Sep 17, 2014 NEWSwire
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PHOTO CAPTION: Team China's Renault-Spark electric racer on the track outside the Olympic village in Beijing.

Spectacular Crash Could Help Boost Interest in Formula E Electric Car Racing

Fortunately the two drivers walked away from their final corner crash during the inaugural running of FIA Formula E race series in Beijing, but the spectacular collision certainly helps the event 'looks a lot more like real racing now,' writes Matthew Debord.

Published: 17-Sep-2014

Formula 1-style racing with electric cars started off with a bang this past weekend in China.

On the last lap, Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost collided in their Formula E cars. Heidfeld then got briefly airborne before crashing into a wall and ending up inverted.


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Enviro400 H hybrid electric buses, several of which will trial an inductive charging system starting in 2015.

Six special Enviro400H E400 hybrid buses will be equipped with wireless charging systems along London Route 60 between Canning Town and Walthamstow.

Fraunhofer Institute inductive charger. Photo credit: AFP

Fraunhofer Institute-developed system utilizes a relatively small yellow column that contains the stacked coils. A matching set of coils on the car allow the transfer of 3kW of energy.

Import cars in holding area at Port of Ashdod, Israel.

An estimated 100 out of 360 impounded Renault Fluence EVs destined for use by now-bankrupt Better Place in Israel reported will be scraped. The fate of the remaining cars is uncertain.


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