Evergrande Auto sells another subsidiary
UK-based electric powertrain specialist Saietta has acquired e-Traction Europe from Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group. e-Traction is a Dutch supplier of electric powertrains for trucks and buses and power electronics.
Saietta announces as sole motor supplier for EAV
Saietta is now the exclusive supplier of in-wheel traction motors to Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV). The Saietta and EAV collaboration aims to accelerate the widespread adoption of e-mobility solutions within urban areas and congested town centres.
Ford called on engineers to participate in the “Mobility Challenge,” Robin Celis, David Longin and Gunther Cuypers delivered. Their electric wheelchair gets the user to the driver’s seat and then goes and stows itself in the boot. It of course also leaves the boot on its own and picks up the driver upon arrival at his or her destination.
Osaka Sangyo University, Skeleton Technologies, Cadillac, Saietta.
New solar racer: The OSU-Model-S, from Osaka Sangyo University (OSU) sports Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) silicon solar cells on its roof, allegedly making it the most efficient solar-powered car out there, reaching 24.4 percent. The car will compete in the upcoming 2015 IFA Suzuka Solar Car Race.
Ramping up production: Skeleton Technologies, a European manufacturer of high-performance supercapacitors, has raised 10.7 million dollars from a consortium and plans to use the money to increase production of their graphene-based supercapacitors. The company is trying to meet increasing demand for the technology used by i.e. hybrid truck manufacturers and energy storage companies.
More powerful ELR: Cadillac improved the power output of its 2016 ELR by about 25 percent without replacing or re-engineering its electric motors. The carmaker has changed components in the power electronics to enable more current flow into the motor.
Saietta reveals e-motorcycle: British Saiette Group has published a first image of its upcoming electric motorbike, code-named NGS (Next Generation Saietta). Known to specialise in electric drivetrains, road and race motorcycles, Saietta says this will only be the first in a family of electric motorbikes.
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