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Atlis cooperates with EAVX for bodies and accessories
Atlis Motor Vehicles (ATLIS), a mobility technology startup, announced today that it has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with the EAVX business unit of JB Poindexter & Co to develop commercial electric vehicle products that integrate EAVX bodies and accessories into the ATLIS XP platform .
ATLIS is developing an all-electric vehicle platform, proprietary battery cells and packs, and the charging infrastructure required to charge a battery with a range of 500 miles in less than 15 minutes. Production of the XT pickup and the XP platform will begin in 2022.
EAVX works with the most advanced electric and alternative propulsion manufacturers to develop, manufacture, sell and service the world's largest commercial fleets and markets. //
Hyundai Motor Company today unveiled teaser images of the sleek and spacious SEVEN, an all-electric SUV concept that is due to be fully unveiled at AutoMobility LA later this month.
SEVEN captures Hyundai Motor's future design and technology innovation in the age of electric mobility, pointing out a new SUV model to join the IONIQ family, the company's dedicated brand for battery electric vehicles (BEV).
Autoliv & Piaggio Group work on airbags for two-wheelers
Autoliv, Inc., the world's leading supplier of safety systems for motor vehicles, and the Piaggio Group, a leading manufacturer of scooters and motorcycles, are jointly developing an airbag for motorized two-wheelers to increase the safety of the driver.
A joint development agreement was concluded between the two parties to develop airbags that offer two-wheelers more protection and increase driving pleasure. The airbags are mounted on the vehicle frame and deploy in milliseconds.
Lightning eMotors and ABC companies largest electric double-decker bus
Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV), a leading supplier of all-electric powertrains and mid-range and specialty commercial electric fleet vehicles, and ABC Companies, a leading supplier of touring coach, mass transit and specialty passenger vehicles, announced sales of today. known as the largest battery-electric double-decker railcar for All Aboard America! Holdings, the fourth largest coach company in the United States.
The first delivery to Lux Bus America in Anaheim, California will be a Van Hool TD925 repowered double decker that will be electrified from diesel to fully electric by Lightning eMotors. It offers a battery capacity of 640 kWh, the largest available for a vehicle of this type, an estimated range of over 200 miles and a charging time of less than six hours with a 150 kW DC fast charger. The coach has a seating capacity of 70 people.
"There are nearly 35,000 diesel engines on the roads in the US today and the vast majority of them are ideal candidates for electrification," said Kash Sethi, chief revenue officer of Lightning eMotors. “The electrification of these existing diesel vehicles has a strong financial and environmental business case. It keeps the chassis and premium bus body out of the junkyard and enables the transition to zero emissions at a drastically lower cost than buying a new touring coach, diesel or electric. "
Lightning worked with its coach dealer partner ABC Companies to deliver a one-story coach to All Aboard America! in Mesa, AZ in January 2021 and to develop the biplane.
By eliminating emissions and running quietly, both single-deck and double-deck railcars are an ideal solution for transporting employees to and from large company premises. From global corporations to local universities, the elimination of many privately operated vehicles with an emission-free touring coach has had a significant impact on the quality of life of these institutions and the communities on the commuter routes.
The first electrified double-decker bus from Lightning eMotors is to be delivered and used this month.
Exro Tech introduces an Extro vehicle system for the design and development of electric vehicles
Exro Technologies Inc. (TSX: EXRO) (OTCQB: EXROF) (the "Company" or "Exro"), a leading clean technology company that has developed a new class of power electronics for electric motors and batteries, has launched its services Arm to provide vehicle integration solutions for automakers moving towards electrification. The new division, named Exro Vehicle Systems (the "Division"), will provide end-to-end design and engineering services for electric vehicles (EV).
The department is headed by Brian Van Batavia, former Technical Director of Bollinger Motors and Chief Engineer of Electrification at AVL, who joins Exro as President of the Division and has extensive expertise in the field of systems integration. In his career Van Batavia has built a wealth of expertise and achievements in the fields of electric and hybrid vehicles, alternative energy systems, electromechanical system controls, and connected vehicle systems. He holds several patents related to hybrid and electric vehicles and powertrains and has authored a number of articles and articles on the subject of energy management and control of vehicles. Van Batavia will bring his engineering team to the side when he joins Exro, including Justin Goeglein as head of the engineering department. Goeglein has more than 10 years of experience in the integration of vehicle platforms with a specialization in software solutions.
Exro's Vehicle Systems business will focus on complete powertrain designs that incorporate Exro's core technology into vehicle powertrains, including embedded software, vehicle control units (VCUs) and batteries. The division will build on Exros Suite of existing Coil Driver ™ and Battery Control System product offerings to solve additional challenges for automotive customers. The service division is expected to bring the Coil Driver ™ business to life by introducing automakers to Exro's independently tested technology in the early design stages to create lower-cost, yet more powerful, large-scale electric vehicles, which is key to accelerating adoption of electric vehicles is.
Exro plans to open a facility in Detroit in 2022, the heart of the automotive industry to serve the top automakers pursuing aggressive EV goals. the Detroit Büro will enable the company to benefit from the service offerings in the region and in the emerging electric vehicle industry. This is a major milestone for Exro as it adds a new revenue generation channel and allows the company to act as a one-stop shop for vehicle manufacturers entering the electric revolution. Combined with Exro's product technology and ability to deliver continuous innovation, the addition will be around Van Batavia and his team position the company as a valuable part of the EV supply chain.
REV Fire All Electric Fire Truck
REV Fire Group, consisting of REV Group, Inc. companies E-ONE®, KME®, Ferrara ™, Spartan Emergency Response®, Smeal ™ and Ladder Tower ™, announces an all-electric E-ONE® Vector ™ fire truck for Mesa Fire and Medical Department to be built in Mesa, AZ.
REV Fire Group first announced the launch of its all-electric fire truck called the Vector in August, and Mesa is the first confirmed order announcement. The customizable Vector has the longest electric pumping time in the industry, which allows four tubing lines to be used for four hours on a single charge. Other features include a superior battery storage solution that offers a safer, lower center of gravity and regenerative braking.
“When developing the Vector, we worked closely with our customers to determine their product requirements. With this feedback, we have developed a rugged EV rig that underscores our commitment to providing the highest quality, highest performing fire extinguishing equipment, ”said Mike Virnig, vice president of sales, REV Fire Group. “We are excited to work with Mesa to protect both their community and the environment, and look forward to delivering the first of these revolutionary EV fire trucks. The Vector is well equipped to meet the needs of Mesa firefighters and can be customized to meet the needs of departments across the country. "
This device supports the City of Mesa's Climate Change Plan and the goal of achieving carbon neutrality action plan goals by 2050, ”said Mayor John Giles. "We look forward to this study as a study on the savings potential and efficiency of electric vehicles in city traffic."
H&E Equipment, an authorized E-ONE dealer, is coordinating the Mesa order and delivery is expected in 2022. The Vector is available for pre-order through any E-ONE, KME®, Ferrara ™ or Spartan Emergency Response® dealer sales representative.
Biliti $ 400 million PIPE investment from GEM
– BILITI Electric ™, the manufacturer of compact electric vehicles, announced: $ 400 million PIPE investment commitment from Luxembourg-based GEM Global Yield LLC SCS (GEM). The commitment is in the form of a share subscription facility and is made available on the first trading day or in tranches that, at the option of the company, can be drawn over a period of four years. With the certainty of a PIPE investment when it goes public, BILITI Electric is now well positioned to realize the company's vision of accelerating the global transition to smart and sustainable mobility.
The company plans to showcase the GMW Taskman ™, its electric vehicle with SmartSwapp ™ battery technology, at the upcoming AutoMobility event in. showcase Los Angeles At 17th-18th November 2021. This will be the vehicle's US debut. The vehicle has a certified range of 110 miles and is designed for commercial last-mile deliveries. SmartSwapp technology enables the user to easily replace the vehicle battery and charge it in less than a minute.
Ford shows F-100 Eluminator Concept – OLD Ford with new Mustang Mach-e engine
Ford gave a glimpse of the future of electrified custom vehicles with the launch of the all-electric F-100 Eluminator concept – a zero-tailpipe demonstration truck powered by the all-new Ford Performance Parts Eluminator electric box motor that customers can buy online now .
Based on a traditional F-100 pickup from 1978, the F-100 Eluminator concept offers all-wheel drive via two powerful electric motors shared with the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition. Two electric traction motors drive the front and rear wheels, delivering a powerful 480 horsepower and 634 lb.-ft. of the torque. Eluminator, the first E-Crate engine from Ford Performance Parts, is based on the drive motor of the Mustang Mach-E GT.
"From the start, Ford owners have personalized, customized, and enhanced their vehicles – from changing their looks to improving their performance," said Eric Cin, global director, Vehicle Personalization, Accessories and Licensing. "Our F-100 Eluminator concept is a foretaste of how we are helping our customers to go fully electric and achieve emission-free performance, even with our historic vehicles."
The fully electric F-100 Eluminator concept, designed and developed by Ford Performance, was built in collaboration with MLe Racecars and sits on a custom chassis from the Roadster Shop. It's painted in Avalanche Gray with Cerakote Copper accents from Brand X Customs, while the interior features a billet aluminum dash from JJR Fabrication and avocado-tanned leather upholstery from MDM Upholstery. It is fitted with Forgeline 19 × 10-inch three-piece billet aluminum wheels wrapped in high-performance Michelin® Latitude® Sport 275 / 45-19 tires.
Eluminator E-Crate Motor Ignites Electric Power Revolution
Globally, the automotive power parts and accessories industry generates approximately $ 50 billion annually, covering hardware for everything from hot rods to off-road vehicles and from mobile electronics to vehicle accessories.
Ford Vehicle Personalization and Ford Performance Parts continue to offer customers new choices, such as the Eluminator E-Crate motor, as the move to electric vehicles accelerates. It is the first in a growing portfolio of power parts and accessories for Ford electric vehicles.
Part no. M-9000-MACH-E, the E-Crate motor, is now available from authorized Ford parts warehouse dealers or online from Ford Performance Parts. It costs $ 3,900 and is aimed at home builders looking for a transversely oriented powertrain to electrify a range of vehicles from modern to vintage cars, trucks, and SUVs. Each Eluminator E-Crate engine produces 281 horsepower and 317 lb.-ft. Torque and is street legal in all 50 states.
Over time, Ford Performance plans to work with some of the top performance manufacturers to develop a broader list of components for the Eluminator powertrain, including battery systems, controls, and traction inverters, to close the loop for turnkey aftermarket electrification solutions.
Ford is leading the aftermarket electric performance revolution
As part of the push toward electrification, several electric vehicles are on display on the Ford set at booth # 22200, including the 1,400-horsepower Mach-E 1400 electric Mustang demo presented by Vaughn Gittin Jr. Driving in smoke-filled tire whips will be shown at Ford Out Front in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The first all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning ™ is also on display, along with a factory Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition alongside the all-electric F-100 Eluminator concept. The three bespoke Mustang Mach-E creations include a Shelby American prototype that could have come from the legendary Ford racing partner. Jim Osborn, former professional SCCA racer and founder of the Austin Hatcher Foundation, is preparing his bespoke Mustang Mach-E GT for next summer at Bonneville Speed Week with the aim of becoming the first Mustang Mach-E to hit the 200cc Surpassing the mark. mph mark.
Last weekend, Ford's Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, an electrically powered exhibition dragster prepared by Ford Performance and MLe Racecars, demonstrated its speed at the NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.
"The fact is, electric performance is fun, and as the industry moves towards electric vehicles, so will motorsport and the performance aftermarket," said Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance. "Just as Ford is keen to lead the electric revolution on the product side, Ford Performance is equally keen to win on the performance and motorsport fronts."
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StoreDot patent for new digital batteries
StoreDot, the pioneer of Extreme Fast Charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs), continues its mission to improve the entire electric vehicle ecosystem with an approved patent for a transformative technology that gives car batteries a fixed capacity and range across their entire range Length gives life.
This revolutionary “digital battery” breakthrough, which was achieved through a combination of patented software and cell chemistry management, gives an electric vehicle owner a fixed battery range for the duration of its useful life and thus overcomes another aspect of the known range fear. It manages both the charging voltages and StoreDot's silicon-based XFC cell chemistry to put less strain on a battery at the beginning of its life and to balance its performance over the life of the battery to provide a driving experience with predictable and constant range.
Up until this StoreDot innovation, battery capacity, and thus range, will decrease over the life of the vehicle, making it one of the biggest frustrations when owning an electric vehicle. The safety and durability that this advancement provides could also improve the residual value of vehicles, reduce leasing costs, and continue to benefit both consumers and global automakers who use the technology.
As with previous patented technologies, StoreDot is making this technology available to other companies for an enhanced driving experience, accelerating the global adoption of electric vehicles and a future zero-emission world.
DR Doron Myersdorf, StoreDot CEO “Our development of ultra-fast charging batteries is in line with our commitment to holistic improvement of the EV battery ecosystem. We want to make it more attractive for consumers to use emission-free electric vehicles. This new patent, which we will make available as open source to any organization, is another great example of that commitment. Our new digital battery software, which is tailored to our leading silicon-based cell chemistry, offers all electric vehicle owners guaranteed battery performance and range for the entire duration of their vehicle ownership. Battery degradation is one of the major horrors of long-term EV ownership and it is important that we all do everything in our power to promote the mass adoption of EVs on our vital journey to a cleaner world. "
StoreDot's new digital battery patent comes shortly after the announcement of an application for groundbreaking charge booster technology that will reduce vehicle charging times at limited charging stations. The system analyzes the charging station's performance in real time so that the XFC battery can accept higher charging rates without overheating. The company also makes this technology available to other organizations as open source.
StoreDot is now making rapid advances in extremely fast charging lithium-ion batteries for use in the automotive sector and increasing the number of miles per minute for charging. The company is currently supplying samples to global automakers for real-world testing and remains firmly on track to deliver mass-produced XFC batteries by 2024 that will cut charge times by 50% at the same cost.
The company also presents a clear roadmap for its next generation of XED, solid-state technologies with extreme energy density that will go into mass production in 2028.
Nova Bus receives 3 orders from SFMTA
Nova Bus, a leading North American manufacturer of mass transit buses, is pleased to announce a new order for 3 Nova Bus LFSe + electric vehicles from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).
“We look forward to introducing the Nova Bus LFSe + buses to the San Francisco Community. These zero-emission buses will help keep the air in the city cleaner and provide passengers with a calmer transit experience and a healthier environment, "said Martin Larose, President of Nova Bus. “We are proud to partner with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to help drive the electrification of mass transit in California and about the United States of America. "
With an electric drive motor coupled with next-generation power electronics from BAE Systems, these electric buses offer better fuel economy, longer range, lower maintenance costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The LFSe + is the perfect combination of the proven know-how of Nova Bus with the latest innovations in clean and sustainable technologies.
Redline leak detection
Redline Detection, the world's leading provider of diagnostic leak detection technology, announced a new division of the company to develop diagnostic leak detection technology exclusively for battery electric vehicles.
At the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Alex Parker, CMO of Redline Detection, announced that a major global OEM has made the new battery and coolant leak detector an essential tool for diagnosing EVs at all dealership locations in 160 countries.
“The widespread acceptance of electric vehicles depends on safety and reliability. Redline has partnered with leading EV automakers to develop technology that 100% ensures that battery cases and battery cooling systems are sealed under precise pressure and meet all OEM and battery manufacturer warranty standards for safety, ”said Parker.
The Battery + Coolant Leak Detector (BCLD) was developed to test the integrity of battery housings in electric and hybrid vehicles. The robust and compact BCLD is connected to the battery housing on or outside the vehicle and, once the test has been completed, indicates acoustic and visual progress as well as a precise pass / fail indicator – specific to this battery and this vehicle type. Data logging and reports can be accessed remotely and the machine is programmable for future battery configurations.
Testing the integrity of battery enclosures is necessary to ensure that no water, dust, or contaminants can enter, which could cause a catastrophic failure. Battery cases are tested after every collision, even after scratching the bottom of the battery case over a curb that could compromise the seal, and after servicing or servicing the battery door. BCLD offers OEMs and aftermarket service locations the ability to service and repair the lid and restore the integrity of battery and battery coolant housings to original factory specifications.
Redline has also opened a dedicated EV technology center in Orange, California for ongoing battery testing, research and technician training. The room can be used for both personal and virtual technical demonstrations.
“The future of automotive technology is evolving rapidly, and redline technology is at the forefront of these exciting changes, helping the engineers and technicians who use our technology to ensure excellence. Redline is the world's leading provider of aspirated, charged and now EV diagnostic leak detection technology, ”said Parker.
Two new NI tests for EV inverters and validations
–NI (NASDAQ: NATI), a leading developer of automated test and measurement systems, today announced two new offerings to improve test environments and workflows for validating electric vehicle traction inverters (EV): a new inverter test system (ITS) and a collaboration agreement with D&V Electronics for the power level inverter test.
These offerings promise to accelerate innovation for electric vehicles by incorporating testing earlier in the product development lifecycle. By simulating EV powertrains to perform hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) tests of traction inverter electronic control units (ECUs), the ITS enables EV test engineers to create more realistic scenarios that are not easy and accurate on the road can be reproduced.
For over a century, automotive powertrain engineers focused on optimizing the internal combustion engine. The introduction of the electric vehicle promises a sustainable future, but the technical challenge has proven to be enormous. NI solutions coupled with D&V Electronics expertise enable customers to spend more time developing ambitious Vision Zero and less time troubleshooting their test systems. Through this collaboration between NI and D&V, electric motor and DC emulators can be integrated into the test workflow to enable durability and thermal testing of the inverter component at full power in a high quality, inexpensive and safe environment. Adding more simulation fidelity and capabilities speeds up the entire development process at a lower total cost than field testing.
"Automotive engineers are constantly modifying simulation models based on the evolving performance and test needs of electric vehicles," said Noah Reding, NI senior director of validation, transportation. “You need integrated solutions to seamlessly move these models from design to validation. Advances like this accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and production innovations by eliminating inefficiencies in the testing process. "
“Traction inverters are at the heart of the powertrain, and the technology of inverter design is changing rapidly. The innovative performance emulators from D&V in combination with the high-speed test platforms from NI offer customers future-proof functions that enable coverage from component to system tests in a controlled environment. Our team is excited to partner with NI on its new inverter testing offerings, and we look forward to continued success, ”said Uday Deshpande, Chief Technology Officer of D&V Electronics.
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SES Batter World Announcements
SES (formerly known as SolidEnergy Systems), a global leader in the development and initial production of high-capacity lithium-metal (Li-metal) hybrid rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and other applications, today announced Apollo ™, a 107th company Ah Li-metal battery, the largest in the world and a breakthrough for the automotive industry. This is also the world's first 100 Ah Li-metal battery that has ever been demonstrated. SES also announced the world's largest Li-metal facility – the Shanghai Giga, a new 300,000-square-foot facility that is being built in Shanghai, China and is expected to be completed in 2023.
The announcements were made at SES Battery World, the company's first battery world virtual event held on November 3 in the US and November 4 in South Korea and China.
In July 2021, SES announced a listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) through a merger with Ivanhoe Capital Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: IVAN) ("Ivanhoe Capital"). Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will be listed on the NYSE under the new ticker symbol "SES".
Apollo ™ can deliver 107 Ah, weighs only 0.982 kg and has an energy density of 417 Wh / kg and 935 Wh / L. Apollo ™ also showed a similar high capacity and energy density when tested at C / 10 (10 hour discharge), C / 3 (3 hour discharge) and 1C (1 hour discharge) at room temperature.
Sensata high voltage junction box
-Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST) today announced its new High Voltage Junction Box solutions that provide safe and reliable protection and power distribution for high-power charging of commercial vehicles. The solutions include DC charging boxes that support megawatt charging of medium and heavy electric trucks up to 850 volts and 1300 amps.
The new High Voltage Junction Boxes combine the proven contactor, fuse and controller technologies from Sensata in a compact package and are tailor-made for specific vehicle requirements.
Driven by the need for fast charging, manufacturers of electric vehicles need systems that can handle higher charging capacities. "We have successfully optimized our contactor and fuse design to meet the increased thermal capacity required by megawatts of charging while maintaining tight spaces," said Brian Wilkie, vice president, Heavy Vehicle & Off-Road, Sensata Technologies.
Mr. Wilkie: “Sensata's unique ability to develop all the safety-critical components of the solution (such as contactors, fuses, control boards and software) in-house was instrumental in reaching new strategic agreements with industry leaders for our custom energy management and protection solutions that support the production processes simplify our customers. "
To meet ampacity and temperature requirements, Sensata's cooling and temperature control technology is directly connected to the busbars, providing exceptional cooling efficiency in a small space. For additional safety, Sensata's insulation monitoring design ensures that the high voltage is isolated from the chassis. The software and controllers of the solutions are based on the AUTOSAR platform.