LION ELECTRIC | December 22, 2022
The Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced that it has completed production of its first lithium-ion battery pack at the company's battery manufacturing facility located in Mirabel, Quebec. Final certification of the first battery pack is expected in the first quarter of 2023, followed by a gradual ramp up of production in 2023. The first batteries produced in Mirabel will power the Lion5 truck and the LionAmbulance, expected to reach commercial production in the first half of 2023.
"The production of our first battery pack out of our Mirabel battery facility is an important step for Lion and should, over time, bring with it a new level of optimization for product design and production efficiency, I am incredibly proud of our team for the continued advancement of this project, and I am very thankful to the Canadian and Quebec governments for their support in making it a reality."
Yannick Poulin, Lion's Chief Operating Officer
Lion's new Mirabel battery manufacturing facility, once fully operational, is expected to give the Company a key market advantage, with vertical integration providing more control of supply, technology advancement, and vehicle integration. Given the battery is typically the most expensive component of an electric vehicle, this new manufacturing capability should have a direct impact on Lion's development of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle platforms, while also offering important economic benefits.
At full scale, Lion's battery manufacturing facility is expected to have an annual production capacity of five gigawatt-hours of battery capacity. The news comes as Lion has also recently celebrated the start of production at its U.S. vehicle manufacturing facility in Joliet, Illinois.
ABOUT LION ELECTRIC
Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. The company creates, designs and manufactures all-electric class 5 to class 8 commercial urban trucks and all-electric buses and minibuses for the school, paratransit and mass transit segments. Lion is a North American leader in electric transportation and designs, builds and assembles many of its vehicles' components, including chassis, battery packs, truck cabins and bus bodies. Always actively seeking new and reliable technologies, Lion vehicles have unique features that are specifically adapted to its users and their everyday needs. Lion believes that transitioning to all-electric vehicles will lead to major improvements in our society, environment and overall quality of life.
Keysight Technologies | December 01, 2022
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that MediaTek has used Keysight’s 5G Network Emulation Solutions to establish connectivity to its 5G chips using the 3GPP 5G Release 17 (Rel-17) and the 5G reduced capability (RedCap) specifications.
Through its collaboration with Keysight, MediaTek successfully established a 5G Rel-17 data call on its Dimensity 5G chipsets. This will allow MediaTek to accelerate the deployment of new Rel-17 5G features including reduced power use, and enhanced MIMO capability.
Keysight’s network emulation platform also enabled MediaTek to validate RedCap connectivity on its 5G chips. The 5G RedCap specification introduces support for wireless devices with reduced 5G capabilities. These devices are less complex, lower cost, and consume less power, allowing them to address new use cases such as industrial sensors and wearables.
Keysight's 5G wireless network emulators and device test solutions enable the entire mobile device ecosystem to accelerate the market introduction of new wireless devices by streamlining the workflow from early prototyping, development, and design verification to conformance, carrier acceptance, and high-volume manufacturing. These tools continue to rapidly evolve to keep pace with 5G market leaders offering unmatched breadth and depth of coverage.
“We are pleased to continue working with MediaTek on advancing 3GPP Release 17 technologies and RedCap, which is the latest 5G NR standard to unleash new use cases to the wider IoT market and wearable devices beyond the traditional smartphone use cases. It’s exciting to collaborate with MediaTek to accelerate the deployment of the latest 5G technology at the pace of their go-to-market plans.”
-Peng Cao, Vice President and General Manager of Keysight’s Wireless Test group.
Dr. Ho-Chi Hwang, General Manager of Wireless Communication System and Partnerships at MediaTek, said: MediaTek has been working with the Keysight 5G test platform for the latest Rel-15/16/17 standard to extend the technological advantage of our wide-ranging 5G products. The Keysight platform supports MediaTek's ability to develop industry-leading 5G modem platforms, which in turn enable a growing ecosystem of 5G device innovators.
About Keysight Technologies:
Keysight delivers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s dedication to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster across the development lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Our customers span the worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets. Keysight generated revenues of $5.4B in fiscal year 2022.
TUGA Innovations | November 29, 2022
TUGA Innovations, Inc. (CSE: TUGA) (FRA: DQ5) (OTC: TUGAF) (“TUGA Innovations,” or the “Company”), a developer of solutions for urban mobility challenges with the TUGA, a new type of electric vehicle (“EV”), is pleased to announce the execution of a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI”) for the creation of a consortium with the intent to produce the initial TUGA commercial prototypes, limited series product line, and continued advancements towards future production vehicles.
The proposed all-Portuguese consortium comprises TUGA Innovations, VANGEST Group (“VANGEST”), and Optimal Structural Solutions (“Optimal”) as an integrated amalgamation of ongoing efforts for the development of the TUGA three-wheeled, fully electric fore-and-aft 2-seat vehicles. The TUGA urban mobility solution is being designed to offer an optional suite of advanced digital communications and navigation aids and is no wider than a motorcycle for agility offering a patent-pending expanding rear axle for high-speed stability. The TUGA is also being designed to offer a patent pending expandable chassis designed for improved passenger comfort and cargo handling capability.
The LOI encompasses engineering design, dynamic and structural simulations, body moulding, interior design and fabrication, EU regulatory homologation, and integration of subsystems and components It is also proposed that the consortium will model, design, and implement standards of quality for planned future production and assembly of TUGA models at anticipated regional production units within specified sales territories across the globe. Initially, the consortium will be tasked with initiating the Portuguese sales and marketing efforts for high-end limited-edition vehicles, and aid in the implementation of proposed mobility as a service (MaaS) five-star ride-hailing and premium delivery services.
“We have been actively working with TUGA Innovations since their concept prototype launch last year. Their project and team position themselves ideally with the expertise we have to offer; and we are looking forward to extending our partnership together.”
-Nuno Cipriano, CEO of VANGEST.
VANGEST is located 135km north of Lisbon and brings over 35 years of innovation and expertise employing integrated services. The company utilizes up-to-date technologies throughout its extensive industrial complex of facilities where twelve independently managed companies and over 300 skilled workers help design and undertake award-winning rapid prototyping, tooling, mould production and assembly of products to efficiently service the most demanding industries that build the future: including the automotive, aerospace, advanced electronics, and medical device sectors.
“We are very close to the TUGA project and their excellent team, and we enjoy fantastic integration by having their offices within our premises. We are working closely together on the engineering of the advanced prototype and various sub-systems. This partnership opportunity will help mold our next steps together and validates all the hard work completed to-date. The proposed consortium will solidify and consolidate our relationship.”
-António Reis, Director, and co-owner at Optimal.
Optimal is a Portuguese enterprise founded in 2008 with headquarters in Cascais, near Lisbon. Optimal is 100% owned by Portuguese private investors and focused on advanced composite and metallic structures incorporating complex systems for applications in automotive, space, aeronautic, and defense sectors. The company has a dedicated team composed of engineers, product assurance and project managers integrated with procurement, storage & logistics, IT, test, and quality control staff. This unique combination provides full assurance of reliability, adherence to the highest industry standards, and responsive commitment to TUGA Innovations’ requirements. For more information, visit: http://optimalstruct.optimal.pt/.
John Hagie, CEO of TUGA Innovations concludes, We are honoured to work with such prestigious partners. With the proposed creation of our consortium, we aim to demonstrate the international nature of the TUGA project combined with a unified desire to leverage the very best resources here in Portugal to further our objective of bringing to market innovative, sustainable solutions to overcome significant urban mobility challenges. Together our companies have incredible talent, resources, experience, and ability to showcase excellent Portuguese engineering and production expertise towards the advancement of responsible and sustainable value generation.
About TUGA Innovations, Inc:
TUGA Innovations is a development-stage electric vehicle company undertaking the conception, design, and production of specialized EVs to improve the urban mobility experience. The Company is looking to reduce urban mobility difficulties by developing a family of three-wheeled, fully electric fore-and-aft 2-seat vehicles. The vehicle is no wider than a motorcycle for agility and offers a patent pending expanding rear axle for high-speed stability along with a patent pending expandable chassis designed for passenger comfort. The vehicle will offer advanced connectivity technology to maximize safety, performance, environmental impact, comfort, maintenance, and navigation. The TUGA vehicle is being designed to deliver an estimated 160 km range, have an estimated top speed of 140km/hour with the comforts of a car, and with more protection than a motorcycle in an interchangeable multi-body, multi-function platform.
Mott Corporation | December 15, 2022
Mott and Conflux, two leading advanced manufacturing companies in the United States and Australia, respectively, announced a partnership today that they will bring Conflux's 3D printed thermal solutions to North American markets. Conflux's additively manufactured heat exchangers improve thermal management of critical components across a multitude of industries, including for advanced aircrafts, by utilizing the design freedom made possible by 3D printing.
Conflux Technology has world-renowned expertise in its specialized field of additively manufactured thermal management solutions. Mott Corporation brings over 60 years of experience delivering high-precision technical solutions to a vast customer base of leading companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Semiconductor, Energy and Healthcare industries.
Through additive manufacturing, Mott has pioneered producing porous metal components with integrated hardware – a game changing capability that improves performance in a fraction of the design envelope.
"Working with Conflux expands our ability to solve our customers' toughest thermal challenges in one integrated solution."
-Sean Kane, Vice President of Business Development & Strategy at Mott.
With complementary technologies plus a mutual commitment to excellence, we're excited to cooperate with Mott on delivering our industry leading thermal management solutions to customers across North America said Dan Woodford, Chief Product Officer at Conflux Technology.
About Conflux Technology:
Conflux Technology is a world-leading additive manufacturing (AM) company pioneering thermal and fluid applications through expert engineering and production. Conflux began in the world of F1 engineering, where founder & CEO Michael Fuller, transformed heat exchanger designs and performance outcomes. Today, Conflux is a well-established, senior-by-design team leading the advancement of AM applications. Its revolutionary heat exchange technology has transformed product and system performance across Aerospace, Automotive, Motorsports, Micro-electronics, Industrial and Energy industries.
About Mott Corporation:
Mott is a technology-driven, precision filtration company trusted by the world's best technical and performance brands across four core markets: Medicine, Computing Power, Clean Energy, and Space Exploration. Mott's products can be found in everything from lifesaving medical devices to artificial intelligence to the Mars Rover. Established in 1959 and headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut, the company is 100% employee owned.