Aristotle made several efforts to explain how moral conduct contributes to the good life for human agents, including the Eqikh EudaimonhV and the Magna Moralia, but the most complete surviving statement of his views on morality occurs in the Eqikh Nikomacoi .
Bosch invents new electric car battery to double mileage.
The cheaper battery could be lucrative as more people turn to electric cars in the aftermath of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.According to Seeo, they have come up with a new way to make lithium batteries without a liquid electrolyte. The batteries need no cooling system and won’t catch on fire the way a traditional lithium ion battery can. They are also significantly lighter and cost less to manufacture, compared to the battery in a Tesla Model S, for instance, which weighs 1,200 pounds and costs $12,000.
“Disruptive start-up technology is meeting the broad systems knowledge and financial resources of a multinational company,” says Dr. Volkmar Denner, the chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH.
For years, automakers and suppliers have been trying to create more powerful batteries. Michigan-based startup Sakti3 (which James Dyson invested $15m in earlier this year) and Quantumscape are also working on solid-state batteries for electric cars, having partnered with General Motors and Volkswagen Group, respectively.
But according to MIT Technology Review, the energy storage capacity of some other similar batteries – at least at the size needed in electric cars – has been less than what Seeo has achieved.
This news comes on the heels of Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal, which revealed that 11 million VW car engines pumped out 40 times the allowable smog-forming pollution.
Analysts have said this could lead to a rise in hybrid and electric vehicle production as automakers work to reach strict federal fuel regulations by the middle of next decade.
Already, reports predict that more than a third of all new European cars will be electrically powered – the majority as plug-in hybrids. If Bosch could pull this off, it could be the dominant battery producer in a very lucrative market.