1 Apr 2020
FreeWire Technologies develops mobile energy storage systems for electric vehicle charging and power applications.
26 Oct 2018
Volvo invests in electric car charging company FreeWire
Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in electric car charging company FreeWire Technologies via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, deepening the company's commitment to a fully electric future.
16 Oct 2018
Unlocking the value in second-life electric vehicle batteries
With global electric vehicle sales hitting 4 million this summer, increasing attention has been paid to the end-of-life issues of EV batteries. Recycling the batteries to recover the raw materials seems to be the default solution. However, after their first life as powertrain for electric cars, the batteries could still hold 70-80% of their initial capacity which can be further utilised in second-life applications such as stationary energy storage before being recycled.
26 Sep 2018
Will second-life batteries need to compete with new batteries?
Hyundai Motor Group has recently announced a commercial partnership with energy company Wärtsilä to utilize second-life electric vehicle batteries for stationary energy storage at both commercial and utility scales. This is not the first piece of news that automotive companies are trying to give a second life to their retired EV batteries as major EV manufactures including Nissan, Renault, BMW, Daimler, BYD etc. have announced various battery second use projects around the world.
22 Aug 2018
Electric Vehicles: Everything Is Changing - Discussing The Key Trends
IDTechEx's will bring together the leaders of the emerging electric vehicle sectors of the future. Whilst electric cars are an important area for electrification, passenger vehicles are not the only segment that is becoming electrified.
31 Jan 2018
BP installing electric vehicle chargers in UK forecourts
BP announced that its venturing business has invested $5 million in FreeWire Technologies Inc, a US-based manufacturer of mobile electric vehicle rapid charging systems, and plans to roll out FreeWire's Mobi Charger units for use at selected BP retail sites in the UK and Europe during 2018.