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2023 GMC Sierra gets limited wireless phone charging availability

By Ross Denyer / November 25, 2022
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Pick-up trucks are one of the best-selling types of vehicles worldwide, as such the equipment they ship with can have a significant effect on a market. Wireless phone charging is becoming more and more popular in the automotive world with most new vehicles having an option to either add one as an accessory or include […]

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USB-C standardization may be coming into India

By Ross Denyer / November 25, 2022
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Several mobile device makers as well as associations representing technology companies in India have announced that they will be making USB Type-C the standard charging port for electronic devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. A timeline for the transition has not been given, but it is not expected to come into effect until after the […]

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Lightning eMotors wants to offer wireless EV fleet charging after 2023 demos

By Ross Denyer / November 25, 2022
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Lightning eMotors have announced a collaboration with wireless charging provider HEVO. Lightning started out as a specialist company helping automakers convert existing platforms into electric vehicles and have since branched out into producing their own EVs. Lightning’s collaboration with HEVO is set to implement wireless charging throughout its range of fleet vehicles which will be […]

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Zeus the world’s smallest 270w GaN USB-C charger

By Ross Denyer / November 25, 2022
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A new GaN based charger from asap Technologies is said to be the world’s first and smallest 270W USB charger. The Zeus features 3 USB type-C ports and one USB type-A port alongside a small screen showing the real time output power of each port. The Zeus has a maximum output of 270W and a […]

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Chinese car company NETA first to use Infineon’s new generation BMS solution

By Ryan Sanderson / November 25, 2022
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  Chinese vehicle manufacturer NETA Auto announced it is the first to implement Infineon’s latest battery management system (BMS), in its NETA vehicle series. The BMS solution comprises of Infineon’s Li-ion battery monitoring and balancing analog front-end IC (TLE9012DQU), its iso UART transceiver IC (TLE9015DQU) and main controller AurixTM MCU.  Focused on reducing the overall […]

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EU confirms ban on sale of fossil fuel cars from 2035

By Ryan Sanderson / November 25, 2022
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  The EU has announced a new law to officially ban the sale of new internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles which burn fossil fuels (petrol and diesel) from 2035. The new laws passed in European Parliament stated that carmakers must achieve a 100% cut in CO2 emissions by 3025, meaning that the 27 member states […]

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Powermat wins Best of Sensors 2022 for its PMT 100 Wireless Power Solution

By Ross Denyer / October 28, 2022
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The Best of Sensors 2022 Award has been awarded to Powermat Technologies Ltd. for its Powermat PMT 100 Wireless Power Solution at the Sensors Converge 2022 Conference and Expo. The PMT 100 is a 40W solution with a small form factor that provides power transmission over up to a 15mm coil to coil distance with […]

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Tesla launches CCS adapter for $250, enabling drivers to access public chargers

By Ryan Sanderson / October 28, 2022
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Tesla has officially launched its CCS adapter in North America which enables Tesla drivers to use non-Tesla fast charging stations. The adapter costs $250 and is compatible with most newer Tesla vehicles (some older ones built before October 2020 may require an additional retrofit).   This is a long-awaited step from Tesla, following rumours earlier in […]

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WiTricity licenses wireless charging tech to Wiferion

By Ryan Sanderson / August 23, 2022
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Wiferion have licensed wireless charging technology from WiTricity. Wiferion is a provider of mobile power supplies for a range of industrial applications that are specifically designed for use with wireless power solutions. Wiferion’s solutions are used in fleet vehicles such as trucks and forklifts as well as robots.  WiTricity are one of the foremost providers […]

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California becomes first state to roll out submetering technology to spur EV adoption

By Ryan Sanderson / August 22, 2022
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The move by California regulators to approve protocols on submetering technology to enable EV owners to measure energy consumption separately from their other utility consumption is positive for EV owners, utility providers and for enablement of future technologies. Having a clear understanding of the optimum time of day and duration to charge an EV helps […]

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