Posts Tagged: EV Batteries

Comparison of next-generation EV motors: Induction, IPM-SRM, Axial-Flux Air-Core

At the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering October 18-21, 2021 Infinitum Electric will present a comparison of three common EV motor topologies, including induction, IPM-SRM, and axial-flux air-core. Join this session for a deep dive dedicated to: Understanding how each of the three motor topologies functions Explanation of how each motor performs with air… Read more »

Faraday Battery Challenge to fund 17 new tech projects

The Faraday Battery Challenge, a project initiated by the UK government to promote advanced battery technologies, has announced a new £10-million round of funding, which will be shared across 17 projects being undertaken by businesses and research institutions across the UK. The funded projects cover a wide range of topics, including a new sodium nickel… Read more »

Titan to develop early warning system for Li-ion batteries using ultrasound

Titan Advanced Energy Solutions has received nearly $1.1 million in funding from the DOE to develop an early warning system for lithium-ion batteries using ultrasound technology to detect abnormal and hazardous battery conditions in real time, hours to days in advance of a dangerous situation. These conditions may include thermal runaways, a chain reaction within… Read more »

US seeks to build a domestic supply chain for critical minerals, Australia touts its mineral resources

EV fans may be frustrated with the US government’s lukewarm support for electrification, but at least it can be said that the administration understands the importance of establishing a domestic supply chain for batteries and critical minerals. As Reuters reports, the DOE is channeling funds into R&D spanning the materials spectrum, from primary processing to… Read more »

FREYR building Customer Qualification Plant to produce battery cells in Norway

FREYR Battery will proceed with the construction of its Customer Qualification Plant (CQP) and first battery cell production line in Mo i Rana, Norway. Preparatory work on the facility is already ongoing, and operations are scheduled to begin in the second half of 2022. The CQP production line is based on 24M Technologies SemiSolid lithium-ion… Read more »

Today’s Webinar: Simplified EV battery and fuel cell testing with regenerative DC loads

Simplified, cost-effective testing of EV batteries and fuel cells with regenerative DC electronic loads, and bidirectional DC power supplies that incorporate them, can return up to 96% of the energy absorbed by the load to the power grid. This energy-conscious approach to test saves utility costs and HVAC costs, reduces cooling fan size and noise,… Read more »

Proterra and LG Energy Solution sign long-term battery cell supply agreement

Commercial EV innovator Proterra (NASDAQ: PTRA) has formed a new agreement with LG Energy Solution to provide a long-term supply of cylindrical battery cells, to be manufactured at a new LG Energy Solution plant in the US. LG will deliver cells to Proterra’s factories for the manufacture of the company’s commercial EV battery systems. Proterra… Read more »

Keysight launches battery test system using high voltage SiC technology

Keysight Technologies has announced a new test system for high-voltage battery packs (up to 1,500 volts). The Scienlab SL1700A Series uses silicon carbide (SiC) technology, which Keysight says will boost efficiency and energy recovery.  The system gives users control of the climate chamber, conditioning of the device under test, and the battery management system. Analysis… Read more »

DOE awards $43 million to support battery manufacturing innovations

The DOE has announced a new $42.3-million funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0002553) to support manufacturing innovations for energy technologies to drive reductions in carbon emissions.  The latest FOA is focused on three topic areas: Manufacturing process innovation, including drying process improvements, advanced tooling solutions and sustainable chemistry practices; Advanced materials manufacturing, including the development of aluminum-cerium alloys… Read more »

Gaussin and Microvast to build batteries for road truck skateboards

Gaussin and Microvast are working together to integrate Microvast’s new generation of batteries with Gaussin’s electric skateboard and hydrogen applications. Gaussin’s skateboard platform is designed for hydrogen or battery-electric Class 8 tractors and trucks from 18 to 44 tons. Target customers include traditional truck manufacturers, body builders and autonomous navigation software companies.  The hydrogen version… Read more »