Home / Technology / Future Tech

Future Tech

McLaren batteries help Spark hype for next-gen Formula E

Source: Spark Racing Technology

Formula E, newcomer to racing championships, has brought together engineering firm, Spark Racing Technologies, and electric systems company, McLaren Applied Technologies, to announce the development of a next generation, supercar styled, racing EV, the SRT05e. The concept’s renders were unveiled via a press release from Spark, amid promises for bigger …

Read More »

Hyperloop One co-founder launches rival company Arrivo

Arrivo founders, Brogan BamBrogan centre

CEO Brogan BamBrogan promises “unique take” on hyperloop technology 2016 was a decidedly mixed year for Hyperloop One, the company leading the race to build a superfast, vacuum-tube transportation mechanism. On the one hand it completed a successful public test of its machinery in May, propelling a sled at a …

Read More »

NanoFlowcell to premiere new concept car at Geneva Motor Show

nano

The Quant48Volt will purportedly feature an super-efficient electrolyte liquid flow battery Since 2009, having appeared at the Geneva Motor Show with an experimental solar concept car, NanoFlowcell has been an enigmatic presence at the fringes of EV design. The Liechtenstein-based company has developed a number of unusual concept cars since …

Read More »

Cambridge research could unlock graphene superconductors

dreamstime_m_31071421

New paper suggests that coupling graphene with another material could enable it to superconduct, opening up applications in computing and energy storage Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate that previously …

Read More »

Renault launches open-source Twizy EV

Renault_Twizy_chassis

Based on its Twizy model, Renault has developed POM, a compact and lightweight electric vehicle with bodywork parts removed and an open-source automotive platform. Available to start-ups, independent laboratories, private customers and researchers, it allows third parties to copy and modify existing software to create a totally customisable electric vehicle. …

Read More »

ChargePoint Express Plus technology could allow for up to 400kW charging

powercube_side

The modular charging system was unveiled at CES 2017 this week Lengthy EV charging times could soon be a thing of the past, or at least so it appeared when Charge Point revealed its modular Express Plus technology at CES 2017. At the maximum potential power delivery of up to …

Read More »

Head of HY4 project optimistic about the future of zero-emission flying

Credit: DLR

ElecTrans speaks to University of Ulm Professor Josef Kallo about the fuel cell aircraft project In October, ElecTrans covered the successful test flight of the HY4 hydrogen plane, which has been one of the most exciting developments in fuel cell technology this year. The flight marked a major milestone on …

Read More »

University tie-up unlocks high-density electrolyte

Capacitor production

Developments in gel electrolytes could usher in a new era of high-density, long-life energy storage devices Augmented Optics Ltd, in partnership with the universities of Surrey and Bristol, have developed new crosslinked gel matrix polymer electrolytes that are compatible with all normal production electrodes. In testing, the gel electrolytes were …

Read More »