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Which country is pursuing which battery strategy?

22-02-2024 | Battery | In the Spotlight | Article

Comparison of Battery Strategies in Different Countries

Countries around the world are developing political strategies for battery technologies. A current Fraunhofer study compares battery policies. It analyzes lithium-ion, solid-state and alternative batteries.

SiC-Wafer

20-02-2024 | Automotive Industry | Editor´s Pick | News

Infineon Concludes New SiC Supply Agreements

Two orders for 150 mm SiC wafers: Infineon Technologies has announced new supply agreements with SK Siltron CSS and Wolfspeed.

Magna eDrive

16-02-2024 | Drivetrain | Editor´s Pick | News

Magna Presents New 800 V eDrive

The next-generation eDrive solution was presented at CES 2024. The drive delivers up to 250 kW of power and can also be installed rotated by 90°.

China fuel mix image

16-02-2024 | Electro Mobility | In the Spotlight | Article

China Leads in E-mobility, but not in the Electricity Mix

A consistent industrial policy has helped China to become the world market leader in electromobility. This also includes the production of batteries. However, the electricity mix in China itself means that this form of mobility is by no means regenerative.

Ford Trucks F-Line-Series

13-02-2024 | Commercial Vehicles | Editor´s Pick | News

Ford Trucks Presents New F-Line Series

Ford Trucks has presented the new F-Line series. The new truck series consists of road vehicles, construction vehicles and tractor units.

Chery development team in Raunheim

12-02-2024 | Companies + Institutions | Editor´s Pick | News

Chery Expands Development Center

Chery is expanding its development center in Raunheim near Frankfurt. This was announced by the Chinese vehicle manufacturer in the run-up to the market launch of its two models Omoda 5 and Jaecoo 7.

BYD Seal U

09-02-2024 | Sport Utility Vehicle | Editor´s Pick | News

BYD Launches a New Electric SUV with the Seal U

BYD is expanding its range of vehicles in Germany with the all-electric family SUV Seal U. The five-seater can travel up to 500 km on a single charge.

VW Golf Facelift

08-02-2024 | Compact Car | Editor´s Pick | News

Volkswagen Unveils the Revamped Golf 8

The VW Golf gets a facelift for its 50th birthday. The changes mainly affect much-criticized points in the interior. The PHEV models now offer a purely electric range of around 100 km.

Porsche Macan Turbo

07-02-2024 | Sport Utility Vehicle | Editor´s Pick | News

Porsche Presents New 800-Volt Macan SUV

Porsche has presented its second battery-electric model: The new Porsche Macan will be launched this year as the Macan 4 and the Macan Turbo.

STLA Large-Plattform

06-02-2024 | Automotive Engineering | Editor´s Pick | News

Stellantis Presents STLA Large Platform

Stellantis unveils STLA Large, the second of its four electric car platforms. Electric vehicles from Dodge, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler and Maserati are to be built on this platform.

Material Sample in a Quantum Magnetometer

25-01-2024 | Materials Technology | Editor´s Pick | News

Quantum Magnetometers Detect the Smallest Material Defects at an Early Stage

Automotive engineering or aerospace need reliable and resistant materials. Quantum magnetometers can be used to detect the smallest damage before the materials show any recognizable cracks.

Number of Publicly Accessible Charging Points for Electric Vehicles in Germany by Performance Class from 2017 to 2023

23-01-2024 | Charging Infrastructure | Infographic | Article

More and More Charging Points with High Charging Power

In Germany, more and more charging points are offering high-power charging. Nevertheless, standard charging points continue to dominate.

Artificial Intelligence

22-01-2024 | Automotive Electronics + Software | In the Spotlight | Article

Why Not All AI is the Same

ChatGPT, GenAI and the power of algorithms are making headlines and fueling the AI debate. But what is behind these technologies? An overview.

Electric vehicles can help to stabilise the electricity grid as intermediate storage units.

22-01-2024 | Charging Infrastructure | In the Spotlight | Article

Bidirectional Charging Still Reaches Its Limits

Bidirectional charging promises greater energy security: Electric car batteries that absorb and release electricity could compensate for the fluctuating energy supply from renewable sources. But it's not that simple.

International ATZ Congress "Automated Driving"

22-01-2024 | Automated Driving | On Our Own | Article

Automated Driving: Engineering Level X

The 9th International ATZ Conference "Automated Driving" will focus on current developments in the field of automated driving and assistance systems. ATZlive and cooperation partner Continental invite you for an exchange of ideas to Frankfurt am Main (Germany) on March 19 and 20, 2024. Register now!

Unimog test vehicle with hydrogen combustion engine

19-01-2024 | Off-highway | Editor´s Pick | News

Mercedes-Benz Tests Unimog with H2 Engine

Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks has developed a Unimog with a hydrogen combustion engine. The prototype is currently in test use for mowing.

VDI Investigates Sustainability of Electric Cars

19-01-2024 | Battery | dpa | News

VDI Study Examines the Carbon Footprint of Electric Cars

New VDI study: At what mileage is a battery-electric vehicle more environmentally friendly than a model with a combustion engine?

Symbolic Image Production of a Battery Electric Vehicle

18-01-2024 | Battery | In the Spotlight | Article

Battery Production Strives for Technological Breakthroughs

Cost reduction, quality improvement and more sustainable production are key objectives in battery machine construction. In order to achieve these, technological breakthroughs are required in various areas.

Mechanic inspects car

15-01-2024 | Manufacturing | Editor´s Pick | News

Separating High-strength Steel Adhesive Joints with Cold

With a practical cold joining process, high-strength steel bonded joints can be separated while preserving the material. This is particularly interesting for the repair of multi-material car bodies.

High-purity lithium

10-01-2024 | Battery | Editor´s Pick | News

US Project Aims to Reduce Lithium in Batteries with the Help of AI

New battery material discovered by AI could reduce the amount of lithium in rechargeable batteries. A prototype of such a new type of battery has already been developed.