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ZF, Freudenberg Developing Integrated Fuel-Cell and E-Drive System

Although there were new commercial vehicles on display at this year’s IAA Transportation staged at the Hanover Messe Fairground in Germany, it was electric drive...

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Transportation

Funding, Mandates Fuel Commercial-Vehicle Electrification

Government funding and electrification mandates are providing strong tailwinds for electric vehicle (EV) suppliers. But to optimize their transitions, fleet operators will have...

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Energy

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...

Power

Protecting Electric Vehicle Charging Systems with Advanced Current Sensing

While battery range and charging times are getting the most attention when it comes to electric vehicle (EV) charging systems, safety and reliability are a critical...

Executive Viewpoints
Power

Solving the Challenges of Megawatt Chargers

The most significant barrier to the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) is the battery charging infrastructure. The availability of charging stations and the time required to recharge vehicles...

Technology Report
Energy

SAE and NREL Partner to Strengthen EV-Charging Cybersecurity

Members of the electric vehicle industry gathered at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in early April to evaluate enhanced cybersecurity for the connections...

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Electronics & Computers

SAE WCX 2022: Sustainability Is a Lifecycle Mindset

“Going green” is a mantra that most if not all automotive OEMs and suppliers profess to follow. SAE International is also committed to the dialogue, with its recently announced...

Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Purdue Prototypes New EV Fast-charge Cable

A new charging station cable designed by a Purdue University research team could enable an electric vehicle (EV) battery to be recharged in under five minutes, comparable to filling an average...

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Energy

BEV Truck Manufacturers Charge Ahead at 2022 NTEA Show

This week’s 2022 NTEA Work Truck Week show in Indianapolis, Indiana saw a flurry of BEV reveals and announcements. The market for Class 3 through 6 EVs is getting more crowded by...

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Electronics & Computers

Private Sector ‘Coalition of the Willing’ Charged with Energizing America’s New EV Roadmap

The Biden administration’s EV charging action plan announced in December 2021 detailed how it intended to fast-track billions in funding...

Q&A
Test & Measurement

Q&A: Optimizing Lithium-Ion Batteries for Extreme Fast Charging

New lithium-ion batteries that can be charged in 10 to 15 minutes at a roadside charging station.

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Manned Systems

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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Manned Systems

Mega Push for Heavy-Duty EV Charging

The number of zero-emission (ZE) heavy-duty trucks in the U.S., Canada, China and Europe is expected to increase nearly 80% between 2020 and 2023, from 40 available or announced models to 71....

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Power

Ford Details All-Electric F-150 Lightning

A day after a spirited mid-May drive by electric-vehicle (EV) proponent President Joe Biden, Ford revealed technical and market-focused details for the coming all-electric version of the F-150...

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Power

A Resonant Solution for Fast, Flexible EV Charging

The infrastructure of 400V charging stations has been massively expanded in Europe, with some 400 locations in place and more on the way. However, 800V vehicles currently are left out...

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Energy

Electrify America Accelerates DC Fast-Charger Installation

Three years after Electrify America (EA) opened its first DC fast charging site in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the company currently sits at nearly 600 sites and 2,600 fast...

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Materials

Range-Doubling Lithium-Metal Batteries “Build Themselves” in Li-Ion Manufacturing Method

Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.

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Electronics & Computers

Wireless Charging for Lunar Robots

See how WiBotic — a maker of wireless charging and fleet energy management technologies — is preparing robots for the Moon.

Road Ready
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Cadillac to Launch 2023 Lyriq EV Months Earlier Than Planned

Citing advances in its vehicle-development processes and tireless work from a global engineering team during the COVID-19 pandemic, executives and engineers for General...

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Energy

AI Points the Way to Better EV Battery Management

After two decades of significant advances in electric vehicle (EV) battery development, innovations continue to bring promises of greater battery performance, safety, faster charging,...

Technology Report
Energy

New SAE Wireless Charging Standard Is EV Game-Changer

SAE International on October 22 announced publication of the first global standard that specifies, in a single document, both the electric vehicle- and supply equipment (EVSE)...

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Energy

SAE Kicks off Project to Develop Cyber-Secure EV Charging

Electric-vehicle charging is critical to the mainstreaming of EVs. A 2019 study by the International Council on Clean Transportation estimates that to create, by 2025, a charging...

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Power

The ISO Standard for Electric-Vehicle “Plug-And-Charge” Faces Security Concerns

In 2010, a joint working group of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)...

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Power

Ford Engineers Charged with a Blank EV Slate for the All-New 2021 Mustang Mach-E

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an all-new vehicle. It’s Ford’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) and it’s built on an all-new electric...

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Communications

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

Next Steps Toward Battery-Electric Class 8 Trucks

Volvo LIGHTS, Volvo Group’s pilot project in California to introduce battery-electric semi tractors to the U.S., is moving both incredibly fast and frustratingly slow. On the speedy...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Case Unveils Fully-Electric Backhoe Loader, Begins Delivery This Year

Case Construction Equipment’s move toward alternative propulsion took another step forward at March’s ConExpo-Con/Agg Show when it revealed “Project Zeus,”...

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Energy

Narrower Focus, Bigger Payoff for Commercial EVs

Government regulations are prompting a changeover to electric powertrains, with early growth coming in commercial vehicle applications where range and recharging are more easily managed....

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Connectivity

Is DC Fast-Charging Ready for Prime Time?

It’s a trip we’ve done scores of times with barely a thought. From our home near SAE International headquarters in western Pennsylvania to the metro Detroit area is approximately 300 miles...