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Siemens saves weight and space with integrated motor and inverter

The latest idea for reducing vehicle weight comes from the German engineering colossus Siemens, which has developed a way to integrate an EV’s motor and inverter in a single housing. An inverter, which converts the battery’s direct current into alternating current for the motor, is a key component of any EV. Siemens’ Sivetec MSA 3300… Read more »

Siemens developing a centralized computing architecture for EVs

Siemens, in partnership with EV manufacturer StreetScooter, is developing a centralized computing architecture for EVs that will make it possible to retrofit new features using a “plug-and-play” process, and to push software updates to vehicles as is currently done with smartphones (and Tesla vehicles). The RACE (Robust and Reliable Automotive Computing Environment for Future eCars)… Read more »

EADS and Siemens electrify aviation

Electric aircraft may be taking to the skies sooner than you think. EADS (the parent company of Airbus) and various partners have several “E-aircraft” research projects underway, and have already flown a couple of electrified airplanes. In 2010, EADS Innovation Works (IW) and Aero Composites Saintonge (ACS) flew a single-seat, 375 lb plane called the… Read more »

Siemens and Semikron increase collaboration on EV power electronics

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has signed an agreement with Semikron International, under which Siemens will take over Semikron’s VePOINT subsidiary, and the two companies will increase their cooperation in the field of EV power electronics. VePOINT’s technology is meant to complement the Siemens range of products by adding systems with attractive power densities and… Read more »

Siemens wins contract to supply EV chargers to Veterans Affairs facilities

If the government wants us to save energy, the logical first step is to lead by example and improve the efficiency of its own operations. The federal vehicle fleet, the largest in the country, offers an obvious opportunity for big savings. Over the past two years, the General Services Administration (GSA) has doubled the number… Read more »

LEAD to supply 20 GWh worth of battery manufacturing equipment to VW

Chinese equipment manufacturer LEAD has contracted with the Volkswagen Group to deliver lithium-ion battery manufacturing equipment for a 20 GWh factory in Salzgitter, Germany. Volkswagen recently announced a plan to invest €30 billion to build 6 battery factories in Europe. For the Salzgitter plant, LEAD will provide Volkswagen with manufacturing equipment including calendering, roll baking,… Read more »

Emporia’s energy management system prepares for the bidirectional EV charging future

Total control of power usage: from solar to EV and back to the house. Bidirectional charging promises to completely transform the vehicle ownership experience. Once an EV can double as a stationary storage device, it will take its place as part of an energy ecosystem that includes rooftop solar and energy management—and could even become… Read more »

The Mobility House provides energy management solution for King County Metro’s electric fleet

King County Metro, which operates a fleet of 1,540 buses in the Seattle region, is conducting a charging infrastructure pilot to test the capabilities of high-power plug-in and overhead chargers from three manufacturers—ABB, Siemens and Heliox. As part of the project, the agency implemented The Mobility House’s energy management solution ChargePilot, which features load management… Read more »

Ford announces pricing for its bidirectional home charger

Ford has launched its new Ford Charge Station Pro, a bidirectional home charging station designed to work with the upcoming F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. Ford designed the system in collaboration with Siemens. The system enables an F-150 Lightning to be used for backup power and other V2G applications. (It isn’t clear whether it would… Read more »