The Tech

Webinar: Charging software for high-performance EVs

What if we told you the secret ingredient behind creating a high-performing and fully connected EV is your battery charger? Many vehicle manufacturers are concerned about whether EVs can outperform its diesel or petrol-powered counterparts with existing battery technology. This concern is debunked for many mid-powered EVs in industries such as construction, material handling, agriculture… Read more »

American Battery Solutions introduces Alliance Intelligent Battery Series

American Battery Solutions has introduced the Alliance E48-2.0, the first product in the Alliance Intelligent Battery Series of Li-ion batteries for motive and industrial applications. The US-made Alliance series integrates cells and automotive-grade electronics in an IP67 waterproof package. The E48-2.0 is a 48 V, 2 kWh module that offers an energy solution for low-speed… Read more »

Orient and Ricardo to jointly develop next-generation battery management system

Ricardo and Orient have announced a partnership to support the development of Orient’s next-generation energy storage systems. The battery pack development support offered by Ricardo includes applying new cell chemistries and battery architectures, designing and building prototype packs, supporting customers and full-scale manufacturing. Orient will use Ricardo’s expertise to incorporate advanced battery state and parameter… Read more »

Hyundai unveils E-GMP EV platform

Hyundai has unveiled a new dedicated EV platform. Beginning in 2021, the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) will underpin a range of new EVs, including Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 and a 2021 Kia EV. The E-GMP’s compact new power electric (PE) system consists of a motor, EV transmission and inverter integrated into a single compact module. Hyundai… Read more »

Motiv debuts fifth-gen medium-duty electric chassis

Motiv has announced a new generation of its EPIC chassis for medium-duty fleet EVs. The company says its fifth-generation EPIC F-59 and E-450 chassis reduce the total number of components in the electric powertrain by 30 percent, while also improving range, acceleration and top speed. The fifth-generation EPIC chassis incorporates BMW’s high-performance batteries in a… Read more »

VW breaks ground on Battery Engineering Lab in Tennessee

Volkswagen has begun construction of a Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center. The $22-million facility will test and validate EV cells and battery packs for the North American region. The new lab will join VW’s under-construction EV production expansion and battery pack assembly facility to form the company’s hub for EV… Read more »

Mustang Advanced Engineering’s custom EV test solutions

Mustang Advanced Engineering (MAE) designs and manufactures made-to-order test stands for various EV projects, including drivetrains (electric motor, power supply and inverter) and electric axle testing projects. MAE recently delivered a test stand to heavy-duty EV manufacturer Proterra.  The system includes a 350 hp regenerative AC dynamometer, 350-700 VDC programmable battery simulator, a cooling circuit… Read more »

With backing from VW and JB Straubel, QuantumScape stands out from the crowd of new EV stocks

Electromobility companies are going public at a pace that recalls the dot-com frenzy of the 1990s. Yes, history will probably repeat itself to a certain extent—some of these firms will go belly-up, but others will eventually grow into successful and influential players. One that seems particularly promising is QuantumScape, a California developer of solid-state lithium-metal… Read more »

New software provides data on e-bus battery performance

Battery analytics software company TWAICE has joined forces with ViriCiti, a telematics provider for electric bus fleets, in order to enable OEMs and fleet operators to optimize the management of their e-bus batteries and increase their residual value. “We are very excited to offer our customers the new battery health add-on powered by TWAICE’s battery… Read more »