Posts By: Tom Lombardo

Free Field Technologies and Autoneum collaborate on EV acoustic design tool

Free Field Technologies (FFT), part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, and automotive supplier Autoneum, a specialist in acoustic and thermal management, have collaborated on a new computer-aided engineering solution that helps manufacturers design quiet and comfortable vehicles without adding unnecessary weight. “From the whine of the electric motor and vibration in the powertrain to noise… Read more »

Magnetic nanoparticles pull valuable elements from water sources

Using magnetic nanoparticles to capture valuable materials from brines could help make the US a producer of minerals used in electronics and energy production. Today, most of these minerals are obtained from international sources, many of which are located in high-conflict regions. The patent-pending technology, developed at the DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has… Read more »

24M raises $56.8 million to commercialize SemiSolid battery technology

24M has raised $56.8 million in Series E funding to commercialize its SemiSolid manufacturing process and expand its technology development programs for grid storage and EV applications. The company says its SemiSolid electrodes use no binder, mixing electrolyte with active materials to form a clay-like slurry with unique attributes. As a result, the 24M process… Read more »

BRUGG eConnect introduces IP69-certified fast charging plug

BRUGG eConnect has developed a new plug for EV fast charging. The company says its Compact plug is the world’s first CCS2 charging plug to earn IP69 certification, a very high level of protection against ingress of dust, high temperature and high-pressure water. CEO Patrick Kern said, “Our fast-charging solutions are already being used for… Read more »

Solid Power unveils all-solid-state platform technology

Solid Power, a producer of all-solid-state EV batteries, has unveiled details of its all-solid-state platform technology and the three battery designs it enables. The company also announced the transition of its high-content silicon all-solid-state battery to its Colorado-based production line. Solid Power’s proprietary sulfide solid electrolyte powers the all-solid-state platform, which can enable both high-content… Read more »

Delta-Q launches three-in-one charging solution

Delta-Q Technologies has introduced a new line of battery charging solutions. The new XV3300 combines a 3.3 kW charger, a 500 W DC-DC converter and an EV charging station interface in a single package.  “The launch represents a significant product development milestone for Delta-Q,” said Co-CEO Steve Blaine. “The XV3300 answers our OEM customers’ need… Read more »

Drive System Design’s software tool identifies optimal EV powertrain

Drive System Design (DSD), a specialist in the rapid engineering and development of electrified propulsion systems, has enhanced its proprietary Electrified Powertrain Optimization Process (ePOP). This software-based tool is designed to help e-mobility providers swiftly identify the propulsion systems that best fit their specific needs. DSD says its comprehensive analysis tool can quickly review tens… Read more »

Showa Denko launches ST60-HSM aluminum alloy on-board EV bus bars

Showa Denko has started full-scale marketing of its ST60-HSM aluminum alloy board, which is designed to be used in place of copper as an on-board bus bar connecting an EV’s motor and power electronics. In 2021, SDK started to provide several automotive parts manufacturers with samples of the boards. Showa Denko says the ST60-HSM, which… Read more »

Wright develops inverter for zero-emissions aircraft

Wright Electric has developed an inverter for large zero-emissions aircraft. Designed to be scalable from 500 kW to 20 MW systems, the Wright inverter targets the following performance levels: 99.5% efficiency—a 6x improvement in heat loss over current in-production aviation inverters resulting in lower thermal management loads. 30 kW/kg power density—in contrast, today’s technology delivers… Read more »

Infinitum Electric raises $40 million to scale ultra-high-efficiency motors

Infinitum Electric, creator of the air-core motor, has secured $40 million in Series C funding to scale production of its ultra-high-efficiency, lightweight motors. The investment will be used to expand production of the company’s IEs Series motors for commercial and industrial applications, and to complete development of its IEm Series EV motors. Infinitum says its… Read more »