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Japanese engineers develop heat-resistant electric aviation motor

The electric airplane has moved a step closer to reality, as Nippon Kayaku Co. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully developed a motor coil that can maintain its maximum power more than two times longer than a conventional model. One of the challenges in designing an electric aircraft is that it must maintain… Read more »

Zinc air battery maker raises 15 million in financing

Eos Energy Storage announced this week that it has raised $15 million from a syndicate of 21 investors in a new round of financing. The new funds will support the commercialization of the company’s Aurora grid-scale energy storage product. The Aurora system, which is based on an innovative zinc hybrid cathode battery technology, is delivered… Read more »

DOE to award $62.5 million to USABC to accelerate development of next-generation EV batteries

The DOE announced that the US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), an industry group managed by GM, Ford and Chrysler, will lead an industry-wide effort to accelerate development of next-generation battery technologies for electrified vehicles. The DOE will invest $12.5 million per year for five years, subject to congressional appropriations, which will be matched by an… Read more »

ANSI releases version 2.0 of EV Standardization Roadmap

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released version 2.0 of its Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles. This lengthy tome seems to address every conceivable standard that has to do with EVs, and it makes a dense but interesting read. The Roadmap tracks progress to implement recommendations made in version 1.0, released in April 2012,… Read more »