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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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Road Ready
Propulsion

Regardless of Powertrain, 2024 Hyundai Kona Benefits from EV-First Design Plan

The 2024 Hyundai Kona will be sold in the U.S. with either electric or ICE propulsion, while a hybrid option will be available in other markets. The new Kona...

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Energy

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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Manned Systems

GM, Autocar to Build Fuel-Cell Commercial Vehicles

General Motors announced this week that it entered a joint development agreement with Alabama-based Autocar Industries to build a range of all-electric commercial trucks powered by...

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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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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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Connectivity

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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Imaging

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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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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Test & Measurement

Enterprise Battery-Analysis Pioneer Voltaiq Partners with Siemens

As CES 2024 was wrapping up in Las Vegas, battery-analysis pioneer Voltaiq and Siemens Digital Industries Software announced a partnership they said is intended to help...

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Power

CES 2024: Magna Puts Multiple Innovations in New, More Efficient 800v E-Motor

Ahead of its press conference this week at CES in Las Vegas, Magna International showed journalists a brand new 800-volt e-drive motor that it said sets new...

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Energy

CES 2024: Bosch Shows Cabin-Monitoring Tech While Acknowledging Complexity

John Nowinski, Bosch’s North American project lead for interior sensing on cross-domain computing solutions, laid out a stark scenario that could be faced by...

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Energy

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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Power

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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Propulsion

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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Communications

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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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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Electronics & Computers

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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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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Energy

Honda Ready with First North American Crossover EV

Honda knows what U.S. buyers like: crossovers. So it makes perfect sense that the company chose a crossover SUV configuration for its first “mainstream” U.S.-market EV, the 2024...

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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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Editorial
Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Technology Report
Materials

Schaeffler Promotes E-Motor Manufacturing Flexibility

Global auto supplier Schaeffler Group has a message for the EV motor market: the company is capable of building custom solutions for many different EV drivelines and use cases. And...

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Power

2024 Lexus TX Has Three Powertrain Options – ICE, Hybrid, PHEV – and It Shows

Despite its considerable size, the new Lexus TX does not lumber. It does not struggle. Instead, Lexus’ latest three-row SUV provides surprisingly smooth...

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Power

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

Kia’s 2024 EV9 Stands as First Mainstream 3-Row EV

It may be time for Kia — or its Hyundai and Genesis siblings — to deliver a lousy vehicle. It’s becoming a broken record to praise every new Kia for its sophisticated and often...

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Supplier Eye
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'Scaling' EVs Won’t Come Easy

Regular readers of Supplier Eye will note that this author tries to outline the positives and the negatives of supplier strategies. It’s a moving target. A recent deluge of negative headlines with...

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Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Test & Measurement

Freudenberg Battery Lab Design Considered Human, Environmental Safety

As more OEMs and suppliers begin developing and manufacturing batteries for EVs, many are discovering the specific needs of a testing program. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has answered that need by adding such a facility to existing R&D space at its headquarters in Plymouth, Mich.

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