Although the number of EV-skeptics in the industry remains larger than one might expect, the commitment by automotive OEMs and suppliers to come up with the ways and means to advance alternative energy sources for vehicle propulsion is significant.
Elements of the VW e-Golf
Case in point: Volkswagen and BASF have announced that they will be awarding prizes for the fourth year running to scientists as part of its “Science Award for Electrochemistry.”
This is open to scientists from around the world and is focused on the development of high-capacity energy storage systems. Among the areas of interest are battery materials, cells, battery systems, production, and recycling.
The total prize money is €100,000, with the first-prize winner receiving €50,000.
While I don’t imagine we have a whole lot of scientists reading this, should you be interested in applying for the “Science Award for Electrochemistry,” you can do so at www.science-award.com . The closing date for entries is July 24, 2015.
Who knows? You could revolutionize mobility.
The engineers at Munro & Associates have taken a perfectly sound BMW i3 and taken it apart. Completely apart. And they are impressed with what they’ve discovered about how the EV is engineered.
The Tesla Model 3 is certainly one of the most controversial cars to be launched in some time, with production models (a comparative handful, admittedly) presented on a stage with a throng of people treating it like it was an event with Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, all at the same time.
Chrysler pioneered the modern-day minivan more than 30 years ago and has been refining and improving that type of vehicle ever since.