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Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 15, 2011
Ultra fast bus charging

Ultra fast bus charging

In April 2011, it was announced that Sweden will test the world's first fast rechargeable hybrid bus in Umeå City with a pantograph-based fast charging station, Bůsbaar, developed by Opbrid Transporte Sostenible S.L. It will be a Volvo 7700 diesel converted to hybrid.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 14, 2011
AeroVironment Global Observer experiences mishap during testing

AeroVironment Global Observer experiences mishap during testing

AeroVironment Global Observer Experiences Mishap During Extended Duration Flight Testing. No injuries or damage to other property reported during envelope expansion flight testing. Investigation Board will be convened to probe cause and provide details of mishap.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2011
Van conversion succeeds

Van conversion succeeds

Deploying the same successful distribution strategy utilized in North America, Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD)(OTC:AZDDF) today announced that it has named RohneSelmer Company AS in Oslo, Norway as its first official European dealership for sales and service of the Transit Connect Electric van.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2011
Delta Airlines electrifies

Delta Airlines electrifies

Delta Airlines has been working to electrify ground support equipment and airliners. In September 2010, it was announced that the Massachusetts Port Authority had approved a loan agreement that would lend Delta Air Lines the capital needed to purchase electric equipment for use at Terminal A at Boston Logan International Airport.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2011
Boston Logan Airport Electrifies

Boston Logan Airport Electrifies

Chicago International Airport switched to largely pure electric ground support equipment six years ago, preempting environmental regulations requiring airports to clean up their act. Now Boston Logan is taking an altogether more comprehensive view including powering its electric vehicles from photovoltaics on its buildings and introducing experimental new designs of electric vehicle from the other side of the world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 11, 2011
Hybrids at no price penalty

Hybrids at no price penalty

IDTechEx forecasts of sales of hybrid cars presume that, as the decade progresses, more and more of them will be offered at no price premium.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 11, 2011
Renault expands its electric, light commercial vehicle range

Renault expands its electric, light commercial vehicle range

Renault is expanding its range of electric vehicles to include a larger version of the Kangoo Z.E. van.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 8, 2011
Concept-derived Bluecar EV produced through leased business operations

Concept-derived Bluecar EV produced through leased business operations

Italian automotive company Pininfarina is offering its resources to electric vehicle production by leasing their business operations, which is currently at the preliminary contractual stage.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 8, 2011
Turkey to manufacture Renault's Fluence Z.E. this year

Turkey to manufacture Renault's Fluence Z.E. this year

At the 2010 Paris Motor Show Renault revealed its pure electric Fluence Z.E. sedan. Now production is scheduled to begin this summer at Renault's Turkish manufacturing plant in Bursa.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 7, 2011
BYD Auto to trial e-buses in Denmark

BYD Auto to trial e-buses in Denmark

China's foremost electric vehicle and battery manufacturer, BYD Auto, is expanding its influence into Denmark with the introduction of all-electric trial buses for Copenhagen locals.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 7, 2011
Schindler joins Solar Impulse as a main partner

Schindler joins Solar Impulse as a main partner

Schindler, a global elevator and escalator provider, has decided to support Solar Impulse, the zero fuel airplane aiming to fly around the world propelled only by solar energy. Schindler will closely follow and support cutting edge technology in various disciplines.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 5, 2011
Shining a light on research

Shining a light on research

Monash University is involved in two promising areas of science research that could deliver low cost, no-emission alternatives for our future fuel and energy needs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 4, 2011
Mercedes-Benz constructs a new fuel cell production facility in Canada

Mercedes-Benz constructs a new fuel cell production facility in Canada

Burnaby, British Columbia is to be the location for a new Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility, which will produce electric vehicle fuel cell stacks.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 1, 2011
Japan installs EV charging vending machines

Japan installs EV charging vending machines

Adapting small, populous, publically available units into electric vehicle charging stations is appearing to become something of a trend. Telekom Austria have renovated archaic phone booths into charging stations and now Panasonic Electric Works are set to lead an initiative that will see Japanese motorists charging up at vending machines.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 1, 2011
Land Rover's 4WD hybrid prototype

Land Rover's 4WD hybrid prototype

The recent Geneva Motor Show provided the platform for numerous manufacturers to exhibit their new environmentally friendly vehicles as such ranges become common-place in the lines of commercial car companies. One of these corporations was Land Rover who showcased their hybrid prototype from Range-e.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 31, 2011
Subsidy powers growth in Indian two wheel sales

Subsidy powers growth in Indian two wheel sales

Mr Sohinder Gill, director, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles in India has recently declared that, powered by an incentive package for electric vehicles announced by the Ministry of New and Renewable energy in November 2010, average monthly sales of electric two-wheelers in India has risen 20%.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 31, 2011
Tata Motors to boost UK engineering base with University of Warwick

Tata Motors to boost UK engineering base with University of Warwick

The UK's technology base was given a major boost today when Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC), a wholly-owned UK-based subsidiary of Tata Motors, announced that it will be expanding its partnership with WMG at the University of Warwick. TMETC plans to increase their team of highly skilled engineers working on the campus by 40 per cent over the next two years.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 30, 2011
ETI announces £40 million Heavy Duty Vehicle programme

ETI announces £40 million Heavy Duty Vehicle programme

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is calling on Heavy Duty Vehicle (HDV) manufacturers, SMEs1 and academics to take part in what is to be one of Europe's largest HDV efficiency programmes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 30, 2011
Fuel-cells power German super-stealth submarine

Fuel-cells power German super-stealth submarine

In 1994 German naval manufacturer Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft began developing technology for a non-nuclear, super-stealth, hybrid submarine. The first models were released in 2003 with the updated versions recently revealed.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 29, 2011
Electric Aircraft Elektra One performs first internal flight

Electric Aircraft Elektra One performs first internal flight

The Electric Aircraft Elektra One, developed by Calin Gologan, performed its first internal flight on Saturday, 19 March 2011 at the Augsburg Airport in Germany.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 15, 2011
Ultra fast bus charging

Ultra fast bus charging

In April 2011, it was announced that Sweden will test the world's first fast rechargeable hybrid bus in Umeå City with a pantograph-based fast charging station, Bůsbaar, developed by Opbrid Transporte Sostenible S.L. It will be a Volvo 7700 diesel converted to hybrid.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2011
Van conversion succeeds

Van conversion succeeds

Deploying the same successful distribution strategy utilized in North America, Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD)(OTC:AZDDF) today announced that it has named RohneSelmer Company AS in Oslo, Norway as its first official European dealership for sales and service of the Transit Connect Electric van.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2011
Boston Logan Airport Electrifies

Boston Logan Airport Electrifies

Chicago International Airport switched to largely pure electric ground support equipment six years ago, preempting environmental regulations requiring airports to clean up their act. Now Boston Logan is taking an altogether more comprehensive view including powering its electric vehicles from photovoltaics on its buildings and introducing experimental new designs of electric vehicle from the other side of the world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 11, 2011
Renault expands its electric, light commercial vehicle range

Renault expands its electric, light commercial vehicle range

Renault is expanding its range of electric vehicles to include a larger version of the Kangoo Z.E. van.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 8, 2011
Turkey to manufacture Renault's Fluence Z.E. this year

Turkey to manufacture Renault's Fluence Z.E. this year

At the 2010 Paris Motor Show Renault revealed its pure electric Fluence Z.E. sedan. Now production is scheduled to begin this summer at Renault's Turkish manufacturing plant in Bursa.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 7, 2011
Schindler joins Solar Impulse as a main partner

Schindler joins Solar Impulse as a main partner

Schindler, a global elevator and escalator provider, has decided to support Solar Impulse, the zero fuel airplane aiming to fly around the world propelled only by solar energy. Schindler will closely follow and support cutting edge technology in various disciplines.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 4, 2011
Mercedes-Benz constructs a new fuel cell production facility in Canada

Mercedes-Benz constructs a new fuel cell production facility in Canada

Burnaby, British Columbia is to be the location for a new Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility, which will produce electric vehicle fuel cell stacks.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 1, 2011
Land Rover's 4WD hybrid prototype

Land Rover's 4WD hybrid prototype

The recent Geneva Motor Show provided the platform for numerous manufacturers to exhibit their new environmentally friendly vehicles as such ranges become common-place in the lines of commercial car companies. One of these corporations was Land Rover who showcased their hybrid prototype from Range-e.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 31, 2011
Tata Motors to boost UK engineering base with University of Warwick

Tata Motors to boost UK engineering base with University of Warwick

The UK's technology base was given a major boost today when Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC), a wholly-owned UK-based subsidiary of Tata Motors, announced that it will be expanding its partnership with WMG at the University of Warwick. TMETC plans to increase their team of highly skilled engineers working on the campus by 40 per cent over the next two years.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 30, 2011
Fuel-cells power German super-stealth submarine

Fuel-cells power German super-stealth submarine

In 1994 German naval manufacturer Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft began developing technology for a non-nuclear, super-stealth, hybrid submarine. The first models were released in 2003 with the updated versions recently revealed.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 14, 2011
AeroVironment Global Observer experiences mishap during testing

AeroVironment Global Observer experiences mishap during testing

AeroVironment Global Observer Experiences Mishap During Extended Duration Flight Testing. No injuries or damage to other property reported during envelope expansion flight testing. Investigation Board will be convened to probe cause and provide details of mishap.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2011
Delta Airlines electrifies

Delta Airlines electrifies

Delta Airlines has been working to electrify ground support equipment and airliners. In September 2010, it was announced that the Massachusetts Port Authority had approved a loan agreement that would lend Delta Air Lines the capital needed to purchase electric equipment for use at Terminal A at Boston Logan International Airport.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 11, 2011
Hybrids at no price penalty

Hybrids at no price penalty

IDTechEx forecasts of sales of hybrid cars presume that, as the decade progresses, more and more of them will be offered at no price premium.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 8, 2011
Concept-derived Bluecar EV produced through leased business operations

Concept-derived Bluecar EV produced through leased business operations

Italian automotive company Pininfarina is offering its resources to electric vehicle production by leasing their business operations, which is currently at the preliminary contractual stage.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 7, 2011
BYD Auto to trial e-buses in Denmark

BYD Auto to trial e-buses in Denmark

China's foremost electric vehicle and battery manufacturer, BYD Auto, is expanding its influence into Denmark with the introduction of all-electric trial buses for Copenhagen locals.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 5, 2011
Shining a light on research

Shining a light on research

Monash University is involved in two promising areas of science research that could deliver low cost, no-emission alternatives for our future fuel and energy needs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 1, 2011
Japan installs EV charging vending machines

Japan installs EV charging vending machines

Adapting small, populous, publically available units into electric vehicle charging stations is appearing to become something of a trend. Telekom Austria have renovated archaic phone booths into charging stations and now Panasonic Electric Works are set to lead an initiative that will see Japanese motorists charging up at vending machines.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 31, 2011
Subsidy powers growth in Indian two wheel sales

Subsidy powers growth in Indian two wheel sales

Mr Sohinder Gill, director, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles in India has recently declared that, powered by an incentive package for electric vehicles announced by the Ministry of New and Renewable energy in November 2010, average monthly sales of electric two-wheelers in India has risen 20%.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 30, 2011
ETI announces £40 million Heavy Duty Vehicle programme

ETI announces £40 million Heavy Duty Vehicle programme

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is calling on Heavy Duty Vehicle (HDV) manufacturers, SMEs1 and academics to take part in what is to be one of Europe's largest HDV efficiency programmes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 29, 2011
Electric Aircraft Elektra One performs first internal flight

Electric Aircraft Elektra One performs first internal flight

The Electric Aircraft Elektra One, developed by Calin Gologan, performed its first internal flight on Saturday, 19 March 2011 at the Augsburg Airport in Germany.
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