Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission
drivetrains, announced that it has raised $41 million in equity, debt,
and working capital line funding from existing and new investors.
SAE International announced plans to form an industry-led
pre-competitive research project to strengthen electric vehicle (EV)
charging system security, leading to a more secure implementation of
Plug & Charge for ISO 15118 and CHAdeMO 2.0 protocols.
At CES 2020, Veoneer, a world-wide leader in autotech, will reveal how
it believes daily driving in the future will change, showcasing a range
of new driver support, collaborative driving and self-driving solutions
that are set to become mainstream in the coming decade.
Thanks to variably distributable drive power, electric vehicles with
separately powered wheels can remain stable even in critical situations—
as long as the torque control reliably detects deviations from the
target state and reacts immediately. Porsche Engineering has developed
and tested a solution for e-SUVs that does precisely that. Without
additional sensors— entirely through software.
BorgWarner is expanding its electric motor offerings with the
introduction of its new High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) 146 motor, which is
expected to go into production on a light-duty hybrid passenger car with
a major OEM in early 2020.
EDF Energy has been chosen by ubitricity – a company offering
alternative, low-cost electric vehicle (EV) charge points that can be
integrated into lamp posts and bollards – to be the electricity provider
for its UK charging network, ensuring that EV drivers have access to
100% renewable electricity through all 1,800 ubitricity public charge
PowerCell Sweden AB has informed that the formerly large shareholder in
PowerCell, Midroc New Technology, has acquired 2,138,114 shares in
PowerCell, representing 4.1% of votes and capital, from the Belgian
investment company Finindus.
An innovative project, ‘DC share’, will develop and trial a novel
solution that shares capacity across existing AC electricity
distribution network substations, enabling increased numbers of
high-power electric vehicle (EV) chargers to be connected to the network
at lower cost.
As part of its vision to make road transport smarter and more
convenient, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)
has drawn up a check-list of rules and regulations that need to be put
in place to make automated driving a reality in the EU.