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ELEKTRO 7/2018 was released on June 27th 2018. Its digital version will be available on July 27th 2018.

Topic: Cables, conductors and cable engineering; Tools, equipment and accessories for work with cables

Main Article
Parametrization of circuit models of Li-accumulators for electromobility
Smart Cities (part 3 – volume 1)

SVĚTLO (Light) 4/2018 was released on July 30th 2018. Its digital version will be available on August 31th 2018.

Refreshing our memory
Eccentric luminaires of René Roubíček from the years1965 till 1977
Bases of photometry – 1st part
Great personage of Czech science of times after Battle at Bílá hora: doctor, naturalist, philosopher and physicist Jan Marek Marci from Kronland

Optical radiation effects and use
The light and circadian rhythms

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell prototype from Nissan moves toward eco-friendly transport

10.08.2016 | Tech Xplore | www.techxplore.com

Nissan's Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell vehicle is making news. The company revealed what they say -the Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered prototype vehicle runs on bio-ethanol electric power.

Earlier this month in Rio de Janeiro, Nissan unveiled two new vehicle prototypes the Nissan BladeGlider, a 100 percent electric sports car, and the Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered prototype.

Nissan's Solid Oxide Fuel Cell prototype

A small amount of CO2 is produced when ethanol is reformed into hydrogen. But the CO2 emissions are neutralized with the process of growing these plants allowing for a carbon neutral cycle. Nissan has been talking in terms of goals toward realizing a “zero emission and zero fatality society.” Electric vehicles will have a cruising range of more than 600km and some of the strong points also include silence and brisk acceleration.

The advantage of this technology is that a full hydrogen infrastructure isn't needed to get hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles on the road. Instead, these vehicles can refuel at any gas station that offers ethanol. In fact, it doesn't even have to be 100-percent ethanol. It can be an ethanol-water blend that Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said ‘is easier and safer to handle than most other fuels.’”

Read more at Tech Xplore

Image Credit: Nissan

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