Drive system saves space and weight in electric cars
Siemens has developed a solution for integrating an electric car's motor and inverter in a single housing. Until now, the motor and the inverter, which converts the battery's direct current into alternating current for the motor, were two separate components. The new integrated drive unit saves space, reduces weight, and cuts costs. The solution's key feature is the use of a common cooling system for both components. This ensures that the inverter's power electronics don't get too hot…
EMG-5 Electric Motorglider - CAFE Foundation Blog
This isn’t Brian Carpenter’s first time at the small airplane rodeo. He’s built at least a dozen aircraft, designed several from scratch, and even entertained the hosts of TV’s Mythbusters series with a series of rides in his team’s ultralights. His latest creation at Tangent Aircraft is a sleek Part 103 ultralight that seems to […]
Siemens' world-record electric aircraft motor punches above its weight
Researchers working at Siemens say that they have produced a light but powerful prototype electric aircraft motor that could one day help power large passenger airliners. Weighing in at just 50 kg (110 lb) the new motor is claimed to produce about 260 kW (348 hp) at 2,500 RPM.
First Hybrid-electric airplane | wordlessTech
Hybrid-electric airplane, the first ever to be able to recharge its batteries in flight, has been successfully tested in the UK. Watch the video… Scientists from the University of Cambridge…
A manufacturer you've never heard of just unveiled an airplane that could change the world
A Colorado man has unveiled an all-electric trainer aircraft called the AEAC Sun Flyer, and the technology could change the world.
Elektrosegler ASG 32 El musterzugelassen! | ASSegelflug
Erfreuliche Nachrichten von der EASA erreichten uns vor wenigen Tagen: der Elektrosegler ASG 32 El hat seine Musterzulassung bekommen und ist damit der erste
Hungarian-German e-plane wins prize at Aero 2016
Magnus eFusion, an electric airplane in development by Hungaryʼs Magnus Aircraft and Germanyʼs Siemens, was awarded an innovation prize at the Aero 2016 aviation show in Friedrichshafen, according to reports.
New Elektra One Solar Plane Flies Twice as Far as the Original
Following the maiden flight of its Elektra One electric plane, SolarWorld and PC-Aero have unveiled a new solar powered version that gives the small plane twice the range of the electric version.