Posts Tagged: Bosch

Bosch developing cloud-based service to help prolong battery life

In an attempt to prolong EV battery life, Bosch is developing new cloud services that supplement individual vehicles’ battery-management systems. The company calls the new service Battery in the Cloud. Its first customer is DiDi, a gargantuan Chinese mobility provider, which is equipping a pilot vehicle fleet with Bosch battery services in the city of… Read more »

Bosch acquires motor maker EM-motive from Daimler

Bosch has acquired electric motor manufacturer EM-motive from Daimler. Since Bosch and Daimler set up EM-motive as a fifty-fifty joint venture in 2011, the company has manufactured some 450,000 electric motors. “For Bosch, the complete acquisition of EM-motive is the next logical step on the path to becoming the market leader for electromobility,” said Stefan Hartung,… Read more »

CharIN Testing Symposium explores EVSE/smart grid integration

The 9th International CharIN Testing Symposium, dedicated to grid integration challenges, will take place between the 11th and 13th of September at NextEnergy’s headquarters in Detroit. CharIN’s primary objective is to establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for AC and DC charging. Symposium participants will discuss how CCS can be a… Read more »

Neutron imaging improves battery filling process

Researchers from Bosch, the Technical University of Munich, and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg are using neutron imaging to analyze the filling of lithium-ion batteries with electrolytes. Since very few neutrons are absorbed by the metal battery housing, they are ideal for analyzing batteries. In “Visualization of electrolyte filling process and influence of vacuum during filling… Read more »

Nikola and Bosch partner on hydrogen-electric Class 8 truck

Nikola Motor Company is partnering with Bosch on the development of its hydrogen fuel cell range-extended electric Class 8 long-haul truck, which was unveiled as a prototype last December. By 2021, the company intends to bring the Nikola One and Two to market, each of which will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 lb-ft… Read more »

New Bosch e-axle integrates motor, power electronics, transmission

Bosch has developed a new electric axle drive, or e-axle, that integrates the motor, power electronics, and transmission into one compact unit that directly drives a vehicle’s axle, saving both space and costs. An electric axle delivering 150 kilowatts weighs roughly 90 kg – far less than currently available individual components. Bosch has had electric… Read more »

Testing second-life EV batteries for grid stabilization

Battery storage is essential to compensate for natural fluctuations in output from solar power plants and wind turbines, ensuring a stable electricity supply. Swedish electric utility Vattenfall is working with BMW and Bosch to test a system that uses second-life EV batteries for this purpose. The companies operate a 2 MW, 2,800 kWh electricity storage… Read more »

Which companies are the top DC Fast Charger manufacturers?

DC Fast Charging addresses the EV’s greatest drawback, allowing drivers to conveniently add range and making long road trips possible. That’s why fast chargers are popping up like mushrooms along major highways around the world, and the market’s rapid growth is bound to continue. But which manufacturers are supplying most of the hardware? Plugshare’s popular… Read more »