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Charging infrastructure giant ABB establishes new global R&D center for e-mobility

The $10-million, 3,600-square-meter facility is based on the Delft University of Technology campus, in the Netherlands. It will house 120 specialists, who will work on next-generation solutions to drive ABB’s future e-mobility development.

Motiv debuts fifth-gen medium-duty electric chassis

The fifth-generation EPIC chassis incorporates BMW’s high-performance batteries in a new architecture, and includes the latest release of Motiv’s AdaptEV software.

Updated rules will enable deployment of public heavy-duty EV charging stations in California

For the past two years, Volvo Trucks has been collaborating with the South Coast Air Quality Management District and 13 other organizations on the Volvo LIGHTS project, which aims to develop a blueprint to introduce battery-electric Class 8 trucks and equipment into the market at scale.

GM teases future electric Chevy crossover and pickup, invests more in EVs

While they weren’t explicitly mentioned in the presentation, two new all-electric Chevrolet vehicles appeared behind Barra and other GM executives as a backdrop.

Canadian and Ontarian governments invest $590 million to retool Ford plant for EV production

They'll each invest $295 million to help Ford upgrade its assembly plant in Oakville to start producing EVs.

New book tells the story of Tesla from its founding to the present

The book concentrates on the exciting stories, and there are many: Martin Eberhard’s realization that there were many like himself, who loved fast cars but wanted to help the environment; the freewheeling first days of the company, reminiscent of the early internet era; Tesla’s near-death experience and miraculous resurrection; and more.

EV West unveils Tesla crate motor for EV conversion projects

“Our new Revolt Tesla crate motor mounts to your small block motor mounts and attaches directly to your driveshaft, allowing you to use your existing rear axle,” says EV West.

Former Volvo Trucks exec launches electric truck startup

Patrick Collignon, former COO for Volvo Trucks North and South America, has launched a startup called Trova Commercial Vehicles.

GM unveils Ultium Drive family of integrated electric drive units

“Ultium Drive will be more responsive than its internal combustion equivalents, with precision torque control of its motors for smooth performance,” says GM.

Electric truck startup Xos raises $20 million in new funding

Commercial EV startup Xos Trucks, formerly known as Thor Trucks, has raised $20 million in new funding.

Amazon orders 1,800 Mercedes-Benz electric vans

Amazon made a splash in the EV world last September when it ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans from EV startup Rivian. Now the company says it will buy an additional 1,800 electric vans from Mercedes-Benz.

GM releases a little more info about its electric Hummer pickup

It will deliver a whopping 1,000 hp and 11,500 lb-ft of torque.

Researchers track lithium ions in a fast-charging battery

Scientists have captured in real time how lithium ions move in lithium titanate.

US Army plans for an EV future

The US Army has been tentatively testing EV technology for some time.

Fortum, BASF and Nornickel to partner on battery recycling

Finish utility company Fortum, German chemical company BASF, and Russian mining company Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to develop a battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland.

ABB completes Chargedot acquisition

Global electrical equipment giant ABB has completed its acquisition of Chinese EV charging provider Chargedot.