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BAE Testing 'Structural' Batteries in Racecars, Flashlights

Batteries are made from carbon fibre similar to that used in aerospace and racing.

Published: 15-Feb-2012

Torches, drones and an electric Le Mans racing car are all test-beds for a new kind of "structural battery", BAE Systems has said.

The batteries use carbon fibre and can form part of the body of a device.

By effectively building the power source into the fabric of an object they can save weight.


Courb C-ZEN electric car concept.

The C-ZEN has a range of up to 205 kilometers (125 miles) with a top speed of 110 km/hour (68 mph).

Bollore B0 electric car selected for Paris Autolib car share program

BatHium Canada's Montreal plant to expand production capacity to 15,000 electric car battery packs annually.

Ford Focus EV will be sold/leased with battery included in price.

Ford Focus Electric's 28kWh battery pack can be charged in 4 hours.


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