Sakuu achieves development milestone for 3D-printed solid-state battery

Sakuu achieves development milestone for 3D-printed solid-state battery

California-based Sakuu, which is developing what it says is the world’s first 3D-printed solid-state battery, has announced that it has hit a benchmark energy-density of 800Wh/L with its first-generation, non-printed lithium metal battery. The company’s aim is to create fully 3D-printable solid-state batteries capable of greater than 1,200Wh/L by 2023. “The arrival of a safe, […]
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Power Integrations introduces 1,700V SiC MOSFET switcher ICs

California-based Power Integrations, a specialist in high-voltage integrated circuits (ICs) for energy-efficient power conversion, has added two new AEC-Q100 qualified, 1,700V-rated ICs to its InnoSwitch 3-AQ product family. The company says that the devices are the industry’s first automotive-qualified switching power supply ICs to incorporate a silicon carbide (SiC) primary switching MOSFET. Delivering up to […]
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North Carolina chosen by Toyota for US battery factory

Toyota is to establish a US battery manufacturing facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, with the facility named Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC). When it comes online in 2025, TBMNC will have four production lines each capable of delivering enough lithium-ion batteries for 200,000 vehicles — with the intention to expand to at least six […]
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BorgWarner invests in CelLink

Mobility solutions provider BorgWarner has invested in CelLink Corporation, a company that produces high-conductance flexible circuits for the automotive industry. The investment comes as part of BorgWarner’s electrification expansion efforts. After announcing its Charging Forward electrification strategy earlier this year, the company has made a multitude of technology investments alongside this Series C investment, and […]
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Atlis puts first AMV fast-charge battery cells into production

Atlis Motor Vehicles, an Arizona-based startup mobility technology company, has begun production of its AMV battery cell at its headquarters in Mesa. The company is developing its own battery cells and packs to power 300-, 400- and 500-mile range batteries for its planned XP platform and XT pickup truck. It claims that these will be […]
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Revised Subaru 2.5-liter makes European debut in the new Outback

Subaru has introduced its new Outback to the European market. At the heart of the updated vehicle, which will arrive in showrooms in April this year, is a heavily revised 2.5-liter Boxer engine and the OEM’s Lineartronic CVT. The direct-injection 2.5-liter, naturally aspirated, horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine has been heavily reworked. Subaru says that 90% […]
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Cost-effective glass fiber battery enclosure to combat EV weight issues

Germany-headquartered materials specialist Evonik says it has developed, as part of a consortium of companies, a lightweight and cost-effective battery concept for e-mobility solutions. Its holistic battery system concept is said to offer the automotive industry a safer and more energy-efficient lightweight alternative to heavier metal-based, or higher-priced carbon fiber reinforced plastic, battery housings. Evonik, […]
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BorgWarner to supply new transfer cases for Nissan SUV and pickup

A contract has been signed by Nissan and BorgWarner for the production company to supply part-time transfer cases for the Navara pickup and Paladin SUV models. According to Borg Warner, the new transfer cases are of a two-speed, shift-on-the-fly design, and feature driver-selectable controls partnered to an electric motor to facilitate smooth shifting between gears […]
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Audi shows off lightweight Formula E motor-inverter

With major OEMs getting increasingly involved in the Formula E race series, many are using it as an opportunity to push development of cutting-edge electric motor and inverter technology. In the case of Audi, it has taken the unusual step of making public details of the powertrain that will be fitted to its FE07 contender. […]
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Equipmake launches cost-effective ASIL-D inverter

UK electrification specialist Equipmake has launched an inverter that combines off-the-shelf ASIL-D functional safety with high power density, which the company says makes it a cost-effective choice for manufacturers of low-volume, high-performance electric vehicles. With the growth in low-volume production of electric sports cars, including hypercars and electrified classic cars from OEMs and startups alike, […]
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