Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Outrider USA, Motiv Power Systems.
Two E-Class plug-in versions: The next generation of Daimler’s flagship (planned for 2017) will be available with two different plug-in powertrains – as diesel-hybrid and as petrol-hybrid. First pictures of the upcoming E-Class have already been released.
autobild.de (in German)
Valuable insight: Nissan has developed an x-ray analysis method that allows it to observe electron activity in li-ion cathode materials during charging and discharging. Researchers hope it will help them build batteries with an increased capacity and durability.
E-mobility makes mobile: Outrider USA is collecting cash for its unique, all-terrain electric trike, designed especially for people with limited abilities. It can be powered by pedalling, hand controls, or purely electric.
kickstarter.com via treehugger.com
California electrifies mail delivery services: The California Energy Commission will hand Motiv Power Systems 1.6 million dollars to integrate its electric powertrains in UPS and U.S. postal vans.