Hypersonic hydrogen jet: Airbus has patented a plane that could fly from Paris to Tokyo in less than three hours. The hydrogen-fueled Concord successor would use three different types of engines, including rocket boosters, to jump above the atmosphere. However, so far, the jet is just a concept.
EV emergency response: Honda and Tottori University started field testing Honda’s Power Exporter CONCEPT 9000. The Inverter is designed to power external devices with up to 9 kW and could thus transform EVs and FCVs into mobile energy sources during disasters.
Quantum batteries? Quantum physics migth eventually provide a leap in battery technology, as researchers explore the quantum battery or “quantacell.” The latter could lead to a speedup through quantum entanglement, which provides shortcuts between charged and uncharged qubits. The denser the qubit thicket, the faster the charging.
Ultracap starter module: Skeleton Technologies introduced a 24V engine start module called SkelStart ESM, which uses graphene-based ultracapacitor technology. It currently serves to start up trucks but might become available for electric cars soon, given energy density can be increased considerably.
greencarcongress.com(trucks), green.wiwo.de (electric cars, in German)
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