2nd life for Nissan EV batteries: Nissan now partnered with Green Charge Networks to deploy second-life Li-ion vehicle batteries for stationary commercial energy storage internationally. Market entry is set for the last quarter of this year. Prices are not yet know, but the second-life energy storage unit is said to have a cost advantage over traditional units.
greencarcongress.com, electriccarsreport.com, transportevolved.com
E-Fan 2.0 in sight: Airbus presented the prototype of its electric plane at the Paris Air Show. The E-Fan 2.0 ist destined to go into serial production and might spread its wings in service already by 2017.
Hybrid propeller: A new hybrid propulsion system (HPS) for light aircraft has been unveiled at the Paris Air Show. The system can be retrofitted and employed in six modes including generator functionality for charging a battery, but also serves as electric propulsion up in the air.
Enter the Pod competition Elon Musk has set up to further boost its idea of the Hyperloop. A SpaceX challenge is calling on students and engineers to give their ideas of how such a passenger projectile could look like. The best entries will be realised and tested on a short SpaceX test track in June 2016.
spacex.com (competition) via techcrunch.com
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