Mersen, a specialist in thermal management, overcurrent protection devices and laminated monitoring bus bars, and F & K DELVOTEC, a designer of laser bonding equipment and processes, have joined forces to create Infini-Cell, a new solution to support 21700 series battery assembly systems. F & K DELVOTEC says its laser bonder interface guarantees a high-speed,… Read more »
Amazon has ordered 10 battery electric trucks from Lion Electric, and the first two will be delivered this year. Amazon plans to use Lion’s trucks in its middle-mile trucking operations, transporting items within the company’s network. Lion will provide a training session for Amazon’s drivers, and will also establish a maintenance program for the trucks…. Read more »
The EPA says California’s ban on gasoline cars is no good. A major luxury vehicle maker goes sifting in the landfill for source material for its cabins. And the Buick Electra is finally reborn as an EV—for China, that is. This and more, her…
A pair of industrial coating specialists, Dürr and Techno Smart, have reached an agreement to provide technologies for coating lithium-ion battery electrodes. Dürr CEO Ralf W. Dieter said, “With Techno Smart as our cooperation partner, we want to secure a larger share of this future-oriented market. The Japanese company’s coating systems are in high demand… Read more »
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The new technology has 25-percent greater energy density than lithium-ion.
Vehicle manufacturers and materials suppliers are facing increasing packaging challenges as EV designs continue to push for higher power densities, while footprints remain static or become smaller. Higher performance levels mean higher junction temperatures, which in turn require higher thermal reliability and novel thermal management alternatives. These factors create unique reliability challenges for EV power… Read more »
The first year has brought more than $6,750 in savings, almost matching the initial price difference compared to a Dodge Charger.
If a decision isn’t made by December 3, either company can pull out.
Luxury-car interiors usually feature wood and leather, but Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is opting for something different—landfill waste. The British automaker is the latest of several to begin using recycled materials for car interiors. JLR announced…