EV, Hybrids & Charging Infrastructure

April 2024
IDTechEx Research Analyzes the Increasingly Overcrowded EV Fire Protection Market

IDTechEx benchmarks various properties of over 130 fire protection materials. Source: IDTechEx

­The protection of electric vehicle (EV) batteries from thermal runaway and fire is an important topic. Safety is paramount for the automotive industry and regulations are starting to catch up, implementing escape times and other measures to improve safety. The large variety in battery pack designs and OEM re
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Date:
04/30/2024
MOTIX Motor Gate Driver IC: Enabling Easy Migration from 12 V to 48 V Systems and Full Support of Functional Safety Requirements

Infineon’s MOTIX™ TLE9140EQW gate driver IC for brushless DC motors targets the demanding 24/48 V market.

­Infineon Technologies AG introduces the MOTIX™ TLE9140EQW gate driver IC for brushless DC motors targeting the demanding 24/48 V market. The TLE9140 is tailored for automotive motor control applications featuring higher voltage requirements from 24 V up to a maximum of 72 V, where higher system rel
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Date:
04/22/2024
The Biggest Barrier to a Vibrant Second-Hand EV Market? Price

The Biggest Barrier to a Vibrant Second-Hand EV Market? Price

­As early adopters of electric vehicles (EVs) trade up for the latest models, the used EV market is beginning to mature in the United States. Yet many potential buyers, particularly low-income drivers, are skeptical of EV’s conveniences and are put off by the price, according to a study conducted at
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Date:
04/22/2024
Evolving EV Battery Technology Challenges Test Systems

Figure 1. A 300 kW battery test system (courtesy of EA Elektro-Automatik)

­Electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturers and EV manufacturers are working to overcome the two major challenges facing electric vehicles: total travel distance before needing battery pack recharge and recharge time. As a result, battery pack voltages are rising to lower the weight and size of current-carrying co
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Date:
04/16/2024
PSDcast – New Company to Help with Electric Transition

Gustavo Cibrian, Product Portfolio Manager, Battery Interconnect Systems, ENNOVI

­Interplex recently launched the company ENNOVI, which according to their press release, will help customers get to the electric future faster and is primed to support the sector’s drive for innovation, improved efficiency, and reduced environmental impact. And on the line to discuss that is Gustavo Cibrian, Product Po
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Date:
04/15/2024
Hofer Powertrain Significantly Expands its Development and Testing Capacities for EV Batteries

hofer powertrain's development center and the battery testing facility undergoing expansion

­hofer powertrain, a key development and technology partner for the automotive industry, announces a significant expansion of its battery testing capabilities in Nuertingen, Germany. Responding to the electric vehicle market's unprecedented growth and the rising demand for high-performance, cost-efficient, and
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Date:
04/04/2024
STMicroelectronics Helps Panasonic Cycle Technology Bring AI to E-Assisted Bikes for Affordable Safety Boost

STMicroelectronics Helps Panasonic Cycle Technology Bring AI to E-Assisted Bikes for Affordable Safety Boost

­STMicroelectronics has announced that Panasonic Cycle Technology, Co. Ltd. (Panasonic) has adopted the STM32F3 microcontroller (MCU) and edge AI development tool, STM32Cube.AI, for their TiMO A e-assisted bike. ST’s edge AI solutions provide a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that leverages an ad
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Date:
04/03/2024
Are Chinese Connected Vehicles a U.S. National Security Threat?

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­Connected vehicles have gradually become the latest battleground in the ongoing Sino-American trade war. Detractors say they pose a threat to national security, but how real is the threat? The market, itself, is undeniable, expected to eclipse $200 billion by 2027-2028, buoyed by the runaway growth of EVs, A
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Date:
04/01/2024
Catching up with Old Friends and New Tech at APEC

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­This year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference was unique for several reasons, not the least of which was its early timing. Instead of March, 2024’s gala took place in late February. That said, in many respects, the show was “more of the same” in the best possible way – the latest evolution of a
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Date:
04/01/2024

 


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