FLO debuts EZLift EV charging cable system for easier extension and retraction

Canada-headquartered FLO, an EV charging station manufacturer and network operator, has introduced its new motorized cable management system, EZLift.  The system will be offered on the company’s new FLO Ultra fast charger. It is designed to reduce stress on drivers by automating extension and retraction of cables that can weigh more than 25 pounds. Housed… Read more »

Phoenix Motorcars and InductEV collaborate on wireless EV charging

Phoenix Motor, a manufacturer of electric transit buses and commercial EVs, has partnered with wireless charging pioneer InductEV (formerly Momentum Dynamics). The companies will develop software, hardware and cooling and electrical systems to integrate InductEV’s wireless charging pads with Phoenix’s electric drive systems. This strategic partnership will provide Phoenix’s customers with the option to select… Read more »

EVs reach 90% market share in Norway as the overall auto market falters

The days of ICE vehicles in Norway are numbered. Some years ago, the government set a goal of 100% electric sales by 2025, and that goal is well within sight. In the month of February, plug-in vehicles took 92.1% of the market, up from 90.1% year-on-year. Battery EVs took a 90% share, as recent tax… Read more »

Ingenity Electric launches mCrate electric propulsion system for boat builders

Florida-headquartered electric boat builder Ingenity Electric, a brand of Correct Craft, has introduced its mCrate electric propulsion system, which was designed as a drop-in product in the under-35-foot range.  The GEN 3 design is an advance on the company’s earlier Nautique GS22E and Ingenity EL Dayboat projects. The system has a power range of 100… Read more »

MIT chemists develop an organic battery cathode for EVs

MIT researchers have designed a new lithium-ion battery using an organic cathode that contains no cobalt or nickel. In a new study, the researchers showed that this material an conduct electricity at similar rates as cobalt batteries, and could be produced at much lower cost. The new battery also has comparable storage capacity and charges… Read more »

EVBox supplies 300 EV charging stations to EVzen network in France

Amsterdam-based EVSE provider EVBox will supply 300 EVBox Troniq Modular DC fast charging stations for the second stage of the rollout of charging network EVzen.  The 120-180 kW chargers will be installed at more than 100 commercial sites across France. The EVzen network currently comprises 150 fast charging ports. EVzen is an initiative of Monaco-headquartered… Read more »

SAE International forms committee to develop standard for energy-efficient and sustainable EVs

SAE International, in collaboration with Intel, has established a new committee to advance the energy efficiency of EVs. The Vehicle Platform Power Management Committee (J3311), which is chaired by Intel, aims to use power management principles from the PC industry to make all EVs more energy-efficient and sustainable. This new committee will establish a Vehicle… Read more »

2023 EV registrations in Europe surpass two million units, setting new record

In 2023, Europe’s auto market achieved its best sales since the pandemic, spurred partly by strong demand for EVs. New passenger vehicle registrations totaled almost 13 million units, up 14% compared to 2022. Battery EVs set a new record, selling over two million units and taking 15.7% of total market share. (Diesel cars still sold… Read more »

Altilium partners with Nissan on EV battery recycling project

Nissan’s factory in Sunderland, England is ending production of the LEAF after 13 years—but that doesn’t mean the automaker is giving up on the UK EV market. On the contrary, Nissan is planning to build two new EVs at the plant, and is also working on a UK battery factory. A further sign of Nissan’s… Read more »

National Zero-Emission Freight Corridor Strategy aims to accelerate deployment of charging infrastructure for heavy-duty electric trucks

The Biden Administration has released the National Zero-Emission Freight Corridor Strategy, which will guide the deployment of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicle charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure from 2024 to 2040. The Strategy is designed to target public investment to amplify private sector momentum, focus utility and regulatory energy planning, align industry activity, and improve… Read more »