Drivers choose 'green' power for their EVs
Two-thirds of all German motorists can imagine buying an electric car. This is the result of a representative survey conducted by Statista on behalf of Infineon Technologies. Younger drivers are more open to e-cars, and are now boosting e-mobility. In the age group between 18 and 39 years, the approval rate for e-mobility is almost 80%. In the age group of the 60 to 69-year-old, however, only around 50% approve.
Packaging multinational makes corporate switch to solar energy
In recent years, multinationals have been pursuing renewable energy sources as a way of meeting their corporate responsibility targets of achieving power through renewable energy sources. Last year, internationally-operating corporations including IKEA, Apple, and Amazon added 325 megawatts (MW) to the United States’ installed photovoltaic capacity.
Taxi paid by pitching ideas that tackle climate change
Startups had a chance to pitch to clean energy company Fortum on a moving electric vehicle during the Finnish startup event Slush. With Pitchalong Shuttle, Fortum looked for partnerships with sustainable and innovative startups in order to find digital solutions for tackling climate change.
Taking charge of electric vehicles
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) requires a power electronic system between the power grid and the high-voltage battery pack located inside the vehicle. This electronic system is split into two parts: a charging station, which is also called electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) or an off-board charger, and an onboard charger inside the vehicle.
Minimal carbon footprint from thin film solar cell production
A new study commissioned by solar energy technology company, Midsummer, has shown that the company’s proprietary flexible CIGS thin film solar module manufacturing process is more environmentally friendly than other solar module production processes such as silicon modules.
High performance silicon carbide FETs series expanded
UnitedSiC has announced its expanded its UF3C FAST Series product offering by introducing an additional range of 650 and 1,200V high performance silicon carbide FETs in a TO-247-4L 4-pin Kelvin Sense package option. Based on an efficient cascode configuration, this new series provides designers with very fast switching, high power devices in a package capable of high power dissipation.
Optimising powertrains for autonomous vehicles
Drive System Design (DSD) will present two technical papers addressing the challenges faced in the optimisation of EV powertrains at the 17th CTI Symposium in Berlin from 3rd-6th December. Both exhibit a systems engineering approach developed by DSD to optimise the complete powertrain and its cost. The first demonstrates the benefits of using the approach to identify opportunities for lowering the initial investment cost associated with batt...
Partnership delivers advanced solutions for the EV market
Emerging needs from the electrification market require experienced, full-turnkey, affordable suppliers able to provide powerful assembly and test solutions for electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturing.
Cutting-Edge Power Solutions for Vehicle Electrification
ON Semiconductor announces Official Supplier relationship with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Mercedes EQ Formula E team that will extend their automotive power solutions leadership onto the highly competitive world stages of Formula One and Formula E. Building on the company’s technology, already utilised in the energy recovery pack that controls ignition and injection drivers of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport race car, which h...
Multimillion-euro contract for Wind Farms off the Netherlands Coast
The Netherlands is planning to increase its use of renewable energy to represent 14% of its energy mix in 2020 and 16% in 2023. Offshore wind energy is a vital element in this transition and a major milestone will be reached in 2020 when Ørsted brings its Borssele 1 and 2 wind farms online. Nexans is playing a key role in the project by supplying a total length of between 170 km and 190 km of subsea cable rated at a maximum operating volta...