EV from Belgium: The E-Car333 by Xavier Van Der Stappen is manufactured in Belgium and made only out recycled materials. The three-wheeler is said to have a 300 km range and become available in 2016. The starting price is set at 20,000 euros (22,400 dollars).
nieuwsblad.be, ecar333.be (in Dutch), grenzecho.net (in German)
DoE increases investments: The U.S. Department of Energy says it earmarked 55.8 million dollars in funding for “cutting-edge vehicle technologies” such as better batteries and alternative drivetrains. Another 35 million dollars have been reserved for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
autoblog.com, greencarcongress.com, greencarcongress.com (fuel cell)
New research centre: The California Energy Commission will allocate 1.2 million dollars for a new facility that will research alternative fuels and vehicle technologies. The proposed center must be open to the public and must support local agencies and businesses.
Growth market: According to TechNavio analysts, the worldwide market for lithium iron phosphate batteries will grow up to 20 percent anually until 2019. The driving force is a growing demand from China.
reportbuyer.com via consumerelectronicsnet.com
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