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Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

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FreeWire specialises in fast-charging technology Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in electric car charging company FreeWire Technologies via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, deepening the company’s commitment to a fully electric future. While Volvo Cars’ electrification strategy does not envision direct ownership of charging or service stations, the investment …

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ORNL demonstrates 120-kW wireless charging for vehicles

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The capacity of ORNL’s new wireless charger is a significant increase on the group’s original 20-kW model Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kW wireless charging system for vehicles – providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step …

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Continental designs power electronics for Jaguar I-PACE

Continental power electronics

The innovative system acts as an interface between the high-voltage battery and the electric motor Continental has developed a power electronics system solution for the new Jaguar I-PACE that is adapted to the requirements of performance-oriented powertrains. The solution first went into production in the Range Rover Sport Plug-in Hybrid. …

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US EPA awards US$9.6 million in grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in California

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The EPA grants will help California buy a number of EVs The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded US$9.6 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to public and private partners in California. EPA’s Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator, Mike Stoker, made the announcement at an event with the …

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Rhode Island Public Transit Authority leases Proterra electric buses

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Rhode Island will use some of the US$14.4 million of VW funding to buy the Proterra buses Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is deploying three 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses. RIPTA unveiled the buses at a …

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MTS improves race-winning electric motor technology for Formula E

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MTS aims to increase the power density of its electric motors MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and sensors, has announced further power density improvements to its industry-leading electric motor and inverter technology for motorsport. Power density – packing more power into smaller, lighter motors …

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US DOE awards EV cybersecurity grant to OnBoard Security and Virginia Tech

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OnBoard Security will assess the security of charging infrastructure OnBoard Security, an industry leader in automotive cyber security solutions, will be collaborating with Virginia Tech on a US Department of Energy (DOE) grant for electric vehicle charging infrastructure cybersecurity. OnBoard Security will be participating in more than a dozen research …

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Australian start-up raises funds to build rapid charging stations

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ChargeFox’s chargers can provide 400 km of range within 15 minutes Australian start-up ChargeFox has successfully raised A$15 million to enable it to commence building Australia’s largest open, ultra-rapid network of charging stations for electric vehicles. The funding has come from a combination of sources including investment from The Australian Mobility …

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BASF and Nornickel join forces to supply the battery materials market

Kathodenmaterialien bringen Elektromobilität weiter voran / Cathode active materials make electromobility a reality

BASF and Nornickel’s will be able to supply battery materials for 300,000 EVs per year BASF has selected Harjavalta, Finland, as the first location for battery materials production serving the European automotive market. The plant will be constructed adjacent to the nickel and cobalt refinery owned by Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel). …

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