Breakthroughs in battery technology are welcomed wholeheartedly by Intelligent Energy. Innovation in batteries has lagged far behind other areas of development and have actually held innovation elsewhere back.
What a week for FCEV. First we have Toyota announcing EPA figures for the Mirai and then BMW rolls out its futuristic i8 hydrogen fuel cell powered car.
Intelligent Energy attended the JSAE Automotive Engineering Exposition, in Yokohama, from May 20-22, where we showcased our innovative 100kW automotive fuel cell architecture. This technology provides vehicle manufacturers with a new high performance solution for the next generation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) by utilising our superior stack technology and is designed to deliver primary power within an advanced electric driveline.
In most developed countries around the world we rely completely on an electric power grid as our main source of energy and rarely think twice about the infrastructure that makes it all possible. But behind our constantly connected lives is a utilities grid based on hub-and-spoke architecture of centralised power production that is becoming increasingly outdated and inefficient.
We’ve spoken previously about the potential for fuel-cell growth in developing countries like India, and there’s no doubt that hydrogen fuel cells could help lead those regions into a cleaner, more efficient future. It’s not just developing regions overseas that can best benefit from an amplified fuel-cell economy, however.
What’s the next big thing in the world of industrial engineering? If you take it from Hannover Messe, it’s not as much a thing, but a place: India. The emerging economic powerhouse stole the show at the world’s largest industrial engineering fair from April 13-17 in Hanover, Germany. Given India’s stability, openness to new ideas and wealth of resources, their national partnership with Hannover made perfect sense.
We’ve been at Mobile World Congress all week showing off our Upp and catching the latest and greatest that the mobile industry has to offer. Historically a meeting of the major telecom providers, Mobile World Congress has morphed into a show-and-tell of wearables and smart consumer products with much of the conversation focused on how we will power this newly connected world. In case you missed the highlights, let us draw your attention to some of our favorite announcements from Barcelona.