Audi starts factory-backed Formula E programme: Audi will step up its commitment in the Formula E team Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport and wants to integrate the racing series into a factory-backed programme from the 2017/18 season. The goal is to join technical development alongside Schaeffler step by step.
greencarcongress.com, electricautosport.com, audi-mediacenter.com
Fuel cells for China: Ballard Power Systems has signed a declaration of intent with engine manufacturer Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor, both partner of and stakeholder in the former. The goal is the production of fuel cells to be used in buses and other utility vehicles in selected areas in China.
TDK partners with Toshiba: The two companies have formed a joint venture called TDK Automotive Technologies Corporation in order to jointly develop, produce and sell inverters for electric and hybrid vehicles, as both are bracing for a globally growing market for alternative drivetrains.
New lithium battery insight: Researchers at MIT have analysed lithium dendrite formation from lithium anodes in batteries, fighting that there are two mechanisms – ‘mossy’ deposits that grow from the roots and are easy to control, and ‘dendritic’ projections that grow from the tips. The new insight also shows limitations on rates and capacity.
– ADVERTISEMENT –