’s expertise in power transistors along with ROHM’s established design and manufacturing capabilities in order to create new lines of compatible products. The new products will… Read more »

Is Daimler missing the boat by adapting legacy trucks to electric drive?

Daimler is the world’s largest truck manufacturer, and it’s encouraging to see the company developing electric vehicles, such as the Fuso eCanter light-duty electric truck. However, Hamish Ainsley, writing in LinkedIn, finds it disappointing that Daimler seems to be focusing on electrifying legacy truck models rather than designing EVs “from the ground up.” “Mercedes Benz… Read more »

Faraday Future raises $2 billion in first-round funding, secures US government approval

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Faraday Future (FF) has confirmed that it raised $2 billion in first-round equity funding following approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). FF is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has a manufacturing facility in Hanford, California, but a substantial amount of its funding comes from Chinese investors, so it needed… Read more »

Official: Tesla Model 3 production results in Q2

Data had been trickling out of Fremont with an occasional leak on Twitter but now it became apparent. Tesla has reached their Model 3 production target of 5,000 a week and is gearing up for 6,000 units next month. Also the overall results for Q2 are looking good. Tesla has released the official production results […]

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