Ion energy electric vehicle battery management system
Battery Management Systems (BMS) are the 'brain' of any battery pack. It is responsible for measuring cell voltages, ensuring balanced charge cycles, state identification, and controlling crucial safety systems.
Addressing high-voltage current-sensing design challenges in HEV/EVs
Electrification has created a new paradigm in automotive power systems; whether the design is a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or fully electric vehicle (EV), there are new design challenges to address. In this technical article, I’d like to highlight some of the primary challenges in high-voltage current sensing and share additional resources to aid and simplify your design process.
Pushing the boundaries of solar-powered cars
Harnessing the power of solar is a hot topic for the engineering industry, with vast potential to use this power source in new technologies. Here, Marcus Schneck, CEO of norelem, discusses how standard components have their part to play in this exciting challenge.
Additional impact protection for electric vehicles
If an electric car is involved in a crash, the DC/DC converter for the low- voltage vehicle electrical system can pose a hazard for vehicle occupants and emergency responders if it breaks and comes into contact with live parts. For added protection, Audi has contracted Frenzelit to supply an aramid textile that covers the entire DC/DC converter in the Audi e-tron.
Delivering electric mobility systems for sailing yachts
Torqeedo and ZF are taking electric mobility on the water to a new level by announcing a cooperation between the two companies to integrate ZF’s steerable saildrives into Torqeedo’s Deep Blue system. These 50kW and 100kW electric propulsion systems will not only offer manoeuvrability and joystick docking, but highly effective hydro-generation performance, allowing sailing yachts to generate their own clean, renewable power. The compan...
Software delivers security for all-electric Formula E race car
At CES 2020 last week, Green Hills Software showcased the all-electric Formula E race car from Mahindra Racing that relies on the safe and secure INTEGRITY RTOS and optimised development tools from Green Hills Software. The multi-year partnership is fueling Mahindra’s strategic Race to Road initiative - a plan to win races with innovative electric vehicle technology and easily transfer it to production road vehicles.
Smart thermostat starter kit brings simplicity for a home climate
tado° has introduced its Smart Thermostat Starter Kit (V3+) offering an all in one solution to control heating and improve wellbeing in the home. An intuitive device packed full of features it stands out from the competition and is the suitable starter device or addition to any smart home set up. Designed to save both energy and costs (by up to 31%), tado° are confident in this claim that it provides a 12 months money-back guarantee ...
The next generation of EV ultra-fast chargers introduced at CES
The future of fast and ultra fast charging has arrived. EVBox revealed its new fast charger EVBox Troniq 100 (up to 100kW), and the redesign of its HPC Ultra-fast charger EVBox Ultroniq (up to 350kW) at CES 2020 last week. 2020 is not only the beginning of a new decade, but a year that marks an extended period of EV adoption. An increase in EVs entering the market and a change in people’s mindset have contributed to this...
Six reasons for driving an EV
No CO2 or other atmospheric pollutants. Sustainability may be the main reason for driving a fully electric car, but it is by no means the only one. In addition to benefitting the well-being of the planet, there are also advantages for drivers.“Getting behind the wheel of an electric car in any big city saves a lot of time and money,” said Carlos de Luis, head of electric mobility at the Volkswagen Group’s Institutional Relations...
Busting electric vehicle myths
Following a surprise break into the EV market, Dyson’s £2bn project came to the end of the road in October 2019. As the famed maker of vacuum cleaners and hair dryers failed to find a way to make its project commercially viable, is the EV hype fizzling out? Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall Resistors, busts some of the myths in EV uptake.