Nov 26, 2014

Toyota, Prestolite, StoreDot, Porsche, LiquidPiston.

Toyota-MiraiLower-cost fuel cells: Toyota’s leading fuel cell engineer Yasuhiro Nonobe predicts prices for fuel cells to futher decrease. His projection is costs will have gone down by one-fourth to one-third by the end of this century compared to the costs of the current system used in the Mirai.
autonews.com, transportevolved.com

Electric drive production start: Prestolite Electric Propulsion Systems, a Chinese joint venture between Hydro-Quebec’s subsidiary TM4 and Prestolite Electric, has now started production in Beijing. There, it will manufacture electric motors as well as power electronic modules for commercial vehicles.
newswire.ca

EV charging in under 3 min? Israeli StoreDot says it has developed a new battery prototype based on artificial peptide molecules the company calls Nanodots. The new battery is said to enable ultra-fast charging of smartphones within 30 seconds and even EVs in three minutes or less by 2016.
kioskea.net, valuewalk.com

Third Porsche 919 Hybrid: The German carmaker will have a third Porsche 919 Hybrid racing in the 24-hour race in Le Mans in summer 2015. The hybrid will make its first appearance in the six-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium in May. A driver has yet to be named.
greencarcongress.com

Mini motor: LiquidPiston introduced the prototype of an extra small four-stroke engine with 70 cc. The production version is said to have an output of 5 hp with a weight of only 1.3 kg. While being made mainly for handheld power gear, the X Mini could also serve as a range extender in hybrids.
techxplore.com, gizmag.com, liquidpiston.com

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