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How to accurately simulate batteries from detailed electrodes to the pack thermal management scale

Detailed understanding of battery technology and the underlying physics processes is necessary to design high-performance, durable, and safe batteries. Physics-based modeling is being used for building accurate simulations of batteries, incorporating different aspects through predefined physics-based interfaces, from detailed structures in a battery’s porous electrode to the battery pack scale, including thermal management systems. In… Read more »

Learn about modular e-motor platform optimization

Looking for a pioneering solution for complex design optimization challenges, ZF—a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and industrial technology—partnered with Altair to implement a data-driven development and optimization strategy for e-motors. The collaborative work of ZF and Altair has resulted in a user-friendly optimization environment capable of handling the complex… Read more »

Echion Technologies raises £10 million in Series A funding round

Battery material developer Echion Technologies has completed a Series A funding round worth £10 million. The round was led by CBMM, BGF, the University of Cambridge, Origin Capital and existing shareholders.  This financing will allow Echion to scale up to multi-ton-level material production, demonstrating high-yield, cost-effective manufacturability, and to supply the growing demand for pre-production… Read more »

Allison Transmission expands e-Axle product line with European-market and single-engine offerings

Allison Transmission has introduced two new e-Axles: eGen Power 100S and 130D, based on the company’s current eGen Power 100D. The 100D e-Axle features two electric motors, each capable of generating greater than 200 kW of continuous power, and peak combined power of 648 kW. The eGen Power 100D is capable of supporting up to… Read more »

EV battery testing: Increase lab efficiency and minimize total cost of ownership

OEMs, battery designers and manufacturers, as well as test facilities, face increasing challenges in battery development, testing, and validation. Due to a growing number of devices under test (DUT), test laboratories for cells, modules or packs are becoming larger and more complex. There are many levers to increase efficiency and thus to minimize total cost… Read more »

Heritage Battery Recycling and 6K to commercialize cathode-grade battery recycling network

Indianapolis-based Heritage Battery Recycling has signed a joint development agreement with materials management specialist 6K to produce new cathode material from recycled batteries. The process will use Heritage’s established network to collect and process end-of-life batteries, combined with 6K’s plasma technology to manufacture cathode-grade battery materials for applications with high purity requirements. 6K is named… Read more »

Roskill report shows concern over water consumption in lithium brine production

Roskill’s Lithium, Outlook to 2031, 18th Edition report examines the environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns surrounding current lithium production. One environmental concern of the downstream sector is water consumption at lithium brine facilities, which operate in some of the driest areas on the planet. These operations take large volumes of water and brine for… Read more »

How to select high-performance magnetics for EV applications

Advanced, high-performance magnetics are crucial components in the electromobility industry. Properly selected magnetics can help to improve efficiencies, provide lower losses and reduce operating temperatures to increase overall system and vehicle performance. Other magnetics are critical for managing EMC, gate drivers and general circuit management. Rapid development based on platform designs utilizing high-performance magnetic materials… Read more »

Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s company to produce battery materials in US

Redwood Materials, the battery recycling venture founded by former Tesla CTO JB Straubel, came out of stealth mode last year, and announced that it is recycling scrap from Panasonic’s battery cell production at Tesla’s Gigafactory Nevada. In July, it raised $700 million in new investment. Now Redwood has dropped a bit of a bombshell: it… Read more »

Sensata develops new i-BMS battery management system for applications up to 60 volts

Sensata Technologies debuted a new battery management systems at the Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan.  The new i-BMS battery management system from Sensata acquisition Lithium Balance is a cell chemistry-agnostic, compact, integrated BMS developed for the cost-optimized mass-production of applications up to 60 V, such as two-wheelers, three-wheelers, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and… Read more »