German-American alliance for H2 safety: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the German National Organisation Hyrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW) team up to do common research on hydrogen safety. Their R&D cooperation shall include areas such as refueling station equipment, liquid H2 and tunnel safety and contribute to advanced hydrogen safety worldwide.
New cathode materials factory in China: EV supplier and manufacturer FDG Electric Vehicles and several cooperation partners are erecting a new production site in Guizhou Guian New District in order to produce cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. The plant’s output shall reach 30,000 tonnes annually. FDG Electric Vehicles is also a partner in California-based Chanje, a start-up that recently presented its first electric transporter.
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EVS30 in Stuttgart: New standards in electromobility: From 9th to 11th October 2017 the entire electromobility industry will meet in Stuttgart for the EVS30. Find out about latest trends as well as applications of the electric drive train – at the exhibition or in the international conference. Don’t miss EVS30 and also visit the co-located events BATTERY+STORAGE and f-cell.
VTOL with 16 electric motors: More and more manufacturers seem to be attracted by the electric aircraft market. Latest example is Passenger Drone, a company that successfully completed first test flights with the prototype of its two-seater VTOL. The aircraft, described also as drone capable of transporting people, is powered by 16 electric engines. More details about the start-up’s future plans shall be provided at CES in January.
GKN’s new UK innovation centre: Engineering specialist GKN inaugurated a centre dedicated to develop vehicle tech, including electrified drivelines, in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. According to CEO Phil Swash, the company’s target is to develop next-gen tech that delivers benefits to EVs as well as motorsport and off-highway applications. Just recently, GKN announced to construct a new manufacturing facility in Tokoname City, Japan.