Nanowire system: UC Irvine researchers have developed a nanowire-based hybrid energy storage system with reported reversible cycle stability for up to 200,000 cycles and a 94-96 percent average Coulombic efficiency. The battery/capacitor could theoretically be recharged hundreds of thousands of times. The project is funded by Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage.
Venturi tech: Formula E team Venturi will be working with Japan’s Rohm Semiconductor to introduce silicon carbide technology at the start of season three. A Venturi Fomula E show car will be displayed by Rohm at this week’s Hanover trade fair, alongside examples of the relevant SiC technology.
Formula E partnership: Italian technology company Magneti Marelli teamed up with Mahindra for the FIA Formula E Championship’s third season. Mahindra’s M3Electro will feature Magneti Marelli motors and branding. The motor weighs just over 23 kg, and the Italian company may work with at least one more Formula E team next season.
Tesla Easter egg: Entering the access code “performance” into a Model S or X, lets drivers test out other model versions. Teslarati downgraded and test drove their P90D at a 90D and 70 level, toggling back and forth between energy consumption values for the different modes. However, they suspect the egg is only for fun and does not provide a real service.
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