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Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 11, 2013
GM to produce next-generation electric car in South Korea

GM to produce next-generation electric car in South Korea

General Motors will produce its next-generation electric cars in South Korea.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 10, 2013
A longer life for lithium-sulfur batteries

A longer life for lithium-sulfur batteries

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new design that increases the charge cycles of lithium-sulfur batteries by a factor of seven.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 9, 2013
Patented technology could reduce costs of Li-ion materials by 50%

Patented technology could reduce costs of Li-ion materials by 50%

Perfect Lithium is developing technology to boost the performance and drive down the cost of the lithium-ion materials that power consumer electronics, electric vehicles and industrial storage batteries by as much as 50%.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 8, 2013
Meidensha Corporation advances green energy management

Meidensha Corporation advances green energy management

Expansion into state of the art power component manufacture, notably supercapacitors targeted for energy density greater than that of lead acid and NiCd batteries but with much longer life, greater reliability and much greater power density together with wider temperature range.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 8, 2013
First flight of electric powered sport aircraft SportStar EPOS

First flight of electric powered sport aircraft SportStar EPOS

Electric powered aircraft SportStar EPOS, made its first flight from the Kunovice airport in Czech Republic last month. After a short, ten-minute flight, it landed successfully and a second flight followed immediately afterwards. The total time when the aircraft was powered by an electric motor reached about 30 minutes reported light aircraft manufacturer Evektor in a recent announcement.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 5, 2013
Panasonic to supply nickel metal hydride battery systems for Subaru

Panasonic to supply nickel metal hydride battery systems for Subaru

Panasonic Corporation has announced that it will supply nickel metal hydride battery systems for Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd's first-ever hybrid electric vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 4, 2013
World's first mass production of electric 3-wheelers

World's first mass production of electric 3-wheelers

Japanese startup Terra Motors has officially shown its three-wheeled electric tricycle prototype in Tokyo. It is designed to be affordable for emerging markets in large quantities.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 3, 2013
Tesla Model S sales exceed target

Tesla Model S sales exceed target

Tesla Motors announced that sales of its Model S vehicle exceeded the target provided in the mid-February shareholder letter.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 2, 2013
Marriage of technologies makes drivers greener

Marriage of technologies makes drivers greener

Following a slight modification of the old adage "If you can't beat them join them," a Simon Fraser University researcher says that if you marry plug-in electric vehicles with green technology, you have a winner.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 1, 2013
Lithium-ion battery cell for stop-start/micro-hybrid vehicles

Lithium-ion battery cell for stop-start/micro-hybrid vehicles

Energy Innovation Group Ltd. (EIG) a South Korean manufacturer of large format lithium ion battery cell technology has developed an LTO cell targeting and enabling applications requiring high charge/discharge rates, long cycle life, and broad operating temperature range.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 29, 2013
A federal class action lawsuit - filed against Maxwell Technologies

A federal class action lawsuit - filed against Maxwell Technologies

A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against Maxwell Technologies. The Briscoe Law Firm and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor are investigating additional legal claims against the officers and Board of Directors of Maxwell Technologies during the period of April 28, 2011 to March 7, 2013.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 28, 2013
DLR researchers unveil a new kind of range extender for electric cars

DLR researchers unveil a new kind of range extender for electric cars

Scientists at the German Aerospace Center, DLR have developed an entirely new kind of drive concept to extend the range of electrically powered vehicles. The free-piston linear generator is a combustion engine that generates electricity.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 27, 2013
ORNL research paves way for larger, safer lithium ion batteries

ORNL research paves way for larger, safer lithium ion batteries

Looking toward improved batteries for charging electric cars and storing energy from renewable but intermittent solar and wind, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed the first high-performance, nanostructured solid electrolyte for more energy-dense lithium ion batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 26, 2013
Mini quadrocopters draw Star Trek logo in skies of London

Mini quadrocopters draw Star Trek logo in skies of London

As a harbinger for the Paramount film "Star Trek - Into Darkness", starting in May in Europe's cinemas, last night a swarm of 30 mini-helicopters equipped with the LED lights drew the Star Trek logo in the skies over London.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 25, 2013
Greenhouse gas emissions of automobiles could drop 80 percent by 2050

Greenhouse gas emissions of automobiles could drop 80 percent by 2050

A new National Research Council report finds that by the year 2050, the U.S. may be able to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent for light-duty vehicles, cars and small trucks via a combination of more efficient vehicles; the use of alternative fuels like biofuels, electricity, and hydrogen; and strong government policies to overcome high costs and influence consumer choices.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 22, 2013
Supercapacitors improving faster than batteries

Supercapacitors improving faster than batteries

Supercapacitors replace lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries replace nickel metal hydride and lead acid batteries. There are side stories of course. Some supercapacitors replace electrolytic capacitors and others create new applications. However, in this article, we concentrate on replacing lithium-ion batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 21, 2013
Where to store all that renewable energy? A puzzle for the future

Where to store all that renewable energy? A puzzle for the future

As we make the transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy sources, one fact that becomes clear is that while fossil fuels provided both an energy source and a storage medium in one, in the new world of renewables, these two functions will have to be provided separately.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 20, 2013
With a new electric taxi program, Rio de Janeiro enters zero emissions

With a new electric taxi program, Rio de Janeiro enters zero emissions

Beginning this month, the city of Rio de Janeiro enters the zero-emission mobility era with the launch of the electric taxi program, a partnership between the Rio de Janeiro City Government, NBA and Petrobras Distribuidora.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 19, 2013
Boeing provides details on 787 battery improvements

Boeing provides details on 787 battery improvements

Boeing announced that a comprehensive set of improvements that will add several layers of additional safety features to the lithium-ion batteries on 787 commercial jetliners are in production and could be ready for initial installation within the next few weeks.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 19, 2013
Scania and Siemens to develop electrically powered vehicles

Scania and Siemens to develop electrically powered vehicles

Scania and Siemens have entered into a partnership which involves the integration of Siemens technology to power vehicles with Scania's expertise in the electrification of powertrains in trucks and buses. The partnership means that Sweden may become the world's first country with electrically powered trucks and electrified roads for commercial use.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 11, 2013
GM to produce next-generation electric car in South Korea

GM to produce next-generation electric car in South Korea

General Motors will produce its next-generation electric cars in South Korea.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 9, 2013
Patented technology could reduce costs of Li-ion materials by 50%

Patented technology could reduce costs of Li-ion materials by 50%

Perfect Lithium is developing technology to boost the performance and drive down the cost of the lithium-ion materials that power consumer electronics, electric vehicles and industrial storage batteries by as much as 50%.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 8, 2013
First flight of electric powered sport aircraft SportStar EPOS

First flight of electric powered sport aircraft SportStar EPOS

Electric powered aircraft SportStar EPOS, made its first flight from the Kunovice airport in Czech Republic last month. After a short, ten-minute flight, it landed successfully and a second flight followed immediately afterwards. The total time when the aircraft was powered by an electric motor reached about 30 minutes reported light aircraft manufacturer Evektor in a recent announcement.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 4, 2013
World's first mass production of electric 3-wheelers

World's first mass production of electric 3-wheelers

Japanese startup Terra Motors has officially shown its three-wheeled electric tricycle prototype in Tokyo. It is designed to be affordable for emerging markets in large quantities.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 2, 2013
Marriage of technologies makes drivers greener

Marriage of technologies makes drivers greener

Following a slight modification of the old adage "If you can't beat them join them," a Simon Fraser University researcher says that if you marry plug-in electric vehicles with green technology, you have a winner.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 29, 2013
A federal class action lawsuit - filed against Maxwell Technologies

A federal class action lawsuit - filed against Maxwell Technologies

A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against Maxwell Technologies. The Briscoe Law Firm and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor are investigating additional legal claims against the officers and Board of Directors of Maxwell Technologies during the period of April 28, 2011 to March 7, 2013.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 27, 2013
ORNL research paves way for larger, safer lithium ion batteries

ORNL research paves way for larger, safer lithium ion batteries

Looking toward improved batteries for charging electric cars and storing energy from renewable but intermittent solar and wind, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed the first high-performance, nanostructured solid electrolyte for more energy-dense lithium ion batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 25, 2013
Greenhouse gas emissions of automobiles could drop 80 percent by 2050

Greenhouse gas emissions of automobiles could drop 80 percent by 2050

A new National Research Council report finds that by the year 2050, the U.S. may be able to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent for light-duty vehicles, cars and small trucks via a combination of more efficient vehicles; the use of alternative fuels like biofuels, electricity, and hydrogen; and strong government policies to overcome high costs and influence consumer choices.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 21, 2013
Where to store all that renewable energy? A puzzle for the future

Where to store all that renewable energy? A puzzle for the future

As we make the transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy sources, one fact that becomes clear is that while fossil fuels provided both an energy source and a storage medium in one, in the new world of renewables, these two functions will have to be provided separately.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 19, 2013
Boeing provides details on 787 battery improvements

Boeing provides details on 787 battery improvements

Boeing announced that a comprehensive set of improvements that will add several layers of additional safety features to the lithium-ion batteries on 787 commercial jetliners are in production and could be ready for initial installation within the next few weeks.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 10, 2013
A longer life for lithium-sulfur batteries

A longer life for lithium-sulfur batteries

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new design that increases the charge cycles of lithium-sulfur batteries by a factor of seven.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 8, 2013
Meidensha Corporation advances green energy management

Meidensha Corporation advances green energy management

Expansion into state of the art power component manufacture, notably supercapacitors targeted for energy density greater than that of lead acid and NiCd batteries but with much longer life, greater reliability and much greater power density together with wider temperature range.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 5, 2013
Panasonic to supply nickel metal hydride battery systems for Subaru

Panasonic to supply nickel metal hydride battery systems for Subaru

Panasonic Corporation has announced that it will supply nickel metal hydride battery systems for Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd's first-ever hybrid electric vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 3, 2013
Tesla Model S sales exceed target

Tesla Model S sales exceed target

Tesla Motors announced that sales of its Model S vehicle exceeded the target provided in the mid-February shareholder letter.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 1, 2013
Lithium-ion battery cell for stop-start/micro-hybrid vehicles

Lithium-ion battery cell for stop-start/micro-hybrid vehicles

Energy Innovation Group Ltd. (EIG) a South Korean manufacturer of large format lithium ion battery cell technology has developed an LTO cell targeting and enabling applications requiring high charge/discharge rates, long cycle life, and broad operating temperature range.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 28, 2013
DLR researchers unveil a new kind of range extender for electric cars

DLR researchers unveil a new kind of range extender for electric cars

Scientists at the German Aerospace Center, DLR have developed an entirely new kind of drive concept to extend the range of electrically powered vehicles. The free-piston linear generator is a combustion engine that generates electricity.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 26, 2013
Mini quadrocopters draw Star Trek logo in skies of London

Mini quadrocopters draw Star Trek logo in skies of London

As a harbinger for the Paramount film "Star Trek - Into Darkness", starting in May in Europe's cinemas, last night a swarm of 30 mini-helicopters equipped with the LED lights drew the Star Trek logo in the skies over London.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 22, 2013
Supercapacitors improving faster than batteries

Supercapacitors improving faster than batteries

Supercapacitors replace lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries replace nickel metal hydride and lead acid batteries. There are side stories of course. Some supercapacitors replace electrolytic capacitors and others create new applications. However, in this article, we concentrate on replacing lithium-ion batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 20, 2013
With a new electric taxi program, Rio de Janeiro enters zero emissions

With a new electric taxi program, Rio de Janeiro enters zero emissions

Beginning this month, the city of Rio de Janeiro enters the zero-emission mobility era with the launch of the electric taxi program, a partnership between the Rio de Janeiro City Government, NBA and Petrobras Distribuidora.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 19, 2013
Scania and Siemens to develop electrically powered vehicles

Scania and Siemens to develop electrically powered vehicles

Scania and Siemens have entered into a partnership which involves the integration of Siemens technology to power vehicles with Scania's expertise in the electrification of powertrains in trucks and buses. The partnership means that Sweden may become the world's first country with electrically powered trucks and electrified roads for commercial use.
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