Posts Tagged: EV Batteries

New EV motor epoxy encapsulation materials for 800 V designs

For the electrification of the automobile powertrain, new materials play a crucial role in enabling and facilitating a wide adoption of electromobility. Join this session at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering this Fall, presented by Huntsman Advanced Materials, to learn more about new materials serving as secondary insulation in the stator and rotor… Read more »

Tesla buyers offered a choice between LFP or NCA battery packs

For most car buyers, their technical automotive knowledge amounts to this: they know a car has an engine (or motor), and they want the biggest, most powerful one they can afford. Early-adopting EV buyers seem likely to be a little more knowledgeable, and Tesla is taking the unprecedented step of giving buyers a choice between… Read more »

Solid Power to build new solid-state battery plant in Thornton, Colorado

Solid Power, a producer of all-solid-state EV batteries, plans to build a second Denver-area production facility in Thornton, Colorado. The new plant will expand Solid Power’s capacity to produce materials for its battery cells, including the ability to produce up to 30 metric tons of sulfide-based solid electrolyte material annually—a 25x throughput increase over current… Read more »

Testing EV batteries? Here’s how to get to market faster without compromising safety

EV Battery validation demands more than iterative optimization; it demands innovation in multiple dimensions for which there is no playbook or best practices. Expectations on safety and performance continue rising. Regulations, standards, and ways to test against them change constantly. How do you keep up with this ever-moving target? You move faster by optimizing the… Read more »

LeydenJar raises €22 million for development of super-battery

Dutch startup LeydenJar Technologies has raised €22 million in a new investment round. The company will use the funding to scale up its production facility and further develop its battery technology. LeydenJar raised the amount from Dutch and American venture capitalists, and also received  a subsidy of over €5 million from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency…. Read more »

How to choose the right aluminum electrolytic capacitor for EV DC-link applications

Aluminum and hybrid polymer electrolytic capacitors have become an important part of most high-efficient electrical designs for xEV DC-link applications. These capacitor solutions have high ripple current capability and compactness helping to optimize the mechanical options required to develop DC/DC converters with higher performance. Join this session at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering… Read more »

Learn about next-generation BMS architectures for EVs

While the adoption of electromobility is rapidly increasing in our day-to-day life, the development of batteries and their Battery Management Systems (BMS) continues to be further optimized for safety, cost, manufacturing and other key parameters. NXP Semiconductors closely monitors the global xEV BMS trends and contributes to their evolution by tailoring devices for the upcoming… Read more »

Glencore and Britishvolt sign partnership for long-term supply of cobalt

Global mining giant Glencore has announced a long-term strategic partnership for the supply of responsibly sourced cobalt with battery startup Britishvolt. Glencore has also made an undisclosed investment in Britishvolt.  By securing a supply of a key battery ingredient from Glencore, Britishvolt hopes to significantly derisk its operations. David Brocas, Head Cobalt Trader for Glencore,… Read more »

How to design adaptable Li-ion packs for changing EV safety regulations: Getting ahead of thermal runaway

Increasing global adoption of EVs is putting the spotlight on safety features for these next-generation vehicles. There are some inherent risks involved with the use of lithium-ion batteries, as instability in one cell/battery can increase the temperature of the cell and create an explosion and/or fire, causing irreparable damage. Considering the presence of many cells… Read more »