Ford and VW Partner on EVs, Self-Driving Vehicles

Ford expects to deliver more than 600,000 European vehicles using VW’s MEB electric-vehicle architecture over six years. By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor In the National Basketball [...]

BMW and Jaguar to Collaborate on Next-Gen Electrification Tech

The drive units, targeting electric vehicles, will be based on BMW Group’s “Gen 5” eDrive technology. By Murray Slovick, Contributing Editor As the automotive industry tackles the significant [...]

These Inductors and Magnetic Chokes Target Automotive Applications

Comparing Components One of the key design tasks after deciding on a circuit topology is component selection. The task for the designer is to go from knowing the desired inductance value to [...]

Don’t Overlook Inductors in Your Designs

Things We Would Not Have Without Inductors Take a minute or so and think of some electronic products or circuits that would not exist or be practical if there were no such thing as inductors. [...]

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 [...]