Tag: TM4

Jun 24, 2018 - 06:27 pm

Hydro-Québec & Dana team up with TM4 for e-drives

Dana Inc. and Hydro-Québec have set up a joint-venture partnership in which TM4, a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, will supply Dana with electric motor systems. In return, Dana will become a majority shareholder of TM4 for CA$165 million (US$127 million).

Feb 14, 2018 - 04:50 pm

Mahindra shows new electric vehicle platform MESMA

India’s Mahindra has showed up at its home show with the new architecture for electric cars called MESMA. It accommodates various motor set ups and battery sizes. A first model on the modular platform is due within the next three years.

Oct 12, 2017 - 07:55 am

Nissan Leaf, Mahle, TM4, H2 Safety.

Nissan extends U.S. battery plant: The company’s battery factory next to its U.S. assembly plant Smyrna, Tennessee shall get an additional surface of 2,500 square metres. The Smyrna Planning Commission just gave its approval. The Japanese opened the factory in 2012, but announced meanwhile that they will soon sell its complete battery business to Chinese financial investor GSR Capital in order to focus solely on EV designing and production, as reported.

Thermal management alliance: German car supplier Mahle and its French equivalent Faurecia team up to jointly develop interior thermal management tech for EVs. Both agree on a collaboration in areas such as air distribution, air conditioning and personalized thermal management. Just recently, Mahle presented its demonstrator vehicle MEET (Mahle Efficient Electric Transport) at the IAA in Frankfurt.

New TM4 powertrain for hybrid heavyweights: With the SUMO HP HV900 drivetrain, TM4 introduces its new SUMO HP line, which targets the commercial heavy-duty hybrid market. The HV900 is a motor/generator and inverter combination with 190 kW and 915 Nm in a casing of only 200 mm in length. It is designed for series and parallel-hybrid configurations and works with diesel engines, multi-speed gearboxes or integrated to axles for ultra-low floor buses

Another alliance for H2 safety: After the announcement of a German-American alliance for hydrogen safety, the US Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office partners now also with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). Both organisations agree on a collaboration to share data about early-stage R&D and safety of hydrogen and fuel cells.


May 15, 2017 - 08:00 am

Tesla, University of Antwerp, Fraunhofer, TM4, Cummins.

Tesla doubles battery lifetime or is about to achieve this goal four years ahead of schedule, its chief battery researcher Jeff Dahn announced. He detailed that said cells were currently tested in the lab and not in Tesla’s products yet. The advances result from in-depth research into degradation processes and improved chemistry (we reported). Dahn deals with Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC) battery cells mainly, which Tesla puts into its Powerwall and Powerpack. Still, the scientist said they had also started to look into the vehicles’ batteries made from Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide (NCA).

Pure power: Researchers from the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven have developed a process that purifies air and generates power at the same time. The device needs nothing but light to cleanse air in one chamber and produce hydrogen in the other. The team now seeks to upscale its membrane from only a few square centimetres to industrial application eventually.

600 V converter: The Fraunhofer Institute IAF has developed a half-bridge circuit for the 600 volt class in which all the electronic components are monolithically integrated on one chip. The GaN chip enables compact designs at improved electronic properties.

REx for buses: TM4 and Cummins joined their efforts to build a plug-in hybrid system for buses that reduces fuel by 50 percent compared to conventional hybrid buses. Their drive is more of a range-extended electric motor with a 111 kWh onboard Li-ion battery. It can be used in 6 – 18 metre vehicles.

Sep 11, 2015 - 08:12 am

Jaguar Land Rover, Warwick University, TM4, Leoni.

Bubble up! Jaguar Land Rover is looking into “Air Bubbles” inside hybrid and electric vehicles, designed to decrease energy consumption for heating and cooling. Once “blown up,” temperature and quality of the bubble would be maintained using HVAC technologies like infra-red reflective (IRR) glass.
greencarcongress.com, alphr.com

JLR is gaining even more traction as it embarks on a research project together with Warwick University to create a new battery pack manufacturing research centre. It will develop next-geneneration traction batteries for electric vehicles and is backed by a 14m pound consortium (21.6m dollars).
sciencebusiness.net, insidermedia.com

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Customisable EV controller: TM4 launched the fully programmable controller TM4 NEURO 200. Specifically designed for electric and hybrid vehicles, it lets developers create and test control algorithms in a MATLAB/Simulink environment before using them to configure a unit.

Power Y-splitter: Leoni will present a new power Y-splitter for high voltage wiring systems as found in EVs and hybrids at the IAA in Frankfurt. The component ensures a safe and low-resistance connection of auxiliary units and is currently set up for 800 volts.

Feb 19, 2015 - 10:04 am

ZSW, Maruti Suzuki, Nemaska Lithium, TM4, Ballard Power Systems.

Li-Ion cells made in Germany: German ZSW, a research centre for solar and hydrogen energy, says it has produced Li-Ion cells close to serial production on its recently completed assembly line in the city of Ulm. According to the ZSW, 23 Ah capacity puts them at level with similar cells commercially produced in Asia and the research centre strives to increase this capacity even further in the future.
iwr.de (in German)

Plug-in-Swift-SuzukiHybrid tech for small cars: Maruti Suzuki engineers are working on a low cost hybrid technology aimed at small cars. Set to be ready by 2017, the technology is to first be utilised in the next generation Swift. Production will take place in India, which is seen as a key market.
business-standard.com, indianautosblog.com

Canada to fund clean tech: Natural Resources Canada and Sustainable Development Technology Canada will spend 29.5 million dollars to support 6 projects. Nemaska Lithium is to receive 12.87 million dollars to pilot production of lithium hydroxide and carbonate which could make for cheaper EV batteries. 3.7 million will go to TM4 to develop low-cost wheel motors for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Ballard fuel cells for buses: Ballard Power Systems expects to supply 10 FCvelocity-HD6 fuel cell modules to power buses as part of two projects that were recently awarded funding by the U.S. Federal Transit Administration. BAE Systems and ElDorado National are project partners for Ballard.
greencarcongress.com, ballard.com

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