Tag Archive for 'carbon fibre'

Most fuel-efficient production car to be at Goodwood Festival of Speed

June 27th, 2013 by Events

Volkswagen will be at the 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed on from 12 to 14 July 2013. Taking pride of place on the Volkswagen stand, and also making its way up the famous hill climb, will be the XL1. This super-innovative, ultra-frugal model looks like a vision of the future, but it is in fact […]

Using composite materials to make the battery a structural component

November 12th, 2012 by Thomson Reuters

The size and weight of electric car batteries challenges electric car manufacturers as large batteries are required for sufficient range but large batteries increase the car’s weight and reduces the car’s range. One solution is to manufacture the electric car battery as a structural component of the car. Imperial College London is working with researchers […]