The Grid

February 7th 2023

German automation and motion control specialist KEB Automation is using Yokogawa’s WT5000 Precision Power analyser to develop its latest generation of frequency converters for variable-speed drives, to ensure they meet the latest EU energy efficiency regulations in the Ecodesign Directive. KEB uses power analysers at several stages of a product’s lifecycle, including the development of […]

February 6th 2023

Marelli has been awarded a contract to supply a BMS for the small-to-medium battery EVs of a major global carmaker. Marelli will provide both […]

February 3rd 2023

Wolfspeed and ZF have announced a partnership that includes the creation of a lab to drive advances in silicon carbide (SiC) systems and devices […]

February 2nd 2023

Dow has unveiled a new range of liquid silicone rubbers (LSRs) designed for two-component injection moulding with thermoplastic substrates including polybutylene terephthalate and polyamide. […]

January 31st 2023

Researchers in Japan have used a quantum sensor with a wide dynamic range and high sensitivity to measure the current in a battery pack […]

Dossier

Dossier

ECE electric Doosan DX165W and DX300LC

Digging deep Rory Jackson provides an in-depth report on how these heavy-duty excavators were converted to electric operation The construction industry is a major focus for many parties intent on fighting pollution and climate change, and with good reason: studies over the past few years estimate that construction contributes just shy of 40% of the […]

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User interfaces

Nov 2022

Automated battery manufacturing

Jan 2023

Hall effect sensors

Sep 2022

Dossier

Aurora Powertrains eSled

Increasing interest in preserving the world’s Arctic regions has generated strong demand among tour companies and eco-tourists for zero-emissions snow-going vehicles. An electric snowmobile would be quieter, emissions-free, and far easier to maintain than an IC-engined version.

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HVAC Systems

Sep 2022

Battery Monitoring

Sep 2022

Cell-to-pack batteries

Sep 2022

Dossier

Six-pack muscle

EMotive’s 12 t Scarab 6x6 electric off-road truck is designed to appeal to a range of industries including agriculture, forestry, quarrying, mining, adventure tourism and airfield firefighting – all areas where large zero-emissions vehicles are becoming increasingly attractive.

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Solid-state batteries

Sep 2022

Solar power

Sep 2022

48 V systems

Sep 2022

Dossier

InoBat Auto

Rapid development of innovative new cell technologies and a focus on tailoring chemistries to maximise the effectiveness of individual applications are at the heart of InoBat Auto’s approach to EV battery development.

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Motor laminations

Sep 2022

Battery recycling

Sep 2022

Sealing

Sep 2022

Dossier

Lightyear One

While EV technology has come a long way over the past decade, the main concerns being raised by engineers, advocates and prospective customers of battery EVs remain the same. Range anxiety broadly encapsulates these problems, and boils down to a few key points

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Battery Safety

Oct 2021

Power Electronics

Oct 2021

Battery Cooling

Oct 2021

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Battery testing

Jan 2023

User interfaces

Nov 2022

Automated battery manufacturing

Jan 2023

Hall effect sensors

Sep 2022

HVAC Systems

Sep 2022

Battery Monitoring

Sep 2022

Cell-to-pack batteries

Sep 2022

Solid-state batteries

Sep 2022

Solar power

Sep 2022

48 V systems

Sep 2022

Motor laminations

Sep 2022

Battery recycling

Sep 2022

Sealing

Sep 2022

Battery Safety

Oct 2021

Special Reports

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Individual wheel control

It’s worth taking 9 minutes and 36 seconds out of your day to watch professional rally driver Ken Block’s Electrikhana on YouTube (writes Peter Donaldson). I don’t know whether he is a mathematician, but Block is clearly running some very advanced software somewhere in his central nervous system. His latest instrument is the Audi S1 […]

In Conversation

In conversation: Matt Faulks

Hypercars to HGVs Viritech’s CTO tells Rory Jackson how fuel cell developments for its Apricale hypercar will feed into its upcoming heavy goods vehicles Anyone who works in electrified and low-carbon automotive engineering should remember that developing solutions to the zero-emissions challenge is not a zero-sum game. Just as solar, wind, tidal and nuclear power […]

Show Report

Battery Show North America 2022

Supply and demand Peter Donaldson provides some highlights of this key event, focusing on new products and technologies that offer solutions to pressing challenges Held in Novi, Michigan, in mid-September, the Battery Show North America focused attention on numerous new products, from test equipment for battery development and manufacture to batteries, safety devices, power electronics […]

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Power Electronics

Oct 2021

Battery Cooling

Oct 2021

Condition monitoring

Oct 2021

DC-DC converters

Oct 2021

Battery Materials

Oct 2021

Thermal Management 2020

Oct 2021

ECUs

Oct 2021

Measuring methods and equipment

Oct 2021

Fuel cells

Oct 2021

E-axles

Oct 2021

Magnetics

Oct 2021

Lightweight materials

Oct 2021

New Products

New Product

REE Automotive Names Microvast as battery pack supplier for its commercial EVs

Lithium-ion battery maker Microvast Holdings and EV platform supplier REE Automotive have signed a supply and purchase agreement. Under its terms, Microvast will provide its MV-C Gen 4 HpCO lithium-ion battery packs for REE’s EV platforms. The packs can be fully charged in 30 minutes. Their pouch cells in the MV-C Gen 4 provide 53.5 […]

New Product

ABT e-Line offers conversion of T6.1s to battery drive

ABT e-Line has announced that every existing IC-engined Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 model can now be converted to battery-electric drive. The base vehicle only has to be a diesel with a direct shift gearbox. The ABT e-Transporter 6.1 has a WLTP range of 105-138 km, depending on the body and weight, which might vary slightly during […]

New Product

Eco-friendly advance for lithium-ion cell production

Energy storage solutions provider Leclanché says it has achieved a breakthrough in the environmentally friendly production of G/NMCA cells, by reducing the cobalt content in NMCA cathode material from 20% to 5% and manufacturing the electrodes using a water-based process. In doing so, Leclanché says it completely dispenses with the use of the highly toxic […]

New Product

Elaphe and McLaren Applied partner up to produce high-response in-wheel EV drive

Elaphe and McLaren Applied are collaborating to provide an in-wheel propulsion system, coupling McLaren Applied’s inverter technology with Elaphe’s direct-drive in-wheel motors and vehicle controls. The combination is said to give a torque response five times faster than existing systems. Elaphe has demonstrated an energy efficiency of more than 97% on vehicles such as the […]

New Product

Webasto system boosts the performance of traction batteries

Webasto has launched a compact and scalable thermal management solution called the eBTM, which it says increases the performance and service life of traction batteries in electric vehicles and machines. It allows continuous monitoring of the operating temperature to ensure that the heating and cooling circuits are balanced in order to maintain the battery temperature […]

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Lightweight materials

Oct 2021

Onboard Chargers

Oct 2021

Radial flux motors

Oct 2021

Inverters

Oct 2021