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TU Delft students beat the world record for electric car acceleration

By Damir Beciri
One Comment4 October 2013

dut12-1_1Back in the year 2000, a team consisting out of students mainly from the faculties of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) joined Formula Student – a testing ground where students develop racing vehicles. The project evolved through time and DUT Racing team recently managed to break the… »

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Bioinspired nanomaterial could boost electrode efficiency

By Damir Beciri
23 December 2012

electrochemica-templatingInspired by structures found in the nature’s own fuel cells and solar cells (mitochondria and chloroplasts), researchers at the University of Reading have patented a new method to create electrode coatings with a thousand-fold increase in surface area compared to a flat electrode. The increased contact surface could lead to more efficient and greener vehicles,… »


Battery 500 Project – IBM’s lithium-air battery development

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments22 April 2012

ibm-battery-500IBM Research started the Battery 500 Project to develop lithium-air battery technology that could be used to power a family-sized electric car for approximately 500 miles (800 km) on a single charge back in 2009. The project has recently got additional support from Asahi Kasei and Central Glass – two companies with decades of experience… »