Partnership to drive development of material solutions for EVs
Universal Science has signed a channel partnership agreement with 3M. Under the new arrangement, Universal Science will collaborate with, and utilise 3M’s wide range of materials in the application-specific solutions it develops, working closely in support of design teams within its growing global customer base. The primary objective of the partnership agreement is to significantly enhance the service, technologies and solutions availa...
Eight questions about monitoring and protection EVs
Collectively, we’re engaged in a worldwide effort to reimagine automotive and reduce emissions, whether it’s helping carmakers offload combustion engines or transition to fully electric fleets. Electrification has proven to be the most adaptable tool for reducing emissions, but as voltage increases within vehicles, so does the significance of monitoring and protection subsystems.
Major offshore wind farm project given support
Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, met with Humphrey Laidlaw and Jamie Baldwin, Ørsted representatives for major local offshore wind farm project Hornsea Four. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss the company’s response to feedback from local stakeholders and residents in its first-stage consultation.
Electric vehicle energy storage: are there big changes ahead?
Is it all about cars and extrapolation? Not anymore. The new IDTechEx report, 'Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030' avoids mindless extrapolation. It uses fundamentals to predict huge changes in the EV business and the way these vehicles store electricity. For example, rejection of poisons and the fact that herbicides becoming ineffective anyway heralds a huge new market for robot weeders. By Dr Peter Harrop, Industry Expe...
Driverless cars will be on the roads by 2021
Technology is having a big impact across almost every sector, and the automotive industry is at the forefront of this. Newer vehicles come with tech add-ons like Bluetooth connectivity and sat-nav as standard and manufacturers are constantly developing new features to stay a step ahead of the competition. Driverless cars have been one of the key focus points in the industry for a number of years – but due to concerns over safety and delays ...
Spark partners with BP to prove pioneering UK EV technology
Spark EV Technology has announced a successful collaboration with BP that provided real-world trials which validated its advanced range prediction system for electric vehicles (EVs). Range and time anxiety are key factors holding back drivers and businesses from buying EVs. By delivering more accurate range predictions, based on actual driving style, topography and current atmospheric conditions, Spark’s proprietary technology overcomes the...
EV prototype drive prepares for launch of U5
AIWAYS is poised to embark on what is believed to be the longest point-to-point drive of a prototype electric vehicle ever attempted. The initiative is part of the comprehensive test and development programme for the AIWAYS U5 battery-electric SUV, which will be the first vehicle of its kind to be launched by a Chinese brand in Europe when it arrives in April 2020.
Pump helping commercial electric vehicles keep cool
The Johnson Pump CM100 from SPX FLOW is a magnetically driven, seal-less pump capable of handling dry running of up to 25 minutes for demanding applications. Suited for high pressure or high flow applications, the CM100 provides design engineers and OEMs with reliable, high quality fluid control.
Orange-coloured compounds for high voltage components
The use of the colour orange to identify live, plastic-sheathed components is becoming well-established in electric vehicles, but it is a challenge to develop orange compounds that exhibit high colour stability over the long term. LANXESS has now succeeded in doing just this.
Smart EV G3 tops sales among China new EV makers
Xpeng Motors has completed the production of 10,000 units of the G3 smart EV, its first production model, 188 days after its official launch on December 12th, 2018. Xpeng is one of the few new EV manufacturers in China to have delivered production models to customers.