Mercedes, Chevrolet, Night Shift Bikes, Sion Power.
Mercedes secures Formula E entry option: After Audi and BMW, Mercedes could be the next German carmaker to enter the all-electric racing series. A newly signed contract gives the company the option to fill one of the spots for newcomers, which will be offered from season five to expand the number of Formula E teams.
H2 off-roader for deployment: As previously reported, GM will fit its Chevy Colorado with a fuel cell for the U.S. military, which can also deliver power for activities outside the vehicle. The army will test the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 under extreme conditions next year.
Electric motorbike with Leaf battery: Night Shift Bikes used existing components to build an all-electric retro style motorbike. And it’s not named Leafy Savage without a reason. Next to using batteries from a Nissan Leaf, the bike frame comes from a Suzuki Savage.
Battery development: Sion Power and BASF achieved an energy density of 400 Wh/kg and 700 Wh/kg, as well as 350 charging cycles with its battery system Licerion-Ion and Licerion-Sulfur. The partners are targeting 500 Wh/kg, 1000 Wh/L and 1000 cycles.