Tag: Sunswift

Dec 16, 2014 - 09:29 am

BMW i, Renault, Infineon & UMC, Sunswift.

BMW-i3Self-parking i3: BMW will present the Remote Valet Parking Assistant at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas early next month. The laser scanning system is activated via smartwatch and enables the BMW i3 to autonomously detect a free parking space and park itself, even in multi-storey carparks. The technology can also be used to hail the car back again.
autocar.co.uk, automotiveworld.com

Lightweight Renault concept: The french carmaker is working on a new concept vehicle called the ‘Value Up’ aiming to be lightweight (830 kg), efficient, and cheap, Autocar has learned. Using bamboo and other weight-saving materials, the vehicle could also be equipped with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. However, the Value Up so far only serves as platform new models might be built upon in the future.

Semiconductor agreement: Infineon and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) announced the extension of their manufacturing partnership into semiconductors for automotive applications. Both companies will jointly transfer Infineon’s Smart Power Technology (SPT9) to UMC and extend its production to 300mm wafers.

Sunswift crowdfunding: The solar powered EV built by students of the University of New South Wales Solar Racing Team has reached its first crowdfunding target of 30,000 AUS (24,600 USD). The money will be used to convert the racer into a street-legal EV. The campaign for the Sunswift eVe continues.
cnet.com, pozible.com (campaign)

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Most clicked link on Monday was the next-gen BMW 5-series spotted with a little door at the front left fender which appears to be a charging port.

Dec 4, 2014 - 09:41 am

Hitachi, Sunswift, Marubeni, EnerG2, Hitachi Automotive Systems.

Li-ion research: Hitachi announced a new development in the field of lithium-ion cells, saying an energy density of 330 Wh/kg at a capacity of 30 Ah are possible, which could translate into doubling the curent range of EVs. The cells are said to go into serial production by 2020.
japan.ahk.de (in German), itmedia.co.jp (in Japanese)

SunSwiftStreet legal record holder: The Sunswift team at the University of New South Wales has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the development of a street legal version of its solar-powered car. The eVe had set a new world record, driving an average of 107 km/h on a 500 km route.
pozible.com via electric-vehiclenews.com, gas2.org

Distribution deal for carbon materials: Marubeni Corporation will have the exclusive distribution rights in Asia for EnerG2’s advanced carbon materials which are used for lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries as well as ultracapacitors. Two weeks ago, EnerG2 had partnered with BASF to improve and to scale-up the production of proprietary carbon materials (we reported).

Power electronics for Daimler: Hitachi Automotive Systems has begun to supply Daimler with inverters and DC/DC converters for use in the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in and S550 Plug-in long version.

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Most clicked link on Wednesday was our “Short circuit” showing Vladimir Putin´s new electric car built by the Russian Yo-mobil project.

Found on electrive.com
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