Toyota to build megawatt-scale renewable power and hydrogen fuel plant in California

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota has announced it will build the world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station in California. This ‘Tri-Gen” facility will use locally-sourced agricultural bio-waste to generate huge amounts of power, lots of hydrogen, and clean water. Yes, …

Replacing a Power Window Actuator

The power windows in today’s cars are generally reliability, but something will go wrong once in a while. There are several things that can cause a power window to not open or close, but the most common is a faulty actuator/motor or a bad set of connections to that motor. …

DeltaWing and DHX to shrink electric vehicle motors without compromising power

DeltaWing Technology Group and DHX Electric Machines, both based in Georgia in the US, are collaborating to build small, lightweight electric motors for automotive applications. The companies claim their electric motors are 75 percent smaller than equivalent-output motors for automotive applications thanks to engineering improvements in heat management. Read more …