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Porsche seeks tech edge though closer ties with battery specialists

Porsche is seeking to strengthen ties with battery specialists to expand on a technology edge that has helped turn the Taycan electric car into a sales success.

The company is in talks to set up more collaborations with battery developers, including Germany’s Custom Cells, Porsche said on Tuesday in a statement.

Porsche is spending 15 billion euros ($18 billion) over five years to boost its electric mobility and digital services.

Staying on top of the latest advances in battery technology will be key in shifting fans of Porsche’s cutting-edge combustion models to buying electric siblings such as the Taycan.

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Porsche seeks closer ties with battery specialists for tech edge

Porsche is seeking to strengthen ties with battery specialists to expand on a technology edge that has helped turn the Taycan electric car into a sales success.

The company is in talks to set up more collaborations with battery developers, including Germany’s Custom Cells, Porsche said on Tuesday in a statement.

Porsche is spending 15 billion euros ($18 billion) over five years to boost its electric mobility and digital services.

Staying on top of the latest advances in battery technology will be key in shifting fans of Porsche’s cutting-edge combustion models to buying electric siblings such as the Taycan.

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Portlander with NASA ties develops new space-age bicycle tire

Calvin Young and his tires. (Photos: SMART Tire Company)

Portland-based engineer Calvin Young has combined his love of space exploration and cycling to create a new bicycle tire that is airless, as strong as titanium, and will never go flat.

“Bicycle tire technology is a unique combination of suspension and traction, so it will be interesting to see how it rides.”
— Shawn Small, Ruckus Composites

Young is part of the SMART Tire Company, a team of inventors and engineers that partnered with NASA to create the first-ever consumer application of their airless “shape memory alloy” (SMA) tire technology.

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