Fire proof Li-ion batteries: Researchers from the Berkeley Lab and the University of North Carolina founded the company “Blue Current” to commercialize their non-flammable electrolytes for Li-ion batteries. Blue Current’s electrolyte is a fluorinated liquid called perfluoropolyether (PFPE) and the main challenge now is to improve its conductivity, according to the researchers.
greencarcongress.com, phys.org, newscenter.lbl.gov
Wraps off the Quant F: NanoFlowcell announced the world premiere of its Quant F for the Geneva Auto Show in March. The sports EV will supposedly have a range of 800 km and a top speed of 300 kph. Last year, the company had presented the car´s predecessor Quant E in Geneva, the first car with flow cell technology that had gotten a stamp of approval from the German TÜV technical inspection authority.
autocarpro.in, hybridcars.com, nanoflowcell.com
Safely switching gears: Panasonic Electric Works now also offers a series of high-voltage DC relays in Europe via its reseller TTI. The relays were specifically designed to be used in electric and hybrid vehicles and come in different shapes from a nominal 10A up to a maximum of 300A.
Egoista Motors gets cash: The company has reached its crowdfunding target of 100,000 dollars, allowing it to move forward with its vehicle-registration process in Europe. Egoista is building a plug-in kit-car street racer called EM01 that is said to have a top speed of more than 180 mph and a range of 186 miles. Egoista says the car will be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in about three seconds.
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