Tag: electric drive systems

Jan 30, 2023 - 04:30 pm

Daimler Truck to cooperate with Deutz on electric drives

Daimler Truck is preparing to exit the business with combustion engines through a cooperation with the engine manufacturer Deutz. The background to this is that Daimler Truck no longer wants to invest in the further development of medium-duty Euro 7 motors in view of its e-mobility ambitions.

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Jan 28, 2023 - 12:30 pm

Lucid to supply the front electric drives for Gen3 Formula E cars

The US electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors has revealed itself as the supplier of the front electric motors in the current Gen3 racing cars of Formula E. The drive unit now presented by Lucid for motorsport has an output of 350 kW and consists of a motor, inverter, differential and gearbox.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 02:47 pm

Honda sets up new e-mobility business unit

Honda has announced the establishment of a new division to strengthen its electrification business within its organisational structure and accelerate development. This will be done not only for the car division, but also for the two-wheeler and powertrain business.

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Jan 24, 2023 - 01:35 pm

Nissan invests in electric drive production in the USA

Nissan is planning a US$250 million investment in its Decherd engine plant in the US state of Tennessee to support the electrification of its product range, according to its CEO Makoto Uchida. This is apparently to increase the production of electric drives in the US.

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Jan 18, 2023 - 12:24 pm

Mercedes announces changes in management

Mercedes-Benz has announced various new appointments in top management, affecting Level 1 below the Group Board of Management. Among others, Christoph Starzynski, currently Head of Development Electric Drive, will assume responsibility for the overall vehicle development of all Mercedes-Benz passenger car series as of 1 July 2023.

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Jan 16, 2023 - 12:47 pm

Bosch to invest over $1 billion in e-mobility capacities in China

Bosch has announced that it will invest around one billion US dollars over several years in the development and production of components for electromobility and automated driving in China – and will build a centre for research, development and production in Suzhou for this purpose.

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Jan 13, 2023 - 02:07 pm

Major rare earth deposits found in Sweden

The Swedish state-owned mining company LKAB says it has identified significant deposits of rare earth metals that are needed for electric cars and wind turbines, among other things. Mining on a larger scale will potentially first be possible in several years’ time.

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Dec 20, 2022 - 02:45 pm

‘Power2Power’ project announces more efficient semiconductors

As part of the now successfully completed European cooperation project ‘Power2Power’, 43 partners from industry and research have jointly developed novel power semiconductors with higher power density and energy efficiency over the past three years. A follow-up project will start in January.

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Dec 19, 2022 - 04:59 pm

Polestar to recycle magnets together with Cyclic Materials

Polestar has entered into a cooperation with the North American start-up Cyclic Materials, which specialises in the recycling of magnets. The memorandum of understanding between the two companies provides for the development of recycled magnets for use in electric motors in Polestar vehicles.

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Dec 14, 2022 - 12:04 pm

Mercedes has decided on drive production system

On the way to a purely electric vehicle range by the end of the decade, Mercedes-Benz has now made important decisions for drive production. This means that it has been decided in which plants the drive units and battery systems will be assembled.

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Dec 13, 2022 - 05:17 pm

Nidec opens development centre in Bulgaria

The Japanese industrial group Nidec has opened a development centre for its electric drive division in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. The main purpose of the centre is to develop inverters for vehicles and onboard chargers.

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Dec 5, 2022 - 02:10 pm

BMW prepares for drive production in Steyr

BMW has launched preparations to produce the next generation of electric drive systems at its engine plant in Steyr from 2025. In concrete terms, BMW has begun to set the course in terms of personnel and organisation. Meanwhile in the USA, the plug-in hybrid SUV BMW XM is now rolling off the production line.

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Dec 5, 2022 - 12:53 pm

Volvo is updating the drive systems of the XC40 and C40

Volvo has extensively revised the drive systems of its electric models XC40 and C40. In the all-wheel drive models, an asynchronous motor replaces the previously used permanent synchronous motor on the front axle. The new motor layout of the all-wheel-drive models also has consequences for the single-motor models.

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Nov 30, 2022 - 05:30 pm

Mahle sells €1.4 Bn worth of EV compressors

The German automotive supplier Mahle has secured numerous series orders for its compressors for the electric passenger car and commercial vehicle sectors. The company’s electric air-conditioning compressor for thermal management in electric vehicles has garnered a total order volume of around 1.4 billion euros.

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Nov 21, 2022 - 01:16 pm

Nidec to manufacture electric drives in Mexico

Nidec is planning to build an electric axle factory in Mexico. The company currently produces electric axles in China and Europe and wants to manufacture them in Mexico in the future in view of an expected surge in demand in North America.

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Nov 8, 2022 - 12:56 pm

Schaeffler begins downsizing combustion departments

The accelerated transformation of vehicle drives towards electromobility is leading to overcapacities at Schaeffler for products for combustion vehicles. For this reason and to reduce fixed costs, the automotive supplier is now announcing the elimination of a total of 1,300 jobs by the end of 2026.

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Nov 3, 2022 - 03:04 pm

Knorr-Bremse invests in Chinese supplier Bobang

Knorr-Bremse has invested in the Chinese electric motor supplier Bobang and in return receives a company share of approximately 13 per cent. In addition to the investment, Knorr-Bremse is also planning development projects with Bobang.

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Nov 1, 2022 - 11:46 am

CATL presents skateboard platform & first customer

Chinese battery manufacturer CATL is developing a skateboard chassis that integrates battery packs, electric motors and other components. The CATL Integrated Intelligent Chassis (CIIC) is expected to be ready for series production shortly. A first potential customer has already been found with VinFast.

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Oct 28, 2022 - 01:20 pm

Aiways to launch recycling programme for vehicles and batteries

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways wants to work with partners in Europe to take back and recycle end-of-life vehicles and batteries, including accident vehicles. For the German market, Aiways has entered into a cooperation agreement with the vehicle recycler Priorec.

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Oct 26, 2022 - 05:27 pm

Magna expands EV component production in the USA

The automotive supplier Magna International is investing more than 500 million US dollars in two new production sites and the expansion of an existing plant in the US state of Michigan. An important customer for the eMobility components is General Motors.

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Oct 26, 2022 - 12:32 pm

Mercedes is optimizing truck batteries for use in construction BEVs

Around one in five Mercedes-Benz trucks sold in Europe is in the construction site segment. The Stuttgart-based company is now also turning its attention to vehicle development for this energy-intensive business: in the form of specially prepared prototypes of the eActros LongHaul and the Arocs, as well as an eActros with an electrified roll-off tipper.

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