Apple fuelled by hydrogen? The electronics giant applied to patent a fuel cell system that could power a MacBook or mobile for days. While the patent only refers to “portable computing devices,” it does support rumours about a recent story about a fuel cell powered iPhone built by Intelligent Energy. May there be an iFCV on the horizon?
Warmth wisely managed: Bosch will introduce a heat-pump-based thermal management system for EVs at next week’s IAA. It is designed to increase range by 25 percent without modifications to the battery, as it distributes heat and cold using a combination of a heat pump with coolant pumps and valves.
New EV institute: Borgward has entered into a strategic partnership with engineering company FEV to establish the “BORGWARD Group AG Engine Technology Research Institute in cooperation with FEV” in Aachen. The institute aims to develop alternative drive technologies and to conduct market analysis.
Begin transmission: New hybrid drive technology by ZF has gone into serial production and will first be utilised in the BMW X5 xDrive40e. The hybrid system is integrated into an 8-speed automatic transmission, enabling electric driving at speeds of up to 120 kph and up to 70 percent fuel savings.
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