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Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 5, 2012
Fuel cell vehicle with 500 mile range

Fuel cell vehicle with 500 mile range

MECc (Modular Energy Carrier concept) has developed a clean, simple and competitive range extender for battery electric vehicles based on bio-methanol fuel cells as energy carrier. ECOmove plan to use the technology in their upcoming electric vehicle QBEAK.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 4, 2012
Price increases for lithium salts

Price increases for lithium salts

Rockwood Lithium, a division of Rockwood Holdings is announcing global price increases, as contracts permit, of up to $1,000 per metric tonne for its lithium salts, especially lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide, effective July 1.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 3, 2012
Keeping electric vehicle batteries cool

Keeping electric vehicle batteries cool

Heat can damage the batteries of electric vehicles - even just driving fast on the freeway in summer temperatures can overheat the battery. An innovative new coolant conducts heat away from the battery three times more effectively than water, keeping the battery temperature within an acceptable range even in extreme driving situations.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 2, 2012
BMW and Toyota agree to further strengthen collaboration

BMW and Toyota agree to further strengthen collaboration

Toyota and BMW signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at long-term strategic collaboration in four fields: joint development of a fuel cell system, joint development of architecture and components for a future sports vehicle, collaboration on powertrain electrification and joint research and development on lightweight technologies.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 29, 2012
Tesla delivers first electric sedan to customers

Tesla delivers first electric sedan to customers

Tesla Motors delivered Model S, the world's first premium electric sedan, to its first customers at an invitation-only event at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California last week - approximately one month earlier than previously announced.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 28, 2012
New steel materials help maximise motor output and boost battery range

New steel materials help maximise motor output and boost battery range

ArcelorMittal the world's largest steel and mining company unveiled 'iCARe' electrical steel product range for EVs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 27, 2012
1,000 Nissan VENUCIA EVs to be used for pilot project in Chinese city

1,000 Nissan VENUCIA EVs to be used for pilot project in Chinese city

Nissans joint venture in China, Dongfeng Motor Company signed a contract to deliver 1,000 VENUCIA-branded electric vehicles (EVs) to the pilot program conducted by Dalian Municipal Government by 2014.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 26, 2012
Honda to reuse rare earth metals extracted from Used NiMH Batteries

Honda to reuse rare earth metals extracted from Used NiMH Batteries

Honda which has been extracting rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries at the plant of Japan Metals & Chemicals from April of this year, has plans to begin reusing the extracted metals before the end of 2012.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 25, 2012
Breakthrough graphene technology wins R&D Magazine award

Breakthrough graphene technology wins R&D Magazine award

Vorbeck Materials, in partnership with Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) and Princeton University, was recognized last week by R&D Magazine for developing one of the 100 most significant scientific and technological products or advances of the year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 25, 2012
World's first nickel-zinc battery manufacturing centre in China

World's first nickel-zinc battery manufacturing centre in China

US energy storage company PowerGenix has partnered with the China City Construction Corporation (CCCC) for the creation of the world's first nickel-zinc battery manufacturing centre
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 22, 2012
Range extender arrays?

Range extender arrays?

An application has been made for a patent on a new range extender concept based on arrays of range extenders.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 21, 2012
Boeing's Phantom Eye UAS completed its first autonomous flight

Boeing's Phantom Eye UAS completed its first autonomous flight

Boeing's Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system (UAS) completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 20, 2012
Flying 3D eye-bots

Flying 3D eye-bots

Intelligent swarms of aerial drones are a universally useful tool for police, crisis managers and urban planners. Special 3D sensors developed by Fraunhofer researchers ensure flawless aerobatics and prevent collisions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 19, 2012
New technology will enable new class of high-energy density batteries

New technology will enable new class of high-energy density batteries

PolyPlus was awarded a $9 million grant from the Department of Energy's Innovative Manufacturing Initiative for "Innovative manufacturing of protected lithium electrodes for ultra high energy density batteries."
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 18, 2012
Chinese-Japanese consortium plans electric vehicles for Saab

Chinese-Japanese consortium plans electric vehicles for Saab

Car manufacturer Saab has been bought by National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), an international consortium formed by Japanese, Swedish and Chinese stakeholders. The new company will establish a new automobile venture in Trollhättan, solely dedicated to the development and manufacture of electric vehicles (EVs).
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 15, 2012
Sodium-ion vehicle battery cheaper than Li-ion

Sodium-ion vehicle battery cheaper than Li-ion

Sumitomo Chemical Company is filing patents this year on its advances in sodium ion rechargeable batteries that could find their way into vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 14, 2012
Diesel fumes, shale oil, coal gas cause cancer - Time to re-think EVs

Diesel fumes, shale oil, coal gas cause cancer - Time to re-think EVs

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) recent announcement upgrading its grim classification of Diesel Exhaust fumes from possibly carcinogenic (2A) to definitively carcinogenic to humans.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 13, 2012
Breakthrough lithium ion battery technology

Breakthrough lithium ion battery technology

A new lithium ion battery technology capable of operating at extreme temperatures without requiring thermal management was unveiled by A123 Systems this week.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 12, 2012
Traction batteries beyond Li-ion arriving early

Traction batteries beyond Li-ion arriving early

Lithium-ion batteries involve lithium ions being intercalated and de-intercalated at electrodes during cycling. Other batteries involve lithium ions but are not called lithium-ion because they work in another way. There are single use versions but now there are rechargeable versions arriving earlier than most pundits thought possible.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 11, 2012
Toyota Motorsport brings electric technology to Pikes Peak

Toyota Motorsport brings electric technology to Pikes Peak

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will demonstrate its high-performance electric powertrain technology on one of North America's most demanding motorsport events; the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on 8 July.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 5, 2012
Fuel cell vehicle with 500 mile range

Fuel cell vehicle with 500 mile range

MECc (Modular Energy Carrier concept) has developed a clean, simple and competitive range extender for battery electric vehicles based on bio-methanol fuel cells as energy carrier. ECOmove plan to use the technology in their upcoming electric vehicle QBEAK.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 3, 2012
Keeping electric vehicle batteries cool

Keeping electric vehicle batteries cool

Heat can damage the batteries of electric vehicles - even just driving fast on the freeway in summer temperatures can overheat the battery. An innovative new coolant conducts heat away from the battery three times more effectively than water, keeping the battery temperature within an acceptable range even in extreme driving situations.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 29, 2012
Tesla delivers first electric sedan to customers

Tesla delivers first electric sedan to customers

Tesla Motors delivered Model S, the world's first premium electric sedan, to its first customers at an invitation-only event at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California last week - approximately one month earlier than previously announced.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 27, 2012
1,000 Nissan VENUCIA EVs to be used for pilot project in Chinese city

1,000 Nissan VENUCIA EVs to be used for pilot project in Chinese city

Nissans joint venture in China, Dongfeng Motor Company signed a contract to deliver 1,000 VENUCIA-branded electric vehicles (EVs) to the pilot program conducted by Dalian Municipal Government by 2014.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 25, 2012
Breakthrough graphene technology wins R&D Magazine award

Breakthrough graphene technology wins R&D Magazine award

Vorbeck Materials, in partnership with Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) and Princeton University, was recognized last week by R&D Magazine for developing one of the 100 most significant scientific and technological products or advances of the year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 22, 2012
Range extender arrays?

Range extender arrays?

An application has been made for a patent on a new range extender concept based on arrays of range extenders.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 20, 2012
Flying 3D eye-bots

Flying 3D eye-bots

Intelligent swarms of aerial drones are a universally useful tool for police, crisis managers and urban planners. Special 3D sensors developed by Fraunhofer researchers ensure flawless aerobatics and prevent collisions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 18, 2012
Chinese-Japanese consortium plans electric vehicles for Saab

Chinese-Japanese consortium plans electric vehicles for Saab

Car manufacturer Saab has been bought by National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), an international consortium formed by Japanese, Swedish and Chinese stakeholders. The new company will establish a new automobile venture in Trollhättan, solely dedicated to the development and manufacture of electric vehicles (EVs).
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 14, 2012
Diesel fumes, shale oil, coal gas cause cancer - Time to re-think EVs

Diesel fumes, shale oil, coal gas cause cancer - Time to re-think EVs

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) recent announcement upgrading its grim classification of Diesel Exhaust fumes from possibly carcinogenic (2A) to definitively carcinogenic to humans.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 12, 2012
Traction batteries beyond Li-ion arriving early

Traction batteries beyond Li-ion arriving early

Lithium-ion batteries involve lithium ions being intercalated and de-intercalated at electrodes during cycling. Other batteries involve lithium ions but are not called lithium-ion because they work in another way. There are single use versions but now there are rechargeable versions arriving earlier than most pundits thought possible.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 4, 2012
Price increases for lithium salts

Price increases for lithium salts

Rockwood Lithium, a division of Rockwood Holdings is announcing global price increases, as contracts permit, of up to $1,000 per metric tonne for its lithium salts, especially lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide, effective July 1.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 2, 2012
BMW and Toyota agree to further strengthen collaboration

BMW and Toyota agree to further strengthen collaboration

Toyota and BMW signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at long-term strategic collaboration in four fields: joint development of a fuel cell system, joint development of architecture and components for a future sports vehicle, collaboration on powertrain electrification and joint research and development on lightweight technologies.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 28, 2012
New steel materials help maximise motor output and boost battery range

New steel materials help maximise motor output and boost battery range

ArcelorMittal the world's largest steel and mining company unveiled 'iCARe' electrical steel product range for EVs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 26, 2012
Honda to reuse rare earth metals extracted from Used NiMH Batteries

Honda to reuse rare earth metals extracted from Used NiMH Batteries

Honda which has been extracting rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries at the plant of Japan Metals & Chemicals from April of this year, has plans to begin reusing the extracted metals before the end of 2012.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 25, 2012
World's first nickel-zinc battery manufacturing centre in China

World's first nickel-zinc battery manufacturing centre in China

US energy storage company PowerGenix has partnered with the China City Construction Corporation (CCCC) for the creation of the world's first nickel-zinc battery manufacturing centre
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 21, 2012
Boeing's Phantom Eye UAS completed its first autonomous flight

Boeing's Phantom Eye UAS completed its first autonomous flight

Boeing's Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system (UAS) completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 19, 2012
New technology will enable new class of high-energy density batteries

New technology will enable new class of high-energy density batteries

PolyPlus was awarded a $9 million grant from the Department of Energy's Innovative Manufacturing Initiative for "Innovative manufacturing of protected lithium electrodes for ultra high energy density batteries."
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 15, 2012
Sodium-ion vehicle battery cheaper than Li-ion

Sodium-ion vehicle battery cheaper than Li-ion

Sumitomo Chemical Company is filing patents this year on its advances in sodium ion rechargeable batteries that could find their way into vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 13, 2012
Breakthrough lithium ion battery technology

Breakthrough lithium ion battery technology

A new lithium ion battery technology capable of operating at extreme temperatures without requiring thermal management was unveiled by A123 Systems this week.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 11, 2012
Toyota Motorsport brings electric technology to Pikes Peak

Toyota Motorsport brings electric technology to Pikes Peak

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will demonstrate its high-performance electric powertrain technology on one of North America's most demanding motorsport events; the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on 8 July.
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