Tag: Drives

Jul 26, 2021 - 02:42 pm

Magtec to build drive plant in Rotherham

UK-based engineering firm Magtec is opening a factory for the design, manufacture and integration of its drive systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. The company has commissioned a 65,000 sq ft facility in Rotherham, South Yorkshire to scale up production and meet growing international demand for its innovative technologies.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 03:12 pm

Daimler to exclusively introduce EV platforms from 2025

Daimler presented its updated plans for the upcoming switch to electric mobility at an investor day. The goal: Mercedes-Benz is preparing with new platforms and battery factories to become fully electric before the end of the decade – with one caveat.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 10:49 am

Nidec aims for EV joint venture with Foxconn

Foxconn and Nidec have launched talks to set up a joint venture in Taiwan next year to accelerate electric vehicle motor production as the two Apple suppliers push further into the market. Nidec wants Foxconn to help make automotive its largest business driver – only there’s some way to go.

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Jul 19, 2021 - 04:12 pm

Schaeffler kickstarts e-axle production in China

Schaeffler has started series production of its so-called 2in1 E-axle in Taicang, China. The first Chinese car equipped with this product will be launched shortly. After the market launch in China, the axle will also be used by a European OEM, according to Schaeffler.

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Jul 19, 2021 - 10:43 am

Audi invests in drive development in Hungary

Audi Hungaria has announced that it will invest a double-digit million euro amount in local technical development over the next two years. The focus of the investment is on the installation of a functional test bench for the development of electric drives and transmissions.

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Jul 8, 2021 - 05:11 pm

Stellantis to invest €30 billion in e-mobility

Stellantis has presented its new electrification strategy. The multi-brand group wants to achieve 70 per cent of its sales in Europe and 40 per cent in the USA with “low emission vehicles” by 2030. In Europe, Opel is to become an electric brand by 2028.

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Jul 1, 2021 - 11:44 am

Torqeedo lays foundation for new HQ

Torqeedo, a company specialising in electric boat drives, has celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for its new headquarters and production facilities. Like the previous buildings, the new building is being constructed in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

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Jun 30, 2021 - 02:24 pm

Renault plans to cover the entire BEV value chain

Renault is accelerating its electric strategy and has presented a comprehensive strategy package under the name ‘Renault Eways Electropop’. This not only includes new sales targets, but also further details on the French company’s platform and technology strategy.

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Jun 2, 2021 - 03:36 pm

Volvo Penta acquires ZEM AS for maritime batteries

Volvo Penta has acquired a majority stake in ZEM AS, a Norwegian supplier of batteries and complete electric propulsion solutions for ships and boats. In doing so, ZEM is to further expand its battery and propulsion business and successively develop and offer complete packages in collaboration with Volvo Penta.

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May 7, 2021 - 01:50 pm

EVR Motors presents new e-motor architecture

EVR Motors presents an electric motor based on a new patented architecture. It is supposed to be less than half the size of conventional radial flux motors with similar performance and tens of percent lighter. The Israeli company is aiming for series production this year.

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May 6, 2021 - 04:07 pm

Mahle announces electric motor free from magnets

Mahle has announced the development of a new type of magnet-free electric motor that does not require rare earth materials and is suitable for use in all vehicle classes. In addition, the motor is said to be particularly efficient in most driving conditions.

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May 4, 2021 - 01:01 pm

Fraunhofer SiCeffizient project to boost EV ranges

Together with Porsche and Bosch, a Fraunhofer team is developing new inverters for electric cars that will convert energy between the battery and motor more efficiently than before. The ‘SiCeffizent’ project’s focus is on cooling silicon carbide semiconductors.

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May 3, 2021 - 05:14 pm

Infineon Technologies launches new power module

Infineon Technologies is launching a new power module with CoolSiC MOSFET technology for automotive applications. The use of silicon carbide instead of silicon ensures higher efficiency in converters in electric vehicles.

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May 2, 2021 - 12:24 pm

Horiba expands vehicle testing capacities with electric vehicles

The Japanese development service provider Horiba is expanding its range to include testing solutions for electrified vehicles. The eMobility service spectrum is to be available for the entire range of vehicle types; from passenger cars and heavy commercial vehicles to machines and equipment.

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Apr 30, 2021 - 11:58 am

GM invests one billion to expand Mexican plant

General Motors has announced that it will invest one billion US dollars in the expansion of its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. Initially, battery packs and electric motors will be assembled there, followed by electric cars starting in 2023.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 12:55 pm

Tesla considers recycling facility in Shanghai

Tesla is planning to expand its Gigafactory Shanghai with recycling facilities for electric car components, according to a media report. This will involve not only batteries, but also electric motors and other important components.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 12:34 pm

Daimler Trucks founds new technology division

In preparation for the split-up of Daimler AG, the truck division has announced a new organisational structure. Effective 1 July, all major technology and powertrain activities will be bundled into a new business unit, the Truck Technology Group (TT).

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Apr 22, 2021 - 12:53 pm

Mahle opens development centre in China

Automotive supplier Mahle has opened an electronics and mechatronics development centre in Changshu, China. Among other things, work is being done on electric powertrains, charging solutions and thermal management applications for alternative drives.

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Apr 19, 2021 - 02:52 pm

Schaeffler signs fuel cell cooperation with Refire

At Auto Shanghai, Schaeffler signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Refire, a Chinese supplier of fuel cell technology. The duo aims to push the development of FC components such as bipolar plates or thermal management systems.

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Apr 6, 2021 - 04:24 pm

ZeroAvia scores further funding for hydrogen aircraft development

Electric aircraft propulsion specialist ZeroAvia announces having raised $24.3 million (€20.5Mn) in a new round of funding for hydrogen plane development. The fresh capital comes from new investor British Airways as well as several existing financiers, including Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Shell.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 02:11 pm

Foxconn to use Nidec drives for MIH platform

The Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn, who is known for working for Apple, has joined forces with Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec via its automotive offshoot Foxconn. The duo aims to develop electric drives for Foxconn’s MIH electric car platform, which will be unveiled in autumn.

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Mar 22, 2021 - 01:03 pm

VW brand to halt combustion engine development

Following Audi’s lead, the Volkswagen brand VW no longer intends to develop new combustion engines. Further developments of the existing units would suffice, according to CEO Ralf Brandstätter, before VW is to become mostly electric.

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