Buckeye Bullet, NREL, LiFePO4, Nur Majan.
A top speed of 644 kph is what students from Ohio State University are aiming for with their 2,200-kW electric racer. The current Buckeye Bullet “only” manages 600 kW but still holds the record as fastest electric vehicle, reaching 517.89 kph set last August.
Short circuit cut short: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed and patented the ‘Internal Short Circuit Device’ for testing purposes. It helps developers simulate effects of short circuits, which may lead to better and safer Li-ion batteries.
LiFePO4 connection: Chinese Pulead and Belgian Prayon have formed a joint venture to produce and sell lithium iron phosphate material for Li-ion batteries. Prayon already holds a license through the LiFePO4+C Licensing AG since 2012.
Arab super EV: Nur Majan from Oman presented a winged-door prototype boasting a said range of 600 km. The super electric car will apparently be offered with four different performance levels, ranging from 294 kW to 1,177 kW. Production is set to start by 2020.
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