Month: September 2020

8th October 2020 | Silverstone

Tesla’s new affordable battery promises major range boost – E&T Magazine

Tesla founder Elon Musk has unveiled his firm’s latest battery technology which promises more affordable cars that can travel longer distances, but the three-year timeframe necessary before commercialisation has not impressed investors. Musk envisions future electric cars priced as low as $25,000 (£19,657) that will be able to drive themselves once the new battery tech comes to…
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24th September 2020 0

Faraday Institute | Lithium-Sulfur Batteries: Transformative technology, global commercial activity and building a British industrial hub

Lithium-sulfur technology has the potential to offer cheaper, lighter-weight batteries that also offer safety advantages. After initially finding use in niche markets such as satellites, drones and military vehicles, the technology has the potential to transform aviation in the long-term. Electric aircraft offering short-range flights or vertical take-off and landing (including personalised aviation and flying…
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23rd September 2020 0

World’s First 5-Minute Charge of a Commercial Drone

StoreDot Demonstrates World’s First 5-Minute Charge of a Commercial Drone, Making Continuous & Fully-Autonomous Drone Delivery a Reality StoreDot brings ultra-fast charging (UFC) to the drone market for the first time, reducing charging times from a minimum of one hour to just 5 minutes UFC overcomes two of the major barriers that have prevented the…
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21st September 2020 0

High performance of Li-ion unlocks major savings for data centres

Today’s data centre operators are now putting plans in place to adjust their architectures to support 5G, online streaming, autonomous vehicles and the connection of ever-more devices to the Internet of Things (IoT). This growth in data demand reflects society’s increasing reliance on data – which in turn increases demand for reliable, always-on electrical power.…
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16th September 2020 0

‘Flying’ electric speedboat makes debut on Swiss lakes – E&T Magazine

An electric-powered hydrofoil speedboat that reduces energy consumption, noise, and seasickness by ‘flying’ above the waves has made its debut on lakes in Switzerland. Claimed to be a world-first, the Candela Seven can hit speeds of 55km/h when its foils lift it out of the water. Its manufacturers, called Candela, say it travels further and smoother…
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9th September 2020 0

BMZ launches innovative high-voltage system

Karlstein am Main, 25/08/2020 – The BMZ Group, a leading manufacturer of cross-sector lithium-ion battery systems in Europe for more than 25 years, is starting the delivery of HYPERION home storage systems and is completing its product range in the “Green Energy” area with the innovative high-voltage home storage system – a modular, expandable system…
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8th September 2020 0

McDonald’s partners with InstaVolt to deliver rapid charging network at drive-thrus

InstaVolt is partnering with McDonald’s to roll-out electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging points across its Drive Thru restaurants in the UK. As McDonald’s looks to play its part in a greener economic recovery, its ambition is to create a new nationwide charging network to support increasing demand for EVs. The partnership with InstaVolt, the largest owner-operated network…
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7th September 2020 0

Delta begins work on its first electric aviation project

Delta is beginning its first electric aviation project, working on an energy system for Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS). CAeS is the lead partner in “Project Fresson”, a 30 month project to design, manufacture and integrate a hybrid-electric propulsion system into a 9-seat Britten-Norman Islander aircraft, typically used on short flights such as island-hopping routes. Delta…
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2nd September 2020 0

Total to build the largest battery-based energy storage project in France

The development of renewable energy that is intermittent and decentralized requires the security of the electricity grid through flexible electricity storage capacities, especially in the form of batteries. Total launches a battery-based energy storage project in Mardyck, at the Flandres Center, in Dunkirk’s port district. With a storage capacity of 25 megawatt hours (MWh) and output…
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1st September 2020 0