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Transportation

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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Materials

Improving and Increasing Energy Density of Batteries

When it comes to making batteries that last longer, a team of researchers including engineers at Brown University and Idaho National Laboratory believes the key might be in how things get clean — specifically how soap works in this process.

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Briefs
Energy

New Cathode Material for Sodium-Ion Batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have invented and patented a new cathode material that replaces lithium ions with sodium and would be significantly cheaper.

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Briefs
Energy

New Solid-State Battery Design Charges in Minutes

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a new lithium metal battery that can be charged and discharged at least 6,000 times — more than any other pouch battery cell — and can be recharged in a matter of minutes.

News
Energy

Fuel Cell Production Spurs Supplier Opportunities

The head of General Motors’ global fuel-cell business is bullish about ongoing opportunities for suppliers in the emerging hydrogen-power space, as GM and partner Honda Motor Co. began...

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Technology Report
Power

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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Articles
Propulsion

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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Articles
Power

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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INSIDER
Energy

New Report Outlines Current Status of Directed Energy Weapons Supply Chain

Directed energy weapons (DEWs), including high energy lasers (HELs) and high-power microwaves (HPMs), have emerged as potentially transformative weapons on the...

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Technology Report
Regulations/Standards

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

Putting a New ‘Charge’ in EV Recharging

Automakers and EV charging services know time is running out on reversing widespread cynicism regarding the state of EV public-charging infrastructure. Despite billions of dollars of already...

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Road Ready
Energy

Lucid Unveils Gravity Electric SUV with More Than 440 Miles of Range

Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson's focus on efficiency permeates the automotive startup. The boss doubles as the company's CTO. That close connection to vehicles coming out...

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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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News
Energy

The Future of Carbon-Neutral Fuels for Heavy-Duty Machines

Decarbonization of commercial vehicles and off-highway machines is rapidly becoming a hot-button topic among regulators in the EU, Asia and North America. In addition to...

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INSIDER
Energy

DoD Starts Prototyping Commercial Lithium Batteries for Aviation, Ground Vehicle and Soldier Power

Under the new Family of Advanced Standard Batteries (FAStBat) project, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and several other agencies...

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SAE Standards News
Test & Measurement

SAE Updates Gasoline Fuel-Injection Standards, Additions Expected

The Gasoline Fuel Injection Standards Committee (GFISC) plays a pivotal role in developing and maintaining SAE’s Standards, Recommended Practices (RP) and Information...

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Articles
Energy

Managing the Evolution of the EV Charging Standard

Grayson Brulte, host of SAE’s Tomorrow Today podcast, interviewed Christian Thiele, Director, Global Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International, and Dr. Rodney McGee, P.E. Chairman, SAE J3400 NACS Task Force, regarding the work of the J3400 Task Force. This Q&A is an abbreviated portion of that interview.

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Editorial
Software

Change? Sure, Sometimes.

SAE’s Automotive Engineering magazine is not immune to the constant beat of changes happening across the automotive industry. In case you’re curious what that means, the byline and picture accompanying this...

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News
Manned Systems

GM Hydrotec Boss Readies Fuel Cells for Commercial Deployment

Call it a “technology-meets-the-moment” place in the transportation sector’s innovation timeline. After decades of concentrated development work, GM’s fuel-cell...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Yanmar Announces Marine Hydrogen Fuel-Cell System

Yanmar announced that its marine subsidiary, Yanmar Holdings, is now offering a marine-grade hydrogen fuel-cell (HFC) propulsion system. According to the company’s announcement of the...

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News
Energy

Our Next Energy’s Gemini Battery Could Bring 600-Mile EVs by 2026

There’s a mild irony in a battery company called ONE that believes the way to increase electric vehicle adoption actually relies on two. Two battery chemistries in...

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Q&A
Energy

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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INSIDER
Energy

DoD's First Electric Aircraft Charging Station is a BETA Supercharger

The first Department of Defense (DoD) electric aircraft installation will be a Level 3 supercharger provided by Vermont-based electric vertical takeoff and landing...

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Q&A
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Managing the Evolution of the EV Charging Standard

SAE International announced in late June, 2023, that it intended to standardize the Tesla-developed North American Charging Standard (NACS) EV charging connector for North America. SAE...

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INSIDER
Manned Systems

Navy Deploys Automated Energy Assessment Tools to the Fleet

Engineers at the Naval Sea Systems Command have achieved an important milestone with the installation of the Global Energy Information System (GENISYS) suite onboard DDG 51...

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INSIDER
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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INSIDER
Power

EV Battery Recycling Still Being Defined

The efficient and economical recycling of EV batteries is not just possible, but inevitable, said a panel of battery-recycling experts at the 2023 Battery Show North America in Novi, MI, this...

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INSIDER
Energy

Getting EV Battery Gigafactories Up to Speed

The term “gigafactory” has become common lexicon for a manufacturing facility constructed to produce the almost incalculable number of individual battery cells required for the millions of...

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News
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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