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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.  […]

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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.  […]

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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.  […]

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Danfoss Drives Forms New Marine Electrification Division 

Danfoss Drives has established a new marine business unit in North America focused on electrification for maritime applications bringing together a team of its product experts in the field while providing testing and development capabilities at Danfoss Drives’ application development center (ADC) in Loves Park, Illinois. Danfoss announced the new unit at the 2023 International Workboat Show in New Orleans held November 29 to December 1. […]

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Collins Aerospace Pushes e-Aviation Technology to New Heights with Family of Powerful PM Motors & Generators 

Powered by its breakthrough 1MW permanent-magnet motor, bolstered by a new lab for advanced electric systems and developing a 1MW generator for the military, Collins Aerospace is lifting electric propulsion and electrified power for aviation to new heights. Engineers at the company are developing a family of motors and integrated power systems for broad application in future hybrid and fully electric aircraft as they participate in a range of R&D projects spanning North America and Europe.  […]

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SAE Sets Standard for Wireless EV Charging, Big Wins for Mahle and Electreon 

Now with a standard methodology set by SAE International for wireless inductive charging of electric vehicles, the technology is positioned to accelerate toward mainstream adoption – creating big wins for Mahle and Electreon who collaborated on the system chosen. The move also underscores further proliferation of magnetic technology in future automotive systems. Until now, formalizing universal standards for interoperable, safe, automated wireless charging has been seen as a major barrier on the path to scalable wireless EV charging deployments.  […]