20 Jul '12, 6pm

TOKYO, Japan -- A recent breakthrough in electric vehicle (EV) motor technology from Japan-based SIM-Drive ... #car

TOKYO, Japan -- A recent breakthrough in electric vehicle (EV) motor technology from Japan-based SIM-Drive ... #car

TOKYO, Japan -- A recent breakthrough in electric vehicle (EV) motor technology from Japan-based SIM-Drive Corp. extends driving range 30 percent further than today's mass-produced EV vehicles, in part due to science-powered material innovations and collaboration from DuPont. "Innovations that help reduce dependence on fossil fuels play a critical role in the future of the automotive industry," said DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha (DKK) President Minoru Amoh. "The power is both in the technology and the collaborative business model used to develop the prototype." DuPont is one of 34 companies to work with SIM-Drive, Kawasaki City, Japan, on the prototype SIM-WIL next generation EV vehicle that features nearly 50 new technologies. It was unveiled in March. SIM-Drive credits a unique "in-wheel" motor system and extensive use of lightweight materials for the significant increase in k...

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