LG Chem strikes major deal in China: The Korean corporation will start supplying batteries to Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motor. The signed deal entails the provision of batteries for more than 200,000 electric cars, which Great Wall will sell from 2017. An LG Chem spokesperson said that another deal with a car manufacturer was in the making.
Electrified skateboard: Mellow Boards, a Hamburg-based start-up is looking for crowdfunding for its electric motor designed to turn any skateboard into a hover board. Well, almost. The board will not really fly, but the company claims that the motor will propel the skateboard forward at up to 40 kph.
Coarsening close-up: Toyota and Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC) have found a new observation technique that allows researchers to monitor real-time behaviour of platinum nano particles in fuel cells. Scientists hope to understand the process that leads to coarsening and to be able to build more efficient and durable fuel cell stacks in the future.
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New power modules for EVs: Mitsubishi Electric will present its new J1-Series high-power semiconductor modules featuring compact 6-in-1 packages, mainly designed for use in electric and hybrid vehicles at trade shows in Nuremberg, Yokohama and China over the coming weeks. The power modules are based on CSTBT technology and will be available this October.
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