Karma Automotive in final development stages for SiC traction inverters; 400V and 800V

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The new SiC traction inverters are engineered in-house by Karma’s Powertrain Power Electronics team, in collaboration with the Power Electronic System Laboratory at University of Arkansas (PESLA). Electric (Battery) Power Electronics Vehicle Manufacturers

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NASA awarding $6 million to 3-year ULI project to develop approach to electric aircraft fueled by liquid hydrogen

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Aviation Electric (Battery) HydrogenNASA will provide $6 million over the course of three years to support a University Leadership Initiative (ULI) project focused on the development of a fully electric aircraft platform that uses cryogenic liquid hydrogen as an energy storage method.

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Wolfspeed wins 2016 R&D 100 Award for wide bandgap underhood inverter for HEVs/EVs

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taken from the vehicle’s battery pack), and through precise switching of the inverter’s power semiconductor devices using space-vector pulse-width modulation, synthesizes a balanced set of three-phase voltages having a specific amplitude and frequency for any given instant of time.

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Huckabee: The electric car of the 2008 race

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Mike Huckabee, ex-Governor of Arkansas and longshot contender, said in an interview decrying the wasteful spending of his GOP rivals: “You will not find a more frugal operation than ours and you will also not find a more efficient, better miles per gallon,” said Huckabee, who did not single out any opponents specifically. “If Secondly, as battery electric cars are incontestably the most efficient vehicles on the road, Huckabee’s comparison of his lean campaign to an electric car seems apt.

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Are Hybrids Shockingly Risky?

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Flash floods in Nashville, Tennessee, northeast Nebraska, Arkansas, and most recently in France and China have reminded us of the dangers associated with rapidly rising waters. Plug-in hybrids have the same two power sources, except that the batteries can be charged from an electrical outlet.

Lux: future use of wide bandgap materials in power electronics will reduce EV cost

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Using wide bandgap (WBG) materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN)s for power electronics can improve efficiency and thereby reduce the high cost of battery packs, according to a new report from Lux Research. As silicon struggles to meet higher performance standards, WBG materials are benefiting critically from evolving battery economics. Applied in an EV, WBG materials could cut electricity losses by 66% during vehicle battery recharging, the DOE says.

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Albemarle develops technology to recover lithium from brine

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This newly developed technology will allow the company to recover lithium that is present in the brines at its Magnolia, Arkansas bromine facility and utilize it to produce lithium carbonate. billion globally by 2015, primarily from increased demand for batteries in electrical vehicles. Albemarle Corporation has developed a proprietary technology for lithium extraction from brine.

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DOE awards $45M to 38 advanced transportation technology projects; $3M from the Army

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Through the Advanced Vehicle Power Technology Alliance between the Energy Department and the Department of the Army, the Army is contributing an additional $3 million in co-funding to support projects focused on lightweighting and propulsion materials, batteries, fuels, and lubricants. Advanced batteries: 13 projects, $22.5 In the last four years, the cost of a plug-in electric vehicle battery has come down by nearly 50%. Advanced batteries.

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DOE to award $11M to 20 new Clean Cities projects for alt fuel cars and trucks

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The I-40 Collaboration of Clean Cities, a partnership across Arkansas and. Electric (Battery) Fuels Infrastructure Natural Gas Plug-ins PolicyThe US Department of Energy (DOE) is [link] about $11 million to 20 new projects to help states and local governments to develop the infrastructure, training, and regional planning needed to help meet the demand for alternative fuel cars and trucks, including vehicles that run on natural gas, electricity, and propane.

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ARRA Funding for Plug Power and Customers Will Result in Deployment of More Than 304 Fuel Cell Drive Units for Lift Trucks

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Replacing lead acid batteries in electric lift trucks, these product installations will allow for fleet conversions within warehouses and distribution centers in Arkansas, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas. Plug Power Inc. has received more than $6 million in awards from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) for fuel cell market transformation programs. Earlier post.) The funding was provided via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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US DOE Selects 43 Projects for $92M in ARPA-E Funding; 3 on Automotive Power Electronics

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The awards in this tranche focus on power electronics, grid-scale energy storage, and building efficiency; of the 43, three are categorized specifically for the automotive market—power electronics projects led by HRL Laboratories, LLC; Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.; HRL Laboratories and its partners GM, Va Polytech, ORNL, Teledyne will receive $5,058,803 to develop efficient, compact, and low-cost battery chargers for electric cars.

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SymPowerco Corporation Acquires Majority Interests in Highline Hydrogen Hybrids and Hoss Motor Sports

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Under the SymPowerco umbrella, HMSI will manufacture its advanced vehicles at HMSI’s new facility in Dumas, Arkansas. SymPowerco has also acquired the exclusive rights to use a new flat-plate rechargeable alkaline battery technology with the FE DMFC for hybrid systems. The flat-plate alkaline battery technology is inexpensive, and more environmentally friendly than NiMH, NiCad and lead-acid batteries. It is also less expensive and safer than lithium-ion batteries.

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