Tag: Quantum Scape

Mar 20, 2015 - 09:53 am

BMW, Samsung SDI, VW, Quantum Scape, Toshiba, LG Chem.

BMW-X5-xDrive40eBMW sticks with Samsung: According the BMW board member Klaus Draeger, rumours about BMW partnering with LG Chem for battery deliveries are false. Samsung SDI will remain the only supplier and will also provide the batteries for the new 3-series plug-in hybrid variant as well as the X5 xDrive40e.
koreatimes.co.kr, koreaherald.com

New batteries for VW? The German carmaker will decide until July whether to use solid-state batteries from U.S.-based startup Quantum Scape for its electric models. Just a few months ago, VW had bought five percent of shares of the Stanford University spin-off.

Clean H2 production: Toshiba will participate in a four year hydrogen research project in Scotland, providing its energy management system H2 EMS. The so-called “Levenmouth Community Energy Project” will use excess solar and wind energy for the production of hydrogen, which will then be used to fuel hybrid (fuel cell + diesel) commercial vehicles.

Separator deal: China-based Shenzhen Senior Technology has licensed LG Chem’s Safety Reinforced Separator (SRS) technology, which uses a ceramic coating on separator substrates to improve thermal deformation resistance and mechanical strength.

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Most clicked link on Thursday was the 83 dollar per month offer for an electric Fiat 500e in California. Who went to get one?

Dec 8, 2014 - 09:58 am

Volkswagen & Quantum Scape, Oerlikon Graziano, Bentley, Ferrari.

VW invests in more range: Bloomberg reports that VW has bought a five percent stake in U.S.-based battery start-up Quantum Scape, founded in 2010 by former Stanford University researchers. The alleged goal is the development of solid-state batteries that could more than triple the range of EVs and are said to be fireproof. Audi’s “Tesla Fighter” seems to get one step closer to reality.

New Oerlikon transmissions: Oerlikon Graziano will present its newest solutions for EVs and hybrids at the CTI Symposium in Berlin this week, including the hybrid transmission “OGeco” with an integrated 120 kW electric engine as well as a two-speed automated manual drive system for EVs.
greencarcongress.com, oerlikon.com

Bentley invests in SUV: The British manufacturer will add a new research and development centre to its headquarters in Crewe. It is part of Bentley’s efforts to develop its SUV, which will also be offered as a plug-in hybrid variant. Construction will begin next year and the centre will create 300 new jobs.
automotive-business-review.com, indianautosblog.com

Sold out! Barely presented to the public all units of Ferrari’s hybrid track car LaFerrari FXX K are already sold out. The Italians had limited production to 40 units, which each come with 2.5 million dollar price tag.

Found on electrive.com
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