The Grid

July 28th 2021

Russian EV charger manufacturer L-Charge announced in June that its first mobile EV charger is in service on the streets of Moscow, where customers can summon it to wherever they are using an app (writes Peter Donaldson). Mounted on a light truck, the charging system can deliver 120-250 kW and can charge an EV as […]

July 23rd 2021

Toyota’s new Acqua compact HEV comes with a bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery, a world first for a road vehicle according to the Japanese automotive giant […]

July 19th 2021

The promise of much safer electrolytes makes solid-state batteries attractive for EVs, particularly passenger cars, and EVs are expected to be their biggest single […]

July 6th 2021

Even though wide bandgap semiconductors such as silicon carbide (SiC) and to a lesser extent gallium nitride (GaN) are making their presence felt in […]

July 1st 2021

As EVs become more sophisticated to appeal to potential buyers, manufacturers will have to pay close attention to both the power consumption and heat […]

Dossier

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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Power Electronics

Jun 2021

Condition monitoring

Jun 2021

Battery Cooling

Jun 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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Thermal Management 2020

Jun 2021

DC-DC converters

Jun 2021

Battery Materials

Jun 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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Fuel cells

Jun 2021

ECUs

Jun 2021

Measuring methods and equipment

Jun 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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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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Wireless Charging

With agreement on an SAE standard for wireless charging systems set to herald their wider roll-out, Nick Flaherty reports on developments in the technology. The technology for wireless charging of e-mobility systems has reached a critical point. With the SAE J2954 standard now agreed for consumer EVs...

In Conversation

Andrew Cross

Integral Powertrain’s CTO tells Rory Jackson how he has come to lead the company’s development of high performance consumer EV drives. One of Andrew Cross’ most prominent early memories is the engineering company his father owned and ran, designing and manufacturing polymer parts, and developing much of his own production systems and tooling...

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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

New Products

New Product

Eviation unveils its production all-electric Alice aircraft as it prepares for inaugural flight

Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, has unveiled the design for its Alice all-electric aircraft, which is on track for first flight later this year. The production configuration defines Alice’s path to certification, and entry into service is expected in 2024. The Alice can carry nine passengers and two crew members. It is […]

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GM to use US lithium for next-generation EV batteries through closed-loop process

General Motors has agreed to form a strategic investment and commercial collaboration with Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) to secure local and low-cost lithium. The lithium will be produced using a closed-loop, direct extraction process that results in a smaller physical footprint, no production tailings and lower CO2 emissions than traditional processes such as pit mining […]

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Hyundai and ANRA Technologies launch partnership to develop advanced air traffic operating environment

The Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group has announced a new partnership with ANRA Technologies, a leading provider of end-to-end UAV and traffic management solutions, to begin developing an operating environment for the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry. This is the first in a series of air traffic management partnerships Hyundai plans to […]

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Sono Motors’ Sion gets more powerful battery with greater range

Munich-based mobility provider Sono Motors has announced it will use a more powerful, 54 kWh, battery for use in its Sion solar EV. The new LFP (lithium iron phosphate) battery extends the vehicle’s total range by up to 305 km and its maximum charging power by up to 75 kW. The additional range provided by […]

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High-voltage breakout module needs no power meters or current transformers

Measurement and data technology company CSM has unveiled a new HV breakout module designed to meet the international safety standards required for the use of equipment in HV applications on EVs. The company says it simplifies the instrumentation, improves accuracy and reduces costs compared with systems that have not designed for in-vehicle use.  When combined […]