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Cressall Resistors

Evington Valley Road
LE5 5L7
United Kingdom

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    Are we stuck in the ICE age?(02/04/2024)

    The headlines around electric vehicles (EVs) have been less than optimistic recently. While the news cycle is negative, the reality is that we must continue to push for the electrification of all transportation to align with global climate targets. So, what can automakers and OEMs do to support the electric shift? Mark Barfield, Engineering Manager at Cressall, shares his insight.

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    Busting EV myths: Breaking down the biggest misconceptions(02/06/2023)

    Despite the expected shift towards electric and zero-emission vehicles, there’s still a lot of controversy surrounding them. Are they really any cheaper to run? What’s their true environmental impact? In this article, Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall, breaks down the biggest myths surrounding EVs.

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    What’s still holding back the EV revolution?(06/03/2023)

    In his 2022 Autumn Statement, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced that EV owners will have to pay road tax from 2025. Critics say the move will further hinder consumers from purchasing an EV sooner than they need to. 

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    Are floating wind turbines the answer to renewable power?(20/01/2023)

    Back in 2019, then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised 40GW of UK offshore wind power by 2030. In early 2022, the Government raised that target to 50GW, with an additional 5GW from floating wind turbines. But are floating wind farms the solution to existing offshore power problems? Here, Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall Resistors, explores the technology behind floating wind farms.

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    Overcoming EV regulatory challenges(12/01/2023)

    The end of the road for internal combustion engine vehicles (ICE) has been on the agenda for a few years now, with many countries on track to meet their own targets for final sale. But the rollout isn’t without its challenges. Here, Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall, explains the resistor solution to ensuring EU-compliant braking systems.

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    Securing EV power systems: The role of dynamic braking resistors in the EV roll-out(22/12/2022)

    Developments in the electric vehicle (EV) market are advancing at a rapid pace, with consumer uptake on the increase and the end of the road for newly manufactured ICE vehicles fast approaching. But concerns around EVs’ viability for widespread usage remain. Here, Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall, explains the role of resistors in supporting the e-mobility revolution.

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    Overcoming EV regulatory challenges(28/11/2022)

    The end of the road for internal combustion engine vehicles (ICE) has been on the agenda for a few years now, with many countries on track to meet their own targets for final sale. But the rollout isn’t without its challenges.

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    Can we electrify commercial vehicles?(28/07/2022)

    The UK Government’s ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 sparks landmark change for the transport sector, which accounts for a third of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. However, the proposed ban only includes cars and vans, with the decarbonisation of other road vehicles remaining uncertain...

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    Electric vehicles’ unsustainable little secret(25/10/2021)

    Electric vehicles (EVs) have been heralded as the answer to transportation’s sustainability issues. However, there’s one key component that needs some work if EVs are to become a completely sustainable method of transport – the battery. Here, Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of Cressall, investigates the dark side of EV batteries.

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    Is hydrogen a hope or hype solution?(05/01/2021)

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced further investment of hydrogen technologies, while new funding initiatives for energy efficiency and electric vehicles (EVs) are also in the pipeline. But how does hydrogen compare with other green energy alternatives?

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    The developments that steered electric vehicles from past to present day(16/12/2020)

    With sales of electric vehicles (EVs) already rising by 144 percent in 2019, the popularity of EVs will only continue to increase, but they haven’t always been racing ahead. Here, Simone Bruckner Managing Director of Cressall, looks at the history of EVs, and the developments that advanced them.

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    Powering a coal-free future: Is the UK’s coal-free hiatus here to stay?(02/11/2020)

    Britain passed a significant landmark in June 2020: the nation went for two months without burning coal to generate power. A decade ago, around 40 percent of the UK’s electricity came from coal and, while the recent plummet in demand accounts for some of the success, it isn’t the full story.

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    Increasing the efficiency of solar power: Power resistors are a key solar component(26/10/2020)

    Oxford-based solar technology firm, Oxford PV, plans to volume manufacture the world’s most efficient solar panel by the end of 2020.

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    (Re) designing resistors with Computational Fluid Dynamics(01/10/2018)

    Damiano Natali, research and development engineer at Cressall Resistors, explains how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) comes into play for improving product designs that have stayed much the same for decades.

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    Water cooling multiplies brake resistor power density(13/06/2016)

    There would seem to be a world of difference between the current generation of advanced electric sports cars and the heavy industries where Leicester based electrical firm Cressall Resistors traditionally operates.