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Manned Systems

Charging Infrastructure Coming – at a Cost

It’s no secret that insufficient battery charging infrastructure is an impediment to commercial-vehicle fleets’ electrification efforts. To provide direction and some certainty for...

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Technology Report
Energy

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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Road Ready
Power

Mercedes-Benz Product Boss: Europe, North America EVs, EV Charging to Rapidly Get Better

When it displayed its Concept CLA Class for the first time in North America at CES 2024, Mercedes-Benz focused on the car’s merging of novel...

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Technology Report
Power

Porsche Study: Europe Missing out on Tooling Battery Gigafactories

A study examining the prospects for supplying manufacturing tooling for the scores of EV battery “gigafactories” scheduled to be built worldwide found there are...

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Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Thermal Management for Off-Highway Vehicles

As demand increases for electric and hybrid technology advancements in the North American market, off-highway vehicles are subject to many challenges. These range from vibration and shock...

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Articles
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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Articles
Power

EFuels: An Alternative to the Alternative

Even as electric vehicles dominate today’s alternative powertrain market for passenger cars, the future of how we will all someday drive without burning petroleum is cloudier than ever. To...

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Supplier Eye
Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Keys to Success

Much has been written about the extraordinary vehicle production and market environment of the past four years in North America and beyond. The plethora of negative impacts from COVID, chip availability, scarcity of...

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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...

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Articles
Power

Hydrogen ‘Inevitable’ for Commercial Vehicles

With the perception of diesel engines as bad actors in the worldwide transportation-emissions crackdown, the commercial-vehicle sector is racing to identify and develop propulsion...

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Technical Innovation
Software

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...

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Technology Report
Regulations/Standards

Kymco’s New Ionex BMU, BaaS Will Boost Electric Scooter Adoption

Taiwanese powersport company Kymco believes we have finally entered the time of the EV. During the 2023 International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition (EICMA) held...

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Technology Report
Propulsion

Stellantis Unveils STLA Large Platform for D, E Segments

Stellantis on Friday unveiled its STLA Large platform, which will be the basis for eight new EVs from sedans to Trail Rated SUVs by 2026.

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Technology Report
Manned Systems

CES: VinFast Previews Wild Concept Truck

VinFast used its third appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to introduce three new electric vehicles, including a midsize pick-up truck concept and a small CUV bound for the...

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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...

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Articles
Electronics & Computers

EV Energy-Management Powers-Up

Future electric vehicles will be more efficient, more powerful and will be able to hold more energy in their batteries than today’s EVs. Those big “mores” require countless small improvements beyond...

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Technology Report
Power

Program to Train EV Charger Techs Graduates First Class in Detroit

Officials from SAE International, ChargerHelp, Detroit at Work and more partners gathered recently to celebrate the first graduating class of a new training and...

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Technology Report
Power

NVH-Fighting Plastic EV Motor Mount Wins Lightweighting Award

Most motor mounts, even for EV applications, are made of metal alloys. It makes intuitive sense: It’s a vibration-intensive mounting application that demands durability...

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News
Energy

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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Technology Report
Power

Hyundai’s Uni Wheel Creates Space for EV Powertrains

Hyundai Motor Group’s visual design team has been on a roll in creating unusual and attractive passenger vehicles. Now, the automaker’s engineering team has come up with its own...

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Editorial
Power

EV Confidence

EVs are not for everyone. Not yet, anyway. But despite the headlines, there’s no reason to lose confidence in the overall EV trajectory that’s been underway for the last dozen years or so.

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Technical Innovation
Connectivity

TE Connectivity Powers down High-Power Systems

Commercial trucks and off-highway vehicles, faced with new regulatory developments, customer demands and market pressures, are responding by undergoing a renaissance of innovation. In the...

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Articles
Green Design & Manufacturing

Commercial-Truck EV Fleets Slow to Grow

Environmental regulations and corporate sustainability goals are driving commercial fleets to adopt electric trucks in all classes. But the still-evolving charging infrastructure is stymying their...

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News
Motion Control

Tremec-Trification

Tremec is charting a future in vehicle electrification that leverages the company’s gear-manufacturing history while clearly departing from its intrinsic connection to internal combustion engine. Tremec, a...

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News
Energy

Cadillac Reveals Vistiq EV for 2026 Model Year

Cadillac continued its rapid rollout of future EVs today, announcing the 2026 Vistiq, a three-row SUV the company said is designed for families.

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News
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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Technology Report
Power

Honda Motocompacto Folding Scooter Is an Accessory with Pep

As strange as the new Honda Motocompacto looks, it’s not the automaker’s first folding scooter. The Motocompacto is an updated, all-electric version of the Motocompo...

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Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Modeling Considerations for Optimizing EV Motors

Optimizing EV motors before they hit the market is crucial. As the demand for clean energy vehicles grows, customers need assurance that their chosen vehicle is reliable and fulfills sustainability promises.

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News
Propulsion

LA Auto Show 2023: Revenge of the Hybrids

Electrification was still a thing at mid-November’s 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show, but there was no lack of ICE and hybrid powertrains sprinkled throughout the various debuts and unveilings. The...

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