17 Jun 2022
Second-Life: Audi E-Tron Batteries Power Electric Rickshaws in India
A second life for electric car batteries: The German-Indian start-up Nunam is bringing three electric rickshaws to the roads of India. They are powered by used batteries taken from test vehicles in the Audi e-tron test fleet. The aim of the project is to explore how modules made with high-voltage batteries can be reused after their car life cycle and become a viable second-life use case.
15 Jun 2022
DuPont: Thermal Materials for Future Battery Designs
DuPont recently presented a webinar discussing their thermal interface materials (TIMs), thermally conductive adhesives (TCAs), and hybrid TIM/TCAs for future battery designs such as cell-to-pack and cell-to-chassis applications.
31 May 2022
AIRSKIN is an Austria-based company specializing in pressure-sensor-based skin pads for collision detection.
29 Apr 2022
Germany Launches World-First Battery Pass Project
Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action formally announced its "Battery Pass" project and its eleven consortium members, including Circulor, the leading supply chain traceability provider, as the project's technology implementor. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year, German-funded R&D project to develop core data specifications and technical standards for a "passport", as well as a standardized dataspace to manage batteries that are manufactured or placed into service in the European Union.
7 Apr 2022
Countrywide Network of High Power electric Vehicle Chargers Complete
Extra MSA Group has partnered with Europe's leading high-power charging network IONITY to launch a complete network of high-power charging stations for electric vehicles, now available at all Extra MSA Group motorway service areas across the UK.
23 Mar 2022
Not So Fast: EV Charging Rates Make a Difference
Charging speeds for electric vehicles (EVs) vary, from as little as 15 minutes using an ultra-rapid 350 kW charger, to as much as 24 hours when relying on a domestic wall outlet. Eventually, we could reach a point where recharging barely takes longer than filling up with fuel.
15 Mar 2022
Audi to Transform Automobile Into Experience Platform for VR
Audi is the first automobile manufacturer in the world to bring virtual-reality entertainment from holoride into series production. Beginning this summer, back seat passengers can put on virtual reality glasses and immerse themselves in various media formats including games, films and interactive content. The main attraction: The virtual content adapts to the driving movements of the car in real time.
23 Feb 2022
Nio Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells smart electric vehicles in China and Europe. The company offers five, six, and seven-seater electric SUVs, as well as smart electric sedans. It is also involved in a battery swapping service called Power Swap. Nio Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.
2 Feb 2022
Being a Motor Manufacturer in a Materials Crisis
The past two years have been extremely turbulent for many industries with production lines shutting down, chip shortages, and a host of general supply chain issues. Amongst the dismay, electric vehicles (EVs) have been a shining light. In 2021, sales of EVs globally grew by around 80% over 2020 which in turn was a growth of 44% over 2019.
17 Dec 2021
Audi is Increasing Investments in Electromobility
From 2033 on, the future of the Audi brand will be fully electric. The company is continuing to pick up speed along the way: Audi doubled the number of fully electric models in its range in 2021. That means that Audi is putting more electric cars than combustion engines on the market in the current year.
2 Dec 2021
SungEel HiTech is a South Korean Li-ion battery recycler, founded in 2000.
28 Oct 2021
Rare Earths in EVs: Problems, Solutions and What Is Actually Happening
EVs certainly mark the path to a more environmentally friendly future, but there are still concerns around the sourcing of certain components or materials within EVs. Electric motors literally drive EVs but rely heavily on rare-earth materials. Will EV manufacturers continue to rely so heavily on rare earths going into the future?