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Glencore and Britishvolt sign partnership for long-term supply of cobalt

Global mining giant Glencore has announced a long-term strategic partnership for the supply of responsibly sourced cobalt with battery startup Britishvolt. Glencore has also made an undisclosed investment in Britishvolt.  By securing a supply of a key battery ingredient from Glencore, Britishvolt hopes to significantly derisk its operations. David Brocas, Head Cobalt Trader for Glencore,… Read more »

How to design adaptable Li-ion packs for changing EV safety regulations: Getting ahead of thermal runaway

Increasing global adoption of EVs is putting the spotlight on safety features for these next-generation vehicles. There are some inherent risks involved with the use of lithium-ion batteries, as instability in one cell/battery can increase the temperature of the cell and create an explosion and/or fire, causing irreparable damage. Considering the presence of many cells… Read more »

Comparison of next-generation EV motors: Induction, IPM-SRM, Axial-Flux Air-Core

At the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering October 18-21, 2021 Infinitum Electric will present a comparison of three common EV motor topologies, including induction, IPM-SRM, and axial-flux air-core. Join this session for a deep dive dedicated to: Understanding how each of the three motor topologies functions Explanation of how each motor performs with air… Read more »

UK charging platform Bonnet raises $1.3 million in new funding

UK startup Bonnet has raised £920,000 ($1.3 million) in new funding, including £850,000 in an equity financing round led by Ascension Ventures and a £70,000 grant from Innovate UK and OZEV (government-funded entities that promote the British EV industry). Bonnet is a charging platform designed to simplify paying for public charging. There are currently over… Read more »

Eaton launches new line of differentials for electrified vehicles

The Vehicle Group of power management company Eaton has launched a new lineup of differentials for electrified vehicles that it says offer comparable performance to those of legacy ICE  vehicles. Eaton says its Traction Control family of differentials can provide improved traction in adverse conditions and improved stability while trailering.  The company offers a full… Read more »

Autonomous electric cargo ship with 7 MWh battery capacity sets sail in Norway

Norwegian chemical firm Yara International has developed an autonomous electric cargo ship, which is scheduled to make its maiden voyage with no crew members aboard later this year. Yara, a major shipper of bulk cargoes, created a subsidiary, Yara Marine Technologies, to address toxic emissions from marine diesel engines. In 2017, it began working on… Read more »

Learn about testing EV and EVSE interoperability and conformance

Join this session at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering this Fall to learn more about testing interoperability of EVs and charging infrastructure. EV and EV supply equipment (EVSE) manufacturers and providers are striving to reach that magical tipping point where range, charging time, availability, safety and price come together to help EVs become… Read more »

Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection releases high-current SMD brick fuses

Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection has announced its new 0ACH Series of fast-acting, high-current surface-mount device (SMD) brick fuses. The 0ACH series offers high current ratings and high interrupting ratings within a small package size of 4.5 x 4.5 x 12.3 mm. The 0ACH Series is designed for applications that require a high-current fuse, and that benefit… Read more »

ExOne and Maxxwell Motors develop 3D printing process for copper e-winding components

ExOne, an industrial sand and metal 3D printing company, is collaborating with Tennessee-based startup Maxxwell Motors to develop a copper e-winding design for its axial flux electric motors. The two companies have successfully 3D printed a high-efficiency copper e-winding design for an electric motor without rare earth magnets, eliminating some challenges that come from traditional… Read more »

Siemens to expand its EVSE manufacturing operations in the US

Electronics giant Siemens plans to expand its US EVSE manufacturing operations. Siemens expects to manufacture over one million EV chargers for the US market over the next four years. The company will bolster its existing infrastructure offerings with the VersiCharge Level 2 AC series of commercial and residential EV chargers. Siemens is currently evaluating sites… Read more »