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Electrify Expo expands to seven markets

Electrify Expo is expanding its footprint in 2023 to become a seven-city festival. In 2021, Electrify Expo hosted events in three cities, then expanded to five markets in 2022. Electrify Expo 2023 cities and dates include: The expanded 2023 schedule is expected to generate 200,000+ demo rides. Both Long Beach and Austin will serve as

GM partnership to develop EV battery separator technology

General Motors and battery manufacturer Microvast will work together to develop specialized EV battery separator technology and build a new separator plant in the U.S. GM plans to fund the project with a $200 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy‘s Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing initiative. Separators are safety-critical EV battery components

GMC, Recon Power Bikes partner to make Hummer eBikes

Recon Power Bikes and General Motors are partnering to produce the new GMC Hummer all-wheel drive eBike to complement GMC’s Hummer EV. This new eBike is powered by twin 750-watt hub motors with a peak output of 2,400 watts. It has three riding modes: The company says the eBike gets its power from an LG

Volvo reveals EX90 all-electric SUV

Volvo has revealed its new fully electric SUV, the EX90, which includes a single charge range of approx. 373 miles, charges from 10% to 80% in under 30 minutes, and includes a host of safety features. Power and range The initially available twin-motor all-wheel drive version takes power from a 111kWh battery and two permanent

Toyota switches up the formula on new Prius model

Toyota has unveiled its all-new Prius Series Parallel Hybrid (HEV) and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) models. The market should expect these new models to launch in the winter of this year and spring of the next, respectively. Toyota says it decided to treat this new generation to an overhaul to its feature list and appearance. With

Volvo Trucks introduces new electromobility TCO

Volvo Trucks North America has introduced a new electromobility total cost of ownership (TCO) tool that it says will support customers in making decisions about the business impact of purchasing and operating zero-tailpipe emission battery-electric trucks. The company says the tool can help customers implement solutions that achieve economic and environmental, social, and governance (ESG)

Nikola acquires Romeo Power

Nikola has acquired Romeo Power. “We are pleased to complete the acquisition of Romeo and look forward to executing on the opportunities ahead,” said Michael Lohscheller, Nikola’s president. “The acquisition of Romeo will enhance Nikola’s capabilities, allowing us to vertically integrate in an effort to accelerate product development and improve performance for our customers. Today’s

Volta Trucks reveals London customer operations center

Volta Trucks has confirmed the details of its first ‘Volta Trucks Hub’ in the UK, serving the battery-electric Volta Zero vehicles that will operate on the streets of London from early 2023. The Hub is the second service and maintenance facility announced by Volta Trucks, after Bonneuil-Sur-Marne in Paris, with further centers in other European

EV battery design impacts choice of fire protection materials

IDTechEx has released a new report that analyses trends in battery design, safety regulations, and their impact on fire protection materials to create a market forecast of the next 10 years. The materials covered include ceramic blankets/sheets, mica, aerogels, coatings, encapsulants, encapsulating foams, compression pads, phase change materials, and several other materials. Variety in battery

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New EV battery design has 10-minute charge time

Researchers at Penn State say they have made a breakthrough in electric vehicle battery design, enabling a 10-minute charge time for a typical EV battery. “The need for smaller, faster-charging batteries is greater than ever,” said Chao-Yang Wang, the William E. Diefenderfer professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State and lead author on the study.

New electrode could unleash faster battery charge times

University of Texas researchers say they have fabricated a new type of electrode for lithium-ion batteries that could unleash greater power and faster charging. The battery’s positively and negatively charged parts use magnets to create a unique alignment that sidesteps common problems associated with sizing up these critical components. According to the researchers, the electrode

Ram set to unveil new EV truck concept

Ram is set to unveil the Ram 1500 Revolution EV concept at the CES 2023 technology event in Las Vegas on Jan. 5 next year. Ram says its move toward electrification supports the Stellantis “Dare Forward 2030” strategic plan to deliver clean, safe, affordable mobility solutions. Ram says it plans to offer electrified solutions in