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Rolls-Royce’s All-electric Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight

In the ever-expanding world of Electric Vehicles (EVs), electric cars take the lion’s share of attention. However, Rolls-Royce have recently taken to the skies in their “Spirit of Innovation” all-electric aircraft. On 15th September at 14:56 BST, the innovative electric plane took off from the Ministry of Defence’s Boscombe Down airfield. Powered by a 400kW […]

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The Most Advanced EV Battery Management System?

The Most Advanced EV Battery Management System? (BMS) Electric Vehicle Battery Management Systems (BMS) are expected to take a forward leap as Eatron Technologies and WMG win funding for their COBRA project. Eatron, a software company specialising in electric and autonomous vehicles, has teamed up with WMG, a division of the University of Warwick, based […]

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Europe’s Largest Battery Storage Scheme

Tucked away in rural Wiltshire, on the edge of a farm field, sits an array of shipping-container sized units. Divided into three adjacent facilities, each of the forty or so containers hold an arrangement of lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries and associated electrical equipment. Welcome to Minety, an unassuming village of just over 1,400 inhabitants, known for […]

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UK’s First Gigaplant: Huge Battery Factory Planned

Britishvolt, the UK’s leading battery cell technology specialist, has submitted detailed plans for the UK’s first Gigaplant, producing batteries for the country’s electric vehicle projects. The site in Blyth, Northumberland, was home to the former Blyth Power Station, which was finally decommissioned in 2001 and demolished in 2003. Britishvolt acquired the 235-acre (95 hectare) site […]

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More EV Infrastructure Needed for UK to go Full Electric.

With ambitious targets for the UK to ban the sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, the nation faces several challenges including an urgent requirement for more Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), a select committee of MPs responsible for overseeing government expenditure, have released a report today saying that […]

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