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.
Tesla’s board of directors has approved an agreement with the state of Brandenburg to buy a property in an industrial area on the outskirts of Berlin, bringing the company a step closer to opening its European Gigafactory. According to a Brandenburg government spokesman, Tesla will buy the 300-hectare property for a price of around 41… Read more »
The DOE recently launched the Energy Storage Grand Challenge, which will focus on the development of new energy-storage technologies. It’s part of the $158-million Advanced Energy Storage Initiative proposed in the 2020 federal budget’. The aim of the project is to develop a secure domestic manufacturing supply chain that is independent of foreign sources of… Read more »
Power Integrations, a manufacturer of gate-driver technology for medium- and high-voltage inverter applications, has launched a new gate driver for 750 V-rated IGBTs. The new SID1181KQ SCALE-iDriver comes equipped with the company’s FluxLink communications technology and protection features such as desaturation monitoring; primary and secondary Undervoltage Lock-out; and Advanced Soft Shut Down. The SCALE-iDrivers are… Read more »
Global mining giant Glencore has signed a deal to supply Korean battery-maker SK Innovation with up to 30,000 tons of cobalt contained in hydroxide between 2020 and 2025. Glencore expects global demand for cobalt for EV batteries to reach 92 kilotons by 2025. The quantity of cobalt supplied under this contract will allow SK Innovation… Read more »
Sweden’s government has appointed a commission of inquiry to offer proposals on when and how sales of new fossil fuel cars, and fossil fuels themselves, should be phased out. The group is also tasked with developing a plan to bring about the same changes in the EU as a whole. The commission is to propose… Read more »