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In-wheel motor co-developed by Lightyear and Elaphe reaches 97% energy efficiency during testing

Solar EV company Lightyear says the EV powertrain it has co-developed with in-wheel-drive technology company Elaphe is the most efficient production EV powertrain in the world. Lightyear says, “we’ve achieved an efficiency of 97% from the in-wheel motors, losing just a fraction of energy through heat.” The in-wheel motor relies on a modified version of… Read more »

InoBat and Green Lithium to establish large-scale lithium refinery in the UK

Battery supplier InoBat Auto and mineral processing firm Green Lithium have formed a strategic partnership to build and operate a large-scale lithium refinery in the UK. Green Lithium will supply InoBat with battery-grade lithium chemicals, and the two companies will collaborate to accelerate the development of a “cradle-to-cradle” UK battery value chain, from the provision… Read more »

Mersen launches free online tool for designing bus bars

Mersen has introduced a free-access online tool for calculating the specifications of laminated bus bars. The Bus Bar Calculator is intended to support the design of bus bars in a range of different power converters. The new product relies on a physics solver developed by Gamma Technologies called GT-PowerForge to calculate the electrical, thermal and… Read more »

How pressure-sensitive adhesives enable advanced EV battery designs (Webinar)

Various design trends and engineering challenges are driving interest in new and effectivebonding solutions for EV battery pack materials. These solutions include high-performancetapes featuring pressure-sensitive adhesives. Such tapes provide not only effective bonding,but help address issues related to flame retardancy, boosting dielectric and protecting packmaterials. In this webinar, experts from the Avery Dennison Performance Tapes… Read more »

Stellantis and Samsung SDI form JV to build battery plant in Indiana

Stellantis and Samsung SDI have agreed to establish an EV battery manufacturing facility in Kokomo, Indiana. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year, and the plant is expected to go into production in 2025 with an initial annual capacity of 23 GWh, which is slated to increase to 33 GWh over “the next few… Read more »