Tag: thermal management

A sharp increase in sales of electric vehicles has uncovered a foggy phenomenon during the Northern Hemisphere winter that caused enough ‘no smoke without fire’ concern to result in reports of fires to emergency services. However, the clouds emitted by Teslas while rapid charging have been identified as condensation from the thermal management system rather Continue reading Tesla fog mystery solved

If racing improves the breed, controversy over the latest W206-generation Mercedes-AMG C63 S and its four-cylinder hybrid drivetrain may be unfounded as it shares plenty of tech with Lewis Hamilton’s company car. A total system output of 500kW and 1020Nm should also help sway those who think this is some kind of fancy Toyota Prius. Continue reading New Mercedes-AMG C63 S plug-in hybrid is a thermal management masterclass

Nissan breaks from air cooling to boost thermal control, charging capability of electric Ariya SUV Nissan’s new Ariya is an electric SUV that showcases the brand’s “Intelligent Mobility” strategy, which ultimately aims to bring both vehicle emissions and road fatalities to zero.  The Ariya is the brand’s first all-electric SUV and, encouragingly, it isn’t based Continue reading Nissan Ariya adopts liquid-cooled battery

The Porsche Taycan pictured above is hooked up to an Australian-made ultra rapid charger capable of zapping a colossal 350kW into the battery of an electric vehicle, provided it is capable of handling this level of throughput. Porsche has engineered the Taycan to take a not-inconsiderable 270kW of charge when plugged into the right 800-volt Continue reading Porsche has Taycan thermal management to new heights with its EV

Audi’s first series-production electric vehicle, the e-tron, is due to arrive in Australia and New Zealand later this year. Expected to cost around $140,000, the e-tron has a claimed range of up to 417km on a single charge. While this luxury electric SUV will remain out of reach for many, Audi does like to brag Continue reading VASA members best placed to benefit from convergence of electrical and thermal systems as transport electrifies

Several studies into efficiently regulating building temperatures while reducing energy use from air-conditioning could have flow-on effects into the automotive and transport refrigeration sectors.  Researchers at Columbia Engineering – a top engineering school based in New York – have come up with a way to passively cool buildings. The concept makes use of a thermal Continue reading Tech that cools with less reliance on air-con could aid automotive