2-in-1 motor: Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have found a way to integrate the motor of an electric car with its air-condition compressor, thus making space for bigger batteries. Thanks to system synergies, this could also increase an EV’s range by 15 to 20%, the scientists say.
Safe batteries from Taiwan: Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) signed a licensing agreement with Taiwan Mitsui Chemicals for the production of safe Li-ion batteries for EVs and other applications. By using the institute’s self-terminated oligomers with hyper-branched architecture (STOBA) technology, the risk of explosion can be minimised.
Service agreement ending: Bosch is to end its e-bike service agreement with Shimano Benelux comes November 1st. Maintenance of the Bosch eBike System will be taken over by Magura, which now handles service for all European countries except Switzerland. The move comes after Shimano introduced its own pedelec drive, the STEPS, earlier this year (we reported).
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