Boeing, China BAK, Uniti, Kyushu University.
Autonomous hybrid submarine: Boeing unveiled its unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). The Echo Voyager submarine can run alone and submerged for months on end on one charge at depths of over 3,000 metres. It is propelled by a diesel-electric system that recharges itself without a support ship. Just how, Boeing would not say. Trials will begin this summer in California.
gizmag.com, abc13.com, youtube.com
Big battery deal: China BAK sealed a deal with Sysgration to supply 6m units of power packs this year, which Sysgration will use in its battery packs for electric vehicle manufacturers. Based on LiFEPO4 chemistry, the batteries have 2.2 Ah capacity with 3.2 V.
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Open for testing: The open design EV that the Uniti project team has reportedly been working on for a few months is taking virtual reality test rides at the CeBIT in Hanover. The Kepler Pod 1.0 hardware hosts the entire user experience.
prlog.org, instagram.com (pics and videos)
Gold for fuel cells: Researchers at Kyushu University found gold nanoparticle could replace platinum as catalysts for fuel cells. While they exhibit excellent performance data, the production of one-size particles proves difficult so far. The article is openly available.
nature.com (report) via greencarcongress.com
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