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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...

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Energy

BorgWarner Targets More-Sustainable E-Motors

All components of an electric propulsion system – the motor, battery pack and inverter, in particular – are interrelated and optimized for a system function. Still, there are significant...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Perkins Expands Power Generation Powertrain Lineup

Perkins announced an addition to its EU Stage V-compliant powertrain range with the 2806J-E18TAG1 ElectropaK. Perkins’ new engine is an 18-liter unit intended for the electric power...

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Q&A
Power

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...

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Road Ready
Materials

2024 Ford F-150 Sports Flashy Tailgate, Better Raptor Ride

To say Ford believes it has lightning in a bottle with the Pro Access tailgate debuting on the refreshed 2024 Ford F-150 would be an understatement. “We’re going to end the...

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

PHASA-35 Stratospheric Flight

British engineers have successfully completed a stratospheric flight trial of BAE Systems’ High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) - PHASA-35.

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News
Energy

Magna Shows off Electric Offroad Powertrain, In-Cabin Tech

If a mid-20th century engineer could time travel and see Magna’s electric off-road powertrains, they might ask “why is the rear differential so gigantic?” But that’s no...

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Power

Kodiak Targets Class 8 Electric Truck for Autonomous System

Kodiak Robotics introduced what it claims is an industry-first at the 2023 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo: an autonomous Class 8 truck that is fully electric. Kodiak...

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News
Manned Systems

E-Fueling for the Future

Synthetic and bio-based liquid “e-fuels” have in various forms enjoyed fits and starts of industry attention and R&D investment in recent years, but got the most significant boost ever in March 2023 when...

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Design

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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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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The Navigator
Imaging

Finding Range Through Compute Efficiency

This past January, I was among tens of thousands who returned to Las Vegas for CES—the show’s reawakening after the pandemic. Some definite themes emerged from the dozens of conversations I...

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News
Energy

Deere Pursues Electric Construction Machines and Charging Infrastructure

John Deere revealed its first electric excavator, the 145 X-Tier, at CES 2023 in January and used the CONEXPO Show in March to continue showcasing its...

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Technology Report
Power

Brunswick Launches All-Electric Marine Outboard

Brunswick Corp. made several product announcements at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. The company showcased their electrification efforts for recreational boats under their Mercury Marine brand...

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News
Regulations/Standards

Wolfspeed, ZF to Collaborate on New Uses of Silicon Carbide

Leading silicon carbide chipmaker Wolfspeed joined German officials to announce construction of what it said would be the world’s largest silicon carbide device factory. The...

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Original Equipment
Energy

CNH Introduces Battery-Electric, Autonomous-Ready Tractor

CNH Industrial recently introduced what it says is the world’s first autonomous-ready, battery-electric light utility tractor at its Tech Day in Phoenix, Arizona. The New...

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Articles
Power

BMW Reapproaches Hydrogen

Automakers have raised and dashed hopes for using hydrogen to power cars and trucks, including General Motors’ notorious 2007 promise that it would sell 1 million fuel-cell vehicles annually (actual number:...

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News
Power

Tuning the 2024 Corvette E-Ray for Exceptional Drivability

The challenge with any hybrid-electric vehicle is programming two propulsion sources to provide seamless response in every driving mode—acceleration, braking, cruising, etc....

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News
Transportation

Hyundai CE Debuts Hydrogen and Electric Excavators at Bauma 2022

The Hyundai HW155H hydrogen-powered excavator concept made its debut in late October at the Bauma expo in Munich, Germany. Hyundai Construction Equipment displayed the...

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Q&A
Power

Liebherr Goes All in on Hydrogen Fuel

At the Bauma conference in late October, Liebherr displayed two prototype H2-fueled engines, the H964 and H966, to showcase its hydrogen-engine technology. Each prototype employed a different...

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Energy

Engineering Sustainability

Watching a junked school bus being fed into a mammoth hammer mill, which loudly pummeled the bus into fragments of metal, rubber, and plastic, was a sight I’ll never forget. I was visiting Huron Valley...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

From Emissions Tech to EV Electronics

A recent visit to Eberspaecher’s North American engineering and manufacturing complex reveals how a global Tier-1 rooted in combustion-engine technology is profitably navigating the transition to...

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Articles
Design

Vibration Testing NASA’s X-57 Maxwell Electric Aircraft

In place of the usual gasoline-powered motors, the X-57 has two all-electric motors powered by traction batteries.

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Application Briefs
Defense

Electric Satellite Thruster

IVO Ltd.
Bismark, ND
+1 701-390-9567
https://ivolimited.us/

IVO Ltd., a company that specializes in capacitive based technologies, recently unveiled the IVO Quantum Drive, the first pure electric...

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Application Briefs
Defense

Communications Infrastructure UAVs

Solar-powered unmanned aircraft can provide a resilient inter-vendor, mesh-based communications infrastructure to provide over-the-horizon networks that are self-aware and can cover large areas beyond line-of-sight.

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News
Manned Systems

Geopolitics: The Other Existential Threat

As I write this on Valentine’s Day, 105 Russian army battalions backed by over 500 tactical aircraft and 40 warships are poised for a blitzkrieg-style invasion of Ukraine. I don’t think...

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Briefs
Power

Technique Extends Next-Generation Lithium Metal Batteries

The discovery could enable lightweight, low-cost, long-lasting energy storage for electric vehicles, houses, and more.

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News
Energy

Innovative ‘Afreecar’ Wins SAE’s 2021 Create the Future Design Award

The focus is on bringing electric power and mobility to 1 billion people who have no access to electricity.

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Articles
Propulsion

Solar-Powered Satellite Hardware in Orbit

The Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module is the first orbital experiment designed to convert sunlight for microwave power transmission for solar power satellites.

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