SK quadruples battery production: The South Korean company SK Innovation announced that it will quadruple production capacities for EV batteries. It will open a new plant in Seosan, which is said to increase yearly output to 3 GWh by 2018.
Uber plans flying EVs: The company says it is working on Uber Elevate, setting up an on-demand service for electric aircrafts from 2021. These will feature helicopter-like EVs that do not need a runway for takeoff or landing.
Google monetarises autonomous cars: Google’s self-driving cars business CEO John Krafcik confirmed that his business unit will soon evolve into an independent entity outside of Google. The internet giant sees itself more as a technology and mobility provider, than a carmaker.
New e-racing series: The Red Bull Global Rallycross will add a new electric car class from 2018. The Red Bull GRC CEO described e-mobility as a “hot topic,” saying that manufactures are recognizing the technology’s potential. Reason enough to “embrace” it on the track.
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