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Elkem develops new powder for 3D printing of electric motors

Chemicals company Elkem and its project partners VTT, Siemens, Stellantis and Gemmate Technologies have developed a 3D printing powder for EV motors. The development is part of the SOMA project, which aims to develop lightweight solutions for e-mobility by using additive manufacturing for soft magnetic alloys. Elkem has developed a new specialized iron silicon powder … Read more »

Wevo developed new potting compounds and gap fillers for EV inverters

German adhesives and sealants producer Wevo-Chemie has developed thermally conductive potting compounds and gap fillers that target heat removal and ensure component mechanical stability in EV power electronics. The epoxy resin- and silicone-based materials protect against electrochemical corrosion and provide reliable electrical insulation due to their low ion content. Wevo has optimized the flow properties… Read more »

How to improve EV traction motor efficiency

A look at improving motor efficiency in two main categories: electrical and mechanical. Regular readers of Charged don’t need to be told that the typical EV drivetrain is way more efficient from battery to wheels than its ICE-based equivalent, but it is perhaps less well-known that the approximate drivetrain efficiency ranges from 75-90% for the… Read more »

ZF demonstrates new electric drivetrain and networked chassis technology

German automotive supplier ZF has developed a new thermal management system for EVs as part of its electromobility shift. Along with ZF’s optimized drivetrain, the new software “makes a significant contribution to higher efficiency,” according to the company. The new drive system is 30% lighter and can potentially boost winter vehicle range by up to… Read more »

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Stellantis funds Lyten’s lithium-sulfur EV battery technology

Stellantis Ventures, Stellantis’s corporate venture fund, has invested in Lyten to speed up the commercialization of the Silicon Valley startup’s 3D Graphene applications for the mobility sector. Applications include the LytCell lithium-sulfur EV battery, lightweight composites and unique on-board sensors. Lyten’s lithium-sulfur batteries have a 60% smaller carbon footprint than lithium-ion batteries since they do… Read more »

Amprius Technologies selects Colorado for its GWh-scale factory site

Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Amprius Technologies has signed a letter of intent to build a 775,000-square-foot facility in Brighton, Colorado. The factory is expected to be operational in 2025, and will be built in phases. The first phase will have an annual capacity of 500 MWh. Capacity could potentially be expanded to as much as 5… Read more »

Big EV news from Volkswagen: raw material investments, Ontario battery plant, €25k EV for Europe

The Volkswagen Group has been flooding the zone with EV-related news of late. Last September, new CEO Oliver Blume revealed a 10-point plan to accelerate the EV transition, and we’re now seeing some concrete steps to make it a reality. The company recently announced a five-year investment budget of €180 billion ($193 billion), and some… Read more »

A closer look at graphite—its forms, functions and future in EV batteries

Q&A with Graphex CEO John DeMaio Reading the EV press, you might assume that lithium, cobalt and nickel are the stars of the battery show—they get a lot of coverage, as pundits debate the relative merits of NMC and LFP cathode chemistries and agonize over looming shortages. Meanwhile, over in the anode, there’s an unsung… Read more »