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Doubts over Fisker’s ‘game-changing’ batteries for new EV

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:05 -- Xuan Zhong
Doubts over Fisker’s ‘game-changing’ batteries for new EV

The famous car designer, Henrik Fisker (pictured), who will launch an electric car with a claimed range of 400 miles this summer, has set up his own battery-making company, Fisker Nanotech.

Danish-born Fisker, who designed the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and DB9, and the BMW Z8, originally said his new EV, the EMotion, would feature “game-changing” battery technology that marries a graphene supercapacitor and a lithium-ion battery for nine-minute fast charging capability.

 

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Eaton and Nissan join for 2nd life ESS

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:02 -- Paul Crompton
Eaton and Nissan join for 2nd life ESS

Power management company Eaton has joined forces with carmaker Nissan to develop a scalable lithium-ion energy storage system.

The system re-uses battery packs from Nissan’s Leaf electric vehicles for industrial, commercial and residential applications.

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