EV, Hybrids & Charging Infrastructure

December 2022
Power Modules Accelerate the Path to Long-Haul, Autonomous Trucking

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Figure 1: Kodiak Robotics integrates autonomous technology into commercial fleets using power modules.

­Commercial trucking is the backbone of the U.S. economy. That has never been more evident than in the past few years as Covid-19 supply chain disruptions gripped the country. At the same time, it’s becoming harder and harder to find people who want to drive trucks. The average American truck driver is abou
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12/31/2022
Mouser Electronics Announces Partnership with DS PENSKE for Formula E Season 9

Mouser Electronics Announces Partnership with DS PENSKE for Formula E Season 9

­Mouser Electronics, Inc., is proud to announce their support of the PENSKE AUTOSPORT group and the newly formed DS PENSKE Formula E team. For the upcoming ninth season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the PENSKE AUTOSPORT group will be teaming up with the French automotive brand DS Automobiles. Mouser is partne
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12/26/2022
Long-Life Electrode Material for Solid-State Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries in today's electric vehicles don’t deliver the necessary performance and durability at a reasonable price.

  Solid-state batteries (SSBs) look as if they will win the battle to become the technology that replaces the lithium-ion batteries we currently use, especially in applications such as electric vehicles. They have all the positive attributes of Li-ion batteries, but their solid electrolyte is safer and
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12/20/2022
High-Compact Torque Vectoring EDU Delivers Double the Power in the Smallest Package

High-Compact Torque Vectoring EDU Delivers Double the Power in the Smallest Package

­The new EDU from the engineering partner and system supplier hofer powertrain reaches new levels of compactness and brings installation possibilities that were not possible before. It enables elegant integration, significantly saves space, and offers maximum flexibility in designing new EV drivetrains. The new High-
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12/16/2022
STMicroelectronics Boosts EV Performance and Driving Range with new Silicon-Carbide Power Modules

STMicroelectronics Boosts EV Performance and Driving Range with new Silicon-Carbide Power Modules

­STMicroelectronics has released high-power modules for electric vehicles that boost performance and driving range. ST’s new silicon-carbide (SiC) power modules have been selected for Hyundai’s E-GMP electric-vehicle platform shared by KIA EV6 and several models. Five new SiC-MOSFET based pow
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12/07/2022
WATT Fuel Cell Continues Business Momentum Growth With Generac Investment

Caine Finnerty, WATT Fuel Cell's president, chief operating officer and founder

­WATT Fuel Cell is excited to announce an investment from Generac Power Systems, a market leader in residential energy technology. The new investment closes 2022 with growing momentum toward commercial launch of fuel cell-driven power for homeowners. As a part of the transaction, a member from the Generac ex
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Date:
12/07/2022
Volvo Receives Record Order for Electric Trucks in Australia

Volvo Receives Record Order for Electric Trucks in Australia

­The shift to sustainable truck transport is happening in many parts of the world, including Australia, where sales of electric trucks are starting to pick up. The country is committed to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050. With transport accounting for 19% of Australia’s carbon emissions, and 38% of th
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Date:
12/07/2022
Electrifying Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­With so much going around the world, the year has flown in. For a news junkie like myself, it has been fascinating, and often horrifying, watching everything unfold. As for the industry, it has been very mixed. The rate of innovation doesn’t seem to be slowing any, but the overall market conditions look as
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Date:
12/01/2022
The Promise of the EV Market

Kevin Parmenter, Director, Applications Engineering. TSC, America

­A rule in business holds that if a market is unperturbed by outside influences, three players will converge. Thus, the “Big Three” U.S. automakers – GM, Ford, Chrysler – dominated the automotive transportation market for most of the 20th century. Since then, many new brands have disrupted the market; pl
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Date:
12/01/2022