Tesla Model S vs Porsche Taycan vs Audi e-tron: Range Efficiency

Tesla Model S vs Porsche Taycan vs Audi e-tron: Range Efficiency Much has been said about the new Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron. Much of this has been concerning the cars’ relative efficiencies, compared to the Tesla Model S. In … Read More

What is a supercapacitor, and where are they used in electric vehicles?

What is a supercapacitor, and where are they used in electric vehicles? Earlier this year, Tesla announced that it was to acquire supercapacitor company, Maxwell, in a deal valued at around $235m. At over 50 years old, Maxwell is no … Read More

OEM Powertrain Strategy – European Emissions Legislation

OEM Powertrain Strategy – European Emissions Legislation There have been a considerable number of legislative changes going on globally relating to vehicle emissions, too much to cover in a single white paper. Therefore, for this paper, we are going to … Read More

Electric Motors 101: A Guide to Modern Motor Technologies

Electric Motors 101: A Guide to Modern Motor Technologies Electric motors are everywhere, from household applications such as your toothbrush, refrigerator and phone, to the planes, trains and automobiles we use on our daily commutes. Ever since the invention of … Read More

Why Are Some Electric Vehicles More Efficient Than Others?

One of the key performance indicators for an electric vehicle is the achievable range on a given amount of battery capacity. The battery is the single most expensive component in the electric vehicle, representing around 60% of the total materials … Read More

Battery Degradation in Electric Vehicles Explained

Battery Degradation in Electric Vehicles Explained Recently on our AVID Learning podcast, we covered the topic of battery degradation and how the state of health of a battery vehicle is determined. Our listeners specifically wanted to know if there was … Read More

What is a Battery Management System (BMS)?

What is a Battery Management System (BMS)? This white paper is based on a recent AVID Learning podcast episode we released where we answered several listeners’ requests to talk more in-depth on Battery Management Systems or BMS to explain what … Read More

Why are electric trucks much more efficient than diesels?

Why Are Electric Trucks Much More Efficient Than Diesels? An argument between Tesla and Daimler started after Tesla announced the launch of their electric semi-truck with a quoted range that when most people including Martin Daum who is the head … Read More

Integration, Integration, Integration

Integration, Integration, Integration This white paper covers the future development trends in electric and hybrid vehicle drivetrain. In particular, the integration of the powertrain electrical and electronic systems. This white paper deliberately ignores the battery pack and talks about everything … Read More

How Does a Software Update Fix Diesel Emissions?

How Does a Software Update Fix Diesel Emissions? After 3 years the after-effects of “Dieselgate” are still rumbling on, with the recent arrest of Rupert Stadler the CEO of Audi and the German authorities forcing Daimler to recall hundreds of … Read More

Comparison of Sealed and Sealless Pumps for Automotive Applications

Comparison of Sealed and Sealless Pumps for Automotive Applications Pumps are required for several key functions on a vehicle, oil pumps for lubrication, coolant pumps for cooling and refrigerant pumps for air conditioning systems to name three. This white paper … Read More

What is the Best Electric Vehicle Battery Cooling System?

What is the Best Electric Vehicle Battery Cooling System? Electric vehicles use large batteries to store energy. The energy flowing into the battery pack as it is charged either from regenerative braking or from the grid and discharged from the … Read More

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