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High Power EV Charge Profiles and Mitigation Studies

Long recharge times of EVs are considered one of the major impediments to widespread consumer adoption. As the entire industry is identifying solutions to meeting aggressive recharge targets, the Department of Energy and its National Laboratories are also actively working on characterizing High Power EV Charging progress, analyzing gird impacts, and developing mitigation strategies. This… Read more »

Sumitomo Bakelite to unveil eAxle demonstrator

After sharing some early technical findings at our Charged virtual conference, Sumitomo Bakelite has released additional information about its eAxle research project. Sumitomo is developing an 80 kg eAxle demonstrator that it expects to be finished in late Q1 of 2022. Based on the company’s plastics, the eAxle has stator encapsulation that replaces traditional paper… Read more »

MIT metal processing approach may prevent rare metal shortages

An MIT research group has developed a metal processing approach that may help prevent rare metal shortages in the future by identifying and separating rare metals from mixed materials. MIT Professor of Metallurgy Antoine Allanore and graduate student Caspar Stinn relied on a modified form of sulfidation to identify and separate 15 elements, including the… Read more »

Nine governments commit to one or more goals of The Climate Group’s ZEV fleet pledge

International non-profit The Climate Group has issued a Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) pledge calling on government organizations to shift 100% of their owned or leased fleets to ZEVs. The Climate Group’s ZEV pledge calls for buses and two- and three-wheelers to be converted by 2030, light-duty vehicles by 2035, and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2040…. Read more »

Battery startup Mitra Chem raises $20 million in Series A funding round

Mitra Future Technologies, also known as Mitra Chem, has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round led by Social Capital Holdings. The startup aims to boost the North American battery supply chain by producing an iron-based cathode. Iron-based battery chemistries have long dominated the market in China, while US and European automakers have… Read more »

Mitsubishi unveils new version of Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi has revealed a new fourth generation of its Outlander PHEV crossover SUV. Sales will commence in Japan in December, followed by Australia and New Zealand in the first half of 2022 and North America in the second half. The redesigned Outlander is built on a newly developed platform, and features several updates. The newly… Read more »

Li-Ion Manufacturing: How To Optimize Raw Materials, Product Quality, And Uniformity

High Resolution, Real-Time Measurement Of Basis Weight To Assure Coating Uniformity During Lithium Battery Electrode Production Today, scientists are developing new lithium-ion battery designs for electric vehicles, energy systems and other innovative applications. The safety and efficiency of these designs rely on well-controlled manufacturing processes. Variations to the coating thickness can limit energy output or… Read more »