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Turntide Technologies acquires AVID Technology, raises $225 million in financing

Turntide Technologies has acquired UK-based AVID Technology, a cleantech engineering firm that manufactures electrified powertrain components for EVs and hybrids. Turntide’s Smart Motor System may reduce energy consumption by nearly 64%, and is free of the rare earth minerals that most higher-efficiency permanent magnet motors require. The company has been on an expansion spree lately,… Read more »

Silicon Mobility improves inverter and motor efficiency through digital control

Silicon Mobility, a provider of digital controls for EV powertrains, says its control system improves inverter and motor efficiency by 2% to 4.6% compared to the industry-standard SVPWM control technique.  During the 34th International EV Symposium, Silicon Mobility and Cascadia Motion presented their latest research results, in which Optimized Pulse Pattern (OPP) modulation increased the… Read more »

Elation Hypercars’ 1,427 hp Freedom EV features a drivetrain from Cascadia Motion

Silicon Valley-based Elation Hypercars has announced a strategic partnership with Cascadia Motion to electrify the Elation Freedom hypercar. Elation calls the Freedom “the first purist, luxury, all-electric hypercar handmade in America.” It features an array of proprietary Elation technologies and an electric drive system developed in partnership with Cascadia. The lightweight model of the Elation… Read more »

Battery pack maker Romeo Systems to go public in $1.33-billion SPAC deal

EV battery pack manufacturer Romeo Systems plans to go public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) called RMG Acquisition in a $1.33-billion deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. The combined company will be listed on the NYSE under the symbol RMO. The transaction is expected… Read more »

Workhorse CEO on the company’s new plug-in hybrid pickup truck and its expansive plans for the future

We all acknowledge the absurdity of ignoring an elephant, when one is present in the very room in which important matters are being discussed, but what about a hulking, jacked-up, V8-powered monster truck? Tesla permanently changed the conversation about EVs when it electrified a sporty two-seater, a luxury sedan and a crossover SUV, but few… Read more »

New Eagle teams up with Inventev to offer electric Ford Transit vans

The business case for electrifying commercial vans would seem to be a no-brainer – the savings on fuel and maintenance are substantial and demonstrable. In the real world however, pilot projects are plentiful, but substantial orders have been slow to materialize. More than one promising startup has gone under while waiting for fleet customers to… Read more »

Xtrac’s new EV transmission system features dual motors with torque vectoring

Xtrac’s new P1227 gearbox family was developed to address the growing demand for single-speed, lightweight EV transmissions. It can be integrated with motors from BorgWarner, GKN and YASA, all of which worked with Xtrac to integrate their technologies into the transmission. The P1227’s dual electric motors provide inherent torque vectoring capabilities, and the system is… Read more »

Inventev wins grant to develop plug-in hybrid Energy SWAT Truck

Detroit startup Inventev has won a $500,000 grant from the DOE’s ARPA-E agency, as well as a $50,000 matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, to develop its plug-in hybrid drive system for commercial trucks. Other collaborators include Pacific Gas & Electric, A123, BorgWarner, Ford and NextEnergy, which will provide testing and demonstration services… Read more »

Allied Market Research: Global market for electric motors to reach $129 billion by 2020

Electric motor sales are rapidly revving up. The global motor market will grow to $129 billion by 2020, an annual growth rate of 5.3%, according to a new report from Allied Market Research. Automotive applications account for nearly 52% of global revenue, thanks to the steadily increasing adoption of electrified vehicles. According to the report,… Read more »