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GaN Systems to supply power transistors to BMW

Gallium nitride power semiconductor developer GaN Systems has signed a comprehensive capacity agreement with BMW for the company’s GaN power transistors, which are designed to increase the efficiency and power density of critical applications in EVs. GaN Systems will provide capacity for multiple applications in series production. The guaranteed volumes are a building block for… Read more »

GM reveals 3 new EV motors for its Ultium platform

GM has revealed a group of three new motors that will power its upcoming Ultium-based EVs. The new motors, part of the Ultium Drive platform, were designed and calibrated in-house by GM. They share design principles as well as similar tooling and manufacturing strategies. The new happy family consists of a 180 kW front-drive motor,… Read more »

Next-generation silicone solutions for EV battery safety

With the increase in EV adoption, manufacturers are facing numerous challenges when it comes to EV performance and safety. Join this session at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, presented by Wacker, where we will review trends and challenges faced by manufacturers in EV design and how next-generation silicone solutions can improve both the… Read more »

ZF launches Modular eDrive Kit designed to reduce EV development time

ZF presented a new modular electrification platform at the recent IAA Mobility 2021 show in Munich. The company claims that its Modular eDrive Kit can reduce the development time for new e-drives by up to 50 percent.  The Modular eDrive Kit brings system design, component design and software controls together in a modular platform. Configurations… Read more »

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Nissan and Waseda University announce recycling process for rare-earth compounds

Nissan and Waseda University are testing a jointly developed recycling process that recovers high-purity rare-earth compounds from EV motor magnets.  Since 2010, Nissan has been working from the design stage to reduce the amount of heavy rare-earth elements (REEs) in motor magnets. Nissan is also recycling REEs by removing magnets from motors that do not… Read more »

How to accurately simulate batteries from detailed electrodes to the pack thermal management scale

Detailed understanding of battery technology and the underlying physics processes is necessary to design high-performance, durable, and safe batteries. Physics-based modeling is being used for building accurate simulations of batteries, incorporating different aspects through predefined physics-based interfaces, from detailed structures in a battery’s porous electrode to the battery pack scale, including thermal management systems. In… Read more »

Learn about modular e-motor platform optimization

Looking for a pioneering solution for complex design optimization challenges, ZF—a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and industrial technology—partnered with Altair to implement a data-driven development and optimization strategy for e-motors. The collaborative work of ZF and Altair has resulted in a user-friendly optimization environment capable of handling the complex… Read more »

Echion Technologies raises £10 million in Series A funding round

Battery material developer Echion Technologies has completed a Series A funding round worth £10 million. The round was led by CBMM, BGF, the University of Cambridge, Origin Capital and existing shareholders.  This financing will allow Echion to scale up to multi-ton-level material production, demonstrating high-yield, cost-effective manufacturability, and to supply the growing demand for pre-production… Read more »