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StoreDot and Polestar demo 10-min charge with Si-dominant cells


StoreDot, a manufacturer of extreme fast-charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs), and Polestar, an electric performance car brand, have charged an EV in just 10 minutes.
A 77 kWh battery pack, powered by StoreDot’s XFC high energy (300 Wh/kg) silicon-dominant battery cells, installed in a Polestar 5 prototype, was charged from 10% to 80% in less than 10 minutes. Read more…

All-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology possesses uncompromising off-road capabilities


The all-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology (combined energy consumption: 30.3-27.7 kWh/100 km | combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km | CO₂ class: A | UK figures may vary)1 is fully in keeping with the tradition of the model series established in 1979. Like the conventionally powered models, it is based on a ladder-frame concept, a selectable LOW RANGE off-road gear reduction system, independent front suspension and a rigid axle at the rear. Read more…

JLR powers up zero emissions charging on the go


JLR has partnered energy storage start-up Allye Energy to create the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to provide zero emissions power on the go.
A single Allye MAX BESS holds seven second-life Range Rover and Range Rover Sport PHEV battery packs, which can be removed easily from a vehicle and slotted into customised racks without requiring additional processing. Read more…

Why design-for-manufacture could make Traxial axial flux motors go mainstream


Touted as the future of EV propulsion, axial flux motors are more compact, lighter and offer higher power and torque densities than their radial flux counterparts. Until now, they have been exceedingly hard to build but Traxial, a subsidiary of Magnax, is aiming to change the game with a new design methodology that could take this to the mainstream.
The Belgium-based company’s design-for-manufacture approach to its motor has resulted in a solution that minimises the number of parts required, maximises the ease of automation in assembly, minimises material use and ensures the crucial tolerances can be achieved in mass production. Read more…

Thermal Management Expo North America opens in April


The flagship event of the global Thermal Management Expo portfolio, Thermal Management Expo North America is a unique, free-to-attend exhibition and conference that connects senior engineers and key decision-makers with suppliers specialising in thermal systems and materials.
Co-located with Ceramics Expo, the event will take place from April 29 to May 1, at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, USA. Read more…

Rimac Technology to provide high-voltage batteries for BMW


As part of its ongoing mission to push the boundaries of EV technology, Rimac Technology is embarking on the next stage of development by delivering greater volumes of advanced battery systems. This collaboration with BMW Group marks a significant milestone for Rimac Technology, as it represents the largest and most ambitious project the company has undertaken to-date. Read more…

First airfield-to-airfield eVTOL flight with recharging


Skyfly and AeroVolt are working on the first electric vehicle take-off and landing (eVTOL) flight in the UK between two airfields with electric charging points, writes Nick Flaherty.
AeroVolt is installing a network of aircraft smart chargers around the UK at airports and aerodromes. It currently has five operational sites and aims to have 24 running by the time deliveries of the Skyfly Axe eVTOL begin in 2025, with plans in place for over 60 sites. Read more…

Sion powers ahead with its Licerion battery tech


In the seemingly eternal quest for greater energy density in batteries, one of the most promising lines of development is the lithium metal battery, in which the conventional graphite anode is replaced by a pure lithium metal foil. This is the approach that Sion Power is taking with its Licerion battery technology, as CEO Tracy Kelley explains to Peter Donaldson, bringing us up to speed with the company’s progress. Read more…