Fraunhofer IISB, PNNL, Tesla.
Wireless front charger: Researchers from the German Fraunhofer IISB have developed a new inductive charger. The system does not charge the EV from underneath but at the front. The car can get closer, basically touching the charger, which means the system requires smaller coils. It is thus more efficient, more cost-effective and safer as it less likely for the energy flow to be interrupted.
Hybrid battery: Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have build a hybrid battery that combines the advantages of lithium and magnesium. The developers reported strong rate performance and cycling stability. Furthermore, magnesium “is low-cost, safe and environmentally benign.”
Tesla lemon: Ironically, car tester Edmunds seems to have picked the lemon among the Model S for its long-term test that started 17 months ago. By now, the Tesla had its motor exchanged three times and also got a new battery and display already among other flaws.
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Most clicked link on Thursday was Autobild‘s report about future electric cars from Audi. You can find some Englisch links below in the service.
autobild.de (in German)
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