e-Power Technology

Candela’s e-Power Hydrofoil Shuttle Takes to the Waterways of Sweden 

Powered by two specially designed permanent-magnet motors and drive that operate underwater, a new commercial e-hydrofoil will soon be taking to the waters offshore Stockholm to ferry 30 people at a time at record-breaking speed and tranquility. A recent maiden voyage, aptly called a flight, saw the craft hitting its airborne take-off speed of 16 knots and quickly reaching its designed top speed of 30 knots within 16 seconds. […]

e-Power Technology

Korean Steelmaker POSCO Establishes ‘China Excluded’ Supply Chain for Rare Earth Magnets in Big Expansion for EV Drivetrain Components 

Holding big new orders from automakers for permanent magnets and planning to build a globally integrated enterprise for magnet and motor component manufacturing, Korean steelmaker Posco International announced on March 18 that it has successfully […]

Materials/Manufacturing

CorePower Magnetics Plans Manufacturing Plant in Pittsburgh, Receives ISO Certification 

CorePower Magnetics, building upon soft magnetics technologies invented at Carnegie Mellon University and the National Energy Technology Laboratory, is planning to establish a plant in Pittsburgh to manufacture its signature nanocrystalline magnetic cores and power […]

e-Power Technology

Sikorsky Looks to Future Family of VTOL Aircraft  

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, unveiled on February 27 its plan to build, test and fly a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing demonstrator (HEX / VTOL) with a tilt-wing configuration. The design is the first in a series of large, next generation VTOL aircraft that range from more traditional helicopters to winged configurations. They will feature varying degrees of electrification and an advanced autonomy system for optionally piloted flight. […]

e-Power Technology

Stellantis Increasing Production of Electric Drive Modules to Support Growth in Electrification Portfolio 

Stellantis NV has announced it intends to increase production capacity of electric drive modules (EDMs) by adding production in Szentgotthard, Hungary, targeted to begin in late 2026. The €103 million investment in Szentgotthard, including grants and contributions from the Hungarian government, is the latest example of Stellantis’ commitment to transforming existing facilities for its electrified future.  […]

e-Power Technology

Nanocrystalline Core Key to e-Aviation Motor from Kite Magnetics of Australia  

Combining novel nanocrystalline magnetic materials with advanced manufacturing methods, research spinout Kite Magnetics of Australia is developing electric motors and propulsion systems for electric aircraft designed to enable them to fly further, carry more and emit less. In quick succession after its spinout from Monash University in 2022, Kite has secured $1.85 million in venture funding to support its developments and formed an alliance with H3 Dynamics of France to collaborate on developing hydrogen-electric propulsion systems for aircraft. […]