Fisker patents EV battery with a range of 500 miles that can be charged in 1 minute

November 16, 2017 by  
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It might sound too good to be true – but Fisker is working on an electric vehicle battery that can charge up to 100% in just one minute. They’ve reportedly made a breakthrough in solid-state batteries – and their technology could allow an EV to travel 500 miles after a single charge. Designer Henrik Fisker relaunched his EV venture last year, and since then he has teased the 2019 EMotion and started accepting pre-orders this past summer. Now the company has filed a patent for a groundbreaking solid-state battery. Related: Fisker is back with the $130,000 400-mile range EMotion EV Green Car Congress reports that the patent includes claims about manufacturing processes and novel materials, saying, “Fisker’s solid-state batteries will feature three-dimensional electrodes with 2.5 times the energy density of lithium-ion batteries .” Recharging such a battery, they pointed out, would take less time than filling up a tank of gas today. Electrek said while they’ve been dubious about some of the claims attached to the EMotion , there could be some credibility behind the battery as the effort has been helmed by Fabio Albano, co-founder of Sakti3 and Fisker’s vice president of battery systems. Albano said, “We are addressing all of the hurdles that solid-state batteries have encountered on the path to commercialization, such as performance in cold temperatures; the use of low-cost and scalable manufacturing methods; and the ability to form bulk solid-state electrodes with significant thickness and high active material loadings.” The first EMotions will employ lithium-ion batteries similar to those in other EVs, but Fisker aims to have their solid-state battery production grade ready sometime around 2023. The company could show their first working prototype of the technology at CES 2018 in Las Vegas in January. + Fisker Via Electrek , Green Car Congress , and HuffPost UK Images via Fisker

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Fisker promises a 2017 comeback with a 400-mile range electric sports car

October 5, 2016 by  
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A few months after the announcement that Fisker Automotive will reboot the Karma Revero , the company’s namesake Henrik Fisker says he is starting a new car company, called Fisker Inc., to produce an electric sports car that can travel over 400 miles between charges, a huge jump over existing EV ranges. Although the company hasn’t volunteered a solid launch date for such a vehicle, or any other details to speak of, Bloomberg reports that we’ll all learn more sometime in mid-2017. The Danish automotive designer told Bloomberg that his next EV offering will “look completely different” and will be “sporty and spacious.” While there’s no word on the initial cost of a technologically advanced EV with a 400-mile range, Fisker suggested there will be a mass market version priced around $40,000. That’s a pricepoint low enough to compete with the Tesla Model 3 , which debuted at $35,000 (but ‘only’ has a 215-mile range). Related: The Fisker Karma – a candidate for resurrection or DOA? Fisker has a long history in the automotive industry, having designed iconic cars for BMW, Aston Martin, and VLF Automotive. The CEO announced his new company in a Twitter update on Monday, October 3, saying, “The Original Fisker is back. I am very proud to be launching Fisker Inc. With a game changing battery technology.” Much like Tesla, Fisker will be producing its own electric car batteries as Fisker Nanotech. Reportedly, the company is working on graphene-based battery technology, which is a longer lasting alternative to lithium ion that has also been shown to charge much faster. “For the last two years, I have been looking at battery technologies and wanted to see if there was something that could really give us a new paradigm,” Fisker told Bloomberg. “We had the strategy of developing the technology as fast as possible without getting tied down to a large organization, which would hold us back. Now we have the technology that nobody else has. And there is nobody even close to what we are doing out there.” Via Engadget Images via Fisker Inc and Twitter via screenshot

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3 Inventors of world’s tiniest machines to share Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 5, 2016 by  
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This week, the international team that invented the world’s tiniest machines won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Three scientists will share the prize in an even split: Jean-Pierre Sauvage (France), Sir Fraser Stoddart (Great Britain), and Bernard “Ben” Feringa (Netherlands). Over the course of 16 years beginning in 1983, these three invented and developed molecular machines that could some day lead to breakthroughs in new materials and energy storage devices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfB4NHDI83Q The molecular machines (also known as nanomachines ) invented and developed by this international trio are 1,000 times smaller than a single strand of hair. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences , which awards the Chemistry prize, describes the potential of the team’s innovation. “They have developed molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added,” the academy said in a statement. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (in addition to global fame) pays out $931,000 (8 million Swedish Krona). Stoddart, Sauvage, and Feringa will split the prize three ways. Related: Tiny nano motors could scrub our oceans clean of CO2 pollution In 1983, Sauvage successfully linked two ring-shaped molecules, creating a chain—the first breakthrough leading to the development of the tiny machines. In 1991, Stoddart developed a molecule called rotaxane, which involves a dumbbell-shaped molecule with a ring around its middle. Feringa, in 1999, became the first person to create a molecular motor, completing the machine. He has used molecular motors to rotate a glass cylinder 10,000 times bigger than the motor, hinting at the scientific potential of these incredibly minuscule machines. “The molecular motor is at the same stage as the electric motor was in the 1830s, when scientists displayed various spinning cranks and wheels, unaware that they would lead to electric trains, washing machines, fans and food processors,” the jury said when announcing the winners. Via DailyMail Images via Lard Bucket and Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

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Recycled shipping container is transformed into a chic, modern home

October 5, 2016 by  
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https://vimeo.com/162719711 Founded as an incubator for new and exciting ideas in mobile architecture , LOKI Homes serves as a sort of testing ground for research and development. The first LOKI home wasn’t created for a client or agency; the cargotecture home was designed and built “to satisfy our own purely creative architectural and design ambitions here at LOKI, combined with our deep appreciation and love of the wild,” writes the firm. “So we built a teeny tiny house, and shipped it all the way out in the middle of nowhere.” Related: James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping containers Clad in dark timber panels, the converted shipping container features large glazed windows and doors to bring light to the interior and to create the illusion of spaciousness. In contrast to its rugged and utilitarian facade, the interior looks cozy and welcoming with white-painted corrugated walls, timber surfaces, and soft patterned textiles. The one-story home includes two bedrooms placed on opposite ends of the structure; a small dining/living area with a kitchenette; a compact bathroom; and an outdoor terrace. The LOKI Home prototype is available for purchase and rentals. + LOKI Homes Images via LOKI Homes

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You can now get a Fisker Karma at half its original price

January 21, 2016 by  
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Electric car fans may recall the ill-fated Fisker brand and its sexy Karma sedan. With a $100k price tag and concept car looks, the Karma in some ways stood out even more than Tesla’s Model S . Unfortunately, Fisker stopped production of the Karma in 2012, but three and a half years since the last Fisker Karma was produced, there are still plenty of them available – at a more attainable price. Read the rest of You can now get a Fisker Karma at half its original price

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The Fisker Karma: A candidate for resurrection or DOA?

January 20, 2016 by  
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Rumor Has it Fisker Automotive May File for Bankruptcy

April 3, 2013 by  
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Several news organizations are reporting that the U.S. government-backed electric vehicle company Fisker Karma is seeking counsel from a law firm that specializes in bankruptcy proceedings. Recipients of a $529 million loan from the Department of Energy, the company produces luxury electric vehicles popular with celebrities such as Leonardo Di Caprio and Justin Bieber . But ABC News , which is drawing comparisons between Fisker and solar manufacturer Solyndra that famously filed for bankruptcy in 2011, claims that while the firm has paid off its loan interest payments, it will struggle to meet a major principle payment due at the end of April. Read the rest of Rumor Has it Fisker Automotive May File for Bankruptcy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bankruptcy , Department of Energy , electric vehicles , fisker , fisker karma , green cars , green transportation , justin bieber , News , obama administration , solar , solyndra

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Global Wind Power Production to Break 300,000 MW This Year, Could Top 425,000 MW by 2015

April 3, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock After reaching record levels of production in 2012, the world’s wind power generation is set to continue along a sharp incline to reach 300,000 MW by the end of 2013. With some major projects announced in the past few months, China , Denmark the EU and the US remain among the primary producers of the world’s wind power, while Japan hopes to soon become home to the world’s largest offshore wind farm as nations in Eastern Europe and Latin America begin to harness their own wind potential. Furthermore, presently operating wind turbines alone could already—at European levels of production—provide carbon free power for over 450 million homes world-wide . Read the rest of Global Wind Power Production to Break 300,000 MW This Year, Could Top 425,000 MW by 2015 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , california wind farm , china wind , denmark energy , global wind power capacity , offshore wind , palm springs wind , renewable energy , wind capacity , wind power production , world wind power generation

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Fisker Automotive Founder Henrik Fisker Resigns Over ‘Major Disagreements’ with Business Strategy

March 14, 2013 by  
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Here’s a bit of surprising news: Fisker Automotive ‘s founding partner and executive chairman Henrik Fisker has resigned. Fisker Automotive has confirmed his resignation, but with very little details as to why. According to an email from Henrik Fisker announcing his resignation, he left the company that he helped create because of “several major disagreements . . . with the Fisker Automotive executive management on the business strategy.” Read the rest of Fisker Automotive Founder Henrik Fisker Resigns Over ‘Major Disagreements’ with Business Strategy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , fisker , Fisker Atlantic , fisker karma , fisker plug in hybrid , green car , green transportation , henrik fisker , hybrid car

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Here’s a bit of surprising news: Fisker Automotive ‘s founding partner and executive chairman Henrik Fisker has resigned. Fisker Automotive has confirmed his resignation, but with very little details as to why. According to an email from Henrik Fisker announcing his resignation, he left the company that he helped create because of “several major disagreements . . . with the Fisker Automotive executive management on the business strategy.” Read the rest of Fisker Automotive Founder Henrik Fisker Resigns Over ‘Major Disagreements’ with Business Strategy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , fisker , Fisker Atlantic , fisker karma , fisker plug in hybrid , green car , green transportation , henrik fisker , hybrid car

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