Tag: Sunstar

Nov 4, 2014 - 09:19 am

Mercedes G-Code, MIT, China Racing & Omni Gear, SunStar.

Daimler-G-CodeNew Mercedes concept: The carmaker unveiled its G-Code concept, a futuristic SUV coupe featuring a turbocharged combustion engine that runs on hydrogen and an electric motor that drives the rear axle. The body has received a “multi-voltaic” paint that works as a solar cell producing electric energy while under sunlight and it also regenerates electrostatic energy when wind is drawn over the body’s surface.
autoexpress.co.uk, .worldcarfans.com

MIT develops “game changing” battery: The Li-ion battery will be made available in 2016 by SolidEnergy and is said to be able to triple the range of electric cars. The key is an ultra-thin metal anode with higher energy density than the graphite and silicon anodes in current batteries.
electric-vehiclenews.com, thegreencarwebsite.co.uk

Formula E alliance: China Racing announced its cooperation with Omni Gear to build an electric gearbox and, in due course, a powertrain, with the aim of bringing these to Formula E and the EV market. Starting next season, teams will be allowed to provide their own drivetrains for the first time.
puregreencars.com, electriccarsreport.com

Plans for SunStar unveiled: The solar plane was designed by Solar Flight as an atmospheric satellite, which operates and performs many of the functions as a satellite would do in space, but does it in the atmosphere. Uplink and downlink speeds are said to be far better than a satellite, due to the shorter distance. For take-off, the SunStar will be powered by three electric motors, which turn off once it reaches an operational altitude.
avweb.com, gizmag.com

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Most clicked link on Monday was the futuristic two seater electric boat Quadrofoil, that will be available in 2015 at 15.000 euros.

Aug 29, 2014 - 08:52 am

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sunstar, Nissan, Starckbike.

Useful rubber: Scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a process in which the carbon from recycled tyres could be used in Li-ion batteries. By slightly changing the characteristics of the carbon black, it becomes a better anode for the storage units.
sciencedaily.com, greencarcongress.com

Sunstar proposes e-bike kit: The Japanese company developed a mid-mounted drive unit, which can be installed on any bicycle to make it electric. The only requirement of the Virtus system is a special multi sensor controller to measure torque, pedalling cadence and crank angle.

Nissan production in Sunderland had been closed for a scheduled two-week maintenance, which took longer than expected. The first of the two lines, also producing the Leaf, went back online on Tuesday and to avoid further delays, the panel production had to be moved to an alternative press line.

An e-bike for every terrain: French designer Philipp Starck and Moustache Bikes show their e-bike collection M.A.S.S. at the Eurobike in Germany. The letters stand for “Mud, Asphalt, Sand and Snow,” with the snow version even being covered in fuzzy (fake) fur.
e-bike-finder.com (in German)

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Most clicked link on Thursday was Auto Express‘ report on the next generation of the Nissan Leaf with renderings and interesting details about charging and battery options.

Found on electrive.com
04.11.2014 09:52