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Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 8, 2012
West coast electric highway now extends to Canadian border

West coast electric highway now extends to Canadian border

The border-to-border vision of the West Coast Electric Highway moves closer to becoming a reality with the opening of new EV charging sites, extending the highway to the Canadian border and opening it to electric vehicle (EV) drivers from both countries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 7, 2012
Unzipped carbon nanotubes could help energize fuel cells

Unzipped carbon nanotubes could help energize fuel cells

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes riddled with defects and impurities on the outside could eventually replace some of the expensive platinum catalysts used in fuel cells and metal-air batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 6, 2012
Pilot program launched to test hybrid electric trucks

Pilot program launched to test hybrid electric trucks

G&K Services has launched a pilot program to test hybrid electric trucks in its fleet of delivery vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 5, 2012
New Flyer unveils first all-electric transit bus prototype

New Flyer unveils first all-electric transit bus prototype

New Flyer Industries Inc a manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the United States, unveiled its prototype all-electric 40-foot Xcelsior heavy-duty transit bus.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 4, 2012
Vehicle to grid with Nissan LEAF

Vehicle to grid with Nissan LEAF

Owners of the Nissan LEAF will be able to use their vehicles to supply electricity to their homes with a new power supply system developed by Nichicon.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 1, 2012
Fisker fights back

Fisker fights back

Fisker has greatly delayed the launch of its hybrid sports car and its battery supplier A123 Systems has had quality problems necessitating an expensive recall. There has therefore been speculation in the investment community as to whether either would be long in this world.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 31, 2012
Electric vehicle charging points for The Jockey Club's venues

Electric vehicle charging points for The Jockey Club's venues

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, and Chargemaster Plc, Europe's leading provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, unveiled a world-first for the horseracing industry by confirming electric vehicle charge points will be installed at all of its 14 racecourses and the historic Jockey Club Rooms by the end of 2012.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 30, 2012
PostBus Switzerland launches first Swiss hydrogen filling station

PostBus Switzerland launches first Swiss hydrogen filling station

PostBus Switzerland has launched the first Swiss hydrogen filling station in Brugg (Aargau). It supplies fuel for the vehicles that PostBus has been using since December 2011 to test fuel cell technology for public transport.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 29, 2012
ECOtality files lawsuit to halt illegal California PUC agreement

ECOtality files lawsuit to halt illegal California PUC agreement

ECOtality, Inc. filed legal documents with the state's First District Court of Appeal seeking to halt implementation of an agreement between the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and New Jersey-based company NRG Energy, Inc.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 28, 2012
Goodbye Nanotecture

Goodbye Nanotecture

IDTechEx believes that the market action now lies with supercabatteries based on lithium-ion technology and commonly referred to as lithium capacitors because lithium-ion capacitors now have the largest market value.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 25, 2012
Intertek constructs an on-site e-mobility test lab in Kaufbeuren

Intertek constructs an on-site e-mobility test lab in Kaufbeuren

Intertek has constructed an on-site e-mobility test laboratory in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria in Germany. As of now, the laboratory also offers abuse tests and lifetime tests for batteries and battery packs for electric vehicles as well as hybrid vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 24, 2012
Tesla S - First deliveries 22 June

Tesla S - First deliveries 22 June

Tesla Motors will begin delivering Model S, the world's first premium electric sedan, to customers on June 22nd.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 23, 2012
Hybrid bus drive systems in China move Maxwell forward

Hybrid bus drive systems in China move Maxwell forward

Sales of hybrid bus drive systems in China and contributions from a stop-start idle elimination system for autos in Europe and various backup power applications have enabled Maxwell to achieve sustainable year over year growth.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 22, 2012
Robotic sailing boat set to break robotic sailing world record

Robotic sailing boat set to break robotic sailing world record

The ASV Roboat, a solar energy powered robotic sailing boat can be used for tsunami early warning systems, search operations, meteorological measurements and the recovery of oil spills.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 21, 2012
Quantum signs agreement for plug-in hybrid electric traction motor

Quantum signs agreement for plug-in hybrid electric traction motor

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, a global leader in natural gas, hydrogen and hybrid electric vehicle technologies, has signed a supply agreement with Remy International Inc. for its high performance electric traction motors for the Quantum's Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) F-150.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 18, 2012
Amsterdam supports electric transport

Amsterdam supports electric transport

The City of Amsterdam has designed a new subsidy scheme to encourage businesses in Amsterdam to switch to more sustainable means of transportation. The subsidy scheme will reimburse businesses in Amsterdam up to 50% of the additional cost of purchasing an electric vehicle
Electric Vehicles Research
May 17, 2012
Unmanned military electric boats

Unmanned military electric boats

Villanova University and Unmanned Ocean Vehicles, Inc., in the USA have been developing the electric powertrain and harvesting for an unmanned surface boat using funding from the US Office of Naval Research since 2006.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 16, 2012
Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000 hp from solar hybrid power sources

Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000 hp from solar hybrid power sources

The US Coast Guard Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000hp from Solar Hybrid power sources that include cleaner MTU tier 4i Diesels. With less than half the fuel consumption of the Sentinel Class FRC's.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 15, 2012
Three ways that traction motor makers race to escape rare earths

Three ways that traction motor makers race to escape rare earths

In 2022, over 128 million electric vehicles will be made, mainly two wheelers, according to the IDTechEx report, Electric Vehicles 2012-2022. That means over $260 billion dollars of business in our estimations, even at ex-factory prices, with cars being under 50% of that figure.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 14, 2012
Report on EVS26

Report on EVS26

EVS26 in Los Angeles this month reminded one of the children's chant, "When she was good she was very, very good but when she was bad she was awful". The networking opportunities were superb, the welcoming reception and the Gala Dinner being truly memorable.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 8, 2012
West coast electric highway now extends to Canadian border

West coast electric highway now extends to Canadian border

The border-to-border vision of the West Coast Electric Highway moves closer to becoming a reality with the opening of new EV charging sites, extending the highway to the Canadian border and opening it to electric vehicle (EV) drivers from both countries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 6, 2012
Pilot program launched to test hybrid electric trucks

Pilot program launched to test hybrid electric trucks

G&K Services has launched a pilot program to test hybrid electric trucks in its fleet of delivery vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 4, 2012
Vehicle to grid with Nissan LEAF

Vehicle to grid with Nissan LEAF

Owners of the Nissan LEAF will be able to use their vehicles to supply electricity to their homes with a new power supply system developed by Nichicon.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 31, 2012
Electric vehicle charging points for The Jockey Club's venues

Electric vehicle charging points for The Jockey Club's venues

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, and Chargemaster Plc, Europe's leading provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, unveiled a world-first for the horseracing industry by confirming electric vehicle charge points will be installed at all of its 14 racecourses and the historic Jockey Club Rooms by the end of 2012.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 29, 2012
ECOtality files lawsuit to halt illegal California PUC agreement

ECOtality files lawsuit to halt illegal California PUC agreement

ECOtality, Inc. filed legal documents with the state's First District Court of Appeal seeking to halt implementation of an agreement between the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and New Jersey-based company NRG Energy, Inc.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 25, 2012
Intertek constructs an on-site e-mobility test lab in Kaufbeuren

Intertek constructs an on-site e-mobility test lab in Kaufbeuren

Intertek has constructed an on-site e-mobility test laboratory in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria in Germany. As of now, the laboratory also offers abuse tests and lifetime tests for batteries and battery packs for electric vehicles as well as hybrid vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 23, 2012
Hybrid bus drive systems in China move Maxwell forward

Hybrid bus drive systems in China move Maxwell forward

Sales of hybrid bus drive systems in China and contributions from a stop-start idle elimination system for autos in Europe and various backup power applications have enabled Maxwell to achieve sustainable year over year growth.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 21, 2012
Quantum signs agreement for plug-in hybrid electric traction motor

Quantum signs agreement for plug-in hybrid electric traction motor

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, a global leader in natural gas, hydrogen and hybrid electric vehicle technologies, has signed a supply agreement with Remy International Inc. for its high performance electric traction motors for the Quantum's Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) F-150.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 17, 2012
Unmanned military electric boats

Unmanned military electric boats

Villanova University and Unmanned Ocean Vehicles, Inc., in the USA have been developing the electric powertrain and harvesting for an unmanned surface boat using funding from the US Office of Naval Research since 2006.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 15, 2012
Three ways that traction motor makers race to escape rare earths

Three ways that traction motor makers race to escape rare earths

In 2022, over 128 million electric vehicles will be made, mainly two wheelers, according to the IDTechEx report, Electric Vehicles 2012-2022. That means over $260 billion dollars of business in our estimations, even at ex-factory prices, with cars being under 50% of that figure.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 7, 2012
Unzipped carbon nanotubes could help energize fuel cells

Unzipped carbon nanotubes could help energize fuel cells

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes riddled with defects and impurities on the outside could eventually replace some of the expensive platinum catalysts used in fuel cells and metal-air batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 5, 2012
New Flyer unveils first all-electric transit bus prototype

New Flyer unveils first all-electric transit bus prototype

New Flyer Industries Inc a manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the United States, unveiled its prototype all-electric 40-foot Xcelsior heavy-duty transit bus.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 1, 2012
Fisker fights back

Fisker fights back

Fisker has greatly delayed the launch of its hybrid sports car and its battery supplier A123 Systems has had quality problems necessitating an expensive recall. There has therefore been speculation in the investment community as to whether either would be long in this world.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 30, 2012
PostBus Switzerland launches first Swiss hydrogen filling station

PostBus Switzerland launches first Swiss hydrogen filling station

PostBus Switzerland has launched the first Swiss hydrogen filling station in Brugg (Aargau). It supplies fuel for the vehicles that PostBus has been using since December 2011 to test fuel cell technology for public transport.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 28, 2012
Goodbye Nanotecture

Goodbye Nanotecture

IDTechEx believes that the market action now lies with supercabatteries based on lithium-ion technology and commonly referred to as lithium capacitors because lithium-ion capacitors now have the largest market value.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 24, 2012
Tesla S - First deliveries 22 June

Tesla S - First deliveries 22 June

Tesla Motors will begin delivering Model S, the world's first premium electric sedan, to customers on June 22nd.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 22, 2012
Robotic sailing boat set to break robotic sailing world record

Robotic sailing boat set to break robotic sailing world record

The ASV Roboat, a solar energy powered robotic sailing boat can be used for tsunami early warning systems, search operations, meteorological measurements and the recovery of oil spills.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 18, 2012
Amsterdam supports electric transport

Amsterdam supports electric transport

The City of Amsterdam has designed a new subsidy scheme to encourage businesses in Amsterdam to switch to more sustainable means of transportation. The subsidy scheme will reimburse businesses in Amsterdam up to 50% of the additional cost of purchasing an electric vehicle
Electric Vehicles Research
May 16, 2012
Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000 hp from solar hybrid power sources

Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000 hp from solar hybrid power sources

The US Coast Guard Sea Eagle uses a total of 5,000hp from Solar Hybrid power sources that include cleaner MTU tier 4i Diesels. With less than half the fuel consumption of the Sentinel Class FRC's.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 14, 2012
Report on EVS26

Report on EVS26

EVS26 in Los Angeles this month reminded one of the children's chant, "When she was good she was very, very good but when she was bad she was awful". The networking opportunities were superb, the welcoming reception and the Gala Dinner being truly memorable.
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