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Posts Tagged: EV Batteries

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 »

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 »