EV, Battery & Charging News: Mack, Umicore, CAMX, Gamma Tech, Proventia, ACE & GreenPower

In electric vehicle battery and charging news are Mack, Umicore, CAMX, Gamma Tech, Proventia, ACE and GreenPower.

Mack MD EV HVIP Approved

Mack Trucks announced  that the recently introduced Mack® MD Electric model is approved to be a part of California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

HVIP can help accelerate the commercialization of zero-emission trucks by offering point-of-sale vouchers to increase the affordability of advanced technologies. The MD Electric is the second Mack model to be a part of the program. The first is the Mack LR Electric refuse vehicle, which became eligible for HVIP in 2021.

Umicore Licenses CAMX GEMX

Umicore and CAMX Power LLC (CAMX) announce that Umicore has obtained a non-exclusive intellectual property license under CAMX’s GEMX® platform of nickel-based high-energy, high-power cathode active materials for use in lithium-ion batteries, especially for electric vehicles (EVs).

The GEMX® platform is based on fundamental inventions of CAMX for which more than 30 patents have been granted globally, including the US, EU, Korea, Japan and China. The GEMX inventions, through molecular engineering, place cobalt, aluminum, etc. at the critical places of the cathode particles resulting in the use of less cobalt, yet with greater stability, higher performance and lower cost for high-nickel materials.

Gamma Tech & Proventia Battery Solutions

Gamma Technologies (GT) and Proventia announced they have aligned to develop state-of-the-art battery and system models based on industry best practices. This partnership will help to guide and accelerate the development of Proventia’s battery products portfolio specialized in non-road mobile machines.

By leveraging Gamma Technologies’ environment for battery solutions, Proventia continues to innovate and thus maintain its leadership position in the market and expand the impact of their solutions’ portfolio.

“The industry is undergoing an unprecedented transformation, requiring us to act fast and decisively to meet the net zero ambitions,” stated Chris Walsh, CRO of Gamma Technologies. “We are pleased to embark on this journey with Proventia and be a key part of their advanced technology roadmap.” Walsh continued, “A trusted system simulation platform can play a key role in the accelerated development of innovative and high-quality products, while reducing development costs and time-to-market.”

This partnership establishes an ongoing collaboration and facilitates the sharing of expertise and thought leadership for battery technologies and electrification in general. Both partners hope this collaboration will lead to further contributions from the off-highway industry and we are all stakeholders in the transformation towards a sustainable future.

Jari Granath, Proventia Electric Powertrain Product Manager remarked, “Decision-making on the power sources of agricultural, construction, mining, and material handling machinery, for instance, is not simple in this rapidly evolving industry. Proventia offers high-power battery solutions that will enable not only the usage of batteries but also the usage of hydrogen fuel cells in the machines.” Granath continued, “This partnership with Gamma Technologies supports our customers in electrification and hydrogen projects. We use GT-SUITE simulations to guide and assess the design, integration, and control aspects of our battery products in relation to our customers’ machine engineering.”

ACE Ships LFP Pouch Cells

Advanced Cell Engineering (ACE), a Developer and Licensor of Advanced LFP Battery Technologies for the Electric Vehicle (EV) Market, announced its first shipment of 190 Wh/kg LFP pouch cells to strategic Automotive OEM Partners and Battery Manufacturers.

The delivery of these cells is a significant milestone for ACE, representing a key step towards full commercialization of the company’s Proprietary Advanced LFP Battery Chemistry. With these cells, OEMs can begin the testing process at their facilities and provide validation of ACE’s safe, high-energy density LFP chemistry.

GreenPower D BEAST HVIP Approved

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (NASDAQ: GP) (TSXV: GPV) (“GreenPower”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles serving the cargo and delivery market, shuttle and transit space and school bus sector, today announced that three BEAST all-electric school buses were delivered to its exclusive dealer Creative Bus Sales (“CBS”) last month. In addition, CBS has more than 40 Type D BEAST and Type A Nano BEAST school buses for which HVIP (California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project) voucher funding is either approved or are in the approval process.