Tag: mechanical

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

V2G project launched at London’s Islington Town Hall by Honda and Moixa

UK based energy storage company Moixa, together with automotive giant Honda, has launched a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project at one of London’s famous Town Halls that will help to provide constraint management for the building, as well as facilitate a switch to electric vehicles. They have installed five bidirectional V2G chargers at Islington Town Hall, North…
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23rd January 2020 0

Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements

Spacewalking astronauts have successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station. A pair of spacewalking astronauts successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing a job begun last fall. NASA’s Jessica Meir and Christina Koch installed the last new battery in a set of six launched to the…
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22nd January 2020 0

Forget electric cars — e-bikes will be the top selling EV in the next decade

The next decade is going to be defined by a revolution of battery-powered transportation, and the vehicle that will lead the charge won’t be the Tesla Model 3 or even the wildly polarizing Cybertruck. And it definitely won’t be an electric scooter. It will be an electric bike. For years, electric bikes were relegated to…
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13th January 2020 0

JBL’s new solar-powered headphones promise ‘virtually unlimited’ battery life

All sharing options JBL is crowdfunding a new pair of headphones that use an array of solar panels on their headband to offer potentially unlimited battery life under the right conditions. The Reflect Eternal headphones are live now on IndieGoGo and can be preordered for $99 with an expected ship date of October 2020. The…
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18th December 2019 0

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