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EMC for EVs: Understanding electromagnetic compatibility

Engineers who design power electronics supplied by the mains have had to contend with meeting various electrical noise and safety standards for decades now, but their counterparts in the automotive industry were mostly free to do as they pleased. This was mainly because 12 V isn’t considered a shock hazard and cars are effectively rolling… Read more »

Read past issues of Charged – Electric Vehicles Magazine

Issue 61: July-September 2022 Featuring: Cadillac’s ambitious move to an all-electric luxury brand by 2030 Power electronics thermal limits and how to not exceed them TWAICE battery analytics platform promises enormously valuable insights at every point in a battery’s lifecycle The redesigned federal EV tax credit and other EV-related measures ConnectDER and Siemens Partner to… Read more »

Top circuit protection considerations for DC fast chargers, a new class of high-voltage consumer electronics

DC fast charging isn’t just a godsend for EV drivers looking for a quick charge. It’s also an entirely new level of consumer electronics. “You and I, as members of the general public, have previously never had access to anything higher in voltage than what we see at home in our wall socket,” Tim Patel, Global… Read more »

Electric buses from BYD, Proterra, New Flyer at APTA Conference

There were several electric buses on display at the recent American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Bus & Paratransit Conference in Tampa, lined up along the waterfront behind Amalie Arena, home ice for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Sierra Club’s Phil Compton was there to speak to the manufacturers’ reps and snap some photos. Conference attendees… Read more »

The Goldilocks zone: Calienté explains that battery pack heating is just as important as cooling

In the eyes of an EV driver, the success of the battery is measured in a completely binary way: does the battery last the life of the vehicle, or not? In fact, the best praise you can give any battery – whether in your laptop, phone, or EV – is not to have to think… Read more »

New study: Lithium cost swings unlikely to impact battery prices

Global lithium prices have doubled over the last six months, sparking a scramble to secure sources of the metallic element, and causing pundits to ponder whether white lightning may be the new black gold. However, a new study by a Carnegie Mellon University team has found that even large increases in lithium prices are unlikely… Read more »

EV Fleet CEO on building a highway-capable light-duty all-electric truck

There are a lot of great opportunities for companies building EVs for niche markets, but getting an independent automotive startup off the ground is anything but easy. EVs can be very practical from a financial point of view. So it’s a bit of a shame that for the world’s most practical vehicle buyer – the… Read more »