Posts By: Tom Lombardo

Knowles develops next-generation safety capacitors to meet the growing demand for 800-volt EV systems

As EV-makers continue to upgrade from 400 V to 800 V systems, parts suppliers have been hustling to keep up with the new specs. Knowles Precision Devices, for example, specializes in high-voltage capacitors—it’s a market leader in multi-layer ceramic capacitors rated from about 200 V up to 12,000 V. Looking back just 10 or 15… Read more »

REE Automotive signs strategic collaboration agreement with Magna for modular EVs

REE Automotive has announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Magna to bring to market modular EVs (MEVs) for tech companies and new electric mobility players under the “Powered by REE” brand. The strategic collaboration will explore the combination of REE’s REEcorner technology with Magna’s vehicle systems to develop MEVs that enable commercial customers to customize… Read more »

EVLOMO and Rojana to build 8 GWh battery plant in Thailand

Thai EVSE provider EVLOMO and Rojana Industrial Park Public have announced plans to build an 8 GWh EV battery plant in Thailand. Together, the companies will invest up to $1.06 billion through a new joint venture company. The plant will be on a greenfield manufacturing site at Nong Yai, Chonburi. In the first stage, the… Read more »

Power Integrations’ new AEC-Q100 certified 900 V InnoSwitch3-AQ Flyback Switcher ICs

Power Integrations, a maker of high-voltage power conversion ICs, has announced that its automotive-qualified InnoSwitch3-AQ flyback switcher IC family is now available. One version is rated to 900 V, providing headroom for 400 V and 800 V EV inverter, battery management and climate control applications. The InnoSwitch3-AQ family combines primary and secondary controllers, plus safety-rated… Read more »

Eaton to supply DC-DC converters for new electric semi

Power management company Eaton will supply its 24-to-12-volt DC-DC converter for use in a commercial heavy-duty EV that will go on sale in the North American and Chinese markets later this year. The converter will power accessories such as anti-lock brakes and lighting. “DC-DC converters are an essential part of our eMobility product portfolio, and… Read more »

Omni introduces new electric drive for driven axles

Omni Powertrain has introduced a new electrified drive for driven axles in commercial vehicles, terminal tractors and railcar movers. The system features Omni’s F12L gearbox coupled with its tandem Magelec M27D motors. Gear ratios currently available are 1:1, 2:1, 2.97:1 and 3.94:1. The gearbox is rated for a maximum input torque of 1,200 Nm and… Read more »

Infineon introduces SiC six-pack power module for EV traction inverters

Infineon Technologies has introduced a new automotive power module with CoolSiC MOSFET technology. At this year’s virtual PCIM trade show, Infineon will present the new HybridPACK Drive CoolSiC, a full-bridge module with a 1,200-volt blocking voltage optimized for EV traction inverters. The power module is based on the automotive CoolSiC trench MOSFET technology for high-power… Read more »

Coulomb Solutions to supply CATL battery systems for Workhorse commercial EVs

Commercial EV maker Workhorse has entered into a supply agreement with Coulomb Solutions (CSI), a distributor for Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) batteries, to provide battery systems for Workhorse’s electric delivery vehicles. The CATL battery systems supplied by CSI will power Workhorse’s composite C-650 and C-1000 delivery vans starting in the second quarter of this year. CSI… Read more »

Report: Tesla consumed more lithium than next four EV makers combined in 2020

In 2020, Tesla deployed 18,700 tons of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) in the batteries of its new EVs, more than the next four EV makers (BYD, VW, Renault and Audi) combined, according to the report EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker by Adamas Intelligence. In total, 67% of Tesla’s 2020 lithium consumption was driven… Read more »