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Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 12, 2017
Rubber material for flexible, unbreakable devices

Rubber material for flexible, unbreakable devices

A group of researchers have discovered a stretchy miracle material that could be used to create highly resistant smart devices and scratch-proof paint for cars.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 28, 2017
Audi working on advanced solar car bodywork

Audi working on advanced solar car bodywork

Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of solar-cell specialist, Hanergy Thin Film Power, plan to work together to integrate solar cells into panoramic glass roofs of Audi models.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 23, 2017
ShAPEing the future of magnesium car parts

ShAPEing the future of magnesium car parts

Magnesium — the lightest of all structural metals — has a lot going for it in the quest to make ever lighter cars and trucks that go farther on a tank of fuel or battery charge.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 22, 2017
Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

Researchers have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 24, 2017
Infineon starts volume production of first full-SiC-module

Infineon starts volume production of first full-SiC-module

Higher efficiency, increased power density, smaller footprints and reduced system costs: these are the main advantages of transistors based on silicon carbide.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 10, 2017
Cleverer smart windows grow $6.5 billion market

Cleverer smart windows grow $6.5 billion market

The new IDTechEx report, Electrically Active Smart Glass and Windows 2018-2028 observes that electrically active see-through glass is an idea whose time has come.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 25, 2017
Could new metamaterial allow a car to be its own airbag?

Could new metamaterial allow a car to be its own airbag?

When a material is made, you typically cannot change whether that material is hard or soft. But a group of researchers have developed a new way to design a "metamaterial" that allows the material to switch between being hard and soft without damaging or altering the material itself.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 21, 2016
Toyota Motor Europe Discusses Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota Motor Europe Discusses Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Video interview with Toyota Motor Europe at the IDTechEx Show! (27-28 April, 2016 | Berlin, Germany).
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 28, 2015
Cheaper magnetic material for cars, wind turbines

Cheaper magnetic material for cars, wind turbines

Scientists have created a new magnetic alloy that is an alternative to traditional rare-earth permanent magnets.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 26, 2015
Energy harvesting proliferates in land vehicles

Energy harvesting proliferates in land vehicles

It started with the bicycle dynamo and now no self-respecting vehicle designer ignores the possibility of many forms of energy harvesting in his design of a land vehicle.
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