Silver Power Systems uses digital twin to predict battery lifespan


Battery analytics specialist Silver Power System (SPS) has partnered with Imperial College, the London EV Company and the Watt Electric Vehicle Company on a research program designed to predict battery lifespan. The Real-Time Electrical Digital Twin Operating Platform (REDTOP) project has created and trialed “digital twins” of real EV batteries. Built using data from a… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders 30 more electric buses from Irizar e-mobility


The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) has ordered 30 electric buses from Spanish OEM Irizar e-mobility. This is the agency’s fourth order from Irizar, and will bring the number of zero-emission Irizar buses in its fleet to 85. The 12-meter Irizar ie electric bus has been running on Madrid’s roads since 2019. It’s… Read more »

Madrid transit agency orders 30 more electric buses from Irizar e-mobility


The Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT Madrid) has ordered 30 electric buses from Spanish OEM Irizar e-mobility. This is the agency’s fourth order from Irizar, and will bring the number of zero-emission Irizar buses in its fleet to 85. The 12-meter Irizar ie electric bus has been running on Madrid’s roads since 2019. It’s… Read more »

Ford unveils big plans for an EV factory and 3 battery plants in Tennessee and Kentucky


Here at Charged, we don’t usually repeat superlative claims—“the first, the biggest, the fastest”—we leave those to the Guinness Book of Records. In this case, however, we’ll make an exception. Ford says its plan to build two new manufacturing complexes in Tennessee and Kentucky represents “the largest ever manufacturing investment at one time by any… Read more »

Driivz and Hubject partner to implement Plug & Charge system based on ISO 15118


Driivz, provider of a charging and energy management software platform, is cooperating with eRoaming provider Hubject to deliver a seamless Plug & Charge EV experience based on ISO 15118. The ISO 15118 standard defines the communications protocol between charging stations and EVs. One of the nifty features it enables is Plug & Charge, which allows… Read more »

Driivz and Hubject partner to implement Plug & Charge system based on ISO 15118


Driivz, provider of a charging and energy management software platform, is cooperating with eRoaming provider Hubject to deliver a seamless Plug & Charge EV experience based on ISO 15118. The ISO 15118 standard defines the communications protocol between charging stations and EVs. One of the nifty features it enables is Plug & Charge, which allows… Read more »

Breakthrough technologies in capacitor solutions for power electronics in EVs


Power capacitor technologies affect every vehicle and charger in the electromobility industry. Join this session at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, presented by TDK Electronics, where we will discuss the latest breakthrough technologies in film, aluminum and ceramic capacitors solutions and show real-world case studies for power capacitor use in on- and off-board… Read more »

Masterflux releases new battery thermal management system


Michigan compressor supplier Masterflux has released the Masterflux eBTMS, a Battery Thermal Management System platform for EV applications. Masterflux’s parent company Tecumseh makes reciprocating compressors that are powered by AC and used in stationary applications. Masterflux compressors are hermetically sealed, variable-speed rotary compressors powered by DC and designed for mobile applications.  The Masterflux eBTMS is… Read more »

Ford and Redwood Materials to collaborate on battery recycling


Redwood Materials, the battery materials firm founded by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, has announced a partnership with Ford. The two companies will work together to “create a closed loop for battery recycling and a domestic supply chain for critical battery materials.” Ford also made a strategic investment of $50 million in Redwood. “Excited to work… Read more »

ABB chargers meet German Eichrecht standard for transparent DC charging costs


For some time, it has been plain that there should be standards for energy metering on DC fast charging stations, similar to those that already exist for gasoline sales—gas pumps are regularly certified to ensure that when you pay for a gallon of gasoline, that’s what the pump dispenses, within a small margin of error…. Read more »