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Over 50 webcasts on EV Engineering at next week’s Charged Virtual Conference

Charged is hosting a virtual conference on EV engineering next week that’s free to attend. The conference includes live webinar sessions with interactive Q&As and on-demand webinars. Just like the content Charged brings you every day, conference topics will span the entire EV engineering supply chain and ecosystem including motor and power electronics design and… Read more »

Battery makers Faradion and AMTE Power announce licensing deal

Battery manufacturers AMTE Power and Faradion have announced a collaboration that combines Faradion’s IP with AMTE’s design and manufacturing capabilities. The collaboration grants AMTE a license to manufacture and sell sodium-ion cells for battery packs. Faradion says its technology is scalable and can leverage AMTE’s existing lithium-ion manufacturing facilities. AMTE CEO Kevin Brundish said, “This… Read more »

Danfoss joins consortium developing next-generation electric powertrain

Danfoss Editron, Meritor and Electra Commercial Vehicles have formed a partnership to develop an electric powertrain consisting of a Danfoss motor and silicon carbide inverter, together with Meritor’s transmission, differential and brakes. Meritor will integrate all of the components into a single unit that can be installed in an existing chassis with little to no… Read more »

WAFIOS SpeedFormer three-in-one bending concept for motor hairpin production

WAFIOS has introduced the SpeedFormer, a new approach to the production of hairpins for electric motors, which unites three wire and tube bending techniques into one system.  WAFIOS modified and optimized a previously used technique for simple hairpin bends in order to improve production speeds. The company developed and patented a second bending technique, based… Read more »

TWAICE expands battery simulation model library

The TWAICE battery model library is a collection of electrical, thermal and aging cell simulation models. Responding to client needs, the library can now be expanded and deployed for a wider range of applications and use cases in the energy and mobility sectors. These include accelerating cell selection and system design, replacing lengthy testing cycles… Read more »

REE unveils new REEcorners and commercial EV platforms

REE Automotive recently revealed 5 new REEcorner architecture designs and the technology behind its EV platforms, which are designed to support a range of commercial EVs. REE intends to provide a comprehensive range of technical configurations to fulfill specific customer needs, including: EV platform size selection based on preferred length, width and height  front, rear… Read more »

Settlement of dispute between South Korean battery makers is good news for US auto industry

LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation have settled a long-running trade dispute, clearing the way for SK to proceed with construction of a battery factory in Commerce, Georgia that is slated to supply batteries to Ford and Volkswagen. The International Trade Commission decided in February that SK stole 22 trade secrets from LG Energy, and… Read more »

Eaton power distribution technology to be used in new EV platform

Power management company Eaton’s eMobility business has secured a contract to supply power distribution units (PDUs) and Bussmann series fuses to a global vehicle manufacturer for use in a new light-duty commercial EV. “Eaton’s experience and application of fuse and circuit protection technology allowed for PDU integration at levels others could not match,” said Eaton… Read more »