Hyundai launches car with solar roof

Hyundai Motor Company has launched its first ever car with a solar roof charging system. In an announcement Friday, the business said that the technology would be used on the latest version of its Sonata Hybrid and then introduced to other…

Mitsubishi seeks battery makers

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is calling for the Thai government to help find battery makers to supply parts or to form a joint venture with for the Japanese car maker's battery electric vehicles (BEVs).   

Siemens electrifies trucks

Siemens has developed a hybrid electric truck that draws power from overhead wires but without the need for rails embedded in the road. Power is transmitted directly from the overhead contact lines into the vehicle, enabling an optimal…

WiTricity Gets Qualcomm’s Halo

Wireless electric vehicle charging installed in the garage and at work means people could simply go about their business the exact same way they do today but would almost always have a fully-charged car when they pull out of their special…

LG, Geely partner for EV batteries

South Korean battery maker LG Chem is joint venturing with China's Geely Automobile Holdings to produce EV batteries for Geely.  Annual production of 10 GWh by the end of 2021 is planned. Geely produced about 1.5 million cars in 2018…

Nissan and Delta to charge Thailand EVs

Nissan has appointed Delta Electronics as the primary provider of electric vehicle charging systems in Thailand.  The deal supports Thailand's electrification goal of 1.2 million units on the road by 2036 and will provide Nissan LEAF…

BYD launches first pure electric bus in Chile

Chinese automaker BYD has launched the first pure electric public bus in northern Chile‚Äòs Antofagasta Region.  The bus features air conditioning, wi-fi and charging points for mobile devices, and at just 70 pesos  ($ 0.10) per…

Yaskawa reveals new single phase converters

Yaksawa America expanded its single-phase converter (SPC) line.  SPCs converts single-phase power to DC power for use by variable frequency drives.  The new converters enable rural applications such as agriculture, lumber mills,…

Toyota Finally Unveils Its First EV

Toyota unveiled its first EV, the C-HR, at April's Shanghai Motor Show.  While Toyota pioneered electrification of vehicles with the Prius and many of Toyota's models are hybrids, this is their first full-electric vehicle. Toyota's…

Atlantis and GE to Build World’s Largest Tidal Turbine

SIMEC Atlantis Energy is entering into a technology partnership and preferred supplier agreement with GE's Power Conversion business for ongoing development of the MeyGen Project in Scotland, a utility-scale, tidal energy generator. The…

Continental moving forward with Powertrain IPO

Decreased vehicle production has led to a drop in first quarter profit, but Continental AG is still moving forward with plans to spin off its powertrain division. Announced in mid-2018, the company plans to restructure to be more agile…

Mitsubishi invests in OVO Energy, electric vehicles

Mitsubishi Corporation has bought a 20 percent minority stake in British power supplier OVO Energy for 200 million pounds ($257 million), the firms said on Thursday. The move signals a push for vertical integration on the part of…

Panasonic joins Google, Intel, Qualcomm and others in Huawei ban

A growing list of companies are stopping supply of components to Huawei after the US trade ban was implemented. Several major Japanese and British mobile carriers also said they would delay releasing new Huawei handsets. This is a major…

PATHION acquires Ideal Power’s power conversion business unit and technology

April 17, 2019 - PATHION, a provider of intelligent energy solutions has agreed to purchase Ideal Power's Power Conversion Systems business and Power Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA) technology for a combination of cash and shares. Dr.…

ABB and Rolls-Royce announce global cooperation on microgrids.

ABB and Rolls-Royce have announced a global partnership that will offer an innovative, energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities. ABB's Ability e-mesh solution provides a vertically integrated,…

Dynapower releases new energy storage system

Dynapower has introduce a 125-kW behind-the-meter energy storage system that combines Dynapower's highly efÔ¨Åcient EHV inverter with Li-Ion batteries in a temperature controlled battery enclosure.  

Hitachi to Buy ABB’s Power Grids Business for $6.4 Billion

Hitachi Ltd.'s planned takeover of ABB Ltd.'s power grid division for about $6.4 billion will be the Japanese conglomerate's biggest-ever deal as it shifts focus from nuclear plants to the higher-growth market for electricity networks.

Renesas Electronics

Renesas Electronics has developed an energy-harvesting embedded controller that can eliminate the need to use batteries in IoT devices. The controller operates at up to 32MHz (64MHz in boost mode) with 20 ŒºA/MHz active current and only…

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