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2019
7 Oct

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.
2017
17 Oct

Launch of European battery alliance

Battery alliance announced in Brussels aims to expedite European battery cell manufacturing.
2016
24 Jun

Big push for simplification and elimination of EV power electronics

Attention is turning to integration of extra power electronic units and regeneration modules.
23 Jun

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.
2014
13 Jun

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."
2013
5 Dec

VISEDO Oy

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.
13 Nov

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.
12 Nov

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.
2012
22 Dec

Maxwell Technologies Inc

29 Nov

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.
23 May

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.
2011
1 Jul

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.
25 Feb

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.
2010
25 Oct

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.
8 Oct

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.
6 Sep

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.