Tag: Drives

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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Mar 9, 2021 - 01:40 pm

ZF announces serial production of of 800-volt components

Automotive supplier ZF is going into series production with 800-volt technology for electric vehicles and is preparing corresponding series start-ups in China and Europe. The ZF components are to be launched on the market this year “in several vehicles in upscale segments”.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 06:29 pm

Deep Blue: Torqeedo electrifies inland waterway ferries

Torqeedo and Poseidon announce a commercial-grade electric drive system for ferries with typically up to 200 passengers. Both specialist companies will combine existing components to form the novel zero-emission propulsion powered by BMW batteries.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 01:28 pm

Sweden: Emobility testbed SEEL to become even bigger

The ‘Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory’ or SEEL for short, designed to make the country a hotbed for e-mobility, will grow larger than planned. The partners, which include Volvo and Scania as well as Chalmers University of Technology and RISE, now designated three sites.

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Mar 7, 2021 - 09:02 pm

Daimler to produce lithium-ion cells near Stuttgart

A dispute over the electric campus at Mercedes seems to have been settled and Daimler has now announced that it will build the ‘Mercedes-Benz Drive Systems Campus’ in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim. The main plant is to be focussed on electric vehicles, which included the production of lithium-ion cells.

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Mar 5, 2021 - 01:07 pm

Magna presents new battery-electric and hybrid drives

Automotive supplier Magna has unveiled two new drive systems – one for plug-in hybrids and pure electric cars. In developing them, the company says it has placed emphasis on efficiency and aims to increase ranges – or in the case of the PHEV, reduce emissions.

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Mar 5, 2021 - 01:02 pm

Mercedes-AMG is building an EV test centre

Mercedes-AMG is building a modern test centre for the development of electrified high-performance drives and electrical components at its headquarters in Affalterbach. The official groundbreaking ceremony for the new ‘Technikum’ took place on Thursday.

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Mar 4, 2021 - 03:50 pm

Fraunhofer is working on fuel cell systems for ships

The Fraunhofer Institute is working with 13 European partners to develop the world’s first ammonia-based fuel cell for ships in the ShipFC project. Ammonia is mainly known for its use as a fertiliser, but is also suitable as a high-quality energy source, the institute says.

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Feb 26, 2021 - 01:19 pm

Vitesco opens electric drive plant in Hungary

After two years of construction, Continental’s powertrain division Vitesco Technologies has put its new plant in Debrecen, Hungary, into operation. Electronics and transmission sensors for drives for use in fully electric and electrified vehicles are manufactured there on an area of around 7,000 square metres.

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