The Tech

Vitesco’s newest e-axle to power Hyundai’s Class B and C EVs

Electric powertrain supplier Vitesco Technologies has received a 2-billion-euro order for its new e-axle from Hyundai, which plans to use it in its forthcoming B and C segment EVs beginning in 2024. The EMR4 is the fourth generation of the Electronics Motor Reducer e-axle product line. The 3-in-1 unit is composed of a motor, power… Read more »

Keysight introduces analyzer for wide-bandgap power modules

Test and measurement technology company Keysight Technologies has introduced a new analyzer for power modules. Expanding on the PD1500A for analyzing semiconductors, the new PD1550A Advanced Dynamic Power Device Analyzer is a Double-Pulse Tester that’s able to test wide-bandgap power modules up to 1,360 V and up to 1,000 A. It uses True Pulse Isolated… Read more »

DOE’s new EVs4ALL program funds advanced materials, electrodes and cells for EVs

The DOE will provide up to $45 million for the domestic development of advanced EV batteries through the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living (EVs4ALL) is a program designed to promote faster charging, improved low-temperature performance, increased range and longer battery life, by funding the development of materials,… Read more »

BASF launches busbar holders with newly developed TPU overmolding

BASF has introduced new busbar holders featuring a newly developed thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) overmolding. Elastollan R 2600 FHF is a halogen-free and UL 94 V-0 compliant TPU. It has an optimized thermal linear expansion coefficient which “reduces the risk of cracks occurring during temperature changes.” BASF says Elastollan R 2600 FHF offersseveral advantages in comparison… Read more »

Canada’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative spurs $76 million in zero-emission vehicle investments

NGen Canada, a non-profit organization that promotes advanced manufacturing, has announced a series of new innovation projects to support the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) manufacturing ecosystem in Canada. In 2021, NGen launched a call for proposals to support R&D projects for ZEV manufacturing, systems, components, and batteries. Now the organization has announced 15 new industry-led consortia… Read more »

Today’s Webinar: Using MLCCs as resonant capacitors in wireless charging for EVs

Wireless Power Transfer circuits demand stable high capacitance, high voltage capacitors to act as the tank capacitor in the LC resonant circuit. Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) are increasingly used for this application due to their volumetric efficiency and cost-effective mounting techniques, but there are caveats that need to be followed to achieve reliable operation. This presentation addresses… Read more »