UK charging provider offers free TOU charging powered by renewable energy


The UK is generating an increasing amount of its electricity from renewable sources, but, depending on the day-to-day relationship between supply and demand, some of that energy goes to waste. Why not allow EV owners to take advantage of some of that “excess energy?” That’s the premise of a new service from clean power company… Read more »

FEV opens e-Duration Test Center for environmental testing services


Vehicle and powertrain development specialist FEV recently opened a comprehensive test facility capable of accounting for a variety of environmental factors.  The company’s new e-Dauerlauf Prüfzentrum (e-Duration Test Center, or eDLP) is a development and endurance testing environment for electric powertrain components. The facility is situated near Leipzig, Germany, and provides around 70 test systems… Read more »

Today’s EV engineering virtual conference schedule: Monday, April 19


Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering that’s free to attend and it starts today. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. View the daily session schedule online here. All of the live sessions will be recorded and available to view after the broadcasts. You can access the… Read more »

MIT researchers describe new electrolyte to reduce metal electrode degradation


A team of researchers led by MIT Professor Ju Li has found an electrolyte that overcomes the problems associated with metal electrodes, which could result in batteries with longer lifespans and more energy storage capacity. The research was reported in the journal Nature Energy in a paper by Li and others. The researchers say the… Read more »

Bermuda buys 30 electric buses, plans an all-electric fleet


Now there’s yet another reason to visit the stunningly beautiful Atlantic island of Bermuda. The local government has approved the purchase of 30 electric buses to replace aged diesel buses, the first step in a multiyear strategy to fully electrify the public transit fleet. The purchase represents over one third of the small island’s total… Read more »

Romania to deploy 123 Solaris electric buses


Polish bus builder Solaris has further expanded its penetration of Europe’s public transport market with a hefty order for 123 electric buses in Romania. The total value of the contract is estimated at nearly €65 million. Seven Romanian municipalities have joined in a tender for 131 zero-emission e-buses. Solaris will supply 123 12-meter vehicles to… Read more »

Yamaha’s new electric drivetrain has 350 kW of power…or maybe much more


Yamaha Motors may be best known for its motorcycles, but the company is increasingly getting involved in the development of motors for electric motorcycles and cars. Last year, Yamaha showed off new electric motor systems ranging from 35 kW (47 hp) to 150 kW (200 hp). The smaller motors were designed for electric motorcycles, while… Read more »

Over 50 webcasts on EV Engineering at next week’s Charged Virtual Conference


Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering next week that’s free to attend. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. Just like the content Charged brings you every day, conference topics will span the entire EV engineering supply chain and ecosystem including motor and power electronics design and… Read more »

Taiga Motors to build new assembly facility for its off-road EVs in Québec


Taiga Motors, a developer of electric off-road vehicles, has announced plans to build a mass-production assembly facility in Shawinigan, Québec. The first phase of construction is scheduled for completion in 2022, and the company expects to begin production of electric snowmobiles and personal watercraft immediately. Taiga expects its new facility to increase production capacity to… Read more »

Battery makers Faradion and AMTE Power announce licensing deal


Battery manufacturers AMTE Power and Faradion have announced a collaboration that combines Faradion’s IP with AMTE’s design and manufacturing capabilities. The collaboration grants AMTE a license to manufacture and sell sodium-ion cells for battery packs. Faradion says its technology is scalable and can leverage AMTE’s existing lithium-ion manufacturing facilities. AMTE CEO Kevin Brundish said, “This… Read more »