Nissan and WiTricity get together but no physically bond may be between them. Their cooperation is about wireless charging, in particular the interoperability of such systems. Maybe the second gen Leaf will already charge without a plug and just leisurely roll over a platform.
Graphene Supercapacitor investment in Europe: Skeleton Technologies has borrowed 15m from the European investment bank (EIB). The Estonian company will use the money to fund further research as well as an electrode mass-production facility in German Dresden.
Romeo Power to expand: It looks like the EV battery offspring found the factory it wanted in Californian Vernon. With scaling up production, 200 jobs will open. Romeo Power is to expand capacity to 1 GWh in 2017 to 4 GWh in 2018 until ultimately doubling it to 8 GWh by the end of 2019.
Hybrid bus system approved: Allison Transmission and Cummins have been certified by CARB. The agency approved the 2017 Allison Hybrid H 40 EP / H 50 EP hybrid propulsion systems paired with Cummins diesel engines used in transit buses and coaches. It is said to save up to 25% fuel.
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