Reading tip 1: Transport Evolved’s Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield muses on Tesla’s move to open up its patents. While she surely welcomes it, she is also certain it will take years for it to bear fruits, or to change the face of the automotive industry forever.
Reading tip 2: Electric scooters are welcomed alternative for travelers in India, only that most of them still use lead batteries. This article gives an overview of current e-bike technologies and of how the start-up Ather Energy is working on new battery packs, to push the market the next generation.
Selected events for the coming week: 18th International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications AMAA (23-24 June; Berlin, Germany) ++ 14th Ulm ElectroChemical Talks (23-26 June; Ulm, Germany) ++ 5th Congress of the Swiss Forum for Electric Mobility (24-25 June; Lucerne, Switzerland) ++ 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficient Vehicles ICEEV (24-25 June; Dresden, Germany) ++ Hansa Green Tour 2014 (25-28 June; The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark)
You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar
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