Tag: Georgia Tech

Jan 19, 2022 - 04:44 pm

SK Innovation aims to advance all-solid-state batteries

SK Innovation has revealed that it will be collaborating with a research team led by Professor Lee Seung-woo of Georgia Tech in the United States with the aim of advancing “the era of next-generation all-solid-state batteries.” SK Innovation is not only conducting its own research but putting efforts to develop all-solid-state batteries actively cooperating with […]

Mar 21, 2016 - 08:32 am

Toyohashi University of Technology, Tesla, AVL, Georgia Tech.

Road-powered-EVRoad-powered EV: Researchers at Japan’s Toyohashi University of Technology replaced the battery of an EV with special tires that draw energy from steel paths embedded in the road. The technology works similar to inductive charging and guarantees that energy never runs out. A first prototype has already gone for a test drive – but at very low speeds.

Short circuit to blame: A Tesla had caught fire while at a Supercharger in Norway in January. The isolated incident has finally been deemed the result of a short circuit in the EV’s distribution box. Due to the extensive damage, the exact cause of the short circuit cannot be determined, however. Meanwhile, Norwegian officials see no reason to keep the electric luxury cars off the road.

New battery tester: The E-storage BTE from Austrian consulting firm AVL is a battery tester and can be used to simulate electric motors and inverters fin an early developmental phase. The system is very small, and reduces required floor space by up to 25 percent, and may reduce battery lifecycle testing time by up to 20%.

Shibusa e-bike: Georgia Tech students have created a futuristic e-bike as part of a nine-week study project. The Shibusa is designed specifically to blend appeal and flexibility. It is available with electric-assist technology, or as an ordinary, human-powered bike. Components can easily be switched out thanks to a modular design – a first on the e-bike market.
core77.com, elvinchu.com

Jul 27, 2015 - 08:41 am

Georgia Tech, Fraunhofer LBF, FEV & RWTH Aachen, Teijin.

Breakthrough for fuel cells? Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new fabrication technique to produce platinum-based hollow nanocages with ultra-thin walls that could significantly reduce the amount of the costly metal needed to provide catalytic activity. Use of these nanocage structures in fuel cell electrodes could increase the utilization efficiency of the platinum electrocatalyst by a factor of as much as seven.
greencarcongress.com, gatech.edu

Charging capacity is more important than range: The Fraunhofer LBF looked at the long distance capability of electric cars, finding that it is not the cars’ range, but the infrastructure’s sufficient charging capacity that will result in the vehicles being able to move about more quickly. The theory was confirmed during praxis tests as well as model calculations.
springerprofessional.de (in German)

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Pushing drivetrain development: German development service provider FEV and the Institute for Combustion Engines of the RWTH Aachen University (VKA) were able to establish a virtual connection between to separated test benches. That i.e. allows them to test different combinations of a hybrid drivetrain that are not mechanically compatible (yet) and would otherwise have to be adapted first.

CFK solar racer: Japanese Kogoakuin University is building a solar-powered car from carbon-fiber reinforced plastic with the help of Teijin’s companies Toho Tenax and GH Craft. The lightweight EV will take part in the World Solar Challenge in Australia in October.


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