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YASA launches new series of motor controllers

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YASA’s new controllers are designed to work with EVs YASA, the world’s leading manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors, has announced availability of the first in a new series of motor controllers (inverters) for propulsion and generation applications in pure electric and hybrid vehicles. The new Si400 controller delivers 200 kVA …

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AxleTech to develop EV powertrains with Agility Fuel Solutions

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AxleTech will reveal several EV product breakthroughs in April Dedicated to providing a complete, integrated electric powertrain solution for commercial vehicles, AxleTech has entered into a strategic agreement with Agility Fuel Solutions, the leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The parties will combine …

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SMUD announces regional initiative to develop a future mobility centre in Sacramento

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SMUD’s will help develop new EV technologies SMUD CEO and general manager Arlen Orchard unveiled a vision for the Sacramento region to lead the way in mobility by developing a model for a future Mobility Centre that will foster innovation in the clean transportation sector and serve as a catalyst …

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Motiv Power Systems to offer BMW batteries on electric chassis for commercial vehicles

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Motiv will use BMW’s EPIC chassis across its entire range Motiv Power Systems (Motiv), the leading provider of all-electric fleet chassis for trucks and buses, has announced a supply agreement with Munich-based BMW to integrate BMW’s lithium-ion battery packs into its EPIC chassis. Representing a strong vote of confidence by …

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Argonne National Laboratory develops new magnet for battery-powered motors

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New Argonne invention could advance technologies from golf carts to wind turbines A new magnet technology invented at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory could help drive the nation’s transition from gas-powered vehicles to electric and hybrid power more rapidly, at lower cost and in a more …

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MTS improves race-winning electric motor technology for Formula E

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MTS aims to increase the power density of its electric motors MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and sensors, has announced further power density improvements to its industry-leading electric motor and inverter technology for motorsport. Power density – packing more power into smaller, lighter motors …

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Axletech and Thor Trucks to build e-powertrain for commercial vehicles

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AxleTech plans to launch its newest e-powertrain offering in 2019 Michigan-based AxleTech has announced that it is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system with Thor Trucks. AxleTech and Thor Trucks will integrate AxleTech’s e-axle technology with Thor’s proprietary battery technology to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain. “Electric powertrains for …

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