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Canoo will locate its US mega microfactory in Oklahoma

Every company, in or out of the EV industry, seems to be want to build Gigafactories these days. Aspiring EV manufacturer Canoo is pursuing a different strategy, or at least a different terminology. The company plans to rely on several “mega microfactories,” and has now announced that the first will be built near Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company...

TE Connectivity launches power bolt high-voltage connector with new shielding design

TE Connectivity, a manufacturer of connectors and sensors, has introduced the new IPT-HD power bolt high-voltage connector. TE’s IPT-HD power bolt high-voltage connector complies with ISO and LV standards. It offers a new shielding design, and provides low-contact resistance and thicker options for conductor cross-sections used in MCU, E-axle...

Bipartisan infrastructure proposal includes a new federal tax on EVs

EV experts have waxed ecstatic about President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which would include up to $174 billion in funding to boost EV adoption. However, given the political situation in the US Senate, it’s becoming apparent that this proposal is unlikely to become law. Now the talk in Washington is of a “bipartisan compromise,” which will...

Proterra to deliver 42 electric buses and 75 chargers to Miami-Dade transit agency

Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) and Miami-Dade County have announced a major fleet electrification project. The Florida metropolis will acquire an additional 42 Proterra ZX5+ electric transit buses, bringing its total fleet of Proterra electric buses to 75. Proterra will install 75 of its branded chargers, packing a total of 9 megawatts of power, at 3 bus depots....

Enevate announces battery production agreement with EnerTech

Battery maker Enevate has announced a new production license agreement with battery cell producer EnerTech International to commercialize Enevate’s silicon-dominant, XFC-Energy battery technology in the transportation, mobility and reserve power markets. The production license agreement with EnerTech is the next milestone in Enevate’s technology...

United Natural Foods to deploy 53 electric refrigerated trailers with PV panels and Li-ion batteries

Food wholesaler United Natural Foods (UNFI) plans to add 53 all-electric refrigerated trailer units (TRUs) to its fleet based at the company’s Riverside, California distribution center. The all-electric TRU achieves zero emissions by using a high-efficiency refrigeration system powered by roof-mounted solar photovoltaic panels, a “wheel-momentum generator,”...

Bus rapid transit line with Irizar e-buses launches in southwestern France

Transit provider Keolis, which operates fleets of electric buses in the Netherlands, Norway and several cities in France, has added two 100% electric bus rapid transit lines to its Chronoplus network, which serves eleven municipalities in the Basque Country in southwestern France. The electric buses serving the new lines were built by the Spanish...

Elon Musk: Tesla’s new Plaid electric motor crazy, new Roadster will have even crazier version

Elon Musk has revealed some details of Tesla’s new Plaid carbon-wrapped electric motor, and teased an even hotter, higher-rpm version that will appear with the next-gen Roadster. The Plaid motor is based on new technology that allows Tesla to build smaller, more powerful and efficient motors than ever. It’s small enough to be picked up by a single...

BrightLoop leverages EPC’s GaN transistors for EV applications

BrightLoop Converters is teaming up with Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) to deliver the upcoming Value line of high-power DC-DC converters. The Value product line is composed of two converters, M and L, delivering 6 kW/300 A and 12 kW/600 A, respectively. BrightLoop says the power converters have a smaller footprint and lower weight than equivalent...

Chinese EVSE provider XCharge closes Series B funding round

XCharge, a provider of charging solutions in the Asia-Pacific and European markets, has closed a Series B funding round with participation from Shell Ventures (the venture capital arm of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell) and other investors. XCharge offers a wide range of AC and DC charging products, as well as technologies such as V2G, load management...

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