New Electric Vehicle Powertrain Will Grab $302 Billion Business
48V Full Hybrid is a Prius killer. New research by IDTechEx in its report, "48V Mild Hybrid and 48V Full Hybrid Vehicles 2020-2030" reveals that the 48V mild hybrid powertrain is a done deal. Started in 2016, now a flood of car models have this, to keep them legal in the face of tightening emissions laws and save fuel.
Launch of European battery alliance
Battery alliance announced in Brussels aims to expedite European battery cell manufacturing.
Big push for simplification and elimination of EV power electronics
Attention is turning to integration of extra power electronic units and regeneration modules.
Elimination of electric vehicle systems
Following the trend to two or more traction motors per vehicle, the Technical University of Berlin with Infineon is merging their motor controllers and the on-board charger (OBC). Infineon now has a special chip to assist. At EVS29 in Montreal June 2016, Dr Martin Bruell of Continental AG, Germany, revealed progress on elimination of the OBC.
IDTechEx sees Zytek as an indicator of latest power electronics trends
The market for electric vehicle inverters, both hybrid and pure electric, will grow from around $2.8 billion in 2013 to an estimated $4.2 billion in 2023 as discussed in the IDTechEx report, "Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2013-2023: Forecasts, Technologies, Players."
Visedo , founded in 2009 and currently with 20 employees develops and manufactures electric drive train components in power range from 30-1600 kW for heavy mobile work machine, marine vessel and bus applications. The drive trains are suitable for both hybrid electric (HEV) and electric vehicles. Visedo products enable the conversion from traditional power trains into electrical or hybrid electrical vehicle solutions for mobile work machines, marine vessels and buses. The headquarters and factory are located in Lappeenranta, Finland. The company established an office in Stuttgart, Germany. The new office started operations in 2011.
Maxwell supplies ultracapacitors for Crosspoint's hybrid buses
Maxwell Technologies is supplying ultracapacitors to Crosspoint Kinetics to store energy and deliver power in a second-generation parallel electric hybrid drive system for small para-transit bus, shuttle bus and package delivery vehicle applications.
Supercapacitors II - market forecasts
In a recent premium article, IDTechEx Research gave an initial assessment of the supercapacitor market globally. In the second part of this article series, IDTechEx Research offers its market projections for this fast-growing technology. As always, IDTechEx Research provides detailed reality checks on its forecasts.
Lamborghini to incorporate ultracapacitors in stop-start idle-Elimina
Lamborghini will incorporate Maxwell ultracapacitors to support a stop-start idle-elimination system in their Aventador cars due to go into production.
Hybrid bus drive systems in China move Maxwell forward
Sales of hybrid bus drive systems in China and contributions from a stop-start idle elimination system for autos in Europe and various backup power applications have enabled Maxwell to achieve sustainable year over year growth.
Maxwell Technologies doubles ultracapacitor production capacity
Maxwell Technologies reported recently that it has more than doubled production capacity for ultracapacitor electrode, cells and modules over the past year, and is moving forward with additional capacity expansion to satisfy rapidly increasing demand for its BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor products.
Microhybrids sweep the board
Faced with increasingly onerous pollution legislation, manufacturers of on-road vehicles are finding that making their vehicles switch off if stationary for more than a few seconds is something of a quick win.
Micro hybrid diesel autos will realize fuel savings of up to 15%
Micro hybrid diesel autos will realize fuel savings of up to 15 percent in city driving.
Tyre pressure monitoring systems & energy harvesting
Although the first tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) appeared in the mid-80's as a feature of top-range luxury vehicles, it is only in recent years that they have seen widespread adoption worldwide. Most drivers in the USA must recognize the symbol below, a warning light incorporated in dashboards of all new vehicles after 2007 (although phase in started in 2005), that informs drivers on whether tire pressure is getting dangerously low.
Tyre pressure monitoring systems and energy harvesting
Although the first tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) appeared in the mid-80's as a feature of top-range luxury vehicles, it is only in recent years that they have seen widespread adoption worldwide.