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Can you continue driving when the display shows SoC 0%?

Fear of a dead EV battery: Can you continue driving when the display shows that SoC close to 0%? One of the biggest uncertainties for existing and future EV drivers is the fear of being stranded on the road due to a dead battery. Vague information about the amount of energy available and the way in which this information is determined and presented to the driver on the vehicle display contributes to confusion and has a negative impact on the acceptance of electromobility. Thanks to the unique technology of the…

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Stoof International, security for journalists and international organisations

At a time when security and protection are top priorities, STOOF INTERNATIONAL from Borkheide in Brandenburg, near the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, as the market leader in its segment, offers the rental of armoured vehicles as an innovative solution for journalists, international organisations, state authorities, companies and people in need of protection in general, especially in terms of increased security, danger prevention and mobility. The advantages of armoured vehicle rental: Tailor-made security: the armoured vehicles offered for hire are equipped with state-of-the-art security technology. From ballistic armouring…

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HyTemp® ACM – Always been there

Supply Secured – ZEON expands the ACM production capacity up to 20 Ktpa ZEON Europe GmbH – the European subsidiary of ZEON Corporation, Japan, a worldwide leading synthetic rubber producers, focuses on the new development of its acrylic rubber (ACM) products at the German Rubber Conference (DKT) in Nuremberg, 1-4 July 2024. Acrylic rubber ACM is a specialty oil-resistance rubber for high temperature application up to 180 °C. It is commonly utilized in the automotive sector for oil sealing, gaskets, turbo hose, fuel hose cover, and air duct achieving a…

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Asahi Kasei achieves technological breakthrough with innovative electrolyte

Düsseldorf, Tokyo and New York – June 10, 2024 – The Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei has successfully achieved proof of concept (POC) of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) using its proprietary high ionic conductive electrolyte. This technological breakthrough allows for increased power output even at low-temperature, and improved durability at high temperature – both pressing issues of current LIBs. Furthermore, this technology can contribute to lower cost and smaller size of battery packs, further raising the energy density. LIBs are recommended to be used within a temperature range of 10 to…

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Asahi Kasei to present functionalized HSBR and thermoplastic elastomer solutions at German Rubber Conference DKT

Düsseldorf – June 5, 2024 – The Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei will present new high-performance materials for automotive applications at the German Rubber Conference DKT – the leading trade fair for the rubber and elastomer industry in Europe – from July 1-4, 2024, in Nuremberg, Germany. At the DKT 2024, Asahi Kasei will present its newly developed hydrogenated solution styrene butadiene rubber (HSBR). By applying selective hydrogenation, this material offers a remarkable combination of characteristics, as it retains some of the desirable properties of an SBR, such as good…

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Asahi Kasei Microdevices achieves successful Proof of Concept for eFuse in high voltage 800 V automotive applications

Düsseldorf – June 3, 2024 – Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) and Silicon Austria Labs GmbH (SAL), the European research center for electronics and software-based systems research, have successfully completed a joint proof of concept of the eFuse technology in high- voltage applications utilizing silicon carbide (SiC)- based power devices. The results show that the eFuse technology can significantly improve safety, as well as reducing material and maintenance costs of systems such as on- The popularity of silicon carbide (SiC)- and gallium nitride (GaN)-based power devices in electric vehicles and…

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AVILOO EV battery tests open up new era through benchmark

Transparency through comparison: AVILOO battery tests for electric vehicles open up a new era of diagnostics through benchmark analysis Until now, battery tests have provided EV owners insight into the total condition of an electric vehicle’s battery without providing a comparison with other vehicles. While this represented a milestone in understanding the remarketing of used electric vehicles, it was not previously possible to compare the values with a peer group. But now AVILOO Battery Diagnostics has developed a revolutionary solution that not only precisely records the battery’s State of Health…

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Asahi Kasei to construct a lithium-ion battery separator plant in Canada

Düsseldorf, Tokyo and New York – April 25, 2024 – Asahi Kasei announced today that it will construct an integrated plant in Ontario, Canada for the base film manufacturing and coating of Hipore™ wet-process lithium-ion battery (LIB) separator[1]. In relation to this plant, Asahi Kasei has concluded a basic agreement with Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda) and the two parties are currently studying joint investment. Also, with regard to the Canadian plant, it has been agreed that Asahi Kasei Battery Separator Corp.[2], which is scheduled to be established in October…

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How much EV-range does comfortable indoor climate cost?

AVILOO study sheds light on the energy consumption of heating and air conditioning systems in electric vehicles A new study by AVILOO has found that in extreme outdoor temperatures, heating and cooling the interior can have a significant impact on range and energy efficiency. Energy consumption can increase significantly depending on driving behavior and use of the air conditioning system. For average city trips, this can account for around 35% of total consumption after the first hour. This corresponds to a loss of more than a third of the total…

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Asahi Kasei Microdevices“ new current sensor enables dramatically smaller on-board chargers for electric vehicles

Düsseldorf and New York – February 28, 2024 – Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) has started mass production of the CZ39 series of coreless current sensors. The CZ39 device family is particularly well-suited to electric vehicle (EV) applications due to its 100ns response time, low heat generation, and noise immunity. These properties are highly compatible with the silicon carbide- (SiC) and gallium nitride- (GaN) based power devices favored by OEMs for their reduced form factor and high efficiency. As such, the CZ39 series allows for the implementation of substantially smaller,…

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