Fuel cell roadster from Poland: The Premier is indeed a first as this fuel cell sports car comes from Polish Riot Technologies. The firm is a spin-off from AGH Uni of Science and Technology and the Military Uni of Technology. The prototype shown at the Moto Show in Kraków boasts four electric drives making it an AWD with 200 kW output. Nothing has been said on production plans.
thenews.pl, polskieradio.pl (in Polish)
Five-fold more energy: Lithium-air batteries may soon last five times longer with a new catalyst developed at the University of Texas in Dallas. Called dimethylphenazine, it is a soluble-type catalysts that consists of organic materials and possesses higher stability plus increased voltage efficiency.
LEV development finals: The Open Design Contest of the EU-LIVE (Efficient Urban LIght VEhicles) project has its winners. Both, the overall winning cityFLEX and the Smart Mobility concept in third place resemble a Twizy with added modularity. Second comes the SightSeeingTaxi offering an all round view.
eu-live.eu, eu-live.eu (the winners)
BMW 2 series with i8 technology: The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV hits the road with an AWD based on technology from the hybrid i8. The eAxle was made by GKN Driveline, that now adapted it to work in more compact cars. In the Active Tourer, it powers the rear instead of the front as in the i8.
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