Tesla has to tone down the Model S P90D performance data in Europe. While power was previously given as 568 kW(375 kW at the rear and 193 kW in the front), EU regulation requires the real world output. For the Tesla AWD this is limited by the maximum battery power of 396 kW.
auto-motor-sport.de (in German)
Electric truck: Orten presented an retrofitted electric truck that once was a diesel. Compared to the original, the electric Orten E 75 has 30 percent more load capacity. Designed for urban operations, the 7.5 ton truck has a range of 100 km. Orten says its system is ready to go into serial production and will be marketed worldwide by the subsidiary Orten Electric Trucks.
pressebox.de, electric-trucks.de (both in German)
Battery health chip: Researchers from Nanyang Technological University developed a smart chip that detects battery failure like overheating early on, as it measures the exact state-of-charge. The chip also outlines the battery’s degradation and will be sold by the start-up, KVI Pte Ltd.
Regenerative brakes for EVs: Hyundai Mobis developed an integrated regenerative brake system called iMEB (Integrated Mobis Electronic Brake). Specifically designed for hybrid and electric vehicles, the system integrates the pressure supply and control unit into a single electronically driven type.