Dyson drops battery start-up: UK appliance maker Dyson has given up the core intellectual property of Sakti3, a solid-state battery start-up it had acquired only 18 months ago. Dyson sought to become a heavyweight in battery production, ambitious also regarding the EV branch. Now Quartz has learnt that the British company cancelled its 200,000-dollars license for Sakti3’s patent portfolio. So far, the background of this step is unclear.
LG Chem on growth path: The battery giant wants to raise 1bn Won (900m dollars) to extend its R&D this year. That is 20 percent more than in 2016. The company’s EV battery section accumulated a 35bn won (31bn dollars) turnover last year – a result LG Chem seeks to quintuple by 2020.
Porsche shows updated Le Mans racer: The 2017 919 Hybrid for the FIA World Endurance Championship has been revealed. Especially in terms of aerodynamics, chassis and combustion engine, Porsche set new benchmarks as the Germans developed about 60% of the Le Mans racer anew.
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