Standard of driving
Rob Coppinger reports on Alpha Motor Corporation’s digital route to creating a more efficient range of EVs for the global market Alpha Motor Corporation’s latest vehicle, the Saga sedan, is building on the technical standardisation the company is applying across its range of vehicles. Announced in November last year, the Saga is continuing and expanding […]
BorgWarner’s plans for high-voltage commercial vehicle power systems
Total cost of ownership, long service life and packaging efficiency that frees mass and volume for cargo and passengers are essential requirements for all commercial vehicles (CVs) – and meeting all those needs is a challenge as the sector transitions to electric power, according to Harry Husted, BorgWarner’s vice-president and CTO (writes Peter Donaldson). Speaking […]
Over the past 5 years, US auto parts maker Dana Incorporated has undergone a dramatic transformation since it entered the e-mobility market. Its acquisition and integration of companies such as TM4 and Pi Innovo, combined with internal development of skills critical to electric powertrain engineering, have resulted in it accumulating a portfolio of OEM customers.
Reference design aimed at e-bikes
Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) has developed an inverter reference design based around an integrated gallium nitride (GaN) chip that reduces the size of powertrains in electric bikes (writes Nick Flaherty). The design, for a 1.5 kW three phase brushless DC motor drive inverter, uses the EPC23101 eGaN chip. This has an embedded gate driver function […]
Hall effect sensors
The Hall effect has been the mainstay of magnetic sensing since it was discovered by US physicist Edwin Hall in 1879. The effect describes the creation of an electric field in a conductor that carries a current and is placed perpendicular to a magnetic field. The fact that the induced voltage is proportional to the magnetic field provides a measurement that is used to control brushless motors and the position of almost anything that rotates.
Mercedes-Benz turns scrap tyres into door handles
Mercedes-Benz is replacing raw fossil resources with pyrolysis oil made in part from its scrap tyres. It aims to put components featuring the technology into series production in a number of its models this year. The company says it anticipates being able to chemically recycle several hundred tonnes of tyres every year and use the […]
Green Watt Power launches 48 V, 1500 W EV lithium-ion battery charger
Green Watt Power, a division of Powerland Technology, has announced the EVC-1500 fully potted, ruggedised charger for 48 V batteries for EV applications. It is designed specifically to charge lithium-ion battery systems in motorcycles, scooters, carts, fork lifts and other e-mobility applications. The charger has universal input voltages and an output voltage range of 28-59 […]
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.
Mahindra unveils five e-SUVs based on its INGLO platform
SUV manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled its new INGLO EV platform and five e-SUVs under two brands, the XUV and the BE. The modular INGLO platform uses VW MEB platform components and will underpin all Mahindra EVs from now on. It features an augmented reality-enabled heads-up display, edge-to-edge screen, 5G network capability and over-the-air […]
Elaphe’s approach to in-wheel motor development
Specialising in complete in-wheel electric powertrains, Elaphe’s development roots go back to the late 1980s (writes Peter Donaldson). However, the company was only officially founded 16 years ago, to pioneer in-wheel motors and multiple-wheel drive control systems, which it has evolved into a complete technology platform. “One of the most important things for us in […]