Posts Tagged: EV Motors

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 »

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 »

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 »

DWFritz’s ZeroTouch measuring platform enables in-line inspection of rotor-stator systems in under one minute

Electric drives consist of a fixed stator and a moving rotor. In order to achieve optimum drive performance and low wear, both components must be matched to each other with well under millimeter precision, so accurate conformity control is of immense importance. Conventional measuring systems, such as coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), generally in combination with… Read more »

Drive System Design’s software tool identifies optimal EV powertrain

Drive System Design (DSD), a specialist in the rapid engineering and development of electrified propulsion systems, has enhanced its proprietary Electrified Powertrain Optimization Process (ePOP). This software-based tool is designed to help e-mobility providers swiftly identify the propulsion systems that best fit their specific needs. DSD says its comprehensive analysis tool can quickly review tens… Read more »

Infinitum Electric raises $40 million to scale ultra-high-efficiency motors

Infinitum Electric, creator of the air-core motor, has secured $40 million in Series C funding to scale production of its ultra-high-efficiency, lightweight motors. The investment will be used to expand production of the company’s IEs Series motors for commercial and industrial applications, and to complete development of its IEm Series EV motors. Infinitum says its… Read more »

A closer look at axial flux motors

In Issue 49, we reviewed some of the more promising advancements in materials and construction techniques for EV traction motors, one of which—the axial flux design—will be the focus of this article. Despite being characterized as an advanced construction technique, the axial flux design is actually one of the oldest ways of constructing a motor—it’s… Read more »