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Eaton announces fuses for high-powered EVs

Power management company Eaton’s e-mobility division has introduced a new line of Bussmann fuses called the EVK series. The company says they meet the requirements for use in the latest high-powered EVs with ratings of up to 1000 VDC and 600 A. The fuses are designed to manage and protect the charging systems of electric commercial, […]

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CSM launches HV breakout modules with PowerLok connector system

Measurement technology supplier CSM has unveiled two ‘C’ (Connector) variants of its high-voltage breakout modules (HV BMs) for measuring current, voltage and power in EVs.

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AVL and Ford partner to produce fuel cell concept van

AVL and Ford have unveiled the FCVGen 1.0, a concept demonstrator for a fuel cell-electric Ford Transit produced through a project partnership between the two companies and funded under the UK Advanced Propulsion Centre's Advanced Route to Market Demonstrator programme

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Moke goes all-electric

Moke International has announced the introduction of the all-electric Moke. It is replacing the IC-engined version, which after January 1 will no longer be available. Its three-phase AC synchronous 44 hp motor and rear-wheel direct drive are said to allow it to reach 55 kph (34 mph) in 4.5 seconds, and then on to a […]


Cell test systems do double duty

EA Elektro-Automatik in Germany has launched a series of bidirectional DC power supplies and regenerative DC loads for testing fuel cell stacks (writes Nick Flaherty). Fuel cells are characterised by determining their electrical resistance, and the performance is usually indicated via polarisation curves by measuring the voltage and current. A durability test after a fuel […]

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Volvo Cars starts production of the C40 Recharge

Volvo Cars has begun production of the C40 Recharge, its second fully electric car, at its manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium. The Ghent plant also produces the XC40 Recharge, the fully electric version of the company’s SUV and Volvo Cars’ first fully electric model. By 2030, the company aims to be selling only fully electric […]

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Lunaz offers licence to thrill with electric Aston Martin DB6

Lunaz has announced that it is to start a limited production run of an electrified version of the Aston Martin DB6. It joins the company’s electric line-up of other iconic British marques, including Bentleys and Rolls-Royces. Each DB6 will undergo an extensive bare-metal restoration and re-engineering process. The brakes, suspension and steering will be uprated […]

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Robert Hoevers

Although DC fast charging and hydrogen refuelling are gaining in popularity for quickly replenishing EV energy stores, considerable infrastructural investment is needed if sufficient charging stations and hydrogen supply points are to be made available for consumers and commercial fleets

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Williams Advanced Engineering and Molicell team up for high-power battery applications

In mid-August, Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) and Molicell announced a strategic collaboration centred on lithium-ion batteries optimised for power density rather than energy density, and with applications in sectors including automotive and mining, as senior commercial manager for battery technology at WAE James Hoxey explains to Peter Donaldson. “Our strategic collaboration enables us to focus […]

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Dow launches conformal coating for harsh environments

Dow has unveiled a new conformal coating it calls Dowsil CC-2588. It is an abrasion-resistant silicone-based material that protects PCBs and electronic components against high humidity and corrosion. The coating is virtually odourless and cures at room temperature. It can be sprayed on in a single pass and dries to a film thickness of 50-200 […]