Webinar: Use of capacitors in series-parallel configuration for wireless resonant circuits

Wireless Power Transfer circuits demand stable high capacitance, high voltage capacitors to act as the tank capacitor in the LC resonant circuit. Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) are increasingly used for this application due to their volumetric efficiency and cost-effective mounting techniques, but there are caveats that need to be followed to achieve...

EV Charge Solutions opens new manufacturing facility in Chili, New York

EV Charge Solutions, a division of Moser Services Group, has opened its second location, a new manufacturing facility at the Genesee Valley Regional Market Complex in Chili, New York. The company produces EV charging equipment for several major EVSE manufacturers, as well as its own PowerCharge brand. The newly constructed...

CSM’s new Split system for measuring current, voltage and power

Measurement technology manufacturer CSM has introduced a new measurement product composed of three modules for the high-frequency measurement of current, voltage and power in high-voltage power cables. The High-Voltage Breakout Module Split (HV BM Split) is comprised of an HV SBM I open module for measuring busbars, an HV SBM...

Anovion seeks to secure North American supply chain for synthetic graphite

A new company has joined the growing North American battery material industry. Anovion has been launched with “key assets contributed by affiliates of Amsted Graphite Materials,” and the acquisition of the battery materials division of Pyrotek, a manufacturer of synthetic graphite anode material. The company boasts a capacity for anode...

Heliox to deliver mobile DC chargers to PACCAR EVs in North America

Heliox, a provider of DC charging systems for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has signed a supply agreement with PACCAR Parts to support the rollout of PACCAR’s electric vehicles in North America. PACCAR Parts provides aftermarket parts to DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt dealerships and TRP stores around the world. Heliox will...

Envision AESC to build 30 GWh battery gigafactory in Kentucky

Japanese battery technology company Envision AESC has announced that it will invest $2 billion to build a new battery gigafactory in the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green. The new plant will cover approximately 3 million square feet, and will produce battery cells and modules for “multiple global automotive manufacturers.” It’s...

NI to purchase Kratzer’s test systems business

NI (formerly National Instruments) has agreed to purchase the test systems business of Kratzer Automation, and expects the purchase to close in Q2 of 2022. The acquisition will combine NI’s flexible EV hardware and software test platform with Kratzer’s application-specific EV software and integration capabilities. About 200 Kratzer employees will...

Global Li-ion battery production capacity could reach 6 TWh by 2030

Global lithium-ion battery production capacity could reach over 6,000 GWh (6 TWh) by the end of the decade, according to lithium industry authority Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Battery manufacturing facilities (now invariably referred to as “gigafactories”) are being built by automakers and battery suppliers around the world. Total lithium-ion capacity (existing...

Hertz to purchase up to 65,000 Polestar EVs

Rental giant Hertz gave the whole EV industry a boost with last year’s announcement that it would add up to 100,000 Teslas to its fleet. Now the company has announced plans to buy up to 65,000 EVs from Polestar over five years. It expects to make the new EVs available...

Electreon and partners to demonstrate in-road dynamic wireless charging

Wireless charging specialist Electreon, together with the ASPIRE Engineering Research Center, truck-maker Kenworth and project management firm Kiewit, plan to demonstrate a dynamic wireless charging system.   Electreon’s in-motion dynamic wireless charging technology will be installed at ASPIRE’s research test track in North Logan, Utah in the summer of 2022. Kenworth...

Whitepaper: Testing EV and EVSE safety, interoperability, and conformance

Sponsored by Keysight Technologies Navigating safety, interoperability, and conformance in e-mobility Safety, interoperability, and conformance are important criteria for enabling success in the e-mobility ecosystem. This paper explores: How EV and EVSE manufacturers can cope with a complex regulatory landscape, and deliver high quality products without compromising time-to-market projections. What automotive...

Proterra manufacturing facilities earn TRUE zero-waste certification

Commercial EV manufacturer Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) has been awarded TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification for two of its manufacturing facilities, in recognition of its zero-waste efforts. The TRUE rating system is administered by Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI), a provider of third-party credentialing and verification which also administers...

Frito-Lay to deploy 40 Ford eTransit electric trucks in Texas

Frito-Lay plans to deploy a new electric fleet to serve its processing plant in Carrollton, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. One Ford eTransit electric truck has been delivered, and 39 more are to arrive later this summer. The trucks will be used for local delivery. Frito-Lay...

Marposs introduces non-contact sensor for measuring EV battery cover film

Measurement, inspection and test technology company Marposs has introduced a new non-contact sensor for measuring the film used in EV battery covers. The MPLS-DM sensor is part of the Chromaline product line. It uses STIL chromatic confocal technology to measure objects. The technology uses electronic processing and a multi-lens optical...

Littelfuse introduces new 1,000 VDC-rated fuse for EVs

The latest circuit protection product from Littelfuse is a new 1,000 VDC-rated fuse designed for protecting the on-board chargers, battery distribution units, battery packs, converters, inverters and auxiliary loads of EVs from overcurrent. The company says the new fuse is “the first automotive-grade fuse with a rating of 1,000 VDC.”...

ATC Drivetrain acquires battery recycling and test equipment firm Treharne

Powertrain remanufacturer ATC Drivetrain has acquired the UK-based company Treharne Automotive Engineering and its group companies. Treharne and its group companies specialize in EV battery recycling as well as diagnostic and test equipment for powertrain systems. “ATC continues to build competencies that will support customers’ global needs in the EV...

DOE announces new collaboration with utilities and EV industry to develop V2X charging infrastructure

The DOE is overseeing a collaboration among utilities, national labs, state and local governments, automakers and other organizations that aims to advance the development of V2X technology. The Vehicle to Everything (V2X) Memorandum of Understanding will “bring together cutting-edge resources from DOE, utilities and private entities to evaluate technical and...

Dispensing and heat-staking solutions for battery manufacturing

Sponsored by Bdtronic Electromobility is the future of mobility. Alongside the electric motor, the high-voltage battery or high-voltage storage unit is the heart of an electric car or hybrid vehicle. It supplies the electric motor with power and also serves as an energy storage device. The battery pack consists of...

Eaton to supply circuit protection tech for 800-volt European EVs

Power management company Eaton’s eMobility business has received a contract to supply its Breaktor circuit protection technology to an unnamed European vehicle manufacturer for use in multiple models of 800-volt EVs. The Breaktor technology is a new circuit protection solution for EVs that combines the function of fuses, pyro switches...

Maersk to deploy 300 electric trucks in partnership with Einride

Global shipping giant Maersk plans to add 300 electric trucks to its North American network. The initial batch of e-trucks will consist of Class 8 8TT Gen 3 models from BYD. The trucks will be delivered between 2023 and 2025 for use by Maersk’s North American warehousing, distribution and transportation...

Heraeus Electronics introduces cost efficient, highly reliable Ag-free AMB solution for high powered electronics

Sponsored by Heraeus Electronics In recent years, the demand for high powered electronics has grown exponentially. With rapid growth in electric/hybrid vehicles, we are seeing that more electronics and power modules are needed to keep up with demand. However, EV/Hybrid vehicles are not the only applications driving this increased demand....

UK’s Electric Highway completes upgrade of all its charging stations

Last July, UK energy provider Gridserve took over an existing public charging network, which had earned a reputation for being unreliable (not the only network in the world to suffer from this affliction). Gridserve renamed the network the Electric Highway, and set about upgrading all the charging stations. That process...

Hillcrest says its high-frequency inverter boosts efficiency

Inverter and control system company Hillcrest Energy Technologies has announced the results of efficiency testing on its proof-of-concept 10 kW inverter. In testing with an 80 kW motor, the company says testing at 20 kHz, 40 kHz and 60 kHz revealed an improvement of efficiency at each increased frequency level....

Indium to launch new adhesive for power module assembly

Indium Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of materials for electronics assembly, plans to release a new adhesive for power module assembly at PCIM Europe, which is scheduled for May 10 to 12 in Nuremberg, Germany. InTACK is a halogen-free adhesive designed to hold a die, chip or solder preform in...

Proterra to boost ZX5 electric bus battery capacity to 738 kWh

Commercial vehicle OEM Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) plans to increase the available battery capacity of its ZX5 electric transit bus. Starting in 2023, the 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit bus can be equipped with up to 738 kWh of onboard energy, which enables a range of more than 300 miles....