Virginia-based Evatran announced today that it has agreed with six commercial EV users to equip their fleets of Volts and Leafs with pre-production Plugless Power wireless charging systems.
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Sponsored by Littelfuse. The automotive environment is one of the most severe environments for electronics. Today’s vehicle designs proliferate with sensitive electronics, including electronic controls, infotainment, sensing, battery packs, battery management, electric vehicle powertrains, and on-board chargers. In addition to the heat, voltage transients, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) in the automotive environment, the on-board charger… Read more »
Measuring battery health and safety continuously is an important challenge—lithium-ion batteries can experience several challenges over their lifetimes such as unintended capacity loss, short circuits and thermal runaway. In 2011, Idaho National Laboratory researchers developed a new technology for measuring battery health and safety. By sending multiple waves of electrical current simultaneously through a battery,… Read more »
As regular Charged readers know, the US Inflation Reduction Act has spurred a tidal wave of investment in battery plants, as well as mines and processing facilities for critical battery minerals. EVSE manufacturers have also been joining the party (or “lining up at the trough,” as a fiscal conservative might put it). The DOE’s Vehicle… Read more »
The parlous state of public EV charging is—among other things—a public relations nightmare that’s surely holding back wider EV adoption. A number of automakers and other EV industry players seem to be convinced that ceding control of the US public charging scene to Tesla, whose Supercharger network is by all accounts far more reliable than… Read more »
Sponsored by Chroma Systems Solutions. Reducing the carbon footprint and optimizing thermal cooling are paramount in modern manufacturing and have become significant criteria for selection and deployment of automated test equipment. In addition, budget constraints could be circumvented by the use of multi-purpose instrumentation. Last but not least, replenishing dissipated power to the grid will… Read more »
Michael Barnard writes on a wide variety of e-mobility and renewable energy topics. In a recent article for CleanTechnica, he discusses the latest edition of the US National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap, a policy document that the DOE produces and updates periodically. Barnard’s piece is a detailed and highly technical discussion of a complex… Read more »
Q&A with The Mobility House Business Development Manager Sam Hill-Cristol If there’s one topic that everyone in the EV infrastructure field is talking about these days, it’s charge management. As organizations of all sizes electrify their vehicles, they often find that power consumption is a major constraint. Charging stations, especially those that serve large fleets… Read more »
In the electrical/electronic world, the terms interconnect and disconnect both refer to a means of joining two sides of a circuit together. The subtle—and entirely informal—difference is that an interconnect is directly or manually operated (inserting a plug into a jack, for example) while a disconnect is indirectly or automatically operated, for example the moving… Read more »
NXP Semiconductors has introduced its S32K39 series of automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) for EV control applications. The company says these MCUs include networking, security and functional safety capabilities beyond those of traditional automotive MCUs. The S32K39 MCUs are designed for the intelligent and high-precision control of traction inverters that convert the EV battery’s DC power to… Read more »