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Magnesium battery breakthrough could beat li-ion

Source: Berkley Lab

Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL), in partnership with the US Department of Energy, have discovered chemical reactions that could solve a problem plaguing magnesium-based batteries. A research team has aimed to prove by disproving, having discovered a set of chemical reactions, involving magnesium, that explain battery degradation. The team used a series …

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Passenger Drone launches state-of-the-art aerial vehicle

Source: Passenger Drone

Passenger Drone has announced that it is ready to launch the world’s most advanced autonomous aerial vehicle following successful manned test flights. Passenger Drone has spent three years developing a prototype for the personal and public market that it hopes will “change the traditional means of commuter transportation.” The aerial …

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Surf ‘n’ Turf hydrogen fuel cell unveiled in Orkney

Surf n Turf project. Credit: Colin Keldie / EMEC

The newly installed hydrogen fuel cell was launched at Kirkwall Pier. Surf ‘n’ Turf is led by nationwide charity Community Energy Scotland, working with project partners EMEC (the European Marine Energy Centre), Orkney Islands Council, Eday Renewable Energy, and ITM Power. The fuel cell is the final aspect of the …

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‘BYTON’ that! Future Mobility Corp releases electric crossover teaser

Source: Reuters/FMC

Future Mobility Corp (FMC) has released details of an SUV-type vehicle planned for its EV brand, Byton, and it is promising some interesting features. It was announced last year that executives from three major automakers would be joining together to develop a new electric vehicle company called Future Mobility Corp. …

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GKN to reveal next-generation EV driveline

GKN e-Axle

The new eAxle system is an integrated unit that features torque vectoring capability and efficient transmission. The all-new electric axle concept will be revealed at the 67th Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) on Tuesday September 12. GKN Driveline’s new ‘eTwinsterX’ system is adaptable to any vehicle type – front-wheel drive, …

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Interest in Formula E is revving up as top automaker changes gear

Ferrari LaFerrari Hybrid
Source: Ferrari

The president of Ferrari confirmed the motorsport icon is considering Formula E entry for its Fiat brands. Speaking to Mercedes Motorsport’s head, Toto Wolff during the Hungarian Grand Prix, Sergio Marchionne revealed that Ferrari would be open to entering electric versions of the Alfa Romeo or the Maserati. Marchionne wouldn’t …

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Cummins hauls e-truck into pole position

Cummins Class 7 Urban Hauler

Powertrain manufacturer Cummins unveils class-7 electric Hauler As Tesla, Nikola One and others set their sights on bringing electrifying the long-haul trucking sector, engine manufacturer Cummins has also joined the race. At an event in Ohio earlier this week the manufacturer revealed its first fully-electric class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler …

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