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Extending electric vehicle range is not all about the battery, says German supplier Bosch in revealing its new “e-axle.” The new technology takes aim at incremental efficiency by integrating three powertrain components – motor, power electronics, and transmission – into one unit that saves weight, space, and cost. The new powertrtain which Bosch predicts will […]

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Producing components and batteries for the Chevy Bolt has been good enough for supplier LG Electronics to set up shop in the U.S. The Korean electronics company announced yesterday that it will place a 250,000-square foot facility in the Detroit suburb of Hazel Park, Mich. It will be ready to start producing electric vehicle components […]

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A consortium led by Prodrive has successfully run a silicon carbide-based multiport DC-DC converter in an electric car. Prodrive said the converter controls power flow between multiple energy sources and has been able to achieve a class leading efficiency of 98.7 percent, while increasing power density and reducing the size and weight of the converter […]

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Electric and hybrid vehicles’ lithium batteries could soon be monitored more efficiently. Electronics company ams introduced what it said is a vastly simplified and more robust method of implementing cell monitoring and balancing in lithium battery systems. The architecture developed by ams has been implemented in a new, highly integrated chip, the AS8506, to perform […]

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