Posts By: Ryan Austin

ION Energy launches cloud-based battery management platform

ION Energy, which builds battery management systems for EVs and stationary energy storage, has announced the launch of EDISON Analytics, a cloud-hosted battery lifecycle management platform. Leveraging battery data, advanced electronics, machine learning and AI, the platform is designed to enhance performance and extend the life of Li-ion batteries. ION says batteries account for up… Read more »

Study at University of Texas demonstrates silicon’s ability to harvest energy from heat

A team from the University of Texas at Dallas has teamed up with Texas Instruments to demonstrate silicon’s ability to harvest energy from heat while still remaining mass-producible. “In a general sense, waste heat is everywhere: the heat your car engine generates, for example,” said Mark Lee, head of UT Dallas’s Department of Physics and… Read more »

CNH Industrial invests $250 million in fuel cell truck maker Nikola, plans to enter European market

Dutch commercial vehicle maker CNH Industrial plans to form an exclusive partnership with Nikola, an Arizona manufacturer of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cell and battery technology. CNH Industrial will take a $250-million strategic stake in Nikola as the lead Series D investor. CNH will provide $100 million cash and $150 million… Read more »

Cummins partners with UC San Diego on second-life battery development

Cummins has announced a multi-year partnership with the University of California San Diego and its battery validation lab to analyze viable business and technical approaches to effectively reuse and repurpose EV batteries. UC San Diego will perform accelerated testing and real-world application testing, and will develop an outdoor second-life demonstration system comprised of Cummins battery… Read more »

Delta-Q releases stackable charging software that can deliver up to 7.5 kW

Delta-Q Technologies, a manufacturer of charging solutions for industrial equipment and EVs, has released a stackable charging software product that can combine two to six Delta-Q chargers to deliver up to 7.5 kW. The Vancouver-based company says it designed the system for OEMs in need of a charging solution that is modular, scalable, and distributable… Read more »

Super B’s new 12 V battery packs more energy into the same configuration

Dutch battery maker Super B has launched the latest model in its Nomia series of LiFePO4 batteries, the Nomia 12V210Ah. The new battery keeps the same dimensions, configuration, and connectivity of its predecessors, but features a larger capacity. Nomia says the new battery is designed for use in EVs, RVs, leisure boats, commercial vessels and… Read more »

Dana acquires Canadian e-powertrain maker Nordresa

US powertrain manufacturer Dana has completed its acquisition of Nordresa Motors, a Canadian manufacturer of electric powertrains for commercial vehicles. Dana hopes to expand its electrification capabilities by combining its portfolio of motors, inverters, chargers, gearboxes, and thermal-management products with Nordresa’s proprietary battery-management system and e-powertrain controls. The transition to fully electric powertrains requires changes… Read more »

Infineon’s new EasyPACK modules with CoolSiC MOSFETs designed for charging stations

Semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies has launched two new 1,200 V EasyPACK modules with SiC MOSFETs as part of its 1,200 V series. Infineon says the new product is designed to meet the growing demand for silicon carbide (SiC) solutions. Both the Easy 1B and Easy 2B integrate Infineon’s CoolSiC MOSFETs and are aimed at both… Read more »

2020 Chevy Bolt to offer 259 miles of range

Starting with model year 2020, the Chevy Bolt will offer an EPA-estimated range of 259 miles, a 21-mile increase over previous model years. Chevy says its battery engineering team improved the cell electrodes by making small changes to the cell chemistry, which allowed them to increase the vehicle range without needing to change the physical… Read more »