Avery Dennison launches new Volt Tough electrical insulation tapes for EV batteries

US adhesive manufacturing company Avery Dennison has launched a newly developed portfolio of electrically insulative, single-sided filmic tapes for EV battery packs. The Volt Tough portfolio includes tapes that incorporate features for OEMs and converters, including options for curved geometries, high abrasion-resistant options, color options for vision inspection systems, flame-retardant options for UL-94 and other… Read more »

UK auto industry execs slam Sunak’s abandonment of net zero pledges

In UK politics, climate change policies cut across party lines. Boris Johnson’s Tory government set an official goal of reaching “net zero” emissions by 2030. This translated to a wide range of pro-EV policies, and the results can be plainly seen in London, which has become one of the world’s most charged cities. Now Rishi… Read more »

Turntide releases new NMC battery pack

US-based Turntide Technologies, a developer of energy-efficient technologies, has launched a lithium-ion nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) battery pack for off-highway EV applications such as construction, agricultural equipment, marine and rail. The Turntide lithium-ion NMC battery pack combines NMC cells with an integrated battery management system (BMS) to deliver higher energy density and performance than the previous Hyperdrive… Read more »

How to build next generation EV battery models with COMSOL Multiphysics (Webinar)

A detailed understanding of battery technology and the underlying physics processes is necessary to design high-performance, durable, and safe batteries. Physics-based modeling is being used for building accurate simulations of batteries, incorporating different aspects through predefined physics-based interfaces, from detailed structures in a battery’s porous electrode to the battery pack scale, including thermal management systems…. Read more »

New Siemens VersiCharge Blue EV charger now in volume production at Texas factory

Siemens eMobility’s new electric vehicle charger, VersiCharge Blue, is currently in full production at the company’s Carrollton, Texas manufacturing facility, and is now going into commercial deployment. The Level 2 AC charger is designed for all applications, including commercial sites, parking garages and light- to medium-duty fleets. The VersiCharge Blue charger offers up to 11.5… Read more »

Mullen launches Commercial Pulse telematics for EV fleet optimization

California-based EV maker Mullen has introduced its Commercial Pulse telematics system, which is designed to provide advanced vehicle diagnostics and fleet optimization for commercial fleets. It is available by subscription as two mobile applications, Mullen Commercial Pulse Fleet and Mullen Commercial Pulse Driver, on both iOS and Android platforms. The apps are available for the… Read more »

Marelli releases new range of multipurpose smart actuators for hybrids and EVs

Marelli has launched a new range of multipurpose smart actuators for simplifying actuation and thermal management in hybrids and EVs. Marelli’s new smart actuators have an electronic module that autonomously controls and links the actuator to the EV’s electronic network. The device has a flexible, modular and scalable mechanical design, to fit complex vehicle electronics… Read more »

Next generation dielectric insulation solutions for EV battery packs (Webinar)

As global demand surges for EV battery packs, engineers across the product’s value chain continue to seek new ways to address crucial design challenges. These include choosing materials that provide dielectric insulation. Such choices can significantly impact pack energy density, vehicle reliability and safety. In this session at the Fall Virtual Conference on EV Engineering,… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz’s eActros 600 electric truck excels in hot-weather testing

Mercedes-Benz Trucks recently tested a prototype of its long-range electric truck, the eActros 600, in extreme heat in Andalusia, Spain. For five weeks, Mercedes engineers shook down every system on the truck, from itss electric powertrain and battery thermal management to its air conditioning system, to its fast charging capabilities, in summer temperatures of up… Read more »

ubitricity to deploy 1,050 public EV charge points in Southwest London

UK EV charging network ubitricity, a wholly owned Shell subsidiary, has been appointed by the councils of the London boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth to install and maintain a network of 1,050 public EV charge points. There will be 525 in each borough. “The current surge in EV sales is driving increased demand for charging… Read more »