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Cooper Standard’s new eCoFlow Switch Pump simplifies EV thermal management systems


Michigan-headquartered Cooper Standard, a global supplier of sealing and fluid handling systems and components, recently debuted the first member of its new eCoFlow product line. The eCoFlow Switch Pump, created in partnership with the Saleri Group, offers features of both an electric water pump and electrically driven valve in a single integrated coolant control module…. Read more…

GoPowerEV receives CEC grant to scale EV charging in disadvantaged communities


GoPowerEV, a California provider of EV charging stations for multifamily residences, has received a $4.1 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) through the Reliable, Equitable and Accessible Charging for Multi-family Housing 2.0 (REACH 2.0) program. The grant will be used to advance deployment of EV charging infrastructure in approximately 30 Southern California disadvantaged and… Read more…

Mullen Automotive will allow customers to retrofit new Solid-State Polymer Battery Pack, increasing EV range


Southern California-based Commercial EV manufacturer Mullen Automotive has two vehicle plants located in Tunica, Mississippi and Mishawaka, Indiana. It began EV production in Tunica in August 2023. Now the company is developing a new solid-state polymer battery pack that it says can almost double the range of its EVs, and it will allow existing customers… Read more…

ZF introduces TraXon 2 Hybrid transmission


The Commercial Vehicles Solutions division of global automotive and technology company ZF has developed a new hybrid transmission, the TraXon 2 Hybrid, designed for use in commercial vehicles. “In developing the TraXon 2 Hybrid, we demonstrate how synergies across our divisions enable us to address customer needs swiftly and flexibly to create viable technologies to… Read more…

Nayax launches EV CloudPay service


Payment processing services provider Nayax has introduced its cloud-based EV CloudPay payment service for EV charging stations.  By means of an on-site physical kiosk that can facilitate payments for multiple chargers, drivers can pay using any of more than 80 cashless and digital methods. As the kiosk is cloud-based, a single kiosk can facilitate payments… Read more…

Electric motor manufacturer Nidec invests in Eve Air Mobility


Japan-headquartered electric motor manufacturer Nidec has made a minority equity investment of $20 million in Eve Air Mobility, a Florida manufacturer of electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Eve is a launch partner for Nidec Aerospace’s propulsion system through its subsidiary Nidec Motor. Nidec Aerospace was established last year as a joint venture with Brazilian aircraft manufacturer… Read more…

Pickering Interfaces expands its portfolio of PXI digital I/O modules


UK-headquartered Pickering Interfaces, a provider of modular signal switching and simulation products for electronic test and verification, has introduced four new industrial digital I/O families for PXI- and LXI-based systems.  The new products, available in both PXI and PXIe form factors, offer higher density, expanded voltage and current ranges and programmable logic levels. Digital input… Read more…

Ilika delivers first solid-state batteries to automotive customer


UK-headquartered solid-state battery developer Ilika has shipped its first batch of prototype Goliath batteries for customer testing by a Tier 1 automotive company. The company performed in-house testing of the P1 Goliath prototype batteries beginning in May in a customer-sponsored program. Goliath batteries employ a ceramic electrolyte rather than a liquid one, and are made… Read more…

Download Eaton’s 2024 eMobility technology guide


Sponsored by Eaton.Revolutionizing the journey to safe, reliable and efficient EVs In the fast-paced evolution of electric vehicle (EV) technology, it is important to expand what is considered with automotive safety. Eaton combines its automotive and commercial vehicle expertise with electrical insights to offer proven safety-focused technologies that reliably protect both people and EV systems…. Read more…

itselectric secures $6.5 million in seed funding, will bring curbside charging to 7 US cities this year


Millions of drivers rely on on-street parking, and have no possibility of installing their own home charging stations. This situation, which your correspondent has dubbed the Plight of the Drivewayless, was long seen as a difficult dilemma, but nowadays a visit to Oslo or London makes the solution plain: plenty of on-street public chargers. Brooklyn-based… Read more…

GBA launches second wave of Battery Passport pilots


The Global Battery Alliance has announced the second wave of its Battery Passport pilot program. The GBA is a consortium led by battery manufacturers, including CALB Group, Contemporary Amperex Technology, EVE Energy, Farasis Energy, FinDreams Battery, LG Energy Solutions, Samsung SDI and Sunwoda. These companies’ products comprise some 80% of global EV battery market share…. Read more…

Belgian transit agency awards agreement to Irizar e-Mobility for 100 electric public transport buses


De Lijn, the Flemish government company that operates approximately 1,000 public bus and tram lines in Flanders, has awarded a framework agreement for 100 vehicles to Spanish bus builder Irizar e-Mobility, the EV manufacturing division of Irizar Group. Under the agreement, De Lijn has the additional option to order HOV e-buses, which are used on… Read more…

Study finds deploying EVs isn’t enough—reaching emission goals requires early retirement of polluting trucks


Various countries and US states have set target dates for ending the sale of new ICE vehicles. California has developed what is perhaps the world’s most comprehensive plan. The state’s Advanced Clean Cars II legislation requires that all passenger vehicles and light trucks sold in the state be ZEVs by 2035, with interim sales targets… Read more…

Texas Instruments and Delta Electronics partner to develop EV power systems


Delta Electronics, a supplier of power components, and Texas Instruments, a semiconductor company, have established a joint innovation laboratory for EV power systems. Delta aims to leverage TI’s experience and technology as well as its subject matter expertise in GaN, or gallium nitride, to enhance the power density and performance of its EV power systems… Read more…

Schneider Electric, Aveva partner with In-Core Systèmes to improve EV battery manufacturing


Schneider Electric, a digital management and automation company, and Aveva, an industrial software company, have announced plans to partner with In-Core Systèmes, a provider of automatic surface inspection systems, to improve the EV battery production process. The collaboration is intended to  result in the development of electrode-level data connectivity and tools for makers of EV… Read more…

EU imposes hefty provisional tariff increase on subsidized Chinese EVs


The European Union has taken steps to raise tariffs on electric vehicles manufactured in China with provisional duties. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, said that the provisional results of its investigation into Chinese EV subsidies had found that the country’s value chain “benefits from unfair subsidization.” Such subsidization, in turn, is causing a… Read more…

DOE announces $1.7 billion in grants to convert facilities for EV production and support US auto workers


Some folks fear that the transition to EVs will lead to major job losses in the auto industry—and not without reason, as EVs require different (and fewer) components than legacy ICE vehicles. Auto plants around the country are in danger of downsizing or shutting down altogether, and helping these facilities to retool for EV production… Read more…