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Electric Vehicles Research
May 11, 2012
World's smallest electric car

World's smallest electric car

At EVS26 this week, Ample International of China presented its imminent eZero world's smallest electric car.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 9, 2012
Supercapacitors for beginners - part two

Supercapacitors for beginners - part two

So far, most supercapacitors use organic electrolytes because they give higher cell voltage and other benefits, though these electrolytes do have pollution and fire issues in large capacitor constructions in some cases. For example, Japanese manufacturers have agreed to shun the dangerous chemical acetonitrile, the electrolyte used by Maxwell Technologies in the USA but using aqueous propylene carbonate means the lower temeprature limit of their supercapacitors is around minus 25C meaning they cannot be used for starting very cold vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 8, 2012
Beginner's introduction to supercapacitors

Beginner's introduction to supercapacitors

Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors EDLCs are known by many other names but EDLC is the most popular on search engines.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 7, 2012
Mayoral candidates endorse motorcycling as a transport solution

Mayoral candidates endorse motorcycling as a transport solution

Mayoral Candidates endorse motorcycling as a personal transport solution for London but more than warm words are needed says MCI.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 4, 2012
Supercapacitors replace batteries

Supercapacitors replace batteries

This article shares some of the research carried out for the new IDTechEx report, Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors 2013-2023.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 3, 2012
Japanese car achieves 351 km of range per charge

Japanese car achieves 351 km of range per charge

SIM-Drive a spin-off from Keio University has developed an electric car that can travel 351km on a single charge based on the Japanese test JC08 urban driving cycle for emission and fuel economy measurements of light-duty vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 2, 2012
Vauxhall and British Gas team up for Ampera

Vauxhall and British Gas team up for Ampera

The award-winning Ampera will now be available with a fast-charge kit that reduces its full charging time by around two hours, thanks to an agreement between Vauxhall and British Gas.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 1, 2012
Lessons from Electric Futures London

Lessons from Electric Futures London

Electric Futures London took place 27 April with about 40 people present. Its focus was rail and bus electrification.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 30, 2012
New all-electric vehicle developed in China, for the Chinese market

New all-electric vehicle developed in China, for the Chinese market

The new DENZA brand for the electric vehicle developed by BYD Daimler New Technology the 50:50 joint venture between Daimler and Chinese electric battery and car manufacturer BYD, was recently revealed in China.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 27, 2012
Volvo announces major new orders for hybrid buses

Volvo announces major new orders for hybrid buses

"These orders mark a high level of confidence from a number of our major customers further establishing our market leading position in hybrid technology. The Government's continued support through the Green Bus Fund is welcomed and is a much needed boost to our industry."
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2012
11kW permanent magnet synchronous motor without rare-earth metals

11kW permanent magnet synchronous motor without rare-earth metals

Hitachi announced a 11kW highly efficient permanent magnet synchronous motor co-developed with Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd., without using magnetic material containing rare-earth metals such as neodymium and dysprosium. The motor employs an iron-based amorphous metal(1) in the core, the heart of the motor.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 25, 2012
IBM Research boosts Battery500 project with new materials partners

IBM Research boosts Battery500 project with new materials partners

IBM announced that two industry leaders Asahi Kasei and Central Glass will join its Battery 500 Project team and collaborate on far-reaching research with the potential to accelerate the switch from gasoline to electricity as the primary power source for vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 24, 2012
Standardization roadmap for U.S. electric vehicle deployment released

Standardization roadmap for U.S. electric vehicle deployment released

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the release of a Standardization roadmap for electric vehicles - Version 1.0, developed by the Institute's Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP).
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 23, 2012
120kW systems to power all electric solo bus

120kW systems to power all electric solo bus

Enova Systems a developer of hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components has delivered 4 incremental 120kW drive systems to Optare Plc for integration into their Solo Electric Bus.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 20, 2012
Volvo hybrid truck, Mean Green, to attempt world speed record

Volvo hybrid truck, Mean Green, to attempt world speed record

Mean Green, the world's fastest hybrid truck, will attempt to reach speeds in excess of 260 km/h (165 mph) April 27 at Wendover Airfield in Utah to best its own world speed records.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2012
Recharge your EV overnight for free

Recharge your EV overnight for free

Czech Republic Company AWM recently finished testing its second prototype of a revolutionary wind machine that can recharge electrical cars or batteries in houses, boats, lawn mowers and other electrical home appliances overnight.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2012
AC Transit launches innovative hydrogen fueling facility

AC Transit launches innovative hydrogen fueling facility

AC Transit, and a coalition of regional transit partners serving 7 million people in the Bay Area, has unveiled the newest hydrogen production and dispensing station to fuel the latest generation of zero-emission fuel cell buses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 17, 2012
Low-cost carbon fiber composites for next generation EVs

Low-cost carbon fiber composites for next generation EVs

Ford and Dow team up to bring low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber composites to next-generation vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2012
IBM, Honda, and PG&E enable smarter charging for electric vehicles

IBM, Honda, and PG&E enable smarter charging for electric vehicles

The energy requirements for electric vehicles will challenge the current power grid as plug-in vehicle counts continue to grow to an expected 2.9 million worldwide by 2017.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2012
Joint development of EDLC using Aluminum-Celmet

Joint development of EDLC using Aluminum-Celmet

Meidensha Corporation and Sumitomo Electric Industries are developing a new electric double-layer capacitor (EDLC) which they plan to commercialise for pure electric and hybrid vehicles in 2015.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 11, 2012
World's smallest electric car

World's smallest electric car

At EVS26 this week, Ample International of China presented its imminent eZero world's smallest electric car.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 8, 2012
Beginner's introduction to supercapacitors

Beginner's introduction to supercapacitors

Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors EDLCs are known by many other names but EDLC is the most popular on search engines.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 4, 2012
Supercapacitors replace batteries

Supercapacitors replace batteries

This article shares some of the research carried out for the new IDTechEx report, Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors 2013-2023.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 2, 2012
Vauxhall and British Gas team up for Ampera

Vauxhall and British Gas team up for Ampera

The award-winning Ampera will now be available with a fast-charge kit that reduces its full charging time by around two hours, thanks to an agreement between Vauxhall and British Gas.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 30, 2012
New all-electric vehicle developed in China, for the Chinese market

New all-electric vehicle developed in China, for the Chinese market

The new DENZA brand for the electric vehicle developed by BYD Daimler New Technology the 50:50 joint venture between Daimler and Chinese electric battery and car manufacturer BYD, was recently revealed in China.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2012
11kW permanent magnet synchronous motor without rare-earth metals

11kW permanent magnet synchronous motor without rare-earth metals

Hitachi announced a 11kW highly efficient permanent magnet synchronous motor co-developed with Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd., without using magnetic material containing rare-earth metals such as neodymium and dysprosium. The motor employs an iron-based amorphous metal(1) in the core, the heart of the motor.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 24, 2012
Standardization roadmap for U.S. electric vehicle deployment released

Standardization roadmap for U.S. electric vehicle deployment released

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the release of a Standardization roadmap for electric vehicles - Version 1.0, developed by the Institute's Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP).
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 20, 2012
Volvo hybrid truck, Mean Green, to attempt world speed record

Volvo hybrid truck, Mean Green, to attempt world speed record

Mean Green, the world's fastest hybrid truck, will attempt to reach speeds in excess of 260 km/h (165 mph) April 27 at Wendover Airfield in Utah to best its own world speed records.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2012
AC Transit launches innovative hydrogen fueling facility

AC Transit launches innovative hydrogen fueling facility

AC Transit, and a coalition of regional transit partners serving 7 million people in the Bay Area, has unveiled the newest hydrogen production and dispensing station to fuel the latest generation of zero-emission fuel cell buses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2012
IBM, Honda, and PG&E enable smarter charging for electric vehicles

IBM, Honda, and PG&E enable smarter charging for electric vehicles

The energy requirements for electric vehicles will challenge the current power grid as plug-in vehicle counts continue to grow to an expected 2.9 million worldwide by 2017.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 9, 2012
Supercapacitors for beginners - part two

Supercapacitors for beginners - part two

So far, most supercapacitors use organic electrolytes because they give higher cell voltage and other benefits, though these electrolytes do have pollution and fire issues in large capacitor constructions in some cases. For example, Japanese manufacturers have agreed to shun the dangerous chemical acetonitrile, the electrolyte used by Maxwell Technologies in the USA but using aqueous propylene carbonate means the lower temeprature limit of their supercapacitors is around minus 25C meaning they cannot be used for starting very cold vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 7, 2012
Mayoral candidates endorse motorcycling as a transport solution

Mayoral candidates endorse motorcycling as a transport solution

Mayoral Candidates endorse motorcycling as a personal transport solution for London but more than warm words are needed says MCI.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 3, 2012
Japanese car achieves 351 km of range per charge

Japanese car achieves 351 km of range per charge

SIM-Drive a spin-off from Keio University has developed an electric car that can travel 351km on a single charge based on the Japanese test JC08 urban driving cycle for emission and fuel economy measurements of light-duty vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 1, 2012
Lessons from Electric Futures London

Lessons from Electric Futures London

Electric Futures London took place 27 April with about 40 people present. Its focus was rail and bus electrification.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 27, 2012
Volvo announces major new orders for hybrid buses

Volvo announces major new orders for hybrid buses

"These orders mark a high level of confidence from a number of our major customers further establishing our market leading position in hybrid technology. The Government's continued support through the Green Bus Fund is welcomed and is a much needed boost to our industry."
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 25, 2012
IBM Research boosts Battery500 project with new materials partners

IBM Research boosts Battery500 project with new materials partners

IBM announced that two industry leaders Asahi Kasei and Central Glass will join its Battery 500 Project team and collaborate on far-reaching research with the potential to accelerate the switch from gasoline to electricity as the primary power source for vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 23, 2012
120kW systems to power all electric solo bus

120kW systems to power all electric solo bus

Enova Systems a developer of hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components has delivered 4 incremental 120kW drive systems to Optare Plc for integration into their Solo Electric Bus.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2012
Recharge your EV overnight for free

Recharge your EV overnight for free

Czech Republic Company AWM recently finished testing its second prototype of a revolutionary wind machine that can recharge electrical cars or batteries in houses, boats, lawn mowers and other electrical home appliances overnight.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 17, 2012
Low-cost carbon fiber composites for next generation EVs

Low-cost carbon fiber composites for next generation EVs

Ford and Dow team up to bring low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber composites to next-generation vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2012
Joint development of EDLC using Aluminum-Celmet

Joint development of EDLC using Aluminum-Celmet

Meidensha Corporation and Sumitomo Electric Industries are developing a new electric double-layer capacitor (EDLC) which they plan to commercialise for pure electric and hybrid vehicles in 2015.
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