Jadéite, Intersil, Mitsui Chemicals, sodium-oxygen batteries.

Jadeite-300x150Local sports EV for Marrakesh: On the occasion of the climate conference in the Moroccan capital, a local engineer unveiled the “Jadéite.” The turquoise two-door EV boasts 478 kW, has a top speep of 320 kph and features a unique front design.
moroccoworldnews.com, medias24.com (in French)

Controller for 48V hybrids: Intersil announced the allegedly first 6-phase bi-directional DC/DC controller for the automotive industry. The controller is designed for 12V-48V Power Supply Systems and is said to speed up the development of 48V hybrid drivetrains.

More electrolytes: Mitsui Chemicals finished construction of an electrolyte production facility in Japan. Production capacity is said to be around 5,000 tons per year and should meet the growing demand for electrolytes for Li-ion batteries – especially for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Progress for sodium-oxygen batteries: Researchers are one step closer to producing the high capacity battery. They previously used dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) as electrochemical applications, which reacted with the sodium to create problematic by-products. Scientists now found that adding an organic salt sodium trifluoromethanesulfonimide (NaTFSI) will stabilise the DMSO in the presence of sodium.


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