Tesla, TDK, Daido Steel, Hexagon Lincoln.

Tesla-Model-S-100DTesla battery details: The new 100 kWh battery pack only weighs 4 percent more than the 90 kWh version, due to the new cells’ higher energy density levels. The Model 3 will feature the new battery module as well as improvements made to battery pack cooling technology. Considering the much lower price, Tesla’s upcoming EV will of course have a lower capacity than the Model S and X.

Powertrain inverters: Infineon Technologies is working together with TDK to develop a solution for inverters to be easily used in electric powertrains. This enables developers to quickly test and implement concepts. They have improved upon Infineon’s existing HybridPACK, using the latest IGBT3 chip and installing six DC terminals. The new tool will have both automotive and industrial applications.

Honda partner headed to the U.S.: According to Nikkei, company Daido Steel, who works with Honda on rare-earth free hybrid motors (we reported), is looking to set up a neodymium magnet factory in the U.S. The goal is to cater to a growing demand for electric and hybrid vehicles there.

Daimler choses H2 cylinder supplier: Hexagon Lincoln will supply the compressed hydrogen gas (CHG) cylinders for the Mercedes GLC F-Cell, said to hit the read next year. The Type 4 CHG cylinders can store the gas at 700 bar and were developed together with Daimler subsidiary NuCellSys.
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