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2019 Jaguar I-PACE: An apex brand pounces on the electric crossover scene

2019 Jaguar I-PACE: An apex brand pounces on the electric crossover scene

Believe it or not, we may have a BEV SUV turf war on our hands. Many of the major automakers have announced plans to produce all-electric crossovers, including Mercedes, Volvo, Hyundai, Kia and Volkswagen – not to mention the onslaught startups like SF Motors, Faraday Future, Byton and Rivian. The all-electric Audi e-tron SUV is expected to start European deliveries as early as this fall.

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Analysts share a behind-the-scenes tour of Tesla’s Gigafactory

Analysts share a behind-the-scenes tour of Tesla’s Gigafactory

Can Tesla produce Model 3s in volume, and make a profit? That’s the question of the day (or maybe, of the century). Investment management firm Worm Capital (among others) believes that the answer depends on how efficiently the company is able to manufacture its battery packs, and it recently sent a team to visit Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory.


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German automakers struggle to find a profitable road to electrification

German automakers struggle to find a profitable road to electrification

It has gradually become apparent that Big Auto’s reluctance to embrace EVs is not due to mere Luddism or fear of the future. There are several reasons to believe that electrification will take a major bite out of industry profits, as Daimler execs acknowledged in March.

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How do test methods affect silicone thermal conductivity results?

How do test methods affect silicone thermal conductivity results?

Heat dissipation is critical for the electronics and batteries to function for their intended lifetime and reach the desired levels of performance and reliability in EV applications. Without proper thermal management, lithium-ion batteries can overheat during charging or discharging. There can also be a non-uniform temperature distribution within the battery packs which may affect optimal performance, ranging between 15 °C and 35 °C.

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