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WBG Electronics Reduce Power Use, Cost Of EVs

Electronic power control devices made from wide bandgap (WBG) materials like silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) transmit power more efficiently and can operate at higher temperatures than silicon products but cost more to manufacture. Research into how to reduce that cost is taking place in the U.S., Japan and the United Kingdom. For example, The […]

August 14th

Energy Excelerator Project Winners, 2014 Cohort Announced

Back in November, the US military announced that it would be putting more than $30 million into Hawaii’s Energy Excelerator, a small business incubator that exists help energy startups “navigate” the perilous business waters of Hawaii and the Asia Pacific regions while encouraging the sharing of know-how, technology, and strategies between the companies. Last week, […]

November 23rd

Electric Race Car Demonstrates New Battery Management Systems

Range anxiety has proven a harsh mistress when it comes to electric vehicles, and even the much-vaunted Tesla Model S was the center of a range-induced controversy regarding how much mileage was actually left in its battery pack. But a new prototype sensor and battery management system could help get even inch of range even out of a mostly-depleted battery pack, making these battery packs far more efficient.