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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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