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ZF launches electric two-speed drive

German parts maker ZF has launched a two-speed electric axle drive system for passenger cars. The drive, which integrates an electric motor with a shift element and power electronics, is compatible with standard-sized and compact cars. The modular design enables it to be scaled up for sports vehicles, according to the company, allowing manufacturers to… Read more »

Protean’s corner module concept includes motor, suspension and 360-degree steering

In-wheel motor pioneer Protean Electric has introduced a new ‘corner module’ concept that integrates a vehicle’s powertrain, steering and suspension within a single product. The new Protean360+ module offers a limitless 360-degree steering capability combined with suspension, pneumatic ride-height control, and a ProteanDrive in-wheel electric motor. The 360-degree steering capability is made possible by a… Read more »

Automated Tritium 175 kW chargers to serve terminal tractors at Port of Long Beach

EV charging equipment manufacturer Tritium will supply and install 33 DC high-power chargers at the Port of Long Beach, where they will power a fleet of electric-drive terminal tractors operated by SSA Marine. Tritium’s Veefil-PK 175 kW DC High Power Chargers will charge 33 terminal tractors automatically and simultaneously. The chargers will be equipped with… Read more »

Tesla’s new wiring architecture could greatly reduce vehicle build time

Tesla has devised a new wiring architecture for its vehicles that could greatly streamline production. The new wiring system is designed to allow robots to handle more of the assembly process. One of the main reasons for the highly-publicized delays in early production of Model 3 was that Tesla tried to introduce too much automation,… Read more »

Circontrol provides chargers for four Latin American highways

Barcelona-based charging station manufacturer Circontrol has provided charging stations for three new highways and one planned highway in Latin America. The first was completed in Uruguay at the end of 2017. The 300 km road connects the coastal cities of Colonia and Punta Este. The highway features six Circontrol charging points, one every 60 km…. Read more »

DOE announces $89 million in grants for energy storage manufacturing technologies

The DOE has announced it will award $89 million to support innovative, advanced manufacturing R&D projects. This DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) specifically requests proposals in three areas: 1.Innovations for Manufacturing Advanced Materials: Focuses on employing machine learning to develop better batteries, phase change storage materials for heating and cooling applications, and new semiconductors that… Read more »

Study explores lightweighting potential of structural foam in vehicle bodies

In a joint study, German chemicals company Henkel and engineering consultancy RLE International have examined the potential of high-performance structural foam for lightweighting in automotive body and closure parts. Henkel says the study shows that fiber-reinforced polymer components with structural foam ribbing and reinforcements can save more than 40 kg of weight per car compared… Read more »

Electric marine propulsion system can save $1.7 million in fuel costs annually

An independent study for ABB by marine consultancy Deltamarin has found that the ABB Azipod electric propulsion system for ferries could save up to $1.7 million in annual fuel costs per vessel. By simulating a transit on seven existing ferry routes, researchers found that a ferry equipped with twin 10 MW mid-power range Azipod units… Read more »

Jaguar and BMW collaborate on next-gen electrification tech

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW will partner to develop next generation electric motors. The partnership will include joint investment in R&D, engineering, and procurement. Engineers from both companies will work to develop the fifth generation of BMW’s eDrive technology, which contains the electric motor, transmission, and power electronics in a single housing, and does not… Read more »

Electrify America and ChargePoint partner to expand public charging access

Electrify America and ChargePoint have partnered to enable drivers to use public chargers operated by either network without incurring additional fees. Beginning later this year, the partnership will connect over 30,000 Level 2 and DC fast chargers from the two companies. Giovanni Palazzo, CEO of Electrify America, said, “We can help expedite electric vehicle adoption by creating… Read more »