Kyburz opens battery recycling facility in Zurich
The Swiss electric vehicle manufacturer Kyburz has put a battery recycling plant into operation in Freienstein in the canton of Zurich. According to the company, the recycling process used there recovers up to 91 per cent of the metals contained.
Bicar classified as L2e, sharing test launch in autumn
The electric micro mobility solution Bicar, which emerged from a project of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), now meets road approval regulations. The new edition is classified as a L2e (light vehicle) and is on its way to market launch in 2020.
BiCar: Swiss sci-fi EV to share getting serious
BiCar, an electric vehicle developed by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) is about to hit the road. A spin-off, the Share your BICAR AG, has been working on the three-wheeled mini electric car and found powerful investors for the planned series production.
BiCar, LEICHT, GlobalDrive, Tesla.
Meet the BiCar: This EV crosses genres. It looks like a hooded Segway, drives like a car, and is almost as small as a bicycle. Developed by researchers at the School of Engineering at the ZHAW in Zurich, the three-wheeled BiCar is designed for sharing, only goes 30 kph, and is compact enough to fit eight of it in one parking space. A test fleet of 20 is said to be issued over the next two years while ZHAW is looking for sponsors.
aargauerzeitung.ch, engineering.zhaw.ch (both in German)
Lightweight chassis: “LEICHT” (meaning “light” in German but here stands for Lightweight Energy-efficient Integrative Chassis with Hub-motor Technology) is the latest vehicle technology developed by Stuttgart University and the DLR (German aeronautics and space centre) within the DLR@Uni-Stuttgart project. LEICHT is now to be developed into a hardware prototype, funded with 507,000 euros by the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
baden-wuerttemberg.de (in German)
Sino-German electric motorcycle: GlobalDrive is a collaborative project between TU Munich and Chinese Tsinghua University in Beijing. Their latest development is a 100-kW electric motorcycle that will soon to compete against gas guzzling two-wheelers.
twitter.com (with picture), tum.de (in German)
Tesla hacked: Thanks to Joe Pasqua, the Model S has been decoded and is open for knowledgeable IT people to re-programme – at least partially. The free app ‘Visible Tesla’ allows access to all basic functions like locking and unlocking. So far, Tesla has not shown any concern.
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Most clicked link on Thursday was the website of the ABattReLife project that examined possible reasons for the quick deterioration of batteries towards the end of their lifespan.