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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...

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Data Acquisition

Overcoming EV Drivetrain Testing Challenges

Transportation markets have seen a tremendous surge of interest in hybrid and electric vehicle technology. To gain the promised efficiency benefits and green profile of these vehicles, it is...

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Materials

Schaeffler Heads Back to CES with New Acquisition, Capabilities

Schaeffler Group, energized by a new acquisition and a new tagline “we pioneer motion,” will showcase new capabilities at CES in January — its first appearance at the...

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Novel Technologies Debut on 2024 Toyota Tacoma

For nearly 20 years, the Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup truck has been a sales segment-leader and a reputation-maker. “Innovation is core to our success and to our promotion of new...

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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...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Clarios Sees Low-Voltage Electricals as Vital in EV, AV Future

In an increasingly electrified world, there’s still a need for 12-volt batteries and a low-voltage electrical architecture in vehicles. Clarios, which provides the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Energy

Scaling the Solid-State Battery FEST

Start-up battery developer Factorial Energy’s workforce of engineers, chemists and other technology specialists has topped 100 with recent hirings in the Asia-Pacific region. A pilot manufacturing...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Handicapping the ‘Race Toward Zero’

Kelly Senecal did not set out to champion the multi-modal approach to vehicle carbon reduction. He’s the CEO of Covergent Science, a company specializing in computational fluid dynamics. A...

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Power

Battle for the Box

Whether you call them packs, boxes, or trays, the structures that envelop and protect EV battery cells and their supporting electrical and thermal-management hardware are among the industry’s top subsystem...

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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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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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Green Design & Manufacturing

Closing the Loop on EV Battery Recycling

Development of a robust electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling industry has moved from a net-positive sideline to a necessity as automakers, and their suppliers, transition away from internal...

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Chattanooga Power Haus

Volkswagen is rapidly gaining on General Motors, Ford and Tesla in terms of overall EV development and production assets in North America, industry analysts tell SAE Media. With the recent launch of its $22...

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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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Constellium Develops New Alloys for EV Battery Enclosures

Aluminum is the dominant material for electric vehicle (EV) battery enclosures for one simple but significant factor: lightweighting capability. All currently available...

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Volkswagen Details Plan for New EV Battery Cell, Manufacturing

Volkswagen announced on March 15 a new development and business model for the production of batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) that is projected to yield as much as a 50%...

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Design

Hau Thai-Tang Is Engineering a New Ford

Security at Ford’s Dearborn Proving Ground was tight on a frigid January day when we arrived for SAE’s interview with Hau Thai-Tang. The gate guards were armed with infrared thermometers, and...

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Power

New CHAdeMO 3.0 Aims to Harmonize Global EV Quick-Charging Standards

On April 24, the CHAdeMO Association released the 3.0 version of its electric-vehicle (EV) charging protocol. The technology was co-developed by the China Electricity...

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Manned Systems

Commercial-Vehicle Battery Producer Sets up in U.S. as Electrification Takes Hold

Projecting the market for full-electric and hybrid-electric commercial vehicles will continue to expand, Germany-based lithium-ion battery specialist...

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Battery Experts: Solid-State EV Tech Could Be Five Years Out

Solid-state batteries are the “reach” energy-storage technology slated to take electric vehicles (EVs) –and to a lesser extent, other consumer-electronic products – to...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Caterpillar Ventures Invests in Fisker for Electric Future

As automotive manufacturers compete to produce lower-cost electric vehicles (EVs) with greater ranges than ever, the off-highway construction and mining equipment industry has...

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Electronics & Computers

Tackling the Thermal Challenges of Battery EVs

The falling cost of natural gas and its increasing use for electricity generation has helped build the environmental appeal of battery electric vehicles. BEV advocates point to the 95%...

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