Volkswagen, Mercedes-AMG, Chevrolet, UNIST.

500 kilometres of range by the end of this decade is what Volkswagen’s head of development, Heinz-Jakob Neußer, is expecting as his company is working on cells with around 60 Ah density as well as new battery chemistries. Already in 2015-2017, the e-Golf could get as far as 300 km on one charge, he said.

Technology transfer: Daimler’s performance brand AMG is to embody hybrid technology that proves successful in the Formula 1, head of development, Thomas Weber, announced. The “F1-style” hybridisation is said to enhance efficiency and performance of the luxury cars further.

New Chevy Volt engine? Apparently, the next generation Volt could be the first to use GM’s new 1.0 Ecotec Turbo, Automotive News reports. The new three-cylinder engine is currently on display at the Paris Motor Show powering the new Opel/Vauxhall Corsa.,

It’s in the mix: Researchers from Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) developed a new cathode material mix. The NCA (nickel-cobalt-aluminum) Li-ion cathode is similar to that used in Tesla cars or the Nissan Leaf and promises greater stability and efficiency.

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