To meet the issues associated with the automotive electrical environment, such as load/line transients and load dumps, dc regulators must incorporate specialized features and functions.
It should be obvious that the future of transportation will be electric vehicles (EVs). As countries turn away from internal combustion engine vehicles, the most aggressive outlooks see EVs making up one-third of the global car fleet by 2040—with...
A 3D-printed electric car can reach a top speed of about 43 miles per hour and has a range of 93 miles on a single charge.
An Uber autonomous vehicle was recently involved in a fatal accident in Tempe, Ariz. So, what happens next?
Porsche’s four-seat electrical concept vehicle can travel 250 miles on a single charge from induction technology or a home-based charging dock.
All-electric semis are making inroads toward hauling loads. Waymo’s truck is self-driving and getting ready for a test run. Meanwhile, Tesla’s all-electric semi (not self-driving) is hauling batteries from the company’s Nevada plant to California.
Automobile manufacturers in Europe and Asia are getting their electric SUVs ready, from the U.K.’s Jaguar unveiling its I-Pace SUV to South Korea’s Hyundai introducing its sub-compact Kona Electric SUV.
WBG power semiconductors, including SiC power MOSFETs and GaN transistors, were out in full force at APEC 2018—but they are only the beginning of a steep adoption curve.
The successful convergence of new technologies will require electric vehicles (EVs) that are low cost and fully autonomous. These attributes can be realized through wireless charging.