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Motiv Power Systems next-gen battery demonstrates 150-mile range in a medium-duty electric truck

Commercial EV producer Motiv Power Systems has partnered with Michigan-based energy storage specialist Our Next Energy (ONE). Motiv’s 6th-generation step vans, trucks, and buses, which use ONE’s battery technology, are currently in testing, and will launch in early 2023. ONE’s Aries LFP battery system delivers more than 150 miles of range with a full vehicle… Read more »

NI expands EV portfolio with purchase of Heinzinger Automotive

NI (formerly National Instruments) has purchased Heinzinger Automotive, the EV systems business unit of Germany-based Heinzinger electronic. The purchase expands NI’s battery test system capabilities. In 2021, NI acquired test instruments and systems firm NH Research. By combining Heinzinger’s high-voltage power supply systems with NI’s flexible EV test platform, NI says it will provide critical… Read more »

Infineon launches new 750 V IGBTs for automotive traction inverters

German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon has launched two new 750 V insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) designed for discrete traction inverters in automotive applications. The new 120 amp-rated and 200 amp-rated EDT2 IGBTs are AECQ101-compliant and use the micro-pattern trench-field-stop cell design also found in the company’s EasyPACK 2B EDT2 and HybridPACK. In comparison to the previous… Read more »

Next Generation Chemistries For Automotive Batteries: The Future Or A Fad?

This session will be available to view on-demand starting Apr 4, 2022, 8:00 am EDT. A lot of chemistries have been highlighted as potential next-generation battery technology for the automotive sector. These include silicon dominant anodes, solid-state electrolytes, sodium ion, LNMO and lithium metal anodes to name a few. Are these next-generation chemistries really the… Read more »

SES Korea to focus on Li-metal battery supply chain and automotive A-samples

High-performance Li-metal EV battery developer and manufacturer SES AI (formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems) has incorporated a subsidiary called SES Korea. The business plans to build a pre-production facility in South Korea to expand its battery supply chain and work on its A-sample joint development agreements with automakers. SES Korea expects to have about 50… Read more »

Union Pacific Railroad to test 20 battery-electric locomotives

Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) has announced plans to purchase 20 battery-electric locomotives for testing in yard operations. The company expects to invest over $100 million to purchase the locos and upgrade its yard infrastructure. The locomotives will be acquired from Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, and Wabtec (NYSE:WAB). Deliveries are expected to begin in… Read more »

Toshiba’s new high-voltage automotive photorelay detects relay sticking and ground faults

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage has launched a new photorelay that’s designed for high-voltage automotive batteries, battery voltage monitoring, and the detection of mechanical relay sticking and ground faults. The new TLX9160T is an AEC-Q101-qualified photorelay that’s composed of a SO16L-T package, and features high-voltage MOSFETs and an avalanche current rating of 0.6 mA in IAV…. Read more »

Mining giant Rio Tinto buys battery-electric locomotives

Mining giant Rio Tinto has ordered four battery-electric locomotives for use in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Wabtec will produce the four 7 MWh FLXdrive locomotives in the US, beginning in 2023, and Rio Tinto plans to conduct initial trials in the Pilbara in early 2024. The e-locos will be tested against a range… Read more »

Motiv Power Systems and EverCharge team up to optimize fleet charging

Motiv Power Systems and EverCharge have agreed to incorporate EverCharge charging stations and smart-charging power optimization solutions into the Motiv Energy suite of solutions for commercial EV fleets. Motiv will offer customers the option to bundle chargers with EVs, and will serve as primary support for fleet operators using the combination of Motiv EVs, Motiv… Read more »