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Roger Schreffler


Roger keeps tabs on the Japanese auto industry, specializing in coverage of manufacturing and advanced technology.


Latest From Roger Schreffler

DuPont Focused on Turning Down the EV Battery Heat

DuPont’s Frank Billotto says the supplier’s thermal-management solutions include thermal interface materials, such as thermally conductive adhesives, that can be used to transfer heat into and out of the battery system while helping manage the system’s thermal environment.

Electrification Batteries

Consultancy Reports Global Li-ion Battery Output Rising

Caspar Rawles, head of price assessments at consultancy Benchmark, reports the number of megaplants due to come onstream by 2030 has risen to 174, from 91 in operation in 2019, with combined capacity of 2.97 TWh. Capacity in 2019 stood at 494 GWh.

Electrification Batteries

Volvo Trucks Coming to Market With All-Electric Class 8 Trucks

The truck maker, a subsidiary of the Swedish conglomerate AB Volvo, announced Dec. 3 it would begin marketing an all-electric version of its VNR or regional-haul truck in early 2021 in the U.S. and Canada.

Commercial Vehicles Electrification

Silicon Carbide Chipmaker Expanding Into EV Space

Cree claims its silicon carbide power devices can increase driving range on a battery charge 5%-10% or allow a similar-sized reduction in cells per battery pack to bring down battery cost.


Analyst Looks at BEV Truck Market Prospects

Jim Meil, principal analyst for ACT Research, says, “Ultimately, the success of electrification and ability to gain market share hang on the strength of the business case as measured by total cost of operation.”


Outlook Q3 2020: Tipping Point: Batteries, BEVs and the Decade Ahead

Wards Intelligence contributing analyst Roger Schreffler presents what’s now and next in battery technology, supplier plans for increasing capacity, and the global market outlook for BEVs.

Batteries Electrified Vehicles
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