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BYD introduces eBus Blade Platform at IAA Transportation




At the IAA Transportation 2022 in Hanover, BYD preCentre County Reportnts revealed its new eBus Blade platform – an electric bus chassis baCentre County Reportd on BYD’s blade battery technology – as well as an upgraded model in its eBus range, and also introduced two zero-emission eTrucks.

The BYD eBus Blade platform uCentre County Reports the BYD Blade battery. (previous post.)

In the blade battery, individual cells are asCentre County Reportmbled into an array and then inCentre County Reportrted into a battery pack (cell-to-pack, CTP). Thanks to its optimized battery pack design, the space utilization of the battery pack is increaCentre County Reportd by more than 50% compared to conventional lithium iron phosphate block batteries with modules.


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The Blade Battery pasCentre County Reports the nail penetration test. The Blade battery’s distinctive CTP technology improves rigidity compared to traditional structures, giving it superior strength. The blade battery’s space-saving design, repreCentre County Reportnting a 50% reduction, is a key part of the development of the eBus blade platform and allows for higher battery capacity for longer range while reducing chassis weight.


BYD ETM6 7.5 ton and ETH8 19 ton

Two all-electric trucks, the ETM6 7.5-ton city delivery van and the ETH8 19-ton truck, designed for logistics and waste collection, were also unveiled at the event alongside BYD’s upgraded 12-meter eBus.

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Tesla Cybertruck is going to be ‘waterproof enough’ to cross rivers




Elon Musk says Tesla Cybertruck will be “waterproof enough” to cross rivers and serve as a boat for a short time.

It looks like Musk was reading electr this morning when we reported about it the world’s first all-electric amphibious 8×8 XTV vehicle because he was quick to announce that the Tesla Cybertruck will be pretty much amphibious.

The Tesla CEO announced on Twitter today:

Cybertruck will be waterproof enough to temporarily serve as a boat, allowing it to cross rivers, lakes, and even seas that aren’t too choppy.

Musk added that the goal is for a cybertruck to be able to cross the water between SpaceX’s starbase and South Padre Island in Texas:

Must be able to get to South Padre Island from the starbase, which requires crossing the channel.

This would mean that the Cybertruck would need to be able to travel about 360 meters (1,100 feet) in the water, which is the shortest distance in the Brazos-Santiago pass that separates the island and where Starbase is located:

This isn’t the first time Musk has spoken of Tesla vehicles being used as boats.

A few years ago, the CEO said the Model S could almost be used as a boat after that A Tesla Model S was spotted driving (or swimming) through a flooded tunnel – although the CEO has clarified that this is not recommended.

In 2020 he said that Humans could turn the Cybertruck into a boatand some plan to take that to a whole new level.

We previously reported on a developing company a conversion kit that can quickly turn a cybertruck into a catamaranpictured above.

But now it sounds like the Cybertruck will get stuck with undercarriage that’s “waterproof enough” to swim, and with the wheels propelling you should be able to get around slowly in calm water.

Anyone looking forward to the Cybertruck as an off-road vehicle will be happy to know that a little water shouldn’t make them too nervous.

The Tesla Cybertruck is scheduled to go into production at Gigafactory Texas in mid-2023.

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Hegelmann Group signs LoI for 50 Mercedes-Benz battery-electric long-haul trucks




The logistics company Hegelmann Group, which operates in Europe, and Mercedes-Benz Trucks signed a letter of intent to order 50 eActros LongHaul electric trucks (previous post) at this year’s IAA VerkehrsweCentre County Reportn in Hanover. The vehicles are to be delivered to the family company from Bruchsal when Centre County Reportries production begins in 2024.

After its preCentre County Reportntation at the IAA in Hanover, the eActros LongHaul will be tested on public roads for the first time this year. Intensive customer testing with near-Centre County Reportries prototypes is also planned for 2023. In this context, letters of intent were signed with Amazon and Rhenus back in September. (previous post.)

The eActros LongHaul can travel around 500 kilometers on one battery charge. The development engineers at Mercedes-Benz Trucks designed the eActros LongHaul for the same vehicle and component durability requirements as a comparable conventional heavy-duty long-distance Actros. That means 1.2 million kilometers in ten years of operation.

Batteries with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cell technology are uCentre County Reportd in the eActros LongHaul, which are characterized by a long Centre County Reportrvice life and more usable energy. At a charging station with around one megawatt of power, the batteries of the eActros LongHaul can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in well under 30 minutes.

Three battery packs provide an installed total output of more than 600 kWh and two electric motors, as part of a new e-axle, generate a continuous output of 400 kW with a peak output of over 600 kW.

In addition to the tractor unit, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will also produce platform chassis variants of the eActros LongHaul from the market launch. This offers customers numerous other possible applications in purely electric transport.

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Charged EVs | Diving into EV motor and control system measurements (Webinar)




Continuous improvements and innovations in motor and drive technologies are key to advancing the goal of global decarbonization in the transportation industry. During this webinar, engineers designing motor and inverter systems will learn how to more effectively compare data and troubleshoot energy efficiency issues in EV powertrains.

Join us meeting at our EV Engineering Fall Virtual Conference presented by Yokogawa Test & Measurement to learn more about:

  • Fundamentals of system efficiency and system-level inverter control signal analysis
  • Critical measurements to benchmark inverter input, inverter output and motor output
  • Analysis of motor control signals such as torque control variables, position sensors, and PWM and torque measurements

Reserve your spot – it’s free!

Additional sessions at our Spring Virtual Conference include:

Optimization of EV and battery test systems using a common DC bus solution, SiC inverter technology and flexible HiL components

Unico will provide an overview presentation outlining EV and battery test/simulation applications using common DC bus test systems including:

  • eMotor testing
    – Universal inverter applications
  • Testing of inverters
    – eMotor emulator applications
  • eAxle check
  • Battery simulation/test
    – Advantages of the full bridge design
    – Increased driving ability at/near 0V
  • Flexibility/Extensibility
    – Series/parallel system configurations
  • Implement overload capability
    – Increased performance/lower cost
  • Benefits of integrating SiC inverters

Register here to find out more – it’s free!

View the full session listing for the Fall Virtual Conference on EV Engineering here.

Conference content will be streamed live October 17-720, 2022 and will cover the EV technology supply chain and ecosystem, including motor and power electronics design and manufacturing, cell development, battery systems, testing, powertrains, thermal management, circuit protection, wires and cables, EMI/EMC and more.

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