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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

UN highlights social and environmental impacts of surging demand for battery raw materials


Demand for raw materials used in the production of EV batteries is expected to soar, and the UN trade body, UNCTAD, says the industry urgently needs to address the social and environmental impacts of the extraction of raw materials. UNCTAD predicts that the market for EV batteries will grow from an estimated $7 billion to… Read more »

Elon Musk offers to let automakers license Tesla’s tech (again)


Tesla’s mission has always been to advance the transition to electromobility, and Elon Musk has said many times that he’s open to licensing deals that would allow other automakers to use the company’s technology. As far as we know, only two major brands have ever taken Tesla up on the offer: back in the 2010s,… Read more »

Linear Labs to mass-produce new hub motor in Texas for light EV and marine applications


Electric motor maker Linear Labs has announced that starting this September, it will be mass-producing its high-torque M200 e-mobility motor for off-the-shelf use. The announcement comes on the heels of a $68.9-million economic incentive deal with the city of Fort Worth to bring advanced automation manufacturing to the Texas metropolis. The company will start with… Read more »

DOE issues RFI to strengthen critical battery material supply chains

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The DOE has issued a request for information (RFI) on challenges and opportunities in the upstream and midstream critical battery material supply chains. “As the demand for critical materials continues to grow, a secure and domestic upstream supply chain becomes vital,” said Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel R. Simmons. “Innovation in… Read more »