The Croatian-built Rimac Concept One electric sports car has been exhibited at the Top Marques Monaco motor show. The manufacturers claim that it could do 500 kilometres an hour but they have limited to 300 kilometres an hour for safety reasons. It will do 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 2.8 seconds and has a range of 600 kilometres on a single charge – and will cost $US 980,000.
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- Grants for Carnegie Wave ProjectsCarnegie Wave Energy has been granted $15.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund for the first phase of its planned 15MW commercial wave energy project in Cornwall and a total of $6.19 million, including debt funding, from ARENA for its Perth Wave Energy project. Continue reading »
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