Tag: mechanical

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Porsche is building an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) with Boeing

Porsche is partnering with Boeing to build an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) to create a premium urban air mobility service. Following the rise of consumer drones and improved battery capacity, electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) with the capacity for passengers have become possible. Many companies are currently developing different versions…
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14th October 2019 0

Taiga Motors unveils new electric jet ski with a 23 kWh battery pack

Taiga Motors has unveiled its second electric vehicle: a new electric jet ski-like watercraft with a 23 kWh battery pack. We have been following Taiga Motors, a Montreal-based startup, for years now. In 2015, the company spun out of McGill’s racing team where the three co-founders, Paul Achard, Gabriel Bernatchez, and Sam Bruneau, worked on…
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19th September 2019 0

JCB enters full production of its first fully electric digger

  JCB has entered full production of the construction industry’s first fully electric mini excavator – with more than 50 machines already delivered. The 19C-1E models, JCB’s first-ever electric diggers, are now coming off the assembly line at JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, Staffordshire, with orders rolling in from customers from across Europe and North…
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22nd August 2019 0

The highway to electrification

How fast we will transition from the internal combustion engine to the battery electric vehicle. All around the world, markets are transitioning from the internal combustion engine to rechargeable vehicles (EVs). The global automotive marketplace is going through a period of ultimate technological disruption. Commercial models, customers, and suppliers are all in a state of…
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20th August 2019 0

Can Metals Supply Keep Up With Electric Vehicle Demand?

Battery raw materials could face a supply crunch by the mid-2020s. In every electric vehicle (EV) battery, there’s a complex chemistry of metals – cobalt, lithium, nickel and more. The electrification of transport is transforming the demand and supply of those battery raw materials. In fact, we expect to see double-digit growth for battery raw…
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25th July 2019 0

Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage Systems – The risks and how to manage them

The rapid rise of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS’s) that use Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology brings with it massive potential – but also a significant range of risks. AIG Energy Industry Group says this is one of the most important emerging risks today – and organisations that use this technology must balance the opportunities with…
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24th July 2019 0

Bosch extends the service life of electric-vehicle batteries

Cloud-based swarm intelligence helps batteries maintain performance for longer Markus Heyn: “Bosch is connecting electric-vehicle batteries with the cloud, and substantially improving performance and service life.” Smart algorithms recognize battery stress factors and optimize the recharging process. Mobility services provider DiDi is the first company to use the Bosch battery services. Stuttgart, Germany – Stress…
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23rd July 2019 0

A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s in the works in Europe

Europe will be 90% renewable powered in two decades, experts say. The myth that a very high level of renewables can’t be integrated into the electric grid is being demolished by the cleantech and battery storage revolution. “By 2040, renewables make up 90% of the electricity mix in Europe, with wind and solar accounting for…
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28th June 2019 0

Intelligent charging tech ‘could make EV refuelling 75% cheaper than petrol’

Ohme Technologies says its new platform will facilitate the mass-adoption of EVs by significantly slashing costs when combined with a time-of-use energy tariff. New intelligent charging tech could make electric vehicle (EV) refuelling 75% cheaper than filling a petrol or diesel vehicle. That’s according to Ohme Technologies, which says its new platform will facilitate the…
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27th June 2019 0

Nissan serves up electric ice cream van

Japan-based automaker Nissan has released a prototype of a zero-emission ice cream van based on its own electric van. Ice-cream vans have been singled out as being responsible for a lot of air pollution, on account of mostly running on diesel engines and having to keep the engine idling throughout the day, both for the…
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25th June 2019 0