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YASA launches new series of motor controllers

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YASA’s new controllers are designed to work with EVs YASA, the world’s leading manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors, has announced availability of the first in a new series of motor controllers (inverters) for propulsion and generation applications in pure electric and hybrid vehicles. The new Si400 controller delivers 200 kVA …

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Renault and Nissan establish Shanghai innovation hub for EV production

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The hub will develop technologies for the Alliance 2022 plan to develop zero-emission vehicles French carmaker Renault is working in collaboration with Japan’s Nissan to launch a joint innovation research and development hub in China to accelerate technology development for new mobility. The Alliance Automotive Research and Development, which previously …

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ABB and Porsche will jointly develop next generation electric vehicle chargers in Japan

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Porsche Japan will install ABB’s high-power chargers at Porsche Centres in Japan Pioneering technology leader ABB has teamed up with Porsche Japan to develop a dedicated high-power charger for Porsche’s electric vehicles in Japan. ABB has entered into an agreement to deliver its market-leading EV infrastructure for Porsche Japan’s EVs, …

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Solid Power receives investment from Ford Motor Company

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The investment will help Solid Power develop its solid-state batteries for automotive use Solid Power is teaming up with Ford Motor Company to develop all solid-state batteries (ASSB) for next-generation electric vehicles. Solid-state batteries offer improved energy and safety as compared to current industry-standard lithium-ion batteries. The announced partnership will …

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Cummins-powered electric mini excavator prototype showcased at Bauma

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The excavator can charge in under three hours Cummins has featured an electric prototype mini excavator on its stand (A4-325) at the Bauma show (8-14 April). “At Cummins our strategy is to develop diversified, dependable power solutions. With a 100-year-long track record of powering our customers’ success, Cummins will demonstrate …

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Mercedes Benz receives record breaking 56 eCitaro order

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The new order means that a fifth of Wiesbaden’s buses will be electric Mercedes‑Benz has received a record-breaking order for the eCitaro electric urban bus. This massive order comes from the public transport company ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft from Wiesbaden in Germany’s Hesse region. As a provider of comprehensive electromobility solutions, Mercedes‑Benz …

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DENSO to invest US$1.6 billion to develop automotive electrification

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DENSO will establish an Electrification Innovation Centre in 2020 DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, has announced it will invest approximately 180 billion yen (US$1.6 billion) over the three years – from FY2018 to late FY2020 – to support its aggressive development and production of electrified automotive products, systems …

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Ballard signs supply agreement with Norled for fuel cell modules to power ferry in Norway

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Norled’s ferry is expected to the world’s first liquid hydrogen fuel cell ferry operating commercially Ballard Power Systems has signed an equipment supply agreement (ESA) with Norled AS, one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators, to provide two of the company’s next-generation 200 kW modules that will be …

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