Seeo, DKW, UQM Technologies, Aero Electric Aircraft.
New battery cells put to the test: The Californian start-up Seeo has signed a contract with the U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), a collaborative organization of i.e. Ford and GM. Under the contract, Seeo will deliver its patented DryLyte battery modules to the consortium for testing. The modules are based on Seeo’s current lithium polymer cells with an energy density of 220 Wh/kg.
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Blast from the past: Audi Tradition has restored a DKW electric “Schnellaster” from 1956, one of only two remaining models. It has a 5 kW electric engine and two lead-acid battery packs, allowing for a range of 80 km. The Schnellaster (rapid transporter) is seen as the predecessor of the minivan.
Electric and sustainable: UQM says it has received a U.S. patent for its new electric vehicle motor design using non-rare earth magnets. The U.S. Department of Energy had funded the research and development of the technology with 4 million dollars.
Learning to fly with the sun: Colorado-based Aero Electric Aircraft is working on a new solar-powered plane. In 2017, the “Sun Flyer” could be ready for take-off. The Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has already reserved the first 20 units.
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