Nov 8, 2020 - 05:21 pm
Max Planck Institute scores millions in EU grant
6.5 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC) go to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany. With this funding, the researchers aim to increase the density of batteries four to six times.
May 25, 2020 - 03:58 pm
Gaussin & Total create electric aircraft-refuelling truck
Gaussin and Total have developed what they say is the world’s first purely electrically powered refuelling truck for aircraft. The prototype comprises two tank trailers, each with a capacity of 30 tons of fuel, and is expected to go into service at the end of this year.
Jan 16, 2020 - 05:24 pm
Safra fuel cell buses coming to Auxerre
The city of Auxerre has commissioned the French manufacturer Safra to deliver five fuel cell buses by the end of this year. To be precise, these are hybrid buses that combine a 30-kW Symbio fuel cell system with a 30-kilo hydrogen tank and a 132-kWh battery pack.
Mar 12, 2019 - 04:28 pm
Airbus & Audi reveal electric air taxi CityAirbus
As part of the Urban Air Mobility project, Airbus has now presented the air taxi CityAirbus in the Audi town of Ingolstadt. The electric aircraft with eight rotors takes off and lands vertically and will be able to transport up to four passengers. The model still has its maiden flight ahead of it.
Nov 15, 2018 - 04:00 pm
Paris to ban older diesels in summer 2019
The Metropole du Grand Paris council has decided to ban older diesel vehicles registered before the end of 2000 from the area within the A86 ring road. The area is home to some 5.6 million inhabitants and includes Paris and 79 municipalities.