Italdesign Giugiaro, ED Design, UC Riverside, Ford.
Electric, autonomous, and Italian: Italdesign Giugiaro once more unveils an electric concept vehicle in Geneva. The Gea can drive autonomously and features four electric motors which account for 570 kW. The huge luxury limousine is most versatile as it can be transformed into a gym, office, or lounge.
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Electric, autonomous, and Italian, too: ED Design’s concept Torq does not need a driver and has no windows either, not even a windshield. The sports car weighs only 1,000 kilos and has four electric in-wheel motors delivering 1,800 Nm of torque – hence the name. Power comes from a 88-kWh battery.
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Polysulfide shuttle prevention: Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, have come up with a solution to prevent the so-called polysulfide shuttle in Li-S batteries. They used SiO2-coated sulfur particles for the cathode material and added mildly reduced graphene oxide.
EV app by Ford: The carmaker showed the My Ford Mobile app at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It will first be utilised in the Focus Electric and Ford’s hybrid range as it i.e. shows the remaining range and state-of-charge.
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