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eFusion prototype: Siemens packs battery power

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  To move from fantastical prototype to commercial aircraft, the e-Fusion hybrid-electric plane could do more to ensure fast charging In a new video, Siemens has showcased the speedy ‘recharging’ of its eFusion hybrid-electric aircraft prototype. Siemens joined up with French-owned multinational Airbus in April last year to develop a …

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Hyundai accelerates towards batteries as it puts hydrogen in park

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Hyundai has announced plans for an new all-electric platform and luxury branding ahead of Korea Autoshow Hyundai senior vice president, Lee Ki-sang, confirmed the automaker’s change of direction as it makes plans to concentrate to move beyond fuel-cell hydrogen cars, adding: “The electric-vehicle platform will require high up-front investments but …

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Goodenough claims solid-state battery breakthrough, but colleagues are quietly sceptical

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94-year-old inventor of the Li-ion pioneers glass electrolyte, but not all of the working has been shown At the end of February, a team of engineers at the University of Texas in Austin announced the development of a solid-state battery, a breakthrough which could prove seminal for both electric transport …

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NanoFlowcell to premiere new concept car at Geneva Motor Show

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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 …

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Cambridge research could unlock graphene superconductors

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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 …

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