The Grid

June 14th 2021

For ICE powertrain companies looking to transition into e-powertrain engineering, theconstruction of new test cells poses one of the biggest cost-barriers to entry. High-speed dynamometers and test benches capable of measuring the performances of e-motors are inevitably pricey, and many such companies already possess significant testingequipment for cycling combustion engines. However, conventional ICE dynos are […]

June 2nd 2021

Bridgestone has designed a tyre specifically for solar-power EVs (writes Nick Flaherty). It has been designed for Netherlands based solar car designer Lightyear and miles...

June 1st 2021

Horizon Aircraft has developed a hybrid electric vertical take-off (eVTOL) aircraft with safety at the heart of its design (writes Nick Flaherty). The Cavorite wing...

May 31st 2021

Researchers in the US have taken a key step forward towards using aluminium for rechargeable batteries that have far higher capacity than current lithium-ion rate...

May 30th 2021

Infineon has launched a 650 V hybrid silicon carbide (SiC) and silicon transistor for inverter designs (writes Nick Flaherty). The CoolSiC Hybrid Discrete for needed...

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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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Power Electronics

Jun 2021

Condition monitoring

Jun 2021

Battery Cooling

Jun 2021

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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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Thermal Management 2020

Jun 2021

DC-DC converters

Jun 2021

Battery Materials

Jun 2021

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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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Fuel cells

Jun 2021

ECUs

Jun 2021

Measuring methods and equipment

Jun 2021

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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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Magnetics

Jun 2021

E-axles

Jun 2021

Onboard Chargers

Jun 2021

Dossier

BB Green ferry

Rory Jackson looks at the development of this battery-powered ferry, which is aimed at shuttling workers to and from work. As more and more people find work in the major urban centres of the world, traffic congestion continues to worsen. While road networks struggle to cope with an ever-growing number of commuters, levels of driver stress and greenhouse gas...

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Radial flux motors

Jun 2021

Lightweight materials

Jun 2021

Inverters

Jun 2021

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Battery Safety

Jun 2021

Power Electronics

Jun 2021

Condition monitoring

Jun 2021

Battery Cooling

Jun 2021

Thermal Management 2020

Jun 2021

DC-DC converters

Jun 2021

Battery Materials

Jun 2021

Fuel cells

Jun 2021

ECUs

Jun 2021

Measuring methods and equipment

Jun 2021

Magnetics

Jun 2021

E-axles

Jun 2021

Onboard Chargers

Jun 2021

Radial flux motors

Jun 2021

Special Reports

Deep Insight

Skateboard platforms

Against the backdrop of a boom in skateboard platforms for EV designs, Nick Flaherty looks at the approaches taken by some of their suppliers. Changing the wheelbase of a traditional car or truck design by 6 or 7 in creates a ripple effect whereby half the transmission shaft has to be redesigned, changing the centre of gravity and the requirements for the suspension. That means a whole new vehicle design is needed...

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Lofstom Loop

Several electric revolutions have shaped society down the years, from the construction of national grid systems and electric train, trams and trolley buses to the ongoing hybrid and BEV revolution (writes Peter Donaldson). Even beyond Earth, electric propulsion is a reality for many satellites and planetary probes, although their extremely efficient ion thrusters and so on are all low-power devices incapable of developing the thrust needed...

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NVH

Peter Donaldson reports on the tools and methods for optimising the acoustic environment in EVs. Of all the disciplines required for developing cars, psychoacoustics isn’t one that readily springs to mind. However, this science of the relationships between aural stimuli and the responses they produce in people informs the branch...

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Lightweight materials

Jun 2021

Inverters

Jun 2021

Insulation

Jun 2021

Cables

Jun 2021

Axial flux motors

Jun 2021

Testing and simulation systems

Jun 2021

Battery management systems

Jun 2021

Thermal Management 2018

Jun 2021

Connectors

Jun 2021

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