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Boost for Helium Electric Aircraft

Boost for Helium Electric Aircraft

Jul 1, 2016 Worldwide
Helium has important applications in MRI machines, welding, manufacturing semiconductors, deep-sea diving and blimps. If it was readily available and affordable, its use in EVs such as underwater vehicles and aircraft would increase greatly.
Affordable advanced 48V ADEPT hybrid

Affordable advanced 48V ADEPT hybrid

Jun 30, 2016 United Kingdom
Following almost three years of intensive testing, development and validation of advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V 'intelligent electrification' applied to a Ford Focus project demonstrator, the ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) consortium partners have announced that the project is on course to meet the stringent air quality and ultra-low emission requirements expected of near term next generation vehicles.
Toyota: big gains from downsizing PM motor

Toyota: big gains from downsizing PM motor

Jun 29, 2016 Worldwide
While forklifts, buses, Tesla cars and some new electric motorcycles tend to use asynchronous (induction) traction motors, most other cars and motorcycles stick to permanent magnet machines, seeing considerable development potential including using less permanent magnet material with its potentially high cost.
Axial flux traction motor with 15% advantage

Axial flux traction motor with 15% advantage

Jun 28, 2016
The first electric motor in the world was made by Michael Faraday over 160 years ago and it was axial flux yet almost all traction motors have been radial flux ever since.
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Which traction motor wins?

Which traction motor wins?

Jun 27, 2016
In this article IDTechEx analyzes the trends in traction motors at EVS29 in Montreal, Canada last week.
NASA electric research plane gets X number, new name

NASA electric research plane gets X number, new name

Jun 27, 2016 United States
With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed "Maxwell."
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EV cost effectiveness in Seattle, USA

EV cost effectiveness in Seattle, USA

Jun 24, 2016
This article shares conclusions on EV cost effectiveness by Dr Nancy Ryan, Energy and Environmental Economics Inc et al (Plugshare, Seattle City Light)
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Lessons from EV patents

Lessons from EV patents

Jun 24, 2016
This article discusses a presentation by members of the European Patent Office at EVS29 in Montreal Canada, June 22, on intellectual property showing the future of electric vehicles.
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Big push for simplification and elimination of EV power electronics

Big push for simplification and elimination of EV power electronics

Jun 24, 2016
Attention is turning to integration of extra power electronic units and regeneration modules.
Webinar Tuesday 5 July - Lithium-ion Batteries

Webinar Tuesday 5 July - Lithium-ion Batteries

Jun 24, 2016 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 5 July 2016 titled Lithium-ion Batteries: Disrupting the Energy Sector or Being Disrupted From Within?
Reusable electric powertrain

Reusable electric powertrain

Jun 24, 2016 Worldwide
Ecotuned Automobile specializes in electric conversion of pickups with the first reusable powertrain system in the world.
Self-driving, 3D-printed smart bus hits the streets

Self-driving, 3D-printed smart bus hits the streets

Jun 24, 2016 United States
Local Motors has introduced the first self-driving vehicle to integrate the advanced cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson.
Energy harvesting value chain and dynamics

Energy harvesting value chain and dynamics

Jun 24, 2016 Worldwide
The new IDTechEx report, Energy Harvesting: Off-grid Microwatt to Megawatt 2017-2027 concerns a system architecture that can be summarised as follows.