Recharge Wrap-up: 62-mph electric scooter, Porsche eyes Formula E battery deal

LG Chem to supply Faraday Future with $2.4 billion in battery cells.

Porsche is reportedly looking to supply Formula E with battery technology. As it works on its Mission E electric car, the automaker is also seeking to show off its new batteries, which it says will have 800-volt charging capability, supplying many miles of range in just a few minutes. If the FIA were to accept Porsche's application to be the sole battery supplier for Formula E from 2018 onward, this would go a long way toward showcasing its Mission E tech without actually fielding a team. Motorsport reports that independent consultants hired by FIA to choose a battery supplier are reviewing the application. An announcement is expected soon. Read more from Motorsport, or at Electrek.

The Moneghette electric scooter offers 62 miles of range at speeds of up to 62 mph. Designer Eduard Bockaj built the zippy e-scooter for himself, and is building more to order, but only for residents of Monaco. With a 10-kW motor and a battery of unspecified capacity, the Moneghette weighs 99 pounds and can accommodate two riders. Check it out in the video above, and read more at Technologic Vehicles.

Faraday Future has reportedly signed a $2.4 billion deal with LG Chem to supply battery cells. Using LG's cells, the startup plans to build the battery packs itself for electric vehicles built on its Variable Platform Architecture. According to The Korea Herald, which reported the leaked details of the deal, the supply agreement was reached back in August. Electrek notes that such a sum could represent enough cells to build battery packs for about 200,000 vehicles. Read more at Electrek, or from The Korea Herald.

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