Electric tricycle from Canada: A team from the University of Sherbrooke presented a three-wheeled electric motorcycle concept at the EVS 29. The Can-Am Spyder comes with a 16 kWh battery pack and has a range of 170 km – apparently without having to compromise on performance.
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Autonomous buses: PostAuto Schweiz has kicked off on street testing of two self-driving electric mini buses. Until October 2017, they will chauffeur residents and visitors without a driver, pedals or steering wheel. During the testing phase, the buses will go a maximum of 20 kph and there will be safety personnel on board.
Solar-powered Route 66: Part of the legendary U.S. highway will be fitted special solar panels installed directly on the asphalt. The energy won could be used for i.e. charging stations of EVs.
Li-sulphur batteries: Researchers at the University of Western Ontario and Canadian Light Source are working on making lithium-sulphur batteries more safe. They are betting on a newly developed coating technique called molecular layer deposition (MLD) technology.
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