Episode 30 – Motor Technology in Electric Vehicles – A Complete Guide
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This episode is in response to a question from a listener, who asked if we could help him to understand the different terminology used in the electric vehicle world to describe electric motors. He had seen various different terms used … Read More

Episode 29 – Interview with Ian Goodman, EV Entrepreneur & Principal Fellow at WMG, University of Warwick
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In this episode, we bring you a fascinating interview with Ian Goodman, an engineer and entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience in vehicle electrification! Ian is currently the Principal Fellow of Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Warwick’s WMG and … Read More

Episode 28 – Toyota: The Self-Charging Car Controversy
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Today we take a look at the recent controversy brought about by Toyota’s high profile advertisement campaign where they boldly claim that their car is ‘self-charging’. Listen as we take a look at their disputed claims and break them down … Read More

Episode 27 – Interview with Dan Caesar, MD of Fully Charged Show
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  Today we are excited to share with you our recent interview with Dan Caesar, the Managing Director of the amazing Fully Charged show. Despite not being an engineer, we had a great conversation with Dan about his incredible insight … Read More

Episode 26 – Interview with Matthew Lumsden, CEO of Connected Energy
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  Today we bring you our interview with Matthew Lumsden, the CEO of U.K. company Connected Energy. Matthew tells us how he got to where he is in his career and what Connected Energy do in the field of battery … Read More

Episode 25 – Interview with Eva Hakansson, Land Speed Record Holder
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  We are proud to bring you an amazing guest on the show today, the world land speed record holder for an electric motorcycle, Dr. Eva Hakansson! In this fascinating conversation Eva spoke to us about: – How she first … Read More

Episode 24 – Interview with Volker Pickert, Professor of Power Electronics at Newcastle University
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  We bring you a fascinating conversation with Volker Pickett who has been researching vehicle electrification for 25 years and is currently the Head of Power Electronics at Newcastle University in the UK. Volker Interestingly started his career researching vehicle … Read More

Episode 23 – Interview with Paul Butler, CEO of North East Automotive Alliance
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We are excited to bring you our interview with Paul Butler CEO of the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA). In this episode, we talk with Paul about the work of the NEAA and how it helps and supports vehicle manufacturers … Read More

Episode 22 – Low and High Voltage Electrification
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In this episode, AVID Technology’s founder and Managing Director Ryan Maughan is in Germany at the Electric & Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology show in Cologne which looks specifically at opportunities for electrification of heavy-duty and off-highway machinery. Ryan gave a … Read More

Episode 21 – Tri-Voltage Electric Vehicle Architecture What Is It & Why Should You Care?
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Our 1st episode of 2019 brings you an in-depth explanation of tri-voltage powertrain architecture in electric vehicles. As EV and hybrid vehicles are becoming widespread, engineers are continuously trying to improve efficiency by using tri-voltage architecture. In this episode, we … Read More

Episode 20 – Efficiency in Electric Vehicles
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Several listeners of the podcast have asked what are the main reasons for the differences in efficiency, i.e. why is there a difference in the efficiency published between Europe and the USA and others have been interested to know why … Read More

Episode 19 – Interview with James Carter of Vision Mobility – Autonomous Vehicles – Charging Infrastructure – Future of Mobility
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We are excited to bring you our interview with James Carter, a Consultant for Vision Mobility in Canada. With 2 decades of experience in the vehicle industry at Toyota and Vision Mobility, James is an expert in future mobility and … Read More

Episode 18 – 48V Power Supply Conference in Berlin – Vehicle Electrification
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In this episode, AVID Technology’s founder and Managing Director Ryan Maughan is in Germany at the 48V Power Supply Conference in Berlin giving a presentation to his peers in the automotive industry. In this presentation, he gives a great overview … Read More

Episode 17 – Electric Vehicle Battery Degradation In Depth – Listener Request Episode
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We have been asked by a listener of the podcast to do a more in-depth piece around battery degradation, to explain the truths obscured by the myths, and what the best ways to maintain your battery are in order to … Read More

Episode 16 – Interview With Matt Boyle, Former President & CEO Of Sevcon Discussing The Electric Vehicle Industry
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We are excited to bring you our interview with Matt Boyle an expert in vehicle electrification, former President and CEO of Sevcon a British power electronics company listed on the American stock exchange and recently bought out by BorgWarner. In … Read More

Episode 15 – Why are Electric Trucks Much More Efficient Than Diesels? – Tesla – Daimler
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In this episode, we answer the question, why are electric trucks much more efficient than diesels? An argument started between Tesla and Daimler after Tesla announced the launch of their electric semi truck with a quoted range that when most … Read More

Episode 14 – Interview with Dr. Colin Herron, UK expert on Electric Vehicle & Charging Infrastructure
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We are excited to bring you our interview with one of the UK’s leading experts on electric vehicle infrastructure. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Colin Herron the Managing Director of Zero Carbon Futures about electric vehicles, EV charging … Read More

Episode 13 – Battery Management Systems In Depth – Listener Request Episode
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We have been asked by several listeners of the podcast to do a more in-depth piece on Battery Management Systems, or BMS to explain what they do and why they are needed, so that’s exactly what we have done in … Read More

Episode 12 – Electric Coolant Pumps – Everything You Need To Know
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In this episode, we bring you a deep look at electric coolant/water pumps and how they work, what the differences between sealed and sealless pumps are, and what are their positives and negatives. This episode is based on a white … Read More

Episode 11 – EV News Daily Podcast Interview – Special Episode
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  In this episode, we bring you a recent interview AVID Learning’s Ryan Maughan did with Martyn Lee of the very popular ‘EV News Daily’ podcast. Find out about the components of your electric vehicles. Why all large automakers are … Read More

Episode 10 – Battery Cell Technology in Electric Vehicles
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  In this episode, we dive deeper into battery technology, specifically the cells because this is really one of the key enablers in vehicle electrification. We’ll teach you the basics of the various battery types and what the future of … Read More

Episode 9 – Discussing Electrification at the Integer Emissions Summit in Germany
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  In this episode, AVID Technology’s founder and Managing Director Ryan Maughan discusses the opportunity for electrification in heavy-duty machinery, in particular, our experience of 48V in mild hybrid systems and 24V micro hybrid systems for off-highway and commercial vehicle … Read More

Episode 8 – Multi Motor Systems in Electric Vehicles
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  In this episode, AVID Technology’s founder and Managing Director Ryan Maughan discusses why electric vehicles have more than one motor in them when traditional combustion engine vehicles only have one engine. What are the technical real-life practical reasons more … Read More

Episode 7 – Driveline Integration – Future Development Trends in Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Drivetrain
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  In this episode, AVID Technology’s founder and Managing Director Ryan Maughan discusses the future development trends in electric & hybrid vehicle drivetrain, particularly in electrical systems. We’re planning a separate episode about battery cells and battery systems soon so … Read More

Episode 6 – Thermal Management in Other EV Systems – Improving EV Range Efficiency
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  In our last episode AVID Technology’s founder and Managing Director Ryan Maughan discussed battery thermal management systems, however in this episode, he discusses in detail thermal management systems in other components such as inverters and motors and more. In … Read More

Episode 5 – Battery Thermal Management – Nissan Leaf – Tesla
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  In this episode, AVID Technology’s founder and Managing Director Ryan Maughan discusses in detail battery thermal management, plus the issues that the Nissan Leaf and 1st generation Tesla car owners are reporting when using fast charge points in hot … Read More

Episode 4 – Major Newsflashes from the World of Electric Vehicles
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  Breaking from the usual technical episodes we just had to bring you an update on some of the major EV industry newsflashes from the past few weeks brought to you by AVID Technology MD and industry expert Ryan Maughan. … Read More

Episode 3 – Dieselgate – How Does a Software Update Fix Diesel Emissions?
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  AVID Technology’s founder and Managing Director Ryan Maughan discusses the Dieselgate scandal based on his recent white paper on the topic (link below) and covers the recent arrest of the AUDI CEO, how vehicles were designed to cheat the … Read More

Episode 2 – Fuel Cell VS Battery EV Tech
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  AVID Technology’s founder and Managing Director Ryan Maughan discusses in detail the “battle” between fuel cell and electric vehicle technology. Answering questions such as, are there actually any differences between the two? If so what? How does each technology … Read More

Episode 1 – Your 48v Questions Answered
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  This interactive session brings you several 48V experts from FORD, Johnson Controls International, and AVID’s very own Managing Director Ryan Maughan, answering your questions on the technical challenges and developments. It is a chance to hear from the teams … Read More