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AEM’s new control board increases Tesla Drive Unit’s power in EV conversions

AEM EV plans to release a comprehensive control system for EV conversions using a Tesla Large Drive Unit (LDU) Base Drive that increases horsepower over the factory output. AEM’s Inverter Control Board was co-developed with Cascadia Motion, a maker of EV propulsion systems, and is intended to be combined with AEM EV’s VCU200 vehicle control… Read more »

AEM EV releases VCU200 Vehicle Control Unit

AEM EV has released a new addition to its line of vehicle control units. Built on OEM hardware, AEM’s VCUs are intended for high-performance EV street-conversion and motorsports applications. They are designed to allow the calibrator to create customized torque management strategies applicable to a range of EV systems.  In its default configuration, the new… Read more »

Dynamic wireless charging: What’s feasible? Q&A with Qualcomm’s Graeme Davison

Charged has been writing about Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology for several years. As far back as 2012, automakers have said they plan to include the technology on future EVs. While those plans have been delayed for a few different reasons – interoperability standards, uncertainty in the EV market, etc. – it now appears… Read more »

AEM Components’ surface-mount fuses are optimized for EV battery applications

AEM Components’ new line of AEC-Q200 qualified surface-mount fuses is designed specifically for reliable operation in high-stress automotive applications. The new wire-in-air AirMatrix (QA Series) fuses feature current ratings up to 20 A / 250 V. The proprietary, hermetically-sealed wire-in-air structure is designed to assure consistent electrical performance. The fusible element in the QA Series… Read more »

ABB orders AFC Energy fuel cell systems for high-power EV charging

ABB has placed an order with AFC Energy for its S Series hydrogen fuel cell system. The order is worth £4 million, and the system is scheduled for delivery in early 2023. ABB will use the first 200 kW S Series system, which can be fueled with either hydrogen or ammonia, for high-power EV charging,… Read more »

JAIST packs more juice into Li-ion batteries with silicon anodes and polymeric coatings

Although silicon anodes could greatly boost the capacity of Li-ion batteries, their performance rapidly degrades with use. Polymeric coatings can help solve this problem, but few studies have explored the underlying mechanisms. In a recent study, scientists from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) investigated how a poly(borosiloxane) (PBS) coating stabilizes the… Read more »

Promising lithium-sulfur active battery material made with low-cost liquid phase process

Scientists at the Toyohashi University of Technology have made an active sulfur material and carbon nanofiber (CNF) composite using a low-cost liquid phase process. Their paper, published in the American Chemical Society’s ACS Applied Energy Materials, claims that all-solid-state lithium-sulfur batteries using a sulfur-CNF composite material show higher discharge capacity and better cycle stability than… Read more »

Ilika receives £15 million in equity funding to expand EV battery production

With a £5-million grant from the UK Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge Fund, Ilika  Technologies has extended its product roadmap to develop large-format Goliath pouch cells. Another 15 big ones in equity funding was provided by a combination of existing and new UK-based institutional shareholders. Ilika currently produces its Stereax batteries on a pilot line in… Read more »

Read past issues of Charged – Electric Vehicles Magazine

< Newer Issues Issue 34 – November/December 2017 Featuring: The Goldilocks zone: Calienté explains that battery pack heating is just as important as cooling EV Safe Charge installation service connects the dots for EV buyers A redesigned Nissan LEAF arrives in 2018, joining the new generation of plug-ins A closer look at power factor correction… Read more »

Pivot Power to build 2 GW network of batteries and charging stations

Pivot Power has unveiled plans to build a 2 GW network of grid-scale batteries and fast charging stations across the UK. The company plans to invest some £1.6 billion to develop 45 sites around the country, installing grid-scale 50 MW batteries at electrical substations. The battery network will store enough electricity to supply 235,000 average… Read more »