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Panasonic throws hat into the ePowertrain ring

Scalable ePowertrain platform at the CES 2018

Earlier this month, Panasonic unveiled its ‘ePowertrain’ concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Although primarily known as a battery supplier within the EV world, Panasonic appears to have bigger plans for its products and role within the industry. Plans for an ePowertrain and battery development were announced …

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Groupe PSA and Nidec form French joint venture

PSA Nidec

The PSA-Nidec partnership will design, develop, manufacture and sell a range of electric traction machines Nidec Leroy-Somer and Groupe PSA have acknowledged the strategic importance of traction motors in the coming electrification age. The companies agreed mutual cooperation for developing competitive electric traction motor range for electrified vehicles (Mild-hybrid (MHEV), …

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Fisker patents EV range-extending battery tech

Fisker Solid State Battery

New solid-state battery will be rolled out in 2023 The start-up Fisker has patented a battery technology for electric vehicles that will have a 500-mile range on a single one-minute charge. The solid-state battery is expected to be ready for commercial sale in 2023 The California-based firm will showcase the revolutionary …

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Ricardo to integrate Fisker’s 800V electric powertrain

Fisker EMotion EV. Source: Fisker

Ricardo to assist with powertrain, battery module design, fast-charging and system integration as part of the partnership Fisker has announced a strategic partnership with Ricardo to integrate an 800V powertrain into its upcoming flagship EV, the Fisker EMotion. The partnership will include integration of Fisker’s proprietary 800V Ultra Charger, 800V …

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Nissan IMx concept shown in Tokyo

Nissan IMx Concept

Nissan says all-electric, fully autonomous concept vehicle embodies future of “Intelligent Mobility” Amid an exceptionally busy Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan has revealed its latest all-electric concept: the Nissan IMx. Leveraging autonomous technology, executives said the vehicle represents the future direction of the company’s intelligent mobility strategy. Central to this is …

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Cummins acquires battery-maker Brammo

Cummins Class 7 Urban Hauler

Engine manufacturer pushes electrification strategy with takeover of pack designer Brammo Engine and motor manufacturer Cummins has announced its acquisition of Brammo, an Oregon-based company which designs and develops battery packs and storage systems. Cummins said that the addition of Brammo’s expertise in battery pack design and manufacturing marked “an …

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