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Modine Targets Off-Highway EVs with ‘Plug-and-Play’ BTMS

Deutronic is not alone in developing and integrating thermal-management solutions to meet the specific demands of off-highway EVs. Modine, for example, in 2023 launched a new edition of its EVantage battery thermal-management system with a liquid-cooled condenser (L-CON BTMS). Read on to learn more.

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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 the headline component — batteries. Read on to learn more.

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Physical Sciences

Next-Generation Binder for Lithium-ion Batteries

In a recent study published in the journal ACS Applied Energy Materials, researchers have utilized poly(vinylphosphonic acid) (PVPA) as a binder for a micro-SiO electrodes, achieving superior performance compared to conventional cells. Read on to learn more.

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Energy

Testing the Engineering Limits for eVTOL Battery Power

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are taking cleaner transportation to the skies by creating and evaluating new batteries for airborne electric vehicles that take off and land vertically. Read on to learn more.

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Energy

Recyclable ‘Water Batteries’ That Won’t Catch Fire

A global team of researchers and industry collaborators led by RMIT University has invented recyclable ’water batteries’ that won’t catch fire or explode. Read on to learn more.

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Energy

Cobalt-Free Electrodes Achieved with Nickel Ions

A team of researchers from Japanese and French universities has developed a practical nickel-based electrode material that opens new avenues to cobalt-free batteries for electric vehicles. Read on to learn more.

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Power

GM Energy Introduces Vehicle-To-Home Charging Solution

The benefits of EVs are still being explored and introduced to the world. The latest is GM Energy's new bidirectional charging system.

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Power

Mercedes Unveils Tech-Heavy Electric G-Class

Surrounded by celebrities in Beverly Hills, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the 2025 G 580 with EQ Technology on a dock in the middle of a reservoir. That mouthful of a name is met with a large...

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Energy

Tested: 2025 Mercedes-Benz G 580 Spins up a Winner

I’m used to spinning wheels while testing cars, but the 2025 Mercedes-Benz G 580 is making a spectacle.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Volvo Charts Its Path Towards Zero Emissions

Volvo Trucks is betting on themselves to reach the aggressive goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. The company is taking an almost fanatical approach to its emissions reduction targets...

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Power

The Fiat 500e Is Back

After a hiatus of five years, Fiat is reintroducing the 500e to the U.S. The all-new EV, which is new to the U.S. in 2024, has been sold in Europe for the past four years. So, what’s new? We spoke with Stellantis...

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Manned Systems

Volvo Trucks’ Battery Chemistry of Choice: NCA

While Daimler Truck, Paccar and Accelera by Cummins are pursuing lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells with technology partner EVE Energy, Volvo Trucks employs lithium-ion batteries...

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Manned Systems

Sustainable Ecosystem Model Involves Multiple Partners

Rooftop solar panels will soon power about 90% of PFG’s Gilroy, California, operations, the starting point for cold food deliveries. The vehicles getting the various edibles and...

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Propulsion

2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Makes E-Shift Feel Real

Albert Biermann, the über-engineer tapped to lead Hyundai Motor Group’s R&D and vehicle development, officially retired in 2021. But the fingerprints of the longtime chief engineer...

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Energy

Batteries & Recycling: The Next Frontier

Recycling electric vehicle batteries has been a goal of the auto industry for many years, but the infrastructure to make that a widespread reality is still in the early stages. As the amount of...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Are We Stuck with Lithium-Ion?

There’s no shortage of alternatives to lithium-ion EV batteries in development. From lithium-iron phosphate to sodium-ion to multiple solid-state chemistries, companies are racing to perfect these...

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Power

Can Solid-State Batteries Commercialize by 2030?

Automakers are increasingly focusing on the long-delayed promise of solid-state batteries. With no liquid electrolyte, these batteries can be lighter, safer (with reduced fire risk), faster to recharge, and more energy dense while still being able to deliver ranges of 600 miles (965 km) or more.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Upcycling Commercial Fleets into Circular EVs

Based on the success thus far, Evolectric hopes to introduce its technology to more markets worldwide where demand is growing for affordable and accessible EVs. The company hopes to build a network of local partners capable of carrying out all installation and maintenance services.

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AR/AI

Leveraging AI for EV Performance Improvement

As commercial fleets adopt more electric vehicles, they need accurate state-of-health measurements and smart charging algorithms to ensure their EVs have minimum unscheduled downtime. To solve these problems effectively, we need comprehensive data collection, capable computing infrastructure, and intelligent algorithms.

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Energy

Putting a New ‘Charge’ in EV Recharging

Although there have been questions about the continuing consumer uptake of EVs, BMW’s Niels Bohn said that the robustness of the charging network is the key to achieving consumer acceptance.

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Packaging & Sterilization

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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Energy

Cobalt-Free Batteries Could Power EVs of the Future

Many electric vehicles are powered by batteries that contain cobalt — a metal that carries high financial, environmental, and social costs. MIT researchers have now designed a battery material that could offer a more sustainable way to power electric cars. The new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery includes a cathode based on organic materials, instead of cobalt or nickel (another metal often used in Li-ion batteries).

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Power

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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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.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Products

See the new products, including Beam Global’s EV ARC, an advanced sustainable charging infrastructure solution for EVs; Solvay's SolvaLite® 716 FR, an innovative fast-curing epoxy prepreg system; Recyclus Group's solution for the safe storage and transportation of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, the LiBox; and Freudenberg Sealing Technologies' new type of foldable gasket for battery electric vehicles.

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Propulsion

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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Electronics & Computers

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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