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Flow battery-powered EV gets German road approval

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:14 -- Laura Varriale
nanoFLOWCELL QUANT-e Sportlimousine

German testing centre TÜV Süd has certified Liechtenstein nanoFLOWCELL’s (NFC) EV for use on public roads in Europe.

The “QUANT e-Sportlimousine” comprises a flow battery and two supercapacitors providing a driving range of up to 600km and a continuous output of 30kW, according to the company. The car is designed to have a consumption of 20kWh/100km and acceleration from 0-100 in 2.8sec.

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China considers issuing EV licenses to non-carmakers

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:39 -- Laura Varriale
Factory of auto-part-maker Wanxiang

State-run China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) has suggested to open electric-vehicle (EV) manufacturing to non automotive companies, in order to spur manufacturers to grow like Californian EV-maker Tesla.

CATARC recommended the issuance of two to three special licenses for EV manufacturing. Wang Cheng, researcher at CATARC, proposed that, depending on suitable candidates, the licenses could be increased to five.

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