Rinspeed, Volvo, GaN Systems, Daitron.
New Rinspeed EV: The Swiss company released first details of its “Budii” concept which is set to debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The electric car will enable autonomous driving as well as conventional steering aided by a robot arm and is designed to “learn from experiences”.
Volvo XC90 plug-in technology: Many of the XC90 T8’s powertrain features have been optimised specifically for hybrid technology. A choice of five drive modes goes from hybrid to pure electric to battery save mode while the AWD is on demand. The electric range is given with more than 40 km (25 miles).
greencarcongress.com, electriccarsreport.com, transportevolved.com
Connecting Canada with Japan: Canadian GaN Systems, a producer of gallium nitride based power switching semiconductors, has assigned Japanese Daito Electron (Daitron) to distribute its products in Japan and Korea. GaN is looking to expand its business in the automotive and industrial sectors.
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