The Grid

September 9th 2021

Sodium-ion batteries could displace lead acid in many applications, according to Professor John Irvine, who leads the joint academic/industrial Nexgenna effort under the auspices of the Faraday Institution to develop the next generation of sodium-ion battery technology (writes Peter Donaldson). Speaking exclusively to E-Mobility Engineering, he says they will also be able to compete with […]

September 2nd 2021

A good alternative to magnets made from rare earth elements such as neodymium, dysprosium and samarium – which are expensive, volatile in price and […]

August 31st 2021

On 17 August, Ricardo announced that it had received UK Government funding to convert a bus to hydrogen fuel cell power as a technology […]

August 19th 2021

In the wake of Tesla’s sale of supercapacitor/ultracapacitor maker Maxwell Technologies, Gordon Schenk, CEO of UCAP Power, which bought the company, exclusively discussed the […]

August 17th 2021

OEMs developing small EVs for agricultural applications, including those intended to have autonomous capabilities, want to focus their efforts on the core agricultural functions […]

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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Power Electronics

Jun 2021

Condition monitoring

Jun 2021

Battery Cooling

Jun 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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Thermal Management 2020

Jun 2021

DC-DC converters

Jun 2021

Battery Materials

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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Fuel cells

Jun 2021

ECUs

Jun 2021

Measuring methods and equipment

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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Magnetics

Jun 2021

E-axles

Jun 2021

Onboard Chargers

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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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...

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...

Deep Insight

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...

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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

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 […]

New Product

Heritage Battery Recycling and 6K strike first cathode-grade battery recycling network deal for the North American market

Heritage Battery Recycling and 6K have announced an exclusive joint development agreement to produce new cathode material from recycled batteries. The process combines Heritage’s established network infrastructure for collecting, storing and processing end-of-life batteries with 6K’s plasma technology to manufacture critical cathode-grade battery materials. According to Aaron Bent, CEO of 6K, “This agreement represents the […]

New Product

Dana launches e-axles for Class 7 and 8 vehicles

Dana Incorporated has expanded its Spicer Electrified e-powertrain offerings to include a family of single and tandem e-axles designed for a range of Class 7 and 8 applications. The Zero-8 e-axles include systems for direct drive and now 4 x 2, 6 x 2, and 6 x 4 multi-speed e-axle systems.  The new e-axles are designed to […]

New Product

Bosch does away with the ‘charging brick’

Bosch has unveiled what it says is the world’s first electric car charging cable with integrated technology for flexible recharging without a control box. It also does away with the usual ‘charging brick’ – the bulky in-cable control box – when charging at a 230 V power socket. That allows the cable to weigh less […]

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 […]