Accumotive takes on Li-Tec employees: Daimler subsidiary Deutsche Accumotive wants to expand its production capacity of battery systems by hiring some 140 people, of which most are former Li-Tec employees. There, battery cell production will be stopped by the end of the year (we reported).
sz-online.de, auto-medienportal.net (articles in German)
Pure energy efficiency: Sunday was the last day of the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2015. Mater Dei High School took first place in the category of battery electric vehicles, demonstrating an energy efficiency of 724 km/kWh. Wheat Ridge High School won in the hydrogen category with 244 km/m3.
E-ticket to space: Rocket Lab has developed an all-electric rocket to allow commercial launches of small satellites to space from anywhere. The Electron is powered by the Rutherford engine, featuring electric motors and Li-polymer batteries to power the turbopumps.
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