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Mercedes Unveils Tech-Heavy Electric G-Class

Surrounded by celebrities in Beverly Hills, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the 2025 G 580 with EQ Technology on a dock in the middle of a reservoir. That mouthful of a name is met with a large...

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Technical Innovation
Regulations/Standards

SAE Completes Next Step to Standardize Tesla-Developed EV Charging Connector

SAE International announced on December 19 that it has released the Technical Information Report (TIR) for the SAE J3400 standard covering development and...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

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Original Equipment
Energy

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...

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Energy

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...

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Manned Systems

Mercedes-Benz Concept CLA Class Updates VISION EQXX Tech for a 466-Mile EV

Over ten years ago, Volkswagen built a small number of ultra-efficient ICE-powered vehicles called XL1. VW never put these sleek teardrops into mass production,...

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Technology Report
Power

Fully Charged in Six Minutes?

Battery technology company Nyobolt and UK-based design and engineering consultancy Callum are collaborating on a demonstration of new lithium-ion battery tech that would permit the full charge of a vehicle...

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Energy

Reducing the Battery Materials Supply Risk

Battery electric vehicle (BEV) adoption is taking off for a variety of reasons. Battery cost per kWh of energy stored has dropped 10-fold since 2010. Driving range has increased, making range...

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Power

Volta’s Electric Truck Is U.S. Bound

Volta Trucks has been operating its all-electric Volta Zero delivery trucks in Europe for three years. Now, the map is expanding. Fleet operators soon will be able to get behind the wheel of a...

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Original Equipment
Manned Systems

Daimler Launches New EV Truck Brand for U.S. Market

Daimler Truck has launched a new brand, Rizon, dedicated to Class 4 and 5 medium-duty battery-electric vehicles for the U.S. market. Making its public debut at the Advanced Clean...

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Energy

Honda’s Hydrogen Progress

Is the long-promised “hydrogen economy” still 15 years away, as it reportedly has been for… more than 15 years? Or is it just around the corner? SAE Media traveled to Honda’s U.S. campus in Torrance,...

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Manned Systems

2025 Ram 1500 REV Driving Range Would Jump to Head of Class

Stellantis’ Ram brand introduced more details about the 2025 Ram 1500 REV electric pickup at the New York International Auto Show in early April, and one option is an...

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Original Equipment
Power

Medium-Duty Electric Trucks Multiply to Meet Demand

Several commercial truck OEMs revealed new medium-duty EVs at NTEA’s 2023 Work Truck Week (WTW) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Interest in Class 5, 6 and 7 EVs has ramped up rapidly in...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Rethinking the Grid for EVs

The clock is ticking for the automotive industry to meet looming “greener” energy deadlines, which will come into effect at the end of the decade. Achieving widescale adoption of electric vehicles (EVs)...

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Road Ready
Automotive

Volvo’s Electric High-Wire Act

Under a circus-size tent in downtown Stockholm, Volvo recently introduced its new high-wire act — one with its share of nail-biting risk.

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Original Equipment
Power

New Holland Electric Mini-Excavator Hits Market

Contractors and municipalities in 2023 will have an electric alternative to diesel-powered small excavators.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Proving out DC Fast Charging — in the Extreme

The ability to charge electric vehicles at a very fast rate is a key to electrifying mobility across the U.S. It’s a focus of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Extreme Fast Charger project,...

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Energy

BMW Plans Move to Structural Battery Packs and ‘46120’ Cells

The technology below the smooth skin of BMW’s i Vision Dee concept car, unveiled at CES 2023, marks a major step forward in the company’s electric-vehicle...

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Manned Systems

CES 2023: Ram Unveils 2024 Electric Pickup Concept

Stellantis’ Ram brand is late to the ranks of full-size battery-electric pickup trucks, following the Ford F-150 Lighting EV and Rivian R1Tin 2022, GM’s Silverado EV due in fall...

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Power

Williams Debuts New Flexible Platform for BEVs and FCVs

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has unveiled its latest product, the EVR electric vehicle platform. It has been designed to provide an accelerated start to a high-performance...

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Electronics & Computers

Yanmar, ELEO Announce Electrification Strategy for Off-Highway Sector

Yanmar announced its strategy for electrification of future off-road powertrain offerings at the Bauma 2022 conference in late October. During a presentation, Yanmar...

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Energy

Eaton Debuts All-In-One Power Distribution for EVs

Destruction avoidance is one of the chief duties of Eaton’s battery disconnect unit (BDU) for light-duty passenger EVs. “A short circuit event in a typical battery electric vehicle...

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Unmanned Systems

BMW Engineers for the EV-Transition Reality

When the time comes for the debut of a new generation of a German flagship sedan, it’s best to expect the incremental. Sure, there will be technology stretches and conveniences so impressive...

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Manned Systems

GM’s Hummer EV Is Still like Nothing Else

The revival of the Hummer brand has produced a vehicle that is concurrently of its time and a throwback to conspicuous consumption from the decade that spawned its predecessor. Like the...

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Power

SAE WCX 2022: ICE Won’t Melt amid Shift to EVs

The transition to electrified vehicles in OEM portfolios is progressing, but internal combustion engines (ICE) will continue to power millions of new vehicles for a still undetermined...

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Energy

Lightning EMotors Announces EChassis for Commercial EVs

Lightning eMotors has announced the availability of the Lightning eChassis platform for commercial EV applications. The platform, which was co-developed with Metalsa, will be...

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Materials

Launching Aerospace Battery Tech for EVs

Advanced materials and energy storage company Nanoramic Laboratories is in the early stages of a 30-month project to develop a low-cost/fast-charge Li-ion battery for electric vehicles using its...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Materials Move Li-Ion Batteries Toward the Solid-State Endgame

Battery-development experts from the auto industry and rapidly expanding startup companies concurred at the recent Battery and Electrification Summit, presented by...

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Executive Viewpoints
Energy

Batteries Go Underground

Diesel-powered mining vehicles add risk and complexity underground. Operators need extensive ventilation infrastructure to manage the exhaust gases, and this becomes exponentially larger as mines go deeper. That...

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