ROHM Offers New Lineup of Automotive-Grade 1200-V-Rated IGBTs

Among the applications for these devices are electric compressors, inverters, and switching circuits. By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor An increasing number of automotive makers are offering [...]

In-Wheel Motor Prototypes Developed for Electric Vehicles

The University of Waterloo and Nidec Corp. reveal wheel-hub systems that incorporate traction motors.   By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor While the number of roadways is likely to stay about [...]

Volvo to Test Full-Size Driverless Bus in Singapore

Developed with Singapore’s NTU, the electric bus is able to accommodate 85 passengers and consumes 80% less energy than equivalent diesel-powered vehicles. By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor [...]

Volkswagen Reveals Mobile Fast-Charger for EVs

An efficient network of charging points is one of the basic infrastructural prerequisites for convincing customers to buy electric vehicles. Using the 100-kW dc fast-charging station, a [...]

BMW, Porsche Demo EV Charger that Gives 100-Kilometer Range in 3 Minutes

The station’s 450-kW charging capacity allows for a significant reduction in charging times. By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor Fast, convenient charging solutions increase the attractiveness [...]

NXP’s Battery-Cell Controller Targets HEVs and EVs

The MC33771x Battery Cell Controllers targets hybrid electric and electric-vehicle battery systems. By William Wong, Senior Technology Editor, Electronic Design NXP’s MC3377x Battery Cell [...]

Conductive Polymer Hybrid Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Target HEVs, EVs

The larger current-handling capability of the ZS series capacitors from Panasonic helps contribute to miniaturization.   By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor With the growing demand for [...]

Porsche’s Modular “Electric Pit Stop” Aims for Cost-Effective Fast Charging

The system offers 800-V, 20-minute charging and accessibility in more locations. By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor At present, all components needed for quickly charging EVs are installed in [...]

A Faster, More Cost-Effective Way to Model High-Performance Motors

This article guides design engineers through an automated methodology to quickly create more accurate 1D motor models while significantly reducing the motor analysis workflow.   By John [...]

UK to Mandate EV Chargers for Newly Built Homes, Streetlight Poles

One major hurdle in the mass adoption of electric vehicles is “range anxiety,” which is a fear of not having enough range to reach a destination.   By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor The [...]