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Lamborghini collaborates with MIT on electric supercar concept

Lamborghini’s Terzo Millennio concept car, unveiled at the recent EmTech conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the first product of a partnership between the automaker and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The “third millennium” supercar is just the beginning for the Lamborghini/MIT team – their future plans include the development of supercapacitors powerful enough to drive… Read more »

New control strategy enhances battery performance in cold weather

Researchers at Penn State, with a colleague from EC Power, have devised a new control strategy that can rapidly restore EV battery power and permit full regeneration while driving at temperatures as low as -40° C. The strategy involves heating the battery internally during regenerative braking and rest periods. In “Rapid restoration of electric vehicle… Read more »

Tesla Model 3: Will this machine kill the Oil Age?

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the Tesla Model 3 (although the media has been doing its best). There’s no question that it’s a momentous motorcar on (at least) three levels. First, Model 3’s success is widely assumed to be an existential issue for the company – if it fails to deliver on its… Read more »

Williams Advanced Engineering unveils lightweight EV platform concept

Williams Advanced Engineering unveiled a lightweight EV platform concept called the FW-EVX at the recent Low Carbon Vehicle Show in Millbrook, UK. The concept features several innovations in battery pack design, cooling systems and lightweight structures, all integrated into a single scalable platform. Williams’s engineers developed an automated, near-zero-waste process that creates fiber-reinforced suspension components… Read more »

New study: V2G may not degrade EV battery life – it might actually extend it

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology could turn the challenge of EVs’ power consumption into an opportunity, allowing vehicle batteries to help balance electrical grids and facilitate the use of renewable energy. Alas, a recent study from the University of Hawaii suggested that the additional cycling could harm battery performance. Now a study from the University of Warwick… Read more »

Carpenter Technology develops a new soft magnetic alloy with key benefits for EV motors

Electrical steels are soft magnetic materials found at the heart of electric motors. They’re typically manufactured in cold-rolled strips, cut into shapes to make laminations and then stacked together to form the stator and rotor of a motor. These specialty steels are tailored to produce certain magnetic properties, and have a magnetic flux density (key… Read more »

Rogers introduces new materials for high-power circuits

Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) has introduced curamik ADVANTAGE, a family of features and process enhancements for its curamik ceramic circuit substrate materials. curamik ADVANTAGE materials are designed to enable circuit designers to optimize the performance of high-power circuits through an assortment of services and processes, including several plating options for improved copper surface finish, two different… Read more »

All-Tesla racing championship begins in Europe in November

A new all-Tesla racing championship is scheduled to kick off this November at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. The calendar will continue with a race every month or so in Portugal, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK and Spain. The Electric GT Championship will offer “motorsport for the 21st century, that presents our… Read more »

Seaworthy EVs: Leclanché designs and manufactures Li-ion cells and systems

The advantages of electrifying transportation are far-reaching. Advanced energy storage systems are even making their way into the commercial marine industry. There are many marine applications in which adding a large Li-ion battery pack makes a lot of sense. The best-use case varies depending on the boat size and purpose. All-electric ferries, for example, are… Read more »