Next Electric Vehicles Get Ultra Lightweight Motors
In electric aircraft, motor power-to-weight ratio is paramount for endurance, the main constraint on sales. You cannot lug ever more battery weight to get range. Indeed, better motors mean less battery in a land, water or air vehicle. The new IDTechEx Research report, "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2019-2029" explains the new emphasis on power-to-weight ratio with good efficiency.
New hub launched to increase electrification in UK manufacturing
A new Hub, led by the University of Sheffield, is combining expertise in electrical machines and manufacturing for the first time, aiming to put the UK at the forefront of an electrification revolution.
Omnidirectional wind turbine wins Dyson Award
A truly-omnidirectional, single-axis wind turbine especially suitable for apartment buildings facing chaotic winds in urban environments.
Voltera was started by three cofounders working as electrical PCB designers, Alroy Almeida, James Pickard and Jesus Zozoya in 2013.
Award for 3D printed bionic hands
Open Bionics is revolutionising the healthcare industry by using 3D scanning and 3D printing to dramatically cut the cost of fitting hand amputees with robotic prosthetics.
Wearable orthotic product for children
A wearable orthotic product for children with physical impairments including Muscular Dystrophy, Hemiplegia and Peripheral Nerve Neuropathy. It helps children complete movements by compensating with automatic support for weak muscles.
Acquisition of battery companies
The pace is hotting up. As the lithium-ion battery business grows rapidly over the coming 15 years a vital way of buying time, clout in purchasing materials, routes to market, technology, economy of scale and brand awareness will be acquisitions.