Kandi needs more batteries: The Chinese carmaker had to turn from its current battery suppliers to Zhejiang Tianneng Energy Technology. The one-year supply agreement is to meet the accelerated demand brought about by Kandi’s successful electric car-sharing program.
Anode research: Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute has developed a new type of anode material (MSnS2), that is able to cycle in both lithium-ion and lithium-sulfur batteries. The team attained specific charges greater than 750 mAh/g and 500 mAh/g for the Li–S and Li–ion system, respectively, after 400 cycles.
Electrochemical research: Toyota and the Electrochemical Society (ESC) have launched the ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship. It is to encourage young professors and scholars to pursue research in green energy technology that may promote the development of next-generation vehicles.
Fuel cell vans: ULEMCo is planning to roll-out its hydrogen-fuel technology to fleets after its converted vehicles were granted ultra-low emission status by the British approval authority Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). The vans can run for 200 miles on hydrogen before switching back into diesel mode.
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