Audi Q7 e-tron unplugged: Audi’s head of development Ulrich Hackenberg confirmed to Car and Driver that the upcoming Audi SUV will be available with an optional inductive charging system. The initial charging capacity of 3.6 kW could at a later date be increased to 7.2 kW. The Audi Q7 e-tron will be available starting early 2016.
U.S.-Russian battery research: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is working together with the Russian state-owned Lomonossow University in Moscow on the development of higher capacity batteries such as lithium-ion and multivalent ion batteries as well as rechargeable metal-air batteries.
Lithium-sulphur 1: A team of researchers in South Korea and Italy has demonstrated a highly reliable lithium-sulfur battery showing cycle performance comparable to that of commercially available lithium-ion batteries while offering more than double the energy density.
Lithium-sulphur 2: Scientists at Beihang University in China meanwhile synthesised cathode materials for Li-sulphur batteries that consist of vertically aligned sulphur-graphene nanowalls on electrically conductive substrates, delivering high capacity and rate performance.
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