The Grid

July 19th 2024

Americase, a manufacturer of protective containers for hazardous materials and high-value goods, has launched the versatile and mobile Lithium-Ion Battery Cabinet. The cabinet’s pioneering design meets and exceeds IFC24 storage requirements, providing companies with the freedom to eliminate the costly construction and maintenance of dedicated fire-rated rooms and off-site storage for dangerous goods.

July 18th 2024

Parker Hannifin has expanded its Global Vehicle Motor (GVM) high-power, permanent magnet AC motor (PMAC) family – increasing the power range up to 351 kg.

July 17th 2024

By 2050, the EU aims to become climate-neutral and batteries play a crucial role in the transition to clean energy. European research project NEXTBMS, approaches.

July 8th 2024

Electrofit has added the EFV4 to its lineup of vehicle control units. The EFV4 offers a cost-effective, powerful and highly configurable platform, making it projects.

July 5th 2024

Software and charging controller manufacturer Vector and sensor specialist AST International are offering a joint solution for the development of DC charging stations, which

Dossier

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H2D2 snow groomer

A unique project plans to electrify the niche market of snow groomers, reports Rory Jackson More than 300 ski resorts decorate the five mountain ranges of France, and these are home to some vehicles that are quite unlike those found at any other kind of sporting retreat.

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Battery tech for heavy duty applications

Jul 2024

Thermal runaway prevention

May 2024

Battery sealing

Jun 2024

Dossier

Frauscher x Porsche 850 Fantom Air

Rory Jackson explains how Porsche has collaborated with boat-maker Frauscher to take its latest generation e-powertrain onto the water Since boating as a mobility form is largely motivated by sport and leisure, the quietness of an electric motor versus an internal combustion engine is prized by many. The easier repair and maintenance of

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Inverters

Apr 2024

Polymer considerations for EV

Mar 2024

Battery inspection

Feb 2024

Dossier

Xerotech battery system

Unlike road EVs, off-highway vehicles need different battery solutions but in only small batches. Rory Jackson looks at how this company addresses that For on-highway vehicles, electrification is now seen as the way to go, but the future for electrified off-highway ones such as construction dozers, mining trucks and so on is less clear.

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Phase change materials

Apr 2024

Motor control

Jan 2024

Axial flux motors

Jul 2024

Dossier

Nyobolt EV

Despite the pace at which sales of electric passenger vehicles are growing, and the promise they hold for lowering worldwide carbon emissions, there is a major conflict between the way EV designs are evolving and how that threatens to create serious problems for the sustainability of automotive supply chains.

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Busbars and interconnects

Nov 2023

Battery surface analysis

Oct 2023

Adhesives

Jul 2023

Dossier

magniX magni350, 650 and magniDrive 100

Rory Jackson looks at how these electric powertrains and their inverter have been designed for crewed aircraft integrators In every part of aerospace engineering, a race is on to break new ground and claim headline-grabbing milestones in sustainable aviation. While it might seem to some that commercial airliners are moving at a sluggish pace...

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Fuses and circuit protection

Sep 2023

Battery case materials

Jul 2023

Powertrain testing

Apr 2024

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Motor development and manufacturing

Jul 2024

Battery tech for heavy duty applications

Jul 2024

Thermal runaway prevention

May 2024

Battery sealing

Jun 2024

Inverters

Apr 2024

Polymer considerations for EV

Mar 2024

Battery inspection

Feb 2024

Phase change materials

Apr 2024

Motor control

Jan 2024

Axial flux motors

Jul 2024

Busbars and interconnects

Nov 2023

Battery surface analysis

Oct 2023

Adhesives

Jul 2023

Fuses and circuit protection

Sep 2023

Special Reports

Deep Insight

Harnessing hydrogen

Manufacturers are harnessing the potential of the cheaper, clean energy for shipping and aircraft, reports Nick Flaherty Fuel cells that convert hydrogen into electric power for e-mobility have a chequered past. This has been perceived as high cost, with issues when integrating it into powertrains and supplying hydrogen from pressurised tanks.

Digest

Fired up over safety

With lithium-ion batteries among the top causes of fatal fires in New York, Peter Donaldson talks to a company set on making e-bikes less risky It only takes a few minutes on the internet to realise there is a big safety problem with e-bike batteries. Even a basic search for ‘e-bike battery fire statistics’ yields alarming numbers, press reports, government recommendations and official statements, such as the London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) recent declaration that e-bikes and e-scooters are now the city’s fastest growing fire risk.

In Conversation

Going flat out

The CTO of YASA Motors tells Rory Jackson how his axial-flux ‘pancake’ motors originated from a complex algorithm and a simple question Today, Tim Woolmer is the CTO of axial-flux electric-machine manufacturer (and wholly owned Mercedes-Benz subsidiary) YASA Motors, but his initial entry into the world of e-mobility was something of a happy accident.

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Battery case materials

Jul 2023

Powertrain testing

Apr 2024

Automotive Biometrics

May 2023

Flexible battery management systems

Apr 2023

Thermal management

Apr 2023

Battery testing

Apr 2023

User interfaces

Apr 2023

Automated battery manufacturing

Apr 2023

Hall effect sensors

Apr 2023

HVAC Systems

Apr 2023

Battery Monitoring

Apr 2023

Cell-to-pack batteries

Apr 2023

New Products

New Product

Europe’s meeting place for technical foam professionals in the automotive industry

Foam Expo Europe is a free-to-attend trade fair and conference, taking place on 5-7 December 2023 in the manufacturing hub and car capital of Stuttgart, Germany. It’s co-located with Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe and Thermal Management Expo Europe, plus your free pass includes access to Automotive Interiors Expo Europe, our event partner.

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Europe’s meeting place for industrial bonding professionals in the automotive industry

Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe, co-located with Foam Expo Europe and Thermal Management Expo Europe, is a free-to-attend trade fair and conference scheduled to take place from 5-7 December 2023, in Stuttgart, Germany - a renowned manufacturing hub and an established location for the automotive industry.

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Landmark moment as Scania’s battery assembly starts operations

Historic moment for Scania as its battery assembly at the Swedish headquarters in Södertälje is inaugurated. The start of operations at the new plant enables serial production of heavy-duty premium electric vehicles.

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The Battery Show announces keynotes Albemarle and PowerCo

The Battery Show North America reveals Eric Norris, President of the Lithium Global Business Unit at Albemarle and Sebastian Wolf, Chief Operating Officer of PowerCo, as keynotes for the annual show to focus discussion on generating sustainable battery lifecycles.

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The Battery Show North America returns to Novi

The Battery Show is returning to the Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi, Michigan on Sept. 11-14 with more than 775 exhibitors and over 72 hours of education available across the three-day expo.

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Cell-to-pack batteries

Apr 2023

Solar power

Apr 2023

Solid-state batteries

Apr 2023

48 V systems

Apr 2023