EV, Hybrids & Charging Infrastructure

April 2023
Empowering Your Charging Needs with Efficient and Scalable Multi-Port Chargers and Adapters

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Figure 1: High-level block diagram of a multi-port adapter

Introduction As portable electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops have become an integral part of our lives, the need for faster charging has grown tremendously. The Power Delivery (PD) technology is designed to provide the fastest charging possible through a USB Type-C (USB-C) cable. T
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Date:
04/29/2023
New Hofer Powertrain Location for EV Drive Development in Vienna

Opening of the new hofer powertrain location in Vienna

­Over the last five years, Vienna has increasingly established itself as an engineering hotspot for e-mobility. To meet this growing importance for the industry and increasing demand, hofer powertrain has opened a new location in the Austrian capital. The aim is to support customers locally and worldwide and to
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Date:
04/26/2023
Navitas Agreement with Mouser Electronics Covers Complete Portfolio of Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors

Navitas Agreement with Mouser Electronics Covers Complete Portfolio of Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors

­Navitas Semiconductor has signed an agreement with Mouser Electronics, the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components. The new, worldwide agreement will see Mouser stock Navitas GanFast™ and GeneSiC™ wide band-gap (WBG) semiconductor technologies. GaNFast p
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Date:
04/25/2023
PSDcast – WiFi Automation and Autonomous Vehicles

Roger Sands, the CEO of Wyebot

­How can WiFi automation and the IoT improve a vehicle’s autonomy? Roger Sands, the CEO of Wyebot, discusses further.
Date:
04/21/2023
Watt EV Makes Electric Van Drivers the Center of Attention

Watt EV Makes Electric Van Drivers the Center of Attention

­Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC) has revealed the first glimpse inside its electric eCV1 prototype electric commercial vehicle, showcasing its unique central driving position.  Making its public debut at the Commercial Vehicle show at the Birmingham NEC next week in the form of a working prototype
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Date:
04/14/2023
PSDcast – How High-Voltage Technologies can Help Reduce Range Anxiety

Roland Sperlich, vice president and general manager for Interface Products at TI

­As electrification takes over the automotive sector, high-voltage technologies become far more crucial. And not just the increased battery power (and minimizing losses through heat) but also when it comes to recharge times, itself an important part of solving range anxiety.
Date:
04/13/2023
These are the Internet's Most Popular Electric Car Models, According to New Study

These are the Internet's Most Popular Electric Car Models, According to New Study

­Electric cars are taking the world by storm, with a number of large, well-known brands now dipping their toes into the EV market.  However, what are the go-to car models that everyone is searching for when it comes to EVs? A new study by Select Car Leasing reveals just this.   Using a scoring system
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Date:
04/13/2023
Omron Sealed Ultra Sub Miniature Basic Switches offer Multi-Angle Operation Without a Lever

The new Omron sub miniature switches deliver the smallest comparable solution in the industry and offering multi-angle operation in an IP67-rated sliding-contact package.

­Omron Electronic Components Europe has extended its sealed basic switch portfolio, with devices delivering the smallest comparable solution in the industry and offering multi-angle operation in an IP67-rated sliding-contact package. The new ultra-small 8.3 x 7.0 x 5.3mm D2EW sealed switches provide flexible
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Date:
04/12/2023
Battery Swapping Charging Infrastructure Market will Reach a Value of $1359.43 Million USD by 2033 at a CAGR of 21%

Battery Swapping Charging Infrastructure Market will Reach a Value of $1359.43 Million USD by 2033 at a CAGR of 21%

­The global Battery Swapping Charging Infrastructure market size is expected to surpass an impressive valuation of USD 202.07 million in 2023 and is projected to exhibit a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% from 2023 to 2033. Infrastructure for EV charging will be more and more in demand for residenti
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Date:
04/04/2023
GM and Netflix Partner Up to Promote EVs (with tons of free advertising)

GM partners with Netflix

­We’ve all heard of product placement. But what about idea placement…with product placement. I suppose all commercials, ads, and product placement are trying to express some sort of idea – whether it’s the desirability of the product, itself, or how it makes you feel. But GM’s partnership with N
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Date:
04/01/2023

 

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