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Sevcon awarded EV inverter contract

Sevcon controller.

UK-headquartered electrification firm will develop an inverter for use in EV drivetrain Electrification services firm Sevcon has been contracted by an undisclosed Sino/European manufacturer of EVs for an on-road development & production program. UK-headquartered Sevcon had been working with the customer throughout 2016 to help optimize the drivetrain for the …

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NASA working hard to X-plane itself

The X-57 Maxwell. Credit: NASA.

Having proposed the re-launch of its X-plane programme earlier this year, NASA’s Aeronautics division has recently unveiled its latest innovation: the all-electric X-57 With a spate of recent announcements, progress in electric aviation is really beginning to take off. NASA in particular has shown renewed efforts this year, having announced …

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Hyundai Genesis – the beginning or the end of its EV ambitions?

Hyundai ix35 fuel cell

Hyundai’s Genesis range will contain plug-in hybrids, but the company sees batteries only as an intermediate step to hydrogen fuel cells. Hyundai’s decision to focus its electrified vehicle plans on a brand that is barely off the ground has surprised some. Yet a follow-up announcement by Hyundai Motor America CEO …

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