Fraunhofer IAF develops first monolithically integrated GaN half bridge for voltage converters for e-mobility

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Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF has now produced and demonstrated the world’s first monolithically integrated GaN half bridge for the important 600 volt class. A switching frequency of up to 3 MHz allows us to achieve a much greater power density.

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Cash for Volts?

Revenge of the Electric Car

A coalition of car makers, battery suppliers and electricity providers has come together to ask for federal help for EVs. “A coalition of auto makers, battery manufacturers, utility operators and shipping companies wants the U.S. A coalition of auto makers, battery manufacturers, utility operators and shipping companies wants the U.S. However, “we’re talking about heavy investment&# in cars, batteries and supporting technology, said Nissan Motor Co.

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Volt for Real?

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F or those who think that GM is not serious about its new PHEV , the Volt , here is a piece that makes you think they are: The Volt To Be Lutz's Legacy May 21, 2007 So, I heard General Motors’ Bob Lutz on National Public Radio’s “Wait. Imagine using your laptop computer on a battery.

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GM and ABB demonstrate prototype of Volt battery pack grid re-use application

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Distributed Energy Storage (DES) demonstration with GM Volt battery pack and ABB PQF inverter. In conjunction with the Plug-in 2011 event in Raleigh, NC, GM and ABB demonstrated a lab prototype of a distributed energy storage (DES) system that combines Volt battery technology and a proven grid-tied electric power inverter. We took a production battery, a production inverter, made the necessary modifications and found that it could perform the function needed.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt EPA-rated at 53 miles all-electric range

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The Chevrolet Volt’s all-new second-generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion system ( earlier post ) delivers 53 miles (85 km) of all-electric range, based on EPA testing. That is nearly a 40% improvement over the first-generation Volt, and a 6% boost over the projected 50-mile (80 km) AER estimated at the new Volt’s unveiling in January. Chevrolet expects many next-generation Volt owners will use power solely from their batteries for more than 90% of trips.

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Toyota electric cars, more Nissan EVs, Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid driven, Volt vs Prius Prime: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got news on future electric cars from Nissan, Renault, and Toyota, some thoughts on more time in a Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, and a sales race between the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius Prime. Toyota's reluctant moves into electric cars will include its own battery-powered car in China, and EVs made by.

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Buick Hybrid Borrows From Volt

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Car and Driver said that the gas-only version would be powered by an Ecotec 2.4 It will use a variety of electrical technology including some that was developed for the Chevy Volt. Specifically, the 2011 hybrid model will use the advanced battery pack designed for the Volt.

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Can the Chevrolet Volt survive the winter?

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There have been plenty of aspersions cast over the reliability of electric cars whether battery powered or range extended – so it’s interesting to see how the Chevrolet Volt will fair during its first winter as a production model. According to General Motors, one of its key goals when developing the Volt was to create [.]. Chevrolet Green cars Latest news Chevrolet Volt general motors Winter winter conditions

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Chevrolet and OnStar Give Volt Owners 24/7 Connection and Control via Wireless Smartphone Application

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OnStar’s Mobile Application will use a real-time data connection to interact with the Volt and perform tasks from setting the charge time to unlocking the doors. The Chevrolet Volt ushers in a new era of automotive technology and calls for a new level of connectivity and control.

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Chevy Volt Delivers Novel Two-Motor, Four-Mode Extended Range Electric Drive System; Seamless Driver Experience Plus Efficiency

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The Volt drive unit combines two motors and three clutches to deliver four distinct operating modes to maximize efficiency and provide a seamless driving experience. The Volt could also be called a plug-in series hybrid, depending upon your taxonomic preference.).

NETL investigating researching chemistries for large-scale battery- and supercapacitor-based grid energy storage systems

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This includes research on appropriate anodes, cathodes, and electrolytes for magnesium (Mg)-, sodium (Na)-, and lithium (Li)-based batteries and novel transition metal oxide- and nitride-based supercapacitor electrode materials. The goal is to develop energy storage systems with high-energy density to meet the ever-demand for the electric grid to provide reliable, distributed power. High-energy density magnesium batteries for smart electrical grids.

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GM: Volt Pack Now “Hundreds” Less than $1,000/kWh; Headed to $250/kWh

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In a response to a recent study by researchers at CMU on the cost-effectiveness of different sizes of battery packs for plug-in hybrids ( earlier post ), Jon Lauckner, GM Vice President Global Program Management, wrote on the GM Fastlane Blog that the current cost of the Volt Li-ion packs is “ many hundreds of dollars per kWh ” lower than the $1,000 kWh figure used in the study.

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Chevy's Volt Drives Well, But Will People Change Their Habits For It?

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I took a short test drive yesterday in the Chevrolet Volt, GM’s range-extended vehicle that can go 25 to 50 miles on battery power before switching over to gas. The Volt will go into production in mid-November and hit dealerships a few weeks later, just in time to compete Note: we’ll have videos up soon, so check back in this space.)

Testing A Plug-In Prius Or Volt Gets Easier For Civilians

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With cars like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf already on sale, plus a handful of startups either selling or building battery-powered cars on U.S. soil, it’s safe to say that the electric car revolution is truly upon us. Sadly, the cost of entry to be a part of this revolution is still quite high, even with the myriad of state and federal

GM Provides Glimpse of Battery Strategy and Approach for the Future with Briefing on Gen 1 Volt Pack; Work on Gen 2 and Gen 3 Packs Already Underway, With a Focus on Cost

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The Gen 1 Volt 16 kWh pack, comprising more than 200 cells grouped into modules. They also delivered an update on the progress of the Volt’s development cycle. Undertray of the Volt, showing the integration of the T-. shaped battery pack as a structural element.

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

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Newly installed CEO Fritz Henderson argues that pioneering projects like the Volt typically lose money until the technology catches on. "The Volt is a case study. " In other words, General Motors is going to lose its shirt until the Volt establishes itself in the marketplace.

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Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car Concept Video

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Chevrolet went out on a limb back in 2010 when it introduced the 2011 Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle. Now it’s taking a much riskier step by showing off the upcoming battery-powered Bolt—a pure electric car with a promised 200-mile range. ALSO SEE: Chevrolet Bolt Concept: 200-Mile, $37,500 Electric Car Concept (Live Video

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GM To Test 100-Mile Chevrolet Cruze Electric Car in S Korea

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car buyers, GM is convinced that a range-extended electric vehicle--its 2011 Chevrolet Volt, to be specific--is the best solution to meeting the needs of drivers who may need to go further than the 40 miles a Volt will do on battery power. For U.S.

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Plus Extended Range Electric Vehicle

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For the time being, electric vehicles that combine battery power with a range-extending generator may be the best solution for those who can get by on battery power alone for most driving--but still sometimes need the range of a conventional gas or diesel-powered vehicle. Chevy’s Volt is the only extended-range electric vehicle on the market

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2001-2003 Prius as electric Car

DIY Electric Car

or less unit the HV battery down to far.So one well need to add Power to the HV Battery. One needed about min of 160 volt. of battery power , the boost converter well increase the to about to about 306 V that should keep the HV battery (OEM) with enough, to drive the now Electric car (prius) until added battery goes to low.the boost inverter should supply about 100 amps.see at : https://sites.google.com/site/20012003electricprius/ let me know what you think.

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E.ON launches ‘Freedom is Electric’ campaign; targeting 10,000 charging points in Europe by 2020

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The stations enable charging of a 400km-range battery in 20-30 minutes. One of those vehicles is Bigfoot #20, the world’s first all-electric monster truck, which is powered by 30 separate batteries totalling 360 volts. An additional six batteries power the brakes and steering systems.

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And We're Off! Electric Cars Are Here; Now They Need a Charge

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And the first Chevrolet Volts (pictured) — GM’s model that can go up to 50 miles on battery power before switching to its gas “range extender&rdquo It’s official: Electric cars for the mass consumer crowd have arrived. The first all-electric Nissan Leaf was sold last week to a man in California, and more are trickling in.

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Eaton’s new Bussmann series EV fuses allow drivers to go further, faster

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Power management company Eaton has introduced its new Bussmann series electric vehicle (EV) fuses designed to provide superior circuit protection while incorporating innovative technologies that promote a vehicle with higher performance and longer range. Additionally, the fuses are engineered with a 20 kilo ampere (kA) interrupting rating to enable longer vehicle range by protecting higher capacity and more efficient batteries with higher fault currents.

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Porsche reports ~60% of new Panamera models delivered in Europe are with plug-in hybrid drive; ramping up for Mission E

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The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid flagship model delivers exceptional performance and maximum efficiency, with a four-liter V8 engine and an electric motor generating a system power of 680 hp. Using fast charging, it will be possible to charge its battery by 80% in just 15 minutes. “

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Audi moving ahead with 48V system in vehicles; mild hybrids

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Audi will upgrade part of its vehicle electrical system from 12 to 48 volts. The move represents another technical building block for facilitating the integration of new automotive technologies while increasing the power and efficiency of its cars. Both models are fitted with an electrically powered compressor. Running part of the vehicle electrical system at 48 volts plays a central role in this.

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UMD/USARL team develops “water-in-salt” electrolyte enabling high-voltage aqueous Li-ion chemistries

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Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries power much of our digital and mobile lifestyle. V) is too narrow to support most of the electrochemical couples used in Li-ion batteries. V versus Li, depending on pH value) far above where most Li-ion battery anode materials operate.

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Will GM Amp Up Green SUVs?

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With the Chevy Volt finally launched, General Motors is expected to leverage the car’s electric motor and battery technology in other vehicles. At the Beijing Motor Show in April, the company showed off the Chevy Volt SUV MPV5 (Multi-person vehicle for five) concept vehicle.

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Vauxhall Ampera hybrid being tweaked for UK market

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The Ampera, based on the Chevrolet Volt and recently launched in the US, will reach the UK in 2012. The Ampera uses a battery-powered electric motor, and when it runs down a small, [.]. Engineers are working on the Vauxhall Ampera extended range hybrid in a bid to make it more suitable for European driving conditions. Hybrid cars Latest news general motors Vauxhall Vauxhall Ampera Vauxhall Ampera hybrid

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Are You Plugged In?

Revenge of the Electric Car

Plug-in hybrids differ from hybrids on the road today in that they can go longer distances on battery power and can be recharged via electrical outlets. Some of the most talked-about electric vehicles are slated to debut later this year and can travel at least 100 miles on a single charge (even if some of them run on an auxiliary gasoline engine when the battery runs low). Volt. Which one applies to the Chevy Volt, to be introduced later this year by GM?

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GM details 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid powertrain design and operation

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For the HEV, this allows the envelope of EV power and duration to be set by the battery capability rather than limited by the drive unit. engine in the MY 16 Chevrolet Volt EREV ( earlier post ) but is operated differently in the HEV. Volt EREV. Motor A peak power.

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CPT developing 48-volt electric supercharger for micro-mild hybrids

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Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) is developing a 48-volt version of its 12 volt electric supercharger based on its variable torque enhancement system known as VTES. The higher-voltage variant will support moves by European vehicle manufacturers announced earlier this year to introduce 48 volt passenger vehicle power networks to help meet the requirement for lower fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

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Balqon Corporation Introduces New Li-Ion Electric Yard Tractor for Warehousing and Port Applications

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The Nautilus XE20, designed, integrated, and built in cooperation with Autocar Truck and its Xspotter yard tractor team, is intended for off-highway container or semi-trailer “spotting” applications, and is equipped standard with Balqon’s proprietary traction drive and battery management system.

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Kia unveils Soul-based e-AWD Trail’ster Concept; through-the-road hybrid

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the two power sources (front gasoline engine and rear electric motor) meet “through the road,” as opposed to inside the transmission with a common mechanical driveline connection. Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the Trail’ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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PIP Declares Victory

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The operational technology has been perfected and the battery technology is maturing. The Chevy Volt , a plug-in electric car, will have the battery power to take most American drivers to and from work every day without using any gasoline at all.

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VW Jumps on the Bandwagon

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During a presentation of Volkswagen's new electric car program entitled "Fleet Test: Electric Drive Vehicles," Winterkorn explained that TwinDrive can power a vehicle solely on electricity for up to 50 kilometers (31 miles) and can be plugged into to existing power outlets for recharging.

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Ford Selects Compact Power to Supply Li-ion Battery Pack for Ford Focus Electric On Sale in US in 2011

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Ford has selected Compact Power, Inc. CPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of LG Chem, as the supplier of lithium-ion battery packs for the 2011 Ford Focus Electric for the US market. CPI/LG Chem are also supplying the battery packs for the Chevrolet Volt. The Focus Electric battery packs will leverage CPI and parent company LG Chem’s expertise in advanced prismatic lithium-ion cells and advanced liquid-cooled modules and battery management systems.

The Volvo Recharge

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Volvo Cars is introducing the Volvo ReCharge Concept , a plug-in hybrid with individual electric wheel motors and batteries that can be recharged via a regular electrical outlet for maximum environmental benefit. The batteries are intended to have a useful life beyond that of the car itself.

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GMs views on challenges for battery development for extended range electric vehicles

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Examples of degradation effects causing Li-ion battery power or capacity fading. the Volt—but also more broadly for batteries and electrified vehicle applications in general. Volt) Battery electric (in development) Fuel cell hybrid electric. Battery energy. <

Honda to add new dedicated hybrid model with i-MMD in US in 2018; hybrid system to expand to light trucks

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The second-generation Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) two-motor hybrid powertrain as applied in the Accord includes a propulsion motor and a generator motor, both of which were upgrade from the previous generation i-MMD for more power, smaller size and lighter weight. The propulsion motor’s maximum power was raised by 14.8 The generator motor’s power was raised to 142 horsepower (106 kW) from 140.8 The intelligent Power unit (IPU) packages a DC-DC converter and a 1.3

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DOE Award Supports Largest Single Deployment of EVs and Infrastructure Yet; Up to 5,000 Nissan LEAF EVs in 5 Regions

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One of the projects receiving support in the massive $2.4-billion award for advanced battery and electric drive projects from the US Department of Energy (DOE) ( earlier post ) will result in the largest deployment of an electric vehicle and supporting charging infrastructure yet undertaken. Designed specifically for a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis, Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback that comfortably seats five adults and has a range of 100 miles on a city drive cycle (LA4).

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