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Omron debuts high-capacity DC relay for use in bidirectional EV charging applications


Omron Electronic Components Europe has announced a new high-capacity DC relay for use in household electricity storage systems, bidirectional EV chargers and UPS systems. The G9K8-F general-purpose relay offers a maximum voltage of 800 VDC and maximum current of 100 A. It is suitable for battery applications within the 15 to 40 kW range and,… Read more…

BMW cancels battery supply contract with Northvolt

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BMW announced the cancelation of a substantial €2 billion battery cell order with Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt. BMW and Northvolt inked a long-term agreement in 2020 for battery cells destined for BMW’s fifth-generation batteries. These cells, to be manufactured in Sweden using 100% renewable energy, were initially slated for production this year. However, due to production delays and quality concerns,… Read more…

Xendee 2024 Commercial EV Charging Survey: utility grid limitations are a major roadblock, microgrids can help


Xendee, provider of a design and operation platform for distributed energy systems and EV fast charging infrastructure, has released the findings of its 2024 Commercial EV Charging Market Survey, the second in a series of annual research studies. Xendee asked leaders in the EV charging industry about challenges and potential solutions related to commercial EV… Read more…

POSCO breaks ground on nickel and battery precursor production plants in South Korea


South Korean steel manufacturer POSCO Holdings and Chinese battery precursor producer CNGR have started construction of nickel and precursor production plants for secondary batteries in Pohang, South Korea. The companies will invest approximately KRW 1.5 trillion ($1.09 billion) to build the plants, and mass production is scheduled to begin in 2026. POSCO CNGR Nickel Solution,… Read more…

Save $500+ during Heybike summer sale, EGO Power+ riding mower, EAST OAK digital electric smoker, more

Closing out this week’s Green deals is the Heybike summer sale that is taking up to $500 off its e-bikes while also offering free accessories and bundle options, with the Mars 2.0 Folding e-bike sitting at the lowest reduced price of $999. It is joined by the return of the EGO Power+ 56V 42-inch Z6 Zero-Turn Riding Mower that comes with two extra batteries and is back at its $4,999 low. Then there is the EAST OAK 30-inch Digital Electric Smoker that has also fallen to its lowest price of $255. Plus, all the other hangover Green Deals that are still alive and well. Read more…