A new Toyota for the track: Following Audi and Porsche’s lead, Toyota introduced a hybrid racer for the upcoming World Endurance Championship. The TS050 hybrid LMP1 combines a twin-turbo 2.4-litre V6 engine and 8 megajoule hybrid system. Moreover, the team switches from super capacitors to lithium-ion battery packs.
Funding FC research: The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) will receive 4.42m euros in funding from the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg. Especially in Ulm, the centre is developing, testing and working on the production of fuel cells, as well as new batteries for electric cars.
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eGearDrive included: BorgWarner is to equip the upcoming Geely EC7-EV sedan with its eGearDrive transmission. The efficient gear train allows for more range and quiet performance. Moreover, it is available for a wide range of different motor sizes.
Electric tugboats: The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has received the first of three hybrid tugboats from the international group Damen. Compared to older models, it uses 30 percent less fuel has more power. Currently used vessels are often not strong enough to tug some of the newer ships.
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