Jul 24, 2015 - 09:08 am

SunRiser, Dragon Racing & Venturi, Reed leaves for batteries, Saft.

SunriserPowered by the sun: Bochum University of Applied Sciences and ThyssenKrupp unveiled their SunRiser. The solar-powered car will take part in the World Solar Challenge in Australia in October. It only weighs 360 kg, despite its 60-kg battery and comfort features, such as distance control, heated seats or central locking. The solar panels produce up to 870 W.
idw-online.de, emobilserver.de (articles in German)

Powered by Venturi: Rumor has it that Dragon Racing will partner with Venturi as their new powertrain supplier. The Dragon team is believed to have concluded a deal last month and is set to test its new package shortly. An official announcement is expected in the coming weeks.
motorsport.com

Reed leaves drop battery price? A Chinese-German research team has fabricated a 3D porous silicon-based anode material from natural reed leaves using calcination and magnesiothermic reduction. The material exhibits high specific capacity, very good rate capability, and cycling stability.
greencarcongress.com

Saft head to Mars: Battery maker Saft has signed a contract worth over one million euros from Airbus Defence and Space Ltd (UK) to develop, qualify and test a specific lithium-ion battery system to power the ExoMars Rover vehicle. The programme will launch in 2018.
electricvehiclesresearch.com, saftbatteries.com

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greencarreports.com

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2015/07/24/sunriser-dragon-racing-venturi-reed-leaves-for-li-ion-batteries-saft/
24.07.2015 09:45