Electrical, Electronics, and Avionics
Lithium-ion batteries

Latest Stories

News
Power

The Fiat 500e Is Back

After a hiatus of five years, Fiat is reintroducing the 500e to the U.S. The all-new EV, which is new to the U.S. in 2024, has been sold in Europe for the past four years. So, what’s new? We spoke with Stellantis...

Feature Image

News
Manned Systems

Volvo Trucks’ Battery Chemistry of Choice: NCA

While Daimler Truck, Paccar and Accelera by Cummins are pursuing lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells with technology partner EVE Energy, Volvo Trucks employs lithium-ion batteries...

Feature Image

News
Manned Systems

Sustainable Ecosystem Model Involves Multiple Partners

Rooftop solar panels will soon power about 90% of PFG’s Gilroy, California, operations, the starting point for cold food deliveries. The vehicles getting the various edibles and...

Feature Image

Articles
Power

Batteries & Recycling: The Next Frontier

Recycling electric vehicle batteries has been a goal of the auto industry for many years, but the infrastructure to make that a widespread reality is still in the early stages. As the amount of...

Feature Image

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Are We Stuck with Lithium-Ion?

There’s no shortage of alternatives to lithium-ion EV batteries in development. From lithium-iron phosphate to sodium-ion to multiple solid-state chemistries, companies are racing to perfect these...

Feature Image

Technology Report
Automotive

All-Electric Nissan Ariya Handles Ultra-Cold Temps on Pole to Pole Trek

Chris and Julie Ramsey covered more than 33,000 km (20,505 miles) across three continents in an all-electric passenger vehicle from 1823’s magnetic North Pole to...

Feature Image

News
Energy

Mack Announces Series Production of MD Electric at Work Truck Week

Mack Trucks announced that series production and deliveries have begun for its second battery-electric truck, the MD Electric. Production MD Electrics have reportedly...

Feature Image

Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Modine Targets Off-Highway EVs with ‘Plug-And-Play’ BTMS

Suppliers increasingly are developing and integrating thermal-management solutions to meet the specific demands of off-highway EVs. Deutronic, for instance, develops...

Feature Image

Road Ready
Energy

2024 Honda Prologue Is a Cautious Invitation to Drive Electric

Despite the inherent potential of electric motors to offer blazing acceleration, Honda decided to smooth things out for its first serious all-electric vehicle for North...

Feature Image

Road Ready
Energy

Honda Ready with First North American Crossover EV

Honda knows what U.S. buyers like: crossovers. So it makes perfect sense that the company chose a crossover SUV configuration for its first “mainstream” U.S.-market EV, the 2024...

Feature Image

Q&A
Energy

VinFast Confident VinES Battery-Tech Merger Will Make for Better EVs

In October, Vietnam’s EV newcomer VinFast announced that it would merge with VinES Energy Solutions JSC, the battery-development and -manufacturing arm of its...

Feature Image

Road Ready
Energy

Kia’s 2024 EV9 Stands as First Mainstream 3-Row EV

It may be time for Kia — or its Hyundai and Genesis siblings — to deliver a lousy vehicle. It’s becoming a broken record to praise every new Kia for its sophisticated and often...

Feature Image

Original Equipment
Energy

New Holland Adds Small Articulated Loaders to Lineup

New Holland Construction is entering a new equipment category with its full line of small articulated loaders. The lineup consists of five models — the ML12, ML12T, ML15, ML23 and...

Feature Image

Articles
Energy

Can Solid-State Batteries Commercialize by 2030?

The 1915 Detroit Electric Brougham was powered by lead-acid batteries, and so was the first generation of the General Motors EV1 back in 1996. The 1915 car could reportedly travel 80...

Feature Image

News
Energy

Freudenberg Battery Lab Design Considered Human, Environmental Safety

As more OEMs and suppliers begin developing and manufacturing batteries for EVs, many are discovering the specific needs of a testing program. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has answered that need by adding such a facility to existing R&D space at its headquarters in Plymouth, Mich.

Feature Image

Original Equipment
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Bollinger’s Electric Truck Enters Design Validation Phase

Potential fleet customers had their first hands-on time with “fully production-intent” Bollinger B4 all-electric Class 4 chassis cab trucks during a recent ride-and-drive...

Feature Image

News
Power

The First Modern EV Was … a Corvair?

The production EV1 by General Motors in the 1990’s gets some credit for being, technology-wise, one of the first viable EVs. The limitation was its heavy lead-acid battery storage and short...

Feature Image

Road Ready
Power

Cadillac Counts on 2025 Escalade IQ for EV Sizzle

General Motors said it’s all-in on transitioning its entire passenger-vehicle lineup to EVs and there may be no more critical litmus test of the strategy than the reception for the...

Feature Image

Articles
Power

Addressing Thermal Management for EVs

When General Motors unveiled the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ, the electric sport utility vehicle with a 24-module Ultium battery pack providing more than 200 kWh of energy that contributes to an...

Feature Image

Technical Innovation
Energy

Yanmar Announces Marine Hydrogen Fuel-Cell System

Yanmar announced that its marine subsidiary, Yanmar Holdings, is now offering a marine-grade hydrogen fuel-cell (HFC) propulsion system. According to the company’s announcement of the...

Feature Image

Technology Report
Power

Our Next Energy’s Gemini Battery Could Bring 600-Mile EVs by 2026

There’s a mild irony in a battery company called ONE that believes the way to increase electric vehicle adoption actually relies on two. Two battery chemistries in...

Feature Image

Q&A
Energy

Volvo’s Ambitious Goal: 50% Zero-Emission Trucks by 2030

Volvo Trucks’ target is to be completely fossil-free by 2040. “If we stop selling products that rely on CO2 by 2040, it means that our running population [of...

Feature Image

News
Energy

Toyota Still Favors Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries for HEVs

Toyota has no immediate plans to drop its decades-long history of using NiMH (nickel-metal hydride) batteries, a stark contrast to other automakers solely offering electrified...

Feature Image

Original Equipment
Power

GM Defense Adapts Hummer EV for Military Concept Vehicle

GM Defense announced in July 2022 that the U.S. Army selected it to provide a battery-electric vehicle for analysis and demonstration. As a subsidiary of General Motors, that...

Feature Image

News
Data Acquisition

Battery Education Infrastructure Requires Huge Effort and Wide Coordination

China is stunningly ahead of the United States in the support and education of the future EV battery workforce. That was the stark message at the start of a...

Feature Image

News
Energy

Solid-State EV Batteries Project to Low Penetration in 2030

Although the automotive industry sees solid-state batteries as the next game-changer for EV driving range, performance and safety, the technology is projected to penetrate the...

Feature Image

INSIDER
Green Design & Manufacturing

EV Battery Recycling Still Being Defined

The efficient and economical recycling of EV batteries is not just possible, but inevitable, said a panel of battery-recycling experts at the 2023 Battery Show North America in Novi, MI, this...

Feature Image

INSIDER
Energy

2023 Battery Show North America Opens as Automakers, Suppliers Intensify Battery Investments

As the world’s major auto markets begin an inexorable shift to EVs and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), any discussion of the engineering...

Feature Image

Articles
Energy

LFP Battery-Cell Production for Electric CVs Planned in U.S.

China remains the clear leader in manufacturing of lithium-ion battery cells for commercial vehicles and passenger cars, but North America will claim some of that share in the...

Feature Image