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Million mile battery

The battery Elon Musk has been talking about may be on the horizon … In April Elon Musk announced that Teslas would soon be powered by a battery with a lifespan of more than 1 million miles. In September, the Journal of the Electrochemical Society published a paper from a team of researchers at Dalhousie […]

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Feel good about the future

The future of manufacturing is life-saving, creative, daring, exciting, resourceful, sustainable, efficient, and kind, with genius leadership Forbes magazine’s December issue features 30 Under 30 2020 Manufacturing and Industry- or, as Forbes also describes them, “young entrepreneurs building the future.” From new types of 3-D printing to “pantyhose that won’t rip,” the array of products, […]

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Better than a waterproof Roomba

Torqeedo’s  all-electric boat cleans up pollution in inland waterways and harbors. Torqeedo, a German manufacturer of electrically powered boats, has developed a new vehicle that can clean up pollution in inland waterways and harbors, The product, named Waste Cleaner 66, will meet the public at the International Nautic Boat Show in Paris-Porte de Versailles , […]

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It’s a bird … it’s a plane …

…it’s an air taxi!  Flying electric vehicles may be yours for the hailing, within a couple of years.  Avoiding city traffic may become significantly easier in the next decade. Two e-vehicle developers — Britain’s Vertical Aerospace and Germany’s Lilium — are making significant progress in developing e-taxis and have released videos to prove it.   […]

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A new age for electric motors?

Many think EV’s could transform electric motor manufacturing (and it’s not all about batteries) Equipmake thinks EV’s are guaranteed to be transformative for motor manufacturers – and it’s not because of batteries. Quoted in a BBC story cheerfully titled Wheels of Fortune, Ian Foley, managing director of the British motor manufacturer, sees exactly where the opportunities lie: […]

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Pilgrims progress

What a difference a few centuries make!  You may remember learning of the hardships experienced by the English Puritans who boarded the intrepid ship Mayflower back in Anno Domini 1620? As recounted at Caleb Johnson’s mayflowerhistory.com, “The first half of the voyage went fairly smoothly, the only major problem was sea-sickness. But by October, they […]

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Giving up, Rev’ing up, and Happy Birthday Bentley!

This week’s briefs in the world of EV’s … Dyson abandons its electric vehicle dream Dyson has killed its electric car project and will turn to solid-state batteries. In a company announcement, engineer and CEO James Dyson called the vehicle a “fantastic car,” but acknowledged that the company couldn’t find a way to make its […]

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Three motors and a printer

New products from Linear Labs, ElectricGT, Schaeffler and Ingersoll Machine Tools R&D is out in the world, in search of a payoff — there were lots of new developments making news this week. Here’s a brief rundown – click the links to learn more. From Linear Labs, the Hunstable electric turbine. Jonathon Ramsey, writing in Auto […]

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Names in the news (not so good)

Exelon’s eminent executive exits, and Faraday Future’s founder files Anne Pramaggiore “retires.” To the surprise of almost everyone, Exelon CEO Anne Pramaggiore abruptly retired this week, via an announcement which included the words “effective immediately.”  In the same release, Calvin G. Butler was announced as interim CEO – also effective immediately. No reasons were given […]

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3-D Scanners At Work

The EV Tech Expo in Michigan this week has more than just batteries & cars This week’s Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Show, paired with its sister show The Battery Show in Novi, Michigan outside Detroit, is a hotbed for the latest in EV technology and the power sources that go with it. The latest […]

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