GS Yuasa to expands hybrid battery production capacities
The Japanese battery specialist GS Yuasa has decided to at least double its production capacities for lithium-ion batteries for use in hybrid vehicles. To this end, the company’s subsidiary Blue Energy is strengthening its production lines in Kyoto and building a second plant at the same location.
E-buses from BYD headed to COP26 in Glasgow & Kyoto
Major electric bus maker BYD has received orders from the UK and Japan, and the US to deliver zero-emission vehicles. At least the electric buses headed for Glasgow and Kyoto will make for a sight, whereas the EVs going to the US will go there silently.
Toyota’s flouride ion battery with 1,000 km range
Toyota is working with scientists from the University of Kyoto on a new fluoride ion battery, which should offer about seven times as much energy per unit weight as conventional lithium-ion batteries and could enable electric vehicles to drive 1,000 kilometres on one charge.
Bleu Indy, drag race, Kyoto, events.
Video tip I: Consumer Reports has vistited the all-electric carsharing scheme Blue Indy in Indianapolis. The Bolloré system seems to be enjoying quite a success in the U.S.
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Video tip II: In this drag race, it’s vertical versus horizontal, as a Porsche 918 Spyder takes on the Red Bull Air Racer. The race also includes a spectacular turning manoeuvre on the ground and above.
Click tip: The e-ebike Kyoto from Karmic Bikes was developed just for women. The aluminium frame comes in three sizes and the 500 Wh battery allows for 50 miles of range.
Events for the upcoming week: Intelligent transport systems (Sep 05; Brussels, Belgium) ++ European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (Sep 06-09; Karlsruhe, Germany) ++ WOCOMOCO World Collaborative Mobility Congress (Sep 07-08; Warsaw, Poland) ++ Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo (Sep 07-09; Osaka, Japan) ++ Alperia ECO-dolomites (Sep 08-10; Dolomites, Italy) ++ You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar