Solar meets hybrid fuel cell bus: Researchers at the University of Delaware are testing the use of solar power for a fuel cell bus fleet.The solar energy is used to help the battery meet the power demand or the fuel cell in charging the battery. Different control scenarios are being tested.
300 km range electric van: This electric sprinter boasts a 300 km range after being retrofitted by Kreisel. It can sit eight passengers or transport up to 3.5t at a top speed of 130 kph. The 90 kWh battery can be charged via an 44 kW on-board charger within 2 hours.
kreiselelectric.com (in German)
Safe flight: The FlySafe research collaboration that includes Brighton University and is led by Ricardo, has developed a flywheel safety test environment. KERS technology can now be tested with up to 60,000 rev/min at the Centre for Automotive Engineering. The project aims to propose a BSI safety standard for flywheels.
Solar scooter: Canadian Daymak is looking to literally kickstart its all-electric Photon scooter. The small two-wheeler has a solar panel on top of the base and can travel up to 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) with its 24V battery pack, which can also charge a smartphone.
kickstarter.com via electriccarsreport.com
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