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CONTENTS
FEATURES
REGULARS
18 EV energy management powers-up
COVER STORY
Batteries get all the attention, but power-electronics developers
lean into the cost equation as EV affordability concerns persist.
23 Magna puts multiple innovations
in new, more efficient 800v e-motor
ELECTRIC MOTOR ADVANCES
Better cooling and more efficient chip placement are among the
techniques used to hit a new company high for efficiency: 93%
26 Sensor fusion expanding in step
with advancing vehicle sophistication
SENSOR FUSION
An accelerating need to enable automated-driving and efficiencyenhancing
features is driving sensor-fusion innovations.
ON THE COVER
A chief power-electronics component, the motor inverter, is
integrated with the traction motor and gearbox in Schaeffler's
" 3-in-1 " e-axle. (Schaeffler)
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2 Editorial
Lots of news amid the dark matter, if we can find it
3 Supplier Eye
History is a great teacher
4 Technology Report
4 Putting a new 'charge' in EV recharging |
EV CHARGING
6 Battery-analysis pioneer Voltaiq partners with
Siemens | BATTERIES
8 Program to train EV charger techs graduates first
class in Detroit | EV WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
9 Stellantis unveils STLA large platform for D, E
segments | MANUFACTURING
10 Kymco's new Ionex BMU, BaaS to boost EV
scooter adoption | BATTERY MANAGEMENT
12 Vinfast: New concept, award for MirrorSense |
CONCEPTS
14 Road Ready
14 2024 Lexus GX ready for off-road adventure
with new platform, E-KDSS
16 2024 Honda Prologue is a cautious invitation
to drive electric
17 Ford refines interior, exterior of 2025 Explorer
30 Product Briefs
Spotlight: EV power electronics, software
34 Q&A
Axial flux e-motor maker progresses toward
mobility, alters cooling design
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