11 Sep 2023
EV Market and OEM Performance 2015-H1 2023
Innovation roadmap for the electric vehicle (EV) market and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) performance 2015-H1 2023.
14 Aug 2023
4 Ways to Eliminate Rare Earths in EV Motors and One You Haven't Heard
The use of rare earths in various modern technology has drawn attention over the years. But with the rising demand for electric vehicles (EVs), the issue has been brought to the fore. 82% of the electric car market in 2022 was using electric motors based on rare earth permanent magnets.
20 Jul 2023
Impact of the European Critical Raw Materials Act on Electric Motors
The European Commission has proposed the Critical Raw Materials Act to "ensure the EU's access to a secure, diversified, affordable and sustainable supply of critical raw materials".
13 Jul 2023
EV SiC Adoption Advances as Tesla Announces 75% Reduction
There is no denying that silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs are the story of the next decade for electric vehicle power electronics. The material improves powertrain efficiency (EV range), operates at higher voltages for faster charging, and creates new materials opportunities, such as Ag or Cu sintering, as power densities and operational temperatures increase.
20 Jun 2023
The Evolution of Modern Electric Motor Market for Electric Vehicles
Electric traction motors may have originally been developed in the 1800s, but the market continues to evolve today, with the growing electric vehicle (EV) market providing new technologies, opportunities, and demand.
3 May 2023
Ultimate Transmissions: How Tesla Could Avoid Rare-Earth Magnets
Tesla recently announced the elimination of rare-earths in its next generation permanent magnet motors. This would normally require a large performance defecit or much larger motor. Ultimate Transmissions has designed a ferrite magnet motor that could solve these issues.
7 Mar 2023
How Can Tesla Shift Away from Rare Earths?
At Tesla's Investor Day in March 2023, it announced that its next generation of electric motors would contain no rare earth materials. Given Tesla's huge presence in the EV (electric vehicle) market, this could prove a significant transition for the design and sustainability of electric motors.
24 Feb 2023
Microcars Are the Smaller, Greener Future of Urban Commuting
There is a need to scrap the "highway-centric" model of urban development and prioritize the ease and convenience of local trips. Most car trips are short trips carrying just one person. Most of the energy is wasted on carrying the vehicle's own weight.
23 Feb 2023
Infineon: Expanding SiC OEM Partnerships
Infineon is a consistent market leader in the supply of automotive power semiconductors and has expanded SiC partnerships with major OEMs over the past year.