Apr 13, 2016 - 09:28 am

Midsummer, BASF, Samsung SDI, Tesla.

Midsummer solar fund: Swedish solar energy company Midsummer has received funding from research foundation Mistra to develop a lightweight solar module for vehicles. Researchers will integrate thin-film solar panels on ultra-light vehicles as part of an effort to develop superefficient electric vehicles. The panels will be tested on a Clean Motion Zbee’s composite roof.
renewableenergymagazine.com, midsummer.se

Battery from BASF: BASF has obtained a battery material license from CAMX Power. The CAM-7 Li-ion cathode material uses high-nickel compounds and could increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries. The CAM-7 also offers high electrode density, low cost and thermal stability.
basf.com, greencarcongress.com

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No more H2 from Samsung: Korean brand Samsung’s battery affiliate Samsung SDI announced that it will exit the fuel cell business entirely. A company spokesman explained that “the outlook of the market isn’t good.” Samsung is in talks with local company Kolon Industries to sell all related equipment.
koreatimes.co.kr

Autonomous Tesla: Tesla already has some 70,000 cars equipped with Autopilot hardware on the road and the Autopilot programme has officially driven 47m miles in six months. Google has only racked up 1.5m city miles in six years using their LiDAR technology. Musk expects Tesla’s level-4 fully self-driving technology to be ready in about 2 years.
electrek.co

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Most clicked link on Tuesday was the specs about the battery and drivetrain of the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt.
insideevs.com

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2016/04/13/midsummer-basf-samsung-sdi-tesla/
13.04.2016 09:55