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Sprint Power develops components for wireless charging trial for fleet vehicles

Sprint Power, a British firm that specializes in electrified propulsion systems, power electronics and battery systems, is leading a UK government-backed project that aims to demonstrate the suitability of wireless charging technology for fleet vehicles. Funding for the wireless charging project has been provided by Innovate UK, a public body designed to drive research and… Read more »

HBK’s digital algorithm can map EV motor efficiency 10 times faster than analog systems

In order to maximize an EV’s range for a given battery capacity and vehicle weight, engineers try to eke out as much performance as possible from the electrical and mechanical systems. Using a process called efficiency mapping, they determine the “sweet spots” of a powertrain—the regions of the torque-speed curve where the system operates at… Read more »

New color-stable eOrange identifies high-voltage EV components for safety

High-voltage components in EVs can be dangerous, and that’s why automakers tend to sheathe them in high-visibility orange plastic. Brüggemann, a German supplier of polymer additives and industrial chemicals, has partnered with GRAFE to develop color-stable eOrange masterbatches designed for use in injection-molded and extruded polyamide components for e-mobility. The striking pastel orange RAL2003 is… Read more »

HPQ Silicon: a project for the development of silicon-based anode materials

HPQ Silicon has announced that HPQ, PyroGenesis Canada and the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Centre (ETM) of the Institut national de recherche scientifique (INRS) have set up a research project focused on the development of silicon-based materials as active anodes for lithium-ion batteries.  HPQ and PyroGenesis will be responsible for the production of silicon materials from… Read more »

UK firms partner to optimize battery technology using carbon nanotubes

Johnson Matthey (JM) has teamed up with CPI and Thomas Swan to explore how to best optimize battery technology. The ICE-Batt project, which receives funding support from the Faraday Battery Challenge, will investigate how carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) can improve battery performance. Ultimately this could lead to improvements in energy density, power… Read more »

New brand-independent battery housing reduces weight and costs

A consortium consisting of Lorenz Kunststofftechnik, Forward Engineering, Evonik, LION Smart, Vestaro and Minth has developed a solution to help improve EV efficiency through lightweight battery construction. In late 2019, work started on a brand-independent, low-cost housing. The resulting battery pack is expected to weigh about 10 percent less than a pack made with commonly… Read more »

Wildcat ramps up its focus on EV Supercell breakthroughs

The lithium-ion battery has proven to be an excellent fuel tank for EVs, but there remains much room for improvement. We’re still far from what’s theoretically achievable in terms of Li-ion capacity, safety, cost and charge times. As battery manufacturers continue their quest for improved chemistry and material combinations, they rely on applied researchers like… Read more »