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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is introducing a new generation of electrically conductive seals at the virtual 2021 Vienna Motor Symposium. The seals are designed to prevent bearing damage caused by electrically-induced corrosion and to decrease electromagnetic interference. The power semiconductors in an inverter are often positioned directly above the motor. Silicon carbide semiconductors, which are often
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SAE International has announced revisions to SAE J3072 Standard: Interconnection Requirements for Onboard, Utility-Interactive Inverter Systems and SAE J2847/3 Recommended Practice: Communication for Plug-in Vehicles as a Distributed Energy Source. The updated EV charging documents will play a role in advancing automotive requirements for distributed energy resources (DER) projects. The revisions to SAE J3072 establish
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Volkswagen’s Braunschweig plant is expanding its production of EV battery systems. Following the first expansion stage, which established a maximum capacity of 250,000 battery systems, the second expansion stage has started up with the same capacity. Once the site is fully ramped up, it will be able to fit up to 500,000 batteries a year
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EV technology developer Battle Motors has acquired commercial vehicle OEM Crane Carrier Company (CCC). Ohio-based CCC has been manufacturing commercial vehicles for 75 years, and has 180 sales and service locations throughout North America. It specializes in the vocational truck industry, providing custom, severe-service vehicles for the refuse and recycling, infrastructure maintenance, ground support, agriculture
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Sponsored by Dymax Newly developed adhesives for active alignment of camera modules, optical components, and LiDAR assemblies in automotive applications cure rapidly “on demand” upon exposure to UV/LED light. These adhesives can also cure under low-temperature heat (80° C) to accommodate for any shadow areas. The products demonstrate excellent depth of cure, very low shrinkage,
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Guangzhou-based XPeng Motors reported sales deliveries of 2,223 vehicles in February, 2021. January and February of 2021 have combined deliveries represent a robust 577% year-over-year increase. XPeng delivered a total of 2,223 vehicles in February, consisting of 1,409 P7s, the company’s sports sedan, and 814 G3s, its popular smart compact SUV. While February recorded a YOY
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Fastned, the European fast-charging network, has successfully completed an accelerated bookbuild offering (of 1,875,000 new depositary receipts of ordinary shares, at €80 each) to qualified investors, which results in €150 million ($181 million) in gross proceeds. According to the press release, the new securities represent about 12.5% of the company’s existing issued share capital. Fastned explains
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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the current situation at Tesla Fremont factory, Hyundai Ioniq 5, WD ID.4, and more. The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all
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After long years of waiting (how many times have we heard about the electrification plans?), the U.S. Postal Service finally awarded the contract to modernize its delivery fleet to… Oshkosh, the company known mostly for its military vehicles (and clearly not EVs). On the table is a multi-billion deal for the supply of up to
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By Joey Klender Posted on February 23, 2021 Former Tesla executive JB Straubel’s battery recycling venture Redwood Materials has reached a recycling deal with Envision AESC, the battery manufacturer for the Nissan LEAF. Redwood Material’s deal with Envision AESC is the latest move for Straubel’s company, which aims to recycle raw battery materials in an
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Tesla is apparently still offering the Model Y Standard Range, which has been removed from the online configurator this weekend, as an “off-the-menu” item. The reason behind the removal is apparently that Elon Musk doesn’t like the range of the electric SUV. As we reported yesterday, Tesla removed the Model Y Standard Range from its
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Electrek spoke with Derya Baran, assistant professor of material science and engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, about solar trends. Baran’s work pushes boundaries in the solar sector, including inventing inkjet-printed solar panels so light they can rest on a soap bubble and the creation of a two-sided,
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