Dyson acquires battery maker: Shortly after the maker of vacuum cleaners loudly thought about building its own EV, Dyson now bought solid-state battery start-up Sakti3 for 90m dollars. Previously, Dyson had invested 15m dollars. Things are poised to get even more serious as Dyson plans to build a grand battery factory for an estimated 1 billion dollars. It sure will deliver power packs for vacuum cleaners, if for electric cars too, will remain to be seen.
usatoday.com via greencarcongress.com, electric-vehiclenews.com
Electric-Retrofit is a system set up by Benteler Engineering to convert diesel into electric buses. The axle drive module is by Ziehl-Abegg and recuperates. The system is said to fit in 10.5 to 18-metre vehicles and is currently presented at the Busworld show in Belgium.
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New emission test site: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded AVL to set up an emissions measurement system at the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL). Here, EPA wants to test electric and hybrid vehicles next to conventional vehicles.
Student racer for Garage 56? An electric racer built by Eindhoven University of Technology is preparing to take part in Le Mans. As of now, only a prototype exists but it already reaches 285 kph. The Le Mans version will have four instead of two electric drives and a small conventional motor. The students are looking for sponsors.
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Most clicked link on Tuesday was the motor of a BMW i3 filmed in action. While it sounds like an oversized dentist drill, more curiously it moves – slightly.
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