Magnetic eCVT: Magnomatics has introduced its Magsplit 2 (Magnetic Power Split), a magnetic transmission that could replace both the mechanical planetary gearset and motor/generator a hybrid system usually consists of.
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Toyota’s battery plans: Toyota is currently working on solid state batteries, which its engineers believe could be ready for production by 2020. Also lithium air batteries are being developed but will not be produced before 2030, the company said.
Kia heating system: The Soul EV uses an innovative heating and ventilation system designed to save energy by making use of waste heat and carefully controlling airflows. A heat pump utilises waste heat of the air-conditioning and electrical systems to minimise the energy consumption.
Hacker Princess hired by Tesla: Kristin Paget, formerly employed by Microsoft and Apple, has been hired by the Californian carmaker. “Something security related” was all she let out on her new job description.