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Silicon solves problems for next-generation battery technology

Silicon solves problems for next-generation battery technology

Sep 6, 2017 United States
Silicon - the second most abundant element in the earth's crust - shows great promise in Li-ion batteries, according to new research.
The myth of EV charging station proliferation

The myth of EV charging station proliferation

Sep 6, 2017 Worldwide
Charging station manufacturers would have you believe that they will swamp the world with their products although they typically have no payback. The argument is that they are essential for the deployment of the pure electric on-road vehicles considered vital in combatting both global warming and deaths in cities from noxious emissions.
Local Motors 3D prints their self driving shuttle

Local Motors 3D prints their self driving shuttle

Sep 6, 2017 United States
With streamlined 3D printing, Local Motors design engineers are able to reduce tooling costs by 50% and reduce overall production time by a staggering 90%, all while keeping part production in-house.
Agriculture: leader in autonomous mobility?

Agriculture: leader in autonomous mobility?

Sep 5, 2017 Worldwide
Robots are becoming uncaged, mobile, collaborative and increasingly intelligent and dexterous, moving beyond their traditional strongholds to bring automation to previously inaccessible tasks.
Porsche trials full electric 40 tonners for logistics

Porsche trials full electric 40 tonners for logistics

Sep 5, 2017 Germany
The companies that together have sunk billions into fuel cell vehicles used to argue that the heavy things like buses and trucks could only be electrified with fuel cell. However, China is soon to celebrate 200,000 large pure electric buses in regular use and volume production of fuel cell buses has yet to begin.
Autonomous concept car smart vision EQ fortwo

Autonomous concept car smart vision EQ fortwo

Sep 4, 2017 Germany
The smart vision EQ fortwo autonomous concept vehicle picks up its passengers directly from their chosen location.
Key enabling technologies for Energy Independent Vehicles Land, Water,

Key enabling technologies for Energy Independent Vehicles Land, Water,

Sep 1, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx is staging the world's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles 27-28 September at the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands, where the most advanced solar racing cars and boats are made and the necessary new forms of wind, solar and elastomer generator energy harvesting are developed.
Royal Mail trialling fully electric commercial vehicles

Royal Mail trialling fully electric commercial vehicles

Sep 1, 2017 United Kingdom
Royal Mail are currently trialling fully electric commercial vehicles from their Mount Pleasant depot in central London.
Project connects brain science with electric cars

Project connects brain science with electric cars

Sep 1, 2017 United States
Technology developed to help neurosurgeons control electric currents during noninvasive brain stimulation could also lead to safer, more efficient batteries for electric cars and solar panels.
The end of the road for thermoelectrics for wearables & vehicles?

The end of the road for thermoelectrics for wearables & vehicles?

Aug 31, 2017 Worldwide
After several years of excitement, investment and growing interest in thermoelectrics and their potential in energy harvesting applications, it's now time to clearly look at what's hype and what's reality, and the technology developers in the field know that well.
Deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system

Deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system

Aug 31, 2017 1 Japan
Aquarius MRE is an advanced integrated system of rigid sails, marine-grade solar panels, energy storage modules and marine computers that will enable ships to tap into renewable energy by harnessing the power provided by the wind and sun.
Teaching flying cars to land

Teaching flying cars to land

Aug 30, 2017 United States
Vahana intends to open up urban airways by developing the first electric self-piloted vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft. The development of a fully autonomous aircraft requires key technical capabilities including mature obstacle detection and avoidance for aircraft take-off and landing.
Off-grid becoming huge

Off-grid becoming huge

Aug 29, 2017
Off-grid power has been in decline. Widely seeing it as the poor man's option, users have aspired to get beyond it to the more secure, "troublefree" world of on-grid - or so they believed.
Electric delivery vehicle tech prototyped

Electric delivery vehicle tech prototyped

Aug 29, 2017 United Kingdom
A technology demonstrator for a new type of electric delivery vehicle which could make the courier industry greener and more efficient has been developed.