Infineon’s new power module for mid-power EV traction inverters


Infineon Technologies has introduced the HybridPACK DC6i, a new IGBT power module tailored to the needs of EV traction inverters in the 80 kW to 100 kW power class. It combines Infineon’s EDT2 IGBTs with package technologies for compactness, thermal management at reduced material cost and easy installation. Within Infineon’s portfolio, the HybridPACK DC6i is… Read more »

MAHLE’s new condenser keeps EV batteries cool during fast charging


MAHLE has introduced a new condenser for EVs that’s designed to ensure the battery is cooled during fast charging, protecting it from thermal damage. MAHLE’s new condenser also provides passenger compartment cooling capacity.  “Battery cooling is crucial for the performance of electric vehicles. In developing our new condenser, we were able to draw on our… Read more »

New guidebook describes best practices for transit agencies deploying zero-emission buses


The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), a non-profit transportation advocacy group, has released a new Guidebook for Deploying Zero-Emission Transit Buses. The guide, authored by CTE staff members Meredith Linscott and Amy Posner, highlights key considerations for deployments of zero-emission buses and charging infrastructure. The guidebook is designed to educate transit agencies on… Read more »

Optimal Electric Vehicles introduces the S1LF Low-Floor Shuttle Bus, featuring batteries from Proterra


Indiana-based Optimal has been providing engineering services to automotive OEMs for over 33 years. The company’s Engineering group has focused on EV system design since 2015. Now Optimal Electric Vehicles, a derivative firm, has joined the EV manufacturing game with its new electric S1LF Low-Floor Shuttle Bus. The S1LF integrates a quasi-purpose-built Ford E450 chassis… Read more »

Researchers develop novel battery electrolyte for lithium metal batteries


A new lithium-based electrolyte invented by Stanford University scientists could pave the way for the next generation of EVs. In a study published in Nature Energy, Stanford researchers demonstrated how their novel electrolyte design boosts the performance of lithium metal batteries. “Most electric cars run on lithium-ion batteries, which are rapidly approaching their theoretical limit… Read more »

Japanese utilities partner to install 250 ABB fast chargers


Japan’s e-Mobility Power, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) and Chubu Electric Power, two of the country’s biggest utility companies, has chosen ABB’s new Terra 184 DC fast charger to modernize its existing charging infrastructure. eMP will replace obsolete chargers along highways and in other public locations with more than 250… Read more »

Apollo Future Mobility releases prototype of SiC dual inverter


Apollo Future Mobility Group (AFMG) has announced that its subsidiary, GLM, has successfully completed the first prototype of a SiC Dual Inverter 800 V system for the EV market. The inverter system was co-developed with semiconductor manufacturer ROHM.  The new inverter is equipped with a solid-state battery (SSB) battery management system (BMS), two inverters and… Read more »

ON Semiconductor provides Danfoss with IGBTs and diodes for inverter traction modules


ON Semiconductor will supply Danfoss Silicon Power with high-power IGBTs and diodes for inverter traction modules in the EV market. “Chip independency is an important and fundamental element of the Danfoss go-to market strategy. By selecting IGBT chips from ON Semiconductor, we are accommodating the high growth expectations from our automotive customers,” said Claus A…. Read more »

GM releases a little more info about its electric Hummer pickup


Love it or hate it, the electric Hummer is coming. GM recently released some more information about the battery-powered behemoth, including photos of the prototype vehicle being assembled, along with its battery pack. The Hummer EV will use GM’s new Ultium modular battery architecture, which is to be manufactured in a joint venture with Korean… Read more »

LeydenJar says its silicon anode boosts battery energy density by 70%


LeydenJar Technologies, a Dutch spinoff of the applied research institute TNO, has developed a new battery anode that’s made from 100% silicon. The company says this provides two key benefits: batteries with a 70% higher energy density (1,350 Wh/L) and 62% lower CO2 emissions than current models. The anode is ready for production, and LeydenJar… Read more »