So, you decided to make the switch, trading in your trusty internal combustion engine for a zero-emission plug-in, or low-emission plug-in hybrid. Well done!
You probably already know a lot about the advantages of electric vehicle for the environment, but you still need to fit driving an electric vehicle into your daily routine.
When it comes to keeping your electric vehicle charged and ready for the road you can rely on the experts at Chargers Direct to supply and install a charging solution to suit your car, your budget and your lifestyle.
Nidec has launched two new models of traction motor systems: a 200 kW model for the D and E segments and a 50 kW model for the A segment. Both models are based on Nidec’s 150 kW E-Axle. Targeting luxury EVs for the European and Chinese markets, the 200 kW model features a motor and… Read more »
In 2019, 95.6 GWh of battery capacity was deployed globally in new passenger EVs, an increase of 30% over the prior year, according to a tracking system developed by Adamas Intelligence. Asia Pacific led the pack with 50.9 GWh deployed, an increase of 27% year-over-year. Europe followed with 23.9 GWh deployed, a large increase of… Read more »
Wärtsilä has selected Corvus Energy to supply energy storage systems for three new hybrid ferries for Finnlines, a Finish ferry operator. Designed for roll-on/roll-off cargo, each ferry has a length of 238 meters, a beam of 34 meters, a capacity of 5,800 lane-meters, and more than 5,000 meter-square of vehicle decks. Built at Nanjing shipyard,… Read more »
From the beginning, Tesla’s use of readily available cylindrical battery cells gave it an advantage over other EV-makers, which used proprietary prismatic or pouch cells. In 2015, JB Straubel explained why Tesla was sticking with cylindrical cells, even though others found it a controversial decision. Over the years, many writers have noted Tesla’s battery tech… Read more »
Sponsored by Chroma System Solutions On rare occasions, an electrical short can develop inside a cell after passing production tests. This is due to burrs or particles on the positive electrode reaching the negative electrode after inflation occurs. If these cells that are susceptible to failure pass through to the end user, the results could be… Read more »