FEV opens e-Duration Test Center for environmental testing services


Vehicle and powertrain development specialist FEV recently opened a comprehensive test facility capable of accounting for a variety of environmental factors.  The company’s new e-Dauerlauf Prüfzentrum (e-Duration Test Center, or eDLP) is a development and endurance testing environment for electric powertrain components. The facility is situated near Leipzig, Germany, and provides around 70 test systems… Read more »

Today’s EV engineering virtual conference schedule: Monday, April 19


Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering that’s free to attend and it starts today. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. View the daily session schedule online here. All of the live sessions will be recorded and available to view after the broadcasts. You can access the… Read more »

MIT researchers describe new electrolyte to reduce metal electrode degradation


A team of researchers led by MIT Professor Ju Li has found an electrolyte that overcomes the problems associated with metal electrodes, which could result in batteries with longer lifespans and more energy storage capacity. The research was reported in the journal Nature Energy in a paper by Li and others. The researchers say the… Read more »

Yamaha’s new electric drivetrain has 350 kW of power…or maybe much more


Yamaha Motors may be best known for its motorcycles, but the company is increasingly getting involved in the development of motors for electric motorcycles and cars. Last year, Yamaha showed off new electric motor systems ranging from 35 kW (47 hp) to 150 kW (200 hp). The smaller motors were designed for electric motorcycles, while… Read more »

Over 50 webcasts on EV Engineering at next week’s Charged Virtual Conference


Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering next week that’s free to attend. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. Just like the content Charged brings you every day, conference topics will span the entire EV engineering supply chain and ecosystem including motor and power electronics design and… Read more »

High Voltage Cables: Better Conductivity with Herrmann Ultrasonics


Sponsored by Herrmann Ultrasonics Requirements for reliable and repeatable methods for power distribution, wire harness and cable assembly have become more in demand. It’s not just electric vehicles that are driving this innovation. Newer, modern vehicles improve safety, drivability, and infotainment with a myriad of sensors, cameras, and other electronics. These components and the modules… Read more »

Battery makers Faradion and AMTE Power announce licensing deal


Battery manufacturers AMTE Power and Faradion have announced a collaboration that combines Faradion’s IP with AMTE’s design and manufacturing capabilities. The collaboration grants AMTE a license to manufacture and sell sodium-ion cells for battery packs. Faradion says its technology is scalable and can leverage AMTE’s existing lithium-ion manufacturing facilities. AMTE CEO Kevin Brundish said, “This… Read more »

Danfoss joins consortium developing next-generation electric powertrain


Danfoss Editron, Meritor and Electra Commercial Vehicles have formed a partnership to develop an electric powertrain consisting of a Danfoss motor and silicon carbide inverter, together with Meritor’s transmission, differential and brakes. Meritor will integrate all of the components into a single unit that can be installed in an existing chassis with little to no… Read more »

WAFIOS SpeedFormer three-in-one bending concept for motor hairpin production


WAFIOS has introduced the SpeedFormer, a new approach to the production of hairpins for electric motors, which unites three wire and tube bending techniques into one system.  WAFIOS modified and optimized a previously used technique for simple hairpin bends in order to improve production speeds. The company developed and patented a second bending technique, based… Read more »

TWAICE expands battery simulation model library


The TWAICE battery model library is a collection of electrical, thermal and aging cell simulation models. Responding to client needs, the library can now be expanded and deployed for a wider range of applications and use cases in the energy and mobility sectors. These include accelerating cell selection and system design, replacing lengthy testing cycles… Read more »