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Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in wireless electric charging

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Volvo Group Venture Capital will invest in Momentum Dynamics’ wireless charging technology Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, has announced an investment in Momentum Dynamics – a leading company in high power wireless charging of electric vehicles. Momentum Dynamics is a Philadelphia-based company developing and …

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Discovery adapts natural membrane to make hydrogen fuel from water

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Argonne National Laboratory’s study uses two membrane-bound proteins to breakdown water into hydrogen and oxygen A chemical reaction pathway central to plant biology have been adapted to form the backbone of a new process that converts water into hydrogen fuel using energy from the sun. In a recent study from …

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Alliance Ventures invests in Enevate to advance Li-ion battery technology

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Enevate’s Li-ion technology can support extremely fast-charging with high energy density and improved safety Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has invested in the latest round of funding in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California. This marks the latest technology …

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ABB invests in the future for e-mobility with new research centre

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ABB’s new R&D centre will be ready in 2019 ABB is building a new, fully sustainable, global headquarters and R&D centre to advance its market leading position in EV charging infrastructure. The US$10-million, 3,600-square-metre facility, due for completion in June 2019, emphasises ABB’s commitment to advancing developments in the field …

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Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

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Kia and Hyundai will create a solar roof to help charge EVs Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal …

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ORNL demonstrates 120-kW wireless charging for vehicles

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The capacity of ORNL’s new wireless charger is a significant increase on the group’s original 20-kW model Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kW wireless charging system for vehicles – providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step …

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MTS improves race-winning electric motor technology for Formula E

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MTS aims to increase the power density of its electric motors MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and sensors, has announced further power density improvements to its industry-leading electric motor and inverter technology for motorsport. Power density – packing more power into smaller, lighter motors …

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Researchers claims lithium-tellurium battery systems show promise for EV industry

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Tellurium consumption to see a 3% CAGR from 2018-2022 Deer Horn Capital has reported that researchers working on more efficient batteries for electronic cars are claiming significant results with new lithium-tellurium (Li-Te) battery systems. In a January 2016 article, the peer-reviewed Journal of Applied Electrochemistry reported development of an “Li-Te …

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Hyundai CRADLE partners with battery maker Ionic Materials

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The two companies will work together to develop solid-state batteries Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open innovation business, is investing in Ionic Materials, a privately held battery developer based in Massachusetts, to advance the development of battery technology and improve EV performance with solid-state battery innovation. Ionic …

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