Powerful power pack competitor: Start-up Romeo Power is working with former Tesla and SpaceX employees on its own battery packs for EV and stationery uses. A first prototype has been presented under the guide of the firm’s CTO Porter Harris, formerly SpaceX and Faraday Future.
Apple has set up an energy company called Apple Energy, which is to sell excess electricity from its solar farms in Cupertino and Nevada – in a first step. Already the corporation has requested permission to sell to consumers directly and recently showed interest in EV charging technology.
Purely electric NSX at Pikes Peak: Honda is using this year’s hill climb to not only show its latest hybrid technology in the Acura NSX Hybrid but also entered an all-electric prototype in an NSX body. The 4-Motor EV Concept is an evolution of the CR-Z prototype but is three times more powerful.
Li-ion for forklifts: Jungheinrich is introducing lithium-ion batteries with 360 and 480 Ah respectively in its 48 Volt range. The new technology can be utilised for reach trucks and counterbalance forklifts.