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Torqueedo finds unconventional use for BMW i3 batteries

Source: Torqueedo
BMW i3 versus Kaiser K-625

BMW has partnered with Torqueedo to supply electric boats with the latest i3 battery pack. German boat manufacturer Torqueedo has confirmed that it is producing electric boats with batteries from BMW’s i3 vehicle. The 2017 i3 battery has been specifically adapted to work with Torqueedo’s Deep Blue 80i electric boat …

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Get stacked: Germany looks to fuel-cell manufacturing

AutoStack CORE generation 2 fuel cell stack with 95 kW. Source: ZSW

Solar and hydrogen research centre to co-ordinate investigation into mass-produced fuel cells Ten German automotive and component supply companies have joined forces with the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in an effort to develop fuel cells for industrial-scale manufacturing. Partners in the new alliance are …

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China EV quota to stick, reports say

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Draft public consultation document maintains 2018 date for 8% sales quota China, the world’s largest electric car market, is apparently not loosening strict EV sales quotas, reports Reuters. China’s Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had reached a compromise that would have required less stringent quotas, the leaders …

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