Mar 30, 2017 - 08:00 am

Volvo, Bosch, GKN + AVID, University of Delaware.

Battery lab on fire: There has been a blaze at a Volvo battery laboratory in Swedish Gothenburg but the company said production was not affected. The cause of the fire is unknown so far but it is the second incident at the facility, where Volvo assembles batteries for its plug-in hybrids and electric buses.,

Bosch targets entry-level e-bikes: A mid-motor for pedelecs within the 1,300 – 1,500 euro price segment is Bosch latest attempt at leadership in the e-bike market. The ‘Active Line Plus Generation 3’ launched at the Taipei Cycle Show in Taiwan, effectively redefines the entry-level point for models fitted with mid-motors as it targets a price category held by electric bicycles with front hub drives previously. The latter have already seen prices drop as a consequence.

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Electric motor partnership: GKN Hybrid Power and AVID Technology agreed to work together on GKN’s EVO axial flux motors. AVID will license the existing motors, and develop EVO technology further to deliver and distribute new variants of the drives.,,

Self-healing membrane for fuel cells: Researchers from the University of Delaware have developed a membrane for fuel cells that can repair itself using incorporated microcapsules. Their development has its patent pending and could become essential for fuel cell vehicles in the future.,


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