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Delphi begins production of 800 V silicon carbide inverters

Delphi Technologies has begun volume production of an 800 V silicon carbide (SiC) inverter. The component uses silicon carbide-based metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) technology. Delphi’s announcement follows a recent partnership with SiC semiconductors manufacturer Cree, which will combine Cree’s MOSFETs with Delphi’s traction drive inverters and DC/DC converters and chargers. Delphi’s new inverters are supported… Read more »

ION Energy launches cloud-based battery management platform

ION Energy, which builds battery management systems for EVs and stationary energy storage, has announced the launch of EDISON Analytics, a cloud-hosted battery lifecycle management platform. Leveraging battery data, advanced electronics, machine learning and AI, the platform is designed to enhance performance and extend the life of Li-ion batteries. ION says batteries account for up… Read more »

Study at University of Texas demonstrates silicon’s ability to harvest energy from heat

A team from the University of Texas at Dallas has teamed up with Texas Instruments to demonstrate silicon’s ability to harvest energy from heat while still remaining mass-producible. “In a general sense, waste heat is everywhere: the heat your car engine generates, for example,” said Mark Lee, head of UT Dallas’s Department of Physics and… Read more »

DOE awards $1.2 million to Wildcat Discovery for improved solid-state batteries

The US DOE has awarded $1,223,833 to Wildcat Discovery Technologies, a company that uses high-throughput methods to develop next-generation battery materials, to develop materials for an all-solid-state battery. Solid-state batteries will allow for higher energy densities and better safety performance, according to Wildcat, which will use the money to explore the development of a composite… Read more »

MAHLE launches new modular hybrid drive

Automotive parts manufacturer MAHLE has launched the Modular Hybrid Powertrain (MMHP), a fully integrated plug-in hybrid drive that incorporates a 2- or 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. The MMHP is designed for hybrid applications in vehicles from B-segment to J-segment SUVs. The MMHP’s dual-mode hybrid arrangement allows for flexible vehicle operation and NVH behavior, according to… Read more »

Cummins partners with UC San Diego on second-life battery development

Cummins has announced a multi-year partnership with the University of California San Diego and its battery validation lab to analyze viable business and technical approaches to effectively reuse and repurpose EV batteries. UC San Diego will perform accelerated testing and real-world application testing, and will develop an outdoor second-life demonstration system comprised of Cummins battery… Read more »

Delta-Q releases stackable charging software that can deliver up to 7.5 kW

Delta-Q Technologies, a manufacturer of charging solutions for industrial equipment and EVs, has released a stackable charging software product that can combine two to six Delta-Q chargers to deliver up to 7.5 kW. The Vancouver-based company says it designed the system for OEMs in need of a charging solution that is modular, scalable, and distributable… Read more »

Super B’s new 12 V battery packs more energy into the same configuration

Dutch battery maker Super B has launched the latest model in its Nomia series of LiFePO4 batteries, the Nomia 12V210Ah. The new battery keeps the same dimensions, configuration, and connectivity of its predecessors, but features a larger capacity. Nomia says the new battery is designed for use in EVs, RVs, leisure boats, commercial vessels and… Read more »

Dana acquires Canadian e-powertrain maker Nordresa

US powertrain manufacturer Dana has completed its acquisition of Nordresa Motors, a Canadian manufacturer of electric powertrains for commercial vehicles. Dana hopes to expand its electrification capabilities by combining its portfolio of motors, inverters, chargers, gearboxes, and thermal-management products with Nordresa’s proprietary battery-management system and e-powertrain controls. The transition to fully electric powertrains requires changes… Read more »