The Grid

January 21st 2022

In electric and hybrid vehicles, regenerative braking is a very effective means of recovering energy by recharging the battery, but sometimes it recovers more energy than the battery can accept (writes Peter Donaldson). This is particularly true for large vehicles such as trucks, buses and off-highway machines on a long run downhill that start with […]

January 19th 2022

With charging capacity increasingly seen as a limiting factor in the growth of EV markets around the world, BorgWarner Systems has been sharing more […]

January 13th 2022

Finding a material with several applications in state-of-the-art EV powertrains that literally grows on trees might seem unlikely, but that is exactly what Portuguese […]

January 6th 2022

Tau has started shipping prototype environmentally friendly winding wire to the automotive industry. The wire combines minimised partial discharge, high fill factors and improved

December 21st 2021

Drying rooms are critical to lithium-ion battery manufacture to ensure that the electrodes are prevented from absorbing moisture, which can lead to a reduction

Dossier

Dossier

Candela C-7 speedboat

Hydrofoiling gives this serial production boat high speed and long endurance. Rory Jackson examines the engineering decisions behind its design

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Battery recycling

Nov 2021

Sealing

Oct 2021

Battery Safety

Oct 2021

Dossier

Irizar Group ie truck

Rory Jackson investigates the development of this electric/hybrid refuse truck, which is already operating in various European countries. Developing heavy EVs for urban applications, where regulations on emissions and noise are the strictest of any operating environment, requires a wealth of research...

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Battery Cooling

Oct 2021

Condition monitoring

Oct 2021

Power Electronics

Oct 2021

Dossier

Energica Eva Ribelle

Rory Jackson explores how this e-bike combines the efficiency for urban commuting with the performance for recreational use. Since its founding in 2014, the Energica Motor Company has sought to combine cuttingedge electrical engineering with designs that capture the ergonomics and aesthetics needed to thrive in the world...

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DC-DC converters

Oct 2021

Thermal Management 2020

Oct 2021

Battery Materials

Oct 2021

Dossier

Liebherr ETM Series

Developing these all-electric cement mixer trucks has meant blending the bespoke with the off­-the-shelf. Rory Jackson reports. The conventional cement truck is a diesel-powered vehicle that spends much of each working day at a standstill. However, whether it is having concrete...

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Measuring methods and equipment

Oct 2021

ECUs

Oct 2021

Fuel cells

Oct 2021

Dossier

Elaphe L1500 in-wheel motor

The L1500 has been designed to enable it to be used in a wide range of OEM EVs and HEVs. Rory Jackson reports on how it was developed. Slovenian company Elaphe is known in the e-mobility industry for its in-wheel propulsion technology, which is used in a range of automotive applications around the...

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E-axles

Oct 2021

Magnetics

Oct 2021

Lightweight materials

Oct 2021

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Motor laminations

Jan 2022

Battery recycling

Nov 2021

Sealing

Oct 2021

Battery Safety

Oct 2021

Battery Cooling

Oct 2021

Condition monitoring

Oct 2021

Power Electronics

Oct 2021

DC-DC converters

Oct 2021

Thermal Management 2020

Oct 2021

Battery Materials

Oct 2021

Measuring methods and equipment

Oct 2021

ECUs

Oct 2021

Fuel cells

Oct 2021

E-axles

Oct 2021

Special Reports

In Conversation

David Hudson

Talking the talk The head of EV strategy at ePropelled tells Rory Jackson how he came into the role and shares details of the company’s dynamic torque switching technology Predicting growth or decline across different areas of the e-mobility world is challenging at the best of times. These days it is even more complex, with […]

Digest

Everrati Porsche 911

The consumer EVs sector is welcoming a constant tide of all-new electric cars, often designed from blank sheets. However, this approach neglects not only the many existing IC-engined cars on the road now, but the countless classic car designs that remain some of the automotive world’s proudest and most cherished examples.

Deep Insight

EV dynamics

How a car moves in response to the forces acting on it is a fundamental determinant of safety, comfort, energy efficiency and driver engagement, and electrification of the powertrain profoundly affects that dynamic behaviour. This influence results from differences in the vehicle’s overall mass and its distribution, when compared with IC-engined vehicles, along with the speed and precision of response inherent in electrical machines.

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Magnetics

Oct 2021

Lightweight materials

Oct 2021

Onboard Chargers

Oct 2021

Radial flux motors

Oct 2021

Inverters

Oct 2021

Insulation

Oct 2021

Cables

Oct 2021

Axial flux motors

Oct 2021

Battery management systems

Oct 2021

Testing and simulation systems

Oct 2021

Connectors

Jun 2021

Thermal Management 2018

Oct 2021

New Products

New Product

Togg and Ava Labs to build first mobility blockchain solutions on Avalanche

Mobility technology company Togg and Avalanche public blockchain developer Ava Labs have announced plans to develop and launch safe and secure mobility services powered by smart contracts. The collaboration was announced at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. As part of its Usecase Mobility initiative to expand the functionality of mobility and smart devices, Togg has […]

New Product

Lanxess launches hollow-profile hybrid technology

Chemicals company Lanxess is launching a hollow-profile hybrid technology. With it, metallic hollow profiles can be made functional on conventional injection moulding machines using plastic compounds. The result is plastic-metal composite components that have far greater torsional stiffness and strength than could be achieved with previous hollow-profile technologies. Potential applications in the automotive industry include […]

New Product

Mahle Powertrain and Allotrope Energy unveil battery technology that allows ultra-fast charging

Mahle Powertrain and Allotrope Energy have unveiled a new battery technology which they say offers ultra-fast recharging and good power density. By combining supercapacitors with traditional lithium-ion batteries, the lithium-carbon technology enables a full charge to be delivered in a similar time to refuelling an IC-engined vehicle. In addition, the lithium-carbon cells do not use […]

New Product

QUANTRON launches electric 12-metre bus

Available as both BEV and FCEV Attractive price level of the QUANTRON BEV-Buses: on a par with conventional diesel buses Proven technology – thousands of buses already in use Batteries from CATL, fuel cells from Ballard Power E-mobility specialist Quantron AG is launching its own QUANTRON vehicle, the electric QUANTRON 12 m low-floor bus, at […]

New Product

New online calibration tool enables access to test benches and test vehicles via web browsers

VEMAC has developed an online calibration tool (OCT) that allows full remote access to its integrated calibration and data logging functions. The OCT can be connected to a test bench, test vehicle or measurement system via CAN or Ethernet. It can be accessed via any web browser, eliminating the need for software licences. The user […]

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Thermal Management 2018

Oct 2021