Here's a bike that runs entirely on electricity. Zero Motorcycles of Santa Cruz, CA has introduced the Zero DS, a fully electric, dual-sport motorcycle built for both the city street and the dirt trail. The Zero DS was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Each component on the bike — such as aircraft-grade aluminum with lightweight strength — was designed to minimize weight and maximize energy density. The Zero DS is emissions free, and its parts are non-toxic and almost entirely recyclable. The bike's power pack consists of lithium-ion cells that are landfill-approved.
Engineers at Fuel Cell Energy have found a way to take advantage of a side reaction, unique to their carbonate fuel cell that has nothing to do with energy production, as a potential, cost-effective solution to capturing carbon from fossil fuel power plants.
To get to a trillion sensors in the IoT that we all look forward to, there are many challenges to commercialization that still remain, including interoperability, the lack of standards, and the issue of security, to name a few.
This is part one of an article discussing the University of Washington’s nationally ranked FSAE electric car (eCar) and combustible car (cCar). Stay tuned for part two, tomorrow, which will discuss the four unique PCBs used in both the eCar and cCars.
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