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Electric Vehicles Get an Oncor

A Texas utility prepares for the EV invasion Texas’ largest utility, Oncor, just indicated a major preparation in its grid planning that is primarily to compensate for the impending influx of electric vehicles. Oncor, which serves more than 10 million people in the Dallas area, expects large EVs could be cost competitive with traditional gas-fueled […]

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A New Normal

A progressive EV startup manufactures from a small Midwest town While Tesla seems to have somewhat hit its apex, countless electric vehicle manufacturers vie for the throne. One of them is doing while simultaneously helping to revitalize the town of Normal, Illinois. That company is Rivian Automotive. Rivian’s brain trust resides mostly in California—Battery, Electric […]

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EV Does It

Motorcar Parts acquires EV powertrain, energy storage company Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., of Torrance, Ca., announced Wednesday it has acquired Binghamton, New York-based E&M Power. The acquisition reflects another company’s venture into the electric vehicle market, which seems to grow in scope every day—and in this case, also involves the growing energy storage sector. […]

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One Million EVs

Milestone for sale of the American electric car Edison Electric Institute (Washington, D.C.) hosted a summit November 30 to recognize a historic time for the electric vehicle. Not long after Europe reached the threshold of one million electric cars on the road, the United States followed suit. That mark was reached some time in late […]

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Motor Mouths

General Motors announces plant closings; Trump weighs in The president voiced disapproval at plant closings earlier this week, specifically targeting General Motors for three planned shutdowns in Ohio, Michigan, and Maryland. Clouded, perhaps, by the ensuing public and political upheaval, the debate proves noteworthy for the fact that electric vehicles were raised as a bargaining […]

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Solar Golf Carts

Another market trends toward renewable energy The introduction of solar-powered golf carts is one of the major trends being witnessed in the global golf cart market 2018-2022. With prices of electricity, petrol, and gas rising, end-users have begun using solar-operated vehicles, including golf carts. Solar-operated golf carts require minimal maintenance costs and source solar energy […]

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E-Bikes Go Mainstream

General Motors makes a splash, and wants you to name it In EV news, another sign that big auto giants are investing in electrics. General Motors introduced two new electric bikes November 2, slated for release in early 2019, along with a democratic surprise. Emblematic that major car companies are serious about investing in electric […]

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DMCA Updates

2018 copyright rulings released When you think of the DMCA, you might associate it with phrases like “internet content”, “intellectual property”, or “blogs”. However, the act has provisions that concern all kinds of copyright rulings, updated every three years, which apply to things like electric motor repair for motorized land vehicles, spanning a wide range […]

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American Axle & Manufacturing

Detroit company shows off new tech in Europe October’s International issue of Electrical Apparatus continues to highlight industry stories from every corner of the world. This week, we found another great example of a homegrown company from the United States’ own Motor City—a longtime manufacturing hub—flexing its new muscles by preparing for an overseas show […]

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Drones & EVs

Are the most robust markets for electric motor applications, says report Due to miniaturization in engine technologies, passing regulations for drone usage from the FAA (Federal Aviation Association) and the emergence of battery-powered plug-ins for automobiles, the global market for electric motors is advancing, according to a new report from BCC Research released Wednesday. Drones […]

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