The Tech

Thermo King to deliver a fully electric product in every segment of the cold chain by 2023

Vehicle temperature control system manufacturer Thermo King, a brand of Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), plans to invest more than $100 million over the next three years to deliver a fully electric product in every segment of the cold chain. Thermo King’s all-electric portfolio, which will be branded “evolve,” will include electric refrigeration solutions for truck,… Read more »

Sakuú develops lithium metal solid-state battery

Additive manufacturing specialist Sakuú has developed a 3 Ah lithium metal solid-state battery (SSB) that it says equals or betters the performance of current lithium-ion batteries. Sakuú has been developing its first-generation SSB battery technology alongside its flagship additive manufacturing platform, which is set for commercial launch by the end of this year. Each battery… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz launches electric bus chassis for Brazilian market

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new electric bus chassis developed for the Brazilian market. The eO500U chassis will be launched in 2022 for Brazil and Latin America, and will also be commercialized in Europe and Oceania. The new chassis was developed by Mercedes’s Brazilian engineering team, and has been extensively tested in Germany. It is a… Read more »

How to choose the right aluminum electrolytic capacitor for EV DC-link applications

Aluminum and hybrid polymer electrolytic capacitors have become an important part of most high-efficient electrical designs for xEV DC-link applications. These capacitor solutions have high ripple current capability and compactness helping to optimize the mechanical options required to develop DC/DC converters with higher performance. Join this session at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering… Read more »

Dana begins production of new e-Axle, expands powertrain lineup for medium- and heavy-duty EVs

Automotive supplier Dana (NYSE: DAN) will begin production of its eS9000r e-Axle—the first in a line of Spicer Electrified Zero-6 e-Axles—to support the market launch of the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) all-electric MT50e medium-duty last-mile delivery vehicle. Designed with a custom Spicer S130 rear drive axle, the propulsion system for the MT50e application is… Read more »

Learn about next-generation BMS architectures for EVs

While the adoption of electromobility is rapidly increasing in our day-to-day life, the development of batteries and their Battery Management Systems (BMS) continues to be further optimized for safety, cost, manufacturing and other key parameters. NXP Semiconductors closely monitors the global xEV BMS trends and contributes to their evolution by tailoring devices for the upcoming… Read more »

Crocus Technology announces TMR current sensor

Crocus Technology has announced its new CT430 and CT431 isolated current sensors with 1 MHz bandwidth. The CT43x products are coreless devices that utilize XtremeSense tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) technology to detect extremely small variations in AC or DC currents, while achieving total output error of less than ±1.0% over the full temperature range from -40°… Read more »

Sion Power’s new pouch cell boasts 810 Wh/L energy density

Sion Power will introduce its new Licerion battery at the upcoming Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan. The 17 Ah Licerion-EV is a large-format pouch cell that boasts over 400 Wh/kg specific energy and 810 Wh/L energy density. The company has specifically designed Licerion-EV for next-generation EV applications, focusing on high energy density, increased… Read more »