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Lithium polymer traction on and under the water

Lithium polymer traction on and under the water

Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 29, 2010
Zinc air batteries

Zinc air batteries

Many companies are now developing zinc air batteries and fuel cells and some actually have them in production. Most hope to make traction batteries this way sooner or later.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 28, 2010
Micro Hybrids

Micro Hybrids

The term micro hybrid is not familiar to the general public but a high proportion of next year's cars will be micro hybrids.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 27, 2010
Think attracts Japanese investment

Think attracts Japanese investment

This month, Japanese manufacturer Itochu has made an initial $5m investment in Think, expanding their partnership to market and distribute the Think City model and drive system in Asia.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 26, 2010
Toshiba lithium titanate batteries gain share

Toshiba lithium titanate batteries gain share

Major electronics manufacturer Toshiba has partnered with Mitsubishi Motors to develop the "super-charge ion battery," SCiB rechargeable lithium-ion battery for electric vehicles which can charge to 90% capacity in 5 minutes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 23, 2010
Germany catching up in electric vehicles

Germany catching up in electric vehicles

Germany is the strongest trading nation in Europe with the broadest and deepest automotive activity. However, the strategy of the German government and its automotive industry has been deeply flawed.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 22, 2010
Charging EVs from bumps in the road - Part two

Charging EVs from bumps in the road - Part two

In our article More Power from Bumps in the Road we described work at MIT on energy harvesting shock absorbers where one such device on a truck can generate as much as one kilowatt electrodynamically.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 21, 2010
Electric vehicles in Taiwan - Kymco and Pihsiang

Electric vehicles in Taiwan - Kymco and Pihsiang

70% of the world's mobility scooters for the disabled - three and four wheel sit-on vehicles - are made in China by about 30 companies.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 20, 2010
Charging infrastructure urgently needed

Charging infrastructure urgently needed

Over 100 manufacturers now offer pure electric on-road cars yet their combined sales remain much less than one company, Ingersoll Rand, achieves with pure electric golf cars. The main problem is that there is almost nowhere to plug them in.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2010
Report on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Event

Report on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Event

Dr Peter Harrop reports back on the Hybrid and Electric Vehicles conference - Powertrain development, technology and trends
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2010
Military Electric Vehicles - part five - unmanned

Military Electric Vehicles - part five - unmanned

Underwater electric vehicles, both tethered and autonomous are often used for both civil and military use.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2010
Electric Vehicles but not as we know them

Electric Vehicles but not as we know them

The increasing variety of applications of electric vehicle technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2010
Military Electric Vehicles -part four - pure electric

Military Electric Vehicles -part four - pure electric

The US Military is in the market for regular electric vehicles both as air base ground Support Equipment GSE that tows aircraft and fetches and carries to them and for general runabouts at military bases.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 15, 2010
Military Electric Vehicles - part three - Global hybrid activity

Military Electric Vehicles - part three - Global hybrid activity

Hybrid and pure electric military vehicles are being rapidly developed and deployed around the world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 15, 2010
Pure electric manned aircraft: Ukraine, Europe

Pure electric manned aircraft: Ukraine, Europe

In previous articles in EVR we have described the new electric stunt plane from EADS in France and the production pure electric sport plane from in China. Here we wind the clock back a little to show how the early work on pure electric aircraft is spawning many other very different aircraft, a common factor being the use of lightweight lithium polymer batteries that need no metal enclosure.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 14, 2010
Military electric vehicles: US hybrids - part two

Military electric vehicles: US hybrids - part two

Hybrid electric drive systems employ energy storage through high energy and power density batteries to supply vehicle systems and support the main engine at peak operation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 13, 2010
Military Electric Vehicles: An introduction - part one

Military Electric Vehicles: An introduction - part one

The effects of climate policies will require new fuels and energy systems. Ignoring these trends will make us less secure; leading the way can make us more secure. The challenges inherent in this suite of issues may be daunting, particularly at a time of economic crisis. Still, our experience informs us there is good reason for viewing this moment in history as an opportunity.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 12, 2010
Remy traction motors - $60.2 Million Grant

Remy traction motors - $60.2 Million Grant

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officials recently visited the international headquarters of Remy International to meet with company officials and finalize a $60.2 million grant allowing Remy to accelerate standardization and commercialization of their award-winning Remy HVH electric motor technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 9, 2010
Huge sales opportunities for EVs and their components into East Asia

Huge sales opportunities for EVs and their components into East Asia

Those seeking to create multibillion dollar businesses in electric vehicles, their components, intellectual property and services should look at the world's largest market - East Asia.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 8, 2010
SolarPrint enters into solar technology deal with Fiat

SolarPrint enters into solar technology deal with Fiat

R&D consortium plans to develop the next generation of solar technology to cover the surface of electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 29, 2010
Zinc air batteries

Zinc air batteries

Many companies are now developing zinc air batteries and fuel cells and some actually have them in production. Most hope to make traction batteries this way sooner or later.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 27, 2010
Think attracts Japanese investment

Think attracts Japanese investment

This month, Japanese manufacturer Itochu has made an initial $5m investment in Think, expanding their partnership to market and distribute the Think City model and drive system in Asia.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 23, 2010
Germany catching up in electric vehicles

Germany catching up in electric vehicles

Germany is the strongest trading nation in Europe with the broadest and deepest automotive activity. However, the strategy of the German government and its automotive industry has been deeply flawed.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 21, 2010
Electric vehicles in Taiwan - Kymco and Pihsiang

Electric vehicles in Taiwan - Kymco and Pihsiang

70% of the world's mobility scooters for the disabled - three and four wheel sit-on vehicles - are made in China by about 30 companies.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2010
Report on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Event

Report on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Event

Dr Peter Harrop reports back on the Hybrid and Electric Vehicles conference - Powertrain development, technology and trends
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2010
Electric Vehicles but not as we know them

Electric Vehicles but not as we know them

The increasing variety of applications of electric vehicle technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 15, 2010
Military Electric Vehicles - part three - Global hybrid activity

Military Electric Vehicles - part three - Global hybrid activity

Hybrid and pure electric military vehicles are being rapidly developed and deployed around the world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 14, 2010
Military electric vehicles: US hybrids - part two

Military electric vehicles: US hybrids - part two

Hybrid electric drive systems employ energy storage through high energy and power density batteries to supply vehicle systems and support the main engine at peak operation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 12, 2010
Remy traction motors - $60.2 Million Grant

Remy traction motors - $60.2 Million Grant

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officials recently visited the international headquarters of Remy International to meet with company officials and finalize a $60.2 million grant allowing Remy to accelerate standardization and commercialization of their award-winning Remy HVH electric motor technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 8, 2010
SolarPrint enters into solar technology deal with Fiat

SolarPrint enters into solar technology deal with Fiat

R&D consortium plans to develop the next generation of solar technology to cover the surface of electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 28, 2010
Micro Hybrids

Micro Hybrids

The term micro hybrid is not familiar to the general public but a high proportion of next year's cars will be micro hybrids.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 26, 2010
Toshiba lithium titanate batteries gain share

Toshiba lithium titanate batteries gain share

Major electronics manufacturer Toshiba has partnered with Mitsubishi Motors to develop the "super-charge ion battery," SCiB rechargeable lithium-ion battery for electric vehicles which can charge to 90% capacity in 5 minutes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 22, 2010
Charging EVs from bumps in the road - Part two

Charging EVs from bumps in the road - Part two

In our article More Power from Bumps in the Road we described work at MIT on energy harvesting shock absorbers where one such device on a truck can generate as much as one kilowatt electrodynamically.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 20, 2010
Charging infrastructure urgently needed

Charging infrastructure urgently needed

Over 100 manufacturers now offer pure electric on-road cars yet their combined sales remain much less than one company, Ingersoll Rand, achieves with pure electric golf cars. The main problem is that there is almost nowhere to plug them in.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2010
Military Electric Vehicles - part five - unmanned

Military Electric Vehicles - part five - unmanned

Underwater electric vehicles, both tethered and autonomous are often used for both civil and military use.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2010
Military Electric Vehicles -part four - pure electric

Military Electric Vehicles -part four - pure electric

The US Military is in the market for regular electric vehicles both as air base ground Support Equipment GSE that tows aircraft and fetches and carries to them and for general runabouts at military bases.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 15, 2010
Pure electric manned aircraft: Ukraine, Europe

Pure electric manned aircraft: Ukraine, Europe

In previous articles in EVR we have described the new electric stunt plane from EADS in France and the production pure electric sport plane from in China. Here we wind the clock back a little to show how the early work on pure electric aircraft is spawning many other very different aircraft, a common factor being the use of lightweight lithium polymer batteries that need no metal enclosure.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 13, 2010
Military Electric Vehicles: An introduction - part one

Military Electric Vehicles: An introduction - part one

The effects of climate policies will require new fuels and energy systems. Ignoring these trends will make us less secure; leading the way can make us more secure. The challenges inherent in this suite of issues may be daunting, particularly at a time of economic crisis. Still, our experience informs us there is good reason for viewing this moment in history as an opportunity.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 9, 2010
Huge sales opportunities for EVs and their components into East Asia

Huge sales opportunities for EVs and their components into East Asia

Those seeking to create multibillion dollar businesses in electric vehicles, their components, intellectual property and services should look at the world's largest market - East Asia.
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