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Volta Energy Technologies announces additions to global energy storage investor consortium

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Volta aims to invest in technology advancements along with systems integration and charging hardware Volta Energy Technologies has announced that Equinor and Hanon Systems have joined its consortium which seeks to identify and invest in promising energy storage technologies. Both companies have made a five-year commitment to Volta as strategic …

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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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Thomas Built Buses to debut EV technology

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Thomas Built Buses’ Saf-T-Liner eC2 will provide an all-electric range of 150 miles Thomas Built Buses will debut leading technologies and innovations at the NAPT trade show October 30. The Thomas Built booth will feature key technological advancements in electrified vehicle technology and the newest diesel engines to hit the …

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Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in electric car charging company FreeWire

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FreeWire specialises in fast-charging technology Volvo Cars has acquired a stake in electric car charging company FreeWire Technologies via the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, deepening the company’s commitment to a fully electric future. While Volvo Cars’ electrification strategy does not envision direct ownership of charging or service stations, the investment …

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US Department of Energy selects Cabot to develop low-cobalt cathodes

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Cabot will receive US$2.9 million of DOE funding Cabot Corp., a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to participate in an US$80-million investment in advanced vehicle technologies research. Cabot will leverage its novel process technology to contribute to …

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EV Conference & Battery Technology Show comes to London October 23-24

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The EV Conference and Battery Technology Show will take place at London’s Excel Putting the UK on the map, London’s Excel has been chosen to host the first London event targeted at Battery Technology and EVs on October 23-24, 2018. Thought leaders, innovators and companies working within the supply chain …

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Rimac to supply EV technology to Automobili Pininfarina

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Rimac will provide their expertise in the development of the PF0 hypercar Automobili Pininfarina has announced an 80-million-euro EV technology supply contract with Rimac. The contract marks a significant step for both parties as Automobili Pininfarina secures an innovative, successful and highly proficient technical partner, whilst Rimac partners with an …

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Mazda rotary engine to return as EV range-extender

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Mazda aims to launch two battery EVs in 2020 Mazda will launch its first electric vehicles in 2020 as part of its ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’ long-term technology development programme. Mazda will initially launch two battery EVs. One powered solely by battery, the other pairing a battery with Mazda’s small, lightweight …

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