The Anonymous Widower

Meet Coventry’s Battery Boffin Taking On Tesla

This is the title on an article in the Business section of The Sunday Times.

Read it, but if you can’t here’s a quick summary.

  • Professor David Greenwood at the Warwick Manufacturing Group is developing a battery for Jaguar and Land Rover.
  • Plans are afoot to build a massive battery factory in Coventry.
  • Greenwood and his team are working to give the Nissan Leaf more range and a more affordable battery.

I don’t believe that the team in Coventry are the only group in the world with similar aims.

Note that in How Big Would The Batteries Need To Be On A Train For Regenerative Braking?, I reckoned that one battery from a Nissan Leaf could handle the regenerative braking energy of a four-car Class 710 train, running between Gospel Oak and Barking.

We are approaching the era of battery transportation at a fast pace.

October 23, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,

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