Faraday Future, Tencent, Porsche, Symbio FCell.

Faraday powered by LG? Insiders report, LG Chem closed a 2.4bn dollar deal with Faraday Future to supply power packs for their upcoming EV models. However, for now these are only rumours. Meanwhile, spy shots captured Faraday’s first model but do not reveal much.
koreatimes.co.kr; autoblog.com (first model)

Hacking a Tesla Model S: Chinese security experts from Tencent managed to remotely control certain funtions of the Californian EV. The IT firm even succeeded in manipulating the brakes of a Tesla in motion from far. The EV maker has been made aware of it and says it reasserted control.
electrek.co, forbes.com

Porsche to enter Formula E: The German sports car brand has applied to become an official battery supplier for the electric racing series. If Porsche’s tender is successful, their exclusive engagement would start from season 5 (2018/19). FIA is currently evaluating the applications.

Symbio FCell financing: ENGIE utility has joined Michelin as an investor in Symbio FCell. The latter has started a second round of financing for its fuel-cell range extender for electric vehicles. ENGIE has installed more than 5,000 charging stations in Europe and is now looking into H2 technology.


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