Carbon super bike: Saroléa has presented the 2015-version of its electric motorbike SP7. Now smartened up, the lighter bike (190 kg) is said to reach 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and to go up to a top speed of 168 mph as power peaks at 110 kW. It is bound to compete on the Isle of Wrights TT race.
Hydrogen storage research: The Department of Energy has granted funding of a total of 4.6 million dollars to four projects looking at improved materials for hydrogen storage. In the long run, the research shall lead to higher ranges for FCVs.
Playful EV research: At the Hanover Trade Fair starting this coming Monday, the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences will present inductive charging technology for EVs. Also on display will be a solar-electric BobbyCar, a children’s sit-on car.
Wind to hydrogen: In Nagasaki, a research project by the Japanese Environment Ministry and Toda is using surplus offshore wind energy to greenly produce hydrogen from water. It will be stored in a liquid form known as methylcyclohecane, which is made through the combination of hydrogen and toluene.
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