Infineon supplies chips for Model 3: German chipmaker Infineon’s products are already used in Tesla’s Model S. Now the manufacturer says that its chips to control the batteries and motors will be also integrated in the Model 3 production. However, to what extent is unclear. Until know, experts guessed, that Tesla’s Model 3 would be supplied by Infineon rival STMicroelectronics. With the new deal, the Germans supply now eight out of 10 of the world’s top selling EVs.
Kuka client orders battery production facility: Kuka Industries has been chosen by a not specifically named but “leading European OEM” to deliver another EV battery production facility. The contract value shall be in the mid-double-digit million euro range. Production kick-off is scheduled for mid-2019.
Start-ups benefit from VW support: Six start-ups have moved into Volkswagen’s “Transparent Factory” in Dresden as part of the carmaker’s incubator programme. They are working on new car sharing ideas as well as ways to accelerate the installation of EV charging stations and will have now 200 days to transform their innovative ideas into mobility products and services ready for market entry.
Sun Flyer for 4 passengers: Aero Electric Aircraft will add a four-place airplane, dubbed “Sun Flyer 4,” to its Sun Flyer line-up. The fully-electrified aircraft shall be capable to stay 4 hours in the air and work with operating costs five times lower than combustion-engine aircrafts, the company claims. First client is the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology that already holds a deposit for the Sun Flyer 4.
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