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26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Nasa unveils its first all-electric aircraft

Nasa, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, has showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 ‘Maxwell’, at an aeronautics lab in the California desert. Adapted from an Italian-made Tecnam P2006T twin-engine propeller plane, the X-57 has been under development since 2015 and remains at least a year…
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12th November 2019 0

Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy

Scientists have designed an affordable ‘flow battery’ membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the electrical grid. How do you store renewable energy so it’s there when you need it, even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing? Giant batteries designed for the electrical grid — called flow batteries, which store electricity…
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12th November 2019 0

Electric buses on the rise in North Europe

BYD in Norway, a new sale success BYD keeps receiving ebus orders from Norway. Unibuss, one of main Norway’s principal public transport providers, has just ordered 23 12-meter electric buses by the Chinese manufacturer. Deliveries are scheduled in Q2 2020 for operation on routes in and around the Norwegian capital, Oslo. BYD claims a leading position in…
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11th November 2019 0

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain – new study

Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge waste management problem for the future, according to a new study. A review of lithium-ion battery recycling led by the University of Birmingham suggests that, while electric vehicles (EVs) offer a solution…
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8th November 2019 0

900 HP Ford Mustang Lithium electric muscle car lights-up SEMA

Ford and Webasto revealed Mustang Lithium, an ultra-high-performance battery-electric Mustang fastback prototype. With more than 1,000 ft.-lbs. of torque and more than 900 horsepower instantaneously available, this Mustang amps muscle car performance to a new level and helps gauge the level of interest the next wave of performance customers have in a lightning-quick performance that…
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7th November 2019 0

Swedish electric truck to use EV drive system made in Sheffield

Volta Trucks is collaborating with a UK designer and manufacturer of electric vehicle drive systems to develop a fully electric truck. This follows the Swedish electric vehicle company onboarding other industry partners including motorsport and advanced technology consultancy, Prodrive, transportation design agency, Astheimer and technology and design studio, Conjure. Working in close collaboration with Volta…
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6th November 2019 0

Engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summary: A new way of removing carbon dioxide from a stream of air could provide a significant tool in the battle against climate change. The new system can work on the gas at virtually any concentration level, even down to the roughly 400 parts per million currently found in the…
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4th November 2019 0

New battery design could charge an electric car in just 10 minutes

Scientists in the U.S. have claimed a technological breakthrough that could resolve one of the key concerns surrounding all-electric vehicles, saying just 10 minutes of charging time could add 200 miles (320 km) of driving range. Writing in the journal Joule on Wednesday, researchers at Pennsylvania State University said that such a speedy charge rate…
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31st October 2019 0

Researchers create blueprint for ‘quantum battery’ that doesn’t lose charge

Scientists from the universities of Alberta and Toronto developed a blueprint for a new quantum battery that doesn’t leak charge. “A quantum battery is a tiny, nano-size battery meant to be used for applications on the nanoscale,” explained U of A chemist Gabriel Hanna, who was the principal investigator on the study. He said the…
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29th October 2019 0

Wheels of fortune? A new age for electric motors

When it comes to making electric cars better, it’s the batteries that you’ll hear about the most. But what about the motor that actually drives the car? Car enthusiasts have long-obsessed about what is under the bonnet of a traditional car, but in the electric world, the motor gets little attention. That might be about…
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28th October 2019 0