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EVgo reuses BMW i3 car batteries

EVgo fast charging system

Recycled BMW i3 batteries store energy during peak solar and reduce strain on the grid US-based EVgo has launched a commercial installation of second-life battery storage at a public DC fast charging station. Following a pilot programme at University of California San Diego (UCSD), this second-life battery system has been …

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NFI, Penske to trial Freightliner electric trucks

A Freightliner eM2

Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries will operate the first of Daimler’s battery-electric eCascadia heavy-duty trucks and eM2 106 medium-duty trucks later this year Earlier in June 2018, Daimler Trucks presented two new fully electric trucks from its US-subsidiary Freightliner. Now, Daimler officially announced the first two customers to operate …

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Exide chooses Leclanché to enter Li-ion battery market

Representatives from Exide Industries and Leclanché at the signing ceremony

A new joint venture will build Li-ion batteries and energy storage solutions for India’s EV market India’s battery manufacturer Exide Industries and Switzerland ‘s Leclanché signed the exclusive joint venture (JV) agreement on June 27, 2018. The JV focuses on the country’s transition to green energy and clean transportation. The …

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Bentley’s Mulsanne could be fully electric in next-generation model

A range of current Bentley Mulsanne models

But the successor, fully-electric or not, isn’t expected until the early 2020’s Bentley’s next-generation Mulsanne could go fully-electric and replace the current 6.75-litre V8 gas engine, according to a recent report, sourced by InsideEVs. Although this isn’t the first time that a fully-electric version of the flagship saloon model has been …

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Hyundai and Wartsila join forces in second-life EV battery applications

Signing ceremony for the Hyundai-Wartsila partnership

Wärtsilä and Hyundai announce energy storage partnership maximising second-life EV batteries The technology group Wärtsilä and Hyundai Motor Group have signed a technology and commercial partnership designed to utilise second-life EV batteries. The global partnership will combine Hyundai’s expansion in EVs, with Wärtsilä’s growing energy business, which includes 67 GW …

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Dana and Hydro-Quebec ink joint venture

Dana Spicer Transmission R&D Centre – Bruges, Belgium

Under the JV arrangement, Hydro-Québec subsidiary TM4 will become Dana’s source for electric motors, power inverters, and control systems. Dana Incorporated and Hydro-Québec have announced a joint-venture partnership in which TM4 Inc., a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, will become Dana’s source for electric motors, power inverters, and control systems. As part …

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