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Posts By: Matt Cousineau

Altair buys power-electronics simulation company Powersim

Software specialist Altair has acquired simulation and design tool company Powersim. “The addition of Powersim’s technologies and experienced technical team, who have deep domain knowledge in power electronics, rounds out Altair’s offerings for electric motor design and many other applications,” said founder and CEO of Altair James R. Scapa. The flagship product of Maryland-based Powersim… Read more »

New electrical steel production unit to open in France in 2024 for EV motors

Steel and mining company ArcelorMittal has announced that it will invest more than €300 million ($330 million) in a new electrical steel production unit at its Mardyck site in northern France. The electrical steels are intended for the motors of EVs, hybrid vehicles and industrial machinery. The company says its electrical steels have high polarization… Read more »

New automotive connector combines signal, power and data connectivity

Connector and sensor company TE Connectivity has launched a new automotive connector that combines signal, power and data connectivity into a single connector. It’s designed for applications in which low-voltage power, signal and data connectors for cameras, displays, antenna connections and sensors are running alongside each other. The Generation Y 68P Sealed Hybrid Inline Connector… Read more »

Mustang Advanced Engineering delivers first of three EV test stands to EV-maker

EV test stand designer and manufacturer Mustang Advanced Engineering (MAE) has delivered the first of three test stands to an undisclosed EV manufacturer. The MAE AC-4000 is a CAN-communication-compatible chassis dynamometer that runs MAE’s PowerDyne software. Four independent AC motors located on the rollers provide independent load control to each wheel. The stand supports different… Read more »

Green Watt Power to offer 3,000-watt DC-DC converter for EVs

EV charger and DC converter maker Green Watt Power has introduced a 3,000-watt DC-DC converter product line for EVs. Each of the new IP67 and IP54 models of the EVD3000 product line offers a working temperature range from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius, as well as protection features against over-voltage, short circuits, input reverse polarity… Read more »

Sakuu develops the first battery in its new solid-state product line

Additive manufacturing specialist Sakuu has developed a lithium metal battery that achieved an energy density of 800 Wh/l in recent testing. The company says its battery achieves an energy density of 500-700 Wh/l, or greater. It demonstrates an energy retention rate of 97% after 200 cycles, and Sakuu expects it to reach an 80% retention… Read more »

Hino Trucks starts testing and validation of Allison’s 100D e-axle

Hino Trucks has begun testing and validation of Allison Transmission’s eGen Power 100D electric axle, which is designed for heavy-duty EVs. The eGen Power 100D has a 23,000-pound gross axle weight rating, and is composed of a two-speed gearbox, differential lock functionality and two electric motors. The motors can each generate 454 kW of continuous… Read more »

Argonne collaborates with NUMiX Materials on battery recycling and biofuel research

Researchers at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory have collaborated with sorbent development company NUMiX Materials to investigate the use of a process called capacitive deionization to recycle automotive batteries and produce biofuel. Capacitive deionization separates nickel, manganese and cobalt from other battery materials by relying on their electrical charges. According to Argonne Environmental Engineer Lauren… Read more »

BASF inks land purchase agreement for battery site in Canada

Cathode active materials (CAM) producer BASF has signed an agreement to purchase land for a future CAM materials production, battery metals recycling and refining site in Quebec. The site is positioned beside the Saint Lawrence River in Bécancour. According to BASF, the site will “rely on competitive hydropower to further reduce the carbon footprint of… Read more »

Sion Power’s experimental lithium metal cells deliver 2,500 cycles

Sion Power says one of its multilayer lithium metal pouch cells has performed for over 2,500 cycles, retaining 70% of its initial capacity. The cell was charged for 180 minutes at the C/3 rate and completely discharged in 45 minutes at the 4C/3 rate. The experimental cell is part of Sion Power’s Licerion product line…. Read more »