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Nikola Under the Microscope

New report alleges fraud, executive corruption; CEO resigned Monday Where there’s opportunity, there’s those who position to take advantage of it. Unfortunately these days, it seems the opportunist pool is diluted with corrupt motivations. The latest example of alleged, intricate corporate fraud—taking advantage of a promising good technology, reportedly—comes from electric truck manufacturer Nikola. Hindenburg […]

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Is That EV Dangerously Quiet?

New standards from NHTSA say so. Electric vehicles may be all the rage—especially in Europe and Asia—but their increased presence brings with it a muffled controversy. Let’s fuel some productive discourse. The muted danger here is that initial EV designs encouraged less noise, which in turn created dangerous situations when you still have the same […]

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Lightning Strikes Twice

Charging station/fleet brand stems from Colorado-based EV company Lightning Systems, the Loveland, Co., developer and manufacturer of zero-emission commercial electric vehicles, announced the launch of Lightning Energy, its new fleet division, on July 29. The company does design, installation, service, and management for charging infrastructure in the EV industry, “providing fleets with turnkey options to […]

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Giant Steps

Volta EV charging stations set for grocery stores in the Mid-Atlantic Giant Food, the greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, has begun to install electric vehicle charging stations that are free to use for EV drivers at select locations across Washington, D.C, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. Working with Volta, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging […]

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Propelling UAV Distribution

An American-based alliance for electric drone motors ePropelled, a magnetic engineering technology company for electro-magnetic motors, announced they have signed an agreement to bring UAV Propulsion Tech of Tampa, Fla., on as a distributor of their electric motors to market their products to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry…basically what […]

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In the Navy!

GE delivers first electric combatant ship The first full-electric power and propulsion surface combatant, the USS Zumwalt, has been delivered to the US Navy, courtesy of General Electric. “The electric propulsion solution delivers efficiency, survivability, cost-of-ownership reductions, and system redundancy for enhanced vessel safety,” said GE’s Power Conversion division, who spearheaded the project and manufactured […]

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Organizational Healing

CWIEME, IMTS, others provide options, analysis for tough times In a time of division and uncertainty, it’s easy enough to invoke phrases like “we’re all in this together” or “we stand united”…but let’s take a look at which organizational bodies are actually taking action with regards to the industries employing Electrical Apparatus readers, such as […]

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Atomic No. 27

First Cobalt’s feasibility study yields promising results for future of EVs In major news for the future of electric vehicles, a major North American manufacturer announced plans to expand its main production facility along with promising results of a feasibility study for the use of cobalt sulphate to power EVs. First Cobalt Corp., of Toronto, […]

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We Gonna Rock Down To…

…E-lec-tric Avenue! Siemens cultivating brilliant lamp post charging station idea Industrial-tech conglomerate Siemens has begun cultivation of a brilliant idea for electric vehicle charging discussed for the past few years. The project, in collaboration with German tech company Ubitricity and Westminster City Council, successfully converted 24 lampposts into EV charge points using existing city infrastructure, […]

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Brand Name Chargers

ABB’s electric vehicle kits will be up against the best of competition at Hannover Messe Provided this year’s Hannover Messe fair proceeds as newly scheduled, there should be an excellent selection of new gadgets to peruse, as usual. Just in case the coronavirus cancels plans, however, here’s some sneak previews. The innovation-packed trade fair, which […]

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