EV, Hybrids & Charging Infrastructure

October 2022
Chinese Car Company NETA First to use Infineon's New-Generation BMS Solution

Chinese Car Company NETA First to use Infineon's New-Generation BMS Solution

­NETA Auto, a Chinese new energy vehicle (NEV) manufacturer, is the first to implement the new generation battery management system (BMS) solution from Infineon Technologies AG. Infineon's BMS solution will be used in the NETA vehicle series. It was developed together with the supporting supplier B&Z Technology, whi
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10/25/2022
PearlX Announces New Community Solar & Storage Virtual Power Plants for Renters in California following $70M Series B Round

Participating tenants will gain access to solar, storage and electrification initiatives on-site, enabling them to significantly reduce their energy bills, as well as a cheaper way to charge their EVs and adopt smart thermostats.

­Flexible energy provider, PearlX Infrastructure LLC (PearlX), announces the launch of its unique multi-family Virtual Power Plant (VPP) model in California. Following the success of the company’s VPP multi-family initiative in Texas earlier this year, PearlX is now replicating the model at a much la
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10/25/2022
Renault Trucks now Assembles and Distributes E-Cargo Bikes with Kleuster

Renault Trucks now Assembles and Distributes E-Cargo Bikes with Kleuster

­Driven by the same mission to decarbonise professional mobility, Renault Trucks has joined forces with Kleuster, a Lyon-based electric cargo bike manufacturer, to accelerate the production and distribution of the Freegônes e-cargo bikes. These cargo bikes will be assembled at the heart of Renault Trucks' Vé
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10/17/2022
SemiQ Announces Launch of 1200V 40mΩ Silicon Carbide MOSFET

SemiQ Announces Launch of 1200V 40mΩ Silicon Carbide MOSFET

­SemiQ announced the launch of its 2nd Generation Silicon Carbide power switch, a 1200V 40mΩ SiC MOSFET, expanding its portfolio of SiC power devices. This MOSFET complements the company’s existing 80mΩ SiC MOSFETs and SiC rectifiers at 650V, 1200V and 1700V. SemiQ has engineered this MOSFET to provid
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10/17/2022
Volvo will Supply 20 Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks to Amazon

Volvo will Supply 20 Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks to Amazon

­Volvo Trucks will deliver fully electric heavy-duty trucks to Amazon in Germany by year end. The 20 Volvo FH Electric are expected to drive more than one million road kilometres annually, fuelled with electricity instead of diesel. Heavy goods vehicles and other commercial vehicles make up around 36%
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10/06/2022
The EV that Nobody Needed

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­The incentives to get an electrical vehicle are pretty obvious. You help the environment by not using dirty fossil fuels and save money on cheaper running and maintenance costs, even as electricity prices rise, savings can be significant. The initial upfront costs of EVs are also dropping, and there are often go
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10/01/2022
Relays Race to Help Bridge the Gap in EV Charging Capacity

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Figure 1: layout of a typical Mode 4 charger

­Data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) highlights a huge asymmetry between demand for electric vehicles and the provision of reliable charging facilities. To meet CO2 targets, sales of electric vehicles will need to pick up massively in all EU countries. A recent study shows th
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Date:
10/01/2022