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.
ZF Friedrichshafen and VisIC Technologies have announced a partnership to create a new generation of EV drivelines. The focus of the joint effort will be on 400-volt driveline applications, covering the largest segment of the EV market. ZF specializes in wide-band-gap semiconductor technology, such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride. Gallium nitride semiconductors are thought… Read more »
Lordstown Motors has announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies. Elaphe will develop the in-wheel motor that will be used in Lordstown’s upcoming Endurance pickup truck—the motors will be built by Lordstown employees at the company’s Ohio headquarters. Initial setup of the 20,000-square-foot production line has already begun. Lordstown will begin using the… Read more »
After years of development, China recently announced a new national standard for wireless EV charging. Wireless charging is expected to be an important enabler for autonomous vehicles, and standardization is critical to ensure that wireless charging is interoperable across different vehicles and charging equipment. The new GuoBiao (GB) standard relies on technology developed by WiTricity,… Read more »
Slovakian mobile navigation vendor Sygic has added an EV Mode to its flagship Sygic GPS Navigation product. The new mode, which is available for free, allows users to plan routes with compatible charging points, get real-time data from charging stations, and process payments without the need for additional applications. Sygic’s EV Mode allows EV drivers… Read more »
Lately we’ve been hearing a lot of news about bidirectional charging, which supports vehicle-to-grid (V2G) applications and other nifty stuff. In January, Wallbox announced what appears to be the first bidirectional charger for the home market. Fermata Energy has several V2X projects in the works, including a partnership with Nissan. And ORNL recently demonstrated bidirectional… Read more »