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28th March 2019 | International Centre | Telford | The Future of Energy Management Technology

Porsche electric car prototype achieves new record 400 kW charge rate

A new Porsche electric car prototype has achieved a new record charge rate of 400 kW at a new upgraded ‘ultra-high-power’ station as part of the “FastCharge” consortium. We reported on the project last year when BMW announced that it is leading the ‘FastCharge’ consortium in partnership with other companies, like Porsche, Allego, Siemens and others. The…
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14th December 2018 0

Daimler is buying nearly $23 billion of battery cells to power its electric vehicle offensive

Daimler plans to buy $23 billion worth of battery cells by 2030 as the maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles and commercial trucks prepares to bring dozens of electric and hybrid vehicles to market. The German automaker didn’t disclose which companies would supply them with batteries. However, Daimler does have supply deals with LG Chem and SK…
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13th December 2018 0

A New Battery Could Store Ten Times the Power as Lithium-Ion

Caltech, NASA, and Honda teamed up to develop an extraordinary new battery. Batteries Not Included Batteries are great. They power many hallmarks of the future, from smartphones to electric cars. The problem, of course, is that batteries never seem to last quite long enough on a charge — and their environmental footprint is substantial. Now, though,…
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12th December 2018 0

Lotus plans £2m electric hypercar

Lotus is set to stun the world with a new £2 million-plus electric hypercar that acts as a statement of intent under new owner Geely. The new model will be built in strictly limited numbers, and will be the fastest, most expensive and most radical model made by Lotus in its 70-year history. The project…
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11th December 2018 0

Volkswagen to bid for electric Nurburgring lap record

Converted 671bhp ID R Pikes Peak is to tackle the legendary German track – and the outright record could be under threat Volkswagen Motorsport is planning an assault on the electric lap record at the Nürburgring with the 671bhp ID R prototype it used to win this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – and data simulations suggest…
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10th December 2018 0

Aston Martin offers electric conversion to “future proof” its classic cars

In answer to tightening air quality and fuel efficiency regulations in many countries, British heritage sports carmaker Aston Martin has taken the step of ensuring its iconic motor vehicles can stay relevant as the transition to electric mobility gains speed. Drawing on technology the automaker has refined throughout the development of its all-electric Rapide E…
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7th December 2018 0

Electric scooters are flimsy, so Superpedestrian is making more robust ones to sell to operators

If you’ve been on an electric scooter from Bird, Lime, Lyft, JUMP via Uber, Skip, Scoot or others, you’re probably familiar with that feeling of impending doom. Superpedestrian, makers of the Copenhagen Wheel, is today emerging with a sturdier, safer and smarter electric scooter. But instead of operating a shared electric scooter network, the plan…
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6th December 2018 0

How electric bikes can make cities safer

E-bikes are a game-changer for the people who need them most The mayor of one of the best biking cities in the U.S. is not a fan of electric bikes. “We have a safety issue that is quite clear to me,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at a press conference this week.…
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5th December 2018 0

Australians Create Battery From Waste

Wherever you look these days there’s talk about batteries. Cheaper batteries, solid state batteries, recycled batteries, it’s breakthrough after breakthrough, it seems. Few of these, however, see the light of commercial production day. But the latest news in this segment of media streams combines recycling and low costs. Lithium Australia, a company whose stated ambition…
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4th December 2018 0

Electric vehicle car parks could provide more storage than Tesla big battery

A researcher from Sydney’s Macquarie University has said that car parks in an electric vehicle future have the potential to become power plants bigger than South Australia’s big Tesla battery. Professor Graham Town of Macquarie University’s School of Engineering is about to publish research that describes how large car parks – such as at shopping…
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3rd December 2018 0