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How hybrids will transmute into pure EVs - The REEV

How hybrids will transmute into pure EVs - The REEV

Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 29, 2010
New electric aircraft engines

New electric aircraft engines

Gas-powered engines could be used during takeoffs, when aircraft use the most energy, while battery-powered motors could power the aircraft while it is cruising or landing.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 28, 2010
IDTechEx report back from the EV 2010 VE conference on EV's

IDTechEx report back from the EV 2010 VE conference on EV's

IDTechEx technology analyst Harry Zervos attended and presented at the EV2010 VE conference on electric vehicles, organized by EMC-MEC, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of electric mobility as a solution to the energy and environmental issues in Canada.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 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. This region of the world purchases about 56% of the global market value of electric vehicles for land, sea and air and it will still be doing that in ten years time. For Western companies to take this huge opportunity seriously they first need to slay six myths.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 24, 2010
Nothing's faster than this speeding bullet

Nothing's faster than this speeding bullet

The Ohio State Buckeye Bullet team successfully claimed another international record.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 23, 2010
Chip Yates electric superbike

Chip Yates electric superbike

Orange County Race Team Unveil World's Most Powerful and Technically Advanced Electric Roadracing Motorcycle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2010
New Hyundai BlueOn pure electric car

New Hyundai BlueOn pure electric car

The government hopes that by 2020, 20 per cent of passenger cars in South Korea will be solely electric. Subsidies and tax incentives to promote sales of electric vehicles will be offered once the vehicles begin rolling off production lines.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2010
Closer look on the 2nd German stimulus package & 1st model region

Closer look on the 2nd German stimulus package & 1st model region

With joint efforts the federal government and the German economy is going to develop Germany into an international driving market for e-mobility. The objective is to have one million electric vehicles and a further 500,000 fuel cell powered vehicles operating on Germany's roads by 2020. Germany is also strong in electric aircraft such as PC-Aero and in industrial EVs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 17, 2010
Progress in Japan - part four

Progress in Japan - part four

Although Mitsubishi hybrid forklifts and other new electric heavy industrial vehicles get little publicity and deserves much more, the remarkable sales success of its iMEV pure electric car, priced head to head with the impending Nissan Leaf, is gaining great attention.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 16, 2010
Progress in Japan - part three

Progress in Japan - part three

Like Toyota and Fiat, Nissan is one of the few automotive companies with a range of industrial vehicles that can also leverage advances in electrification.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 15, 2010
Charging ahead: NC State provides free charging station for EVs

Charging ahead: NC State provides free charging station for EVs

Demonstrating its role as an area leader in promoting new technologies, North Carolina State University has installed the first Level 2 charging station for electric vehicles in Raleigh. The station is available free for public use, though those who use the station will be asked to sign a log book to help researchers collect user data.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 15, 2010
Progress in Japan - part two

Progress in Japan - part two

At the other extreme from the Tesla performance sports car being approved for sale in Japan, following bamboo bikes and taxis; we have a bamboo electric car.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 14, 2010
Progress in Japan - part one

Progress in Japan - part one

The Japanese postal service plans on 21,000 electric vehicles. Japan Post has been testing the vehicles since 2009 to evaluate their cost and performance.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 13, 2010
Global progress with electric taxis

Global progress with electric taxis

Taxis are an excellent proving ground for electric vehicle technologies because they are professionally managed, intensively used, standardised in fleets and can have depots dedicated to their needs. That is why they are being used to trial fuel cells and/or lithium ion batteries in, China, Japan, the USA, the UK and elsewhere. Battery swapping is more feasible with standardised, centrally managed taxis than with the confusion of design and management of electric cars.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 10, 2010
Saft introduces Li-ion battery technology

Saft introduces Li-ion battery technology

Saft, the world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech industrial batteries, is due to introduce its advanced Li-ion (lithium-ion) battery technology that offers interesting new possibilities for the creation of highly efficient and cost-effective marine propulsion and auxiliary systems.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 9, 2010
Fear of electric vehicle grid crash

Fear of electric vehicle grid crash

There is great interest in planned supergrids controlling the time they charge electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 8, 2010
American-made vehicles that don't need gas...or a bail out?

American-made vehicles that don't need gas...or a bail out?

Cruise Car has recently introduced a new line of solar electric Low Speed Vehicles (LSV) that not only provide an alternative mode of transportation requiring no gas to operate, but are engineered and manufactured in the United States utilizing up to 45 - 50% of recycled or certified remanufactured parts and materials, all covered by a new vehicle warranty.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 7, 2010
Electromagnetic suspension

Electromagnetic suspension

A paper just publishes in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology proposes electromagnetic active suspension system providing additional stability and manoeuvrability by performing active roll and pitch control during cornering and braking and eliminating road irregularities.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 6, 2010
Toyota targets India

Toyota targets India

Following poor sales of the world's best selling hybrid electric car the Prius in China, Toyota the world's largest carmaker, wants its first compact car in India, Etios, to be a segment leader in India's huge compact car market, says Sandeep Singh, deputy managing director (marketing) at Toyota Kirloskar Motor.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 3, 2010
The exit from China

The exit from China

2010 is turning out to be the year of the great exodus from China.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 29, 2010
New electric aircraft engines

New electric aircraft engines

Gas-powered engines could be used during takeoffs, when aircraft use the most energy, while battery-powered motors could power the aircraft while it is cruising or landing.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 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. This region of the world purchases about 56% of the global market value of electric vehicles for land, sea and air and it will still be doing that in ten years time. For Western companies to take this huge opportunity seriously they first need to slay six myths.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 23, 2010
Chip Yates electric superbike

Chip Yates electric superbike

Orange County Race Team Unveil World's Most Powerful and Technically Advanced Electric Roadracing Motorcycle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2010
Closer look on the 2nd German stimulus package & 1st model region

Closer look on the 2nd German stimulus package & 1st model region

With joint efforts the federal government and the German economy is going to develop Germany into an international driving market for e-mobility. The objective is to have one million electric vehicles and a further 500,000 fuel cell powered vehicles operating on Germany's roads by 2020. Germany is also strong in electric aircraft such as PC-Aero and in industrial EVs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 16, 2010
Progress in Japan - part three

Progress in Japan - part three

Like Toyota and Fiat, Nissan is one of the few automotive companies with a range of industrial vehicles that can also leverage advances in electrification.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 15, 2010
Progress in Japan - part two

Progress in Japan - part two

At the other extreme from the Tesla performance sports car being approved for sale in Japan, following bamboo bikes and taxis; we have a bamboo electric car.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 13, 2010
Global progress with electric taxis

Global progress with electric taxis

Taxis are an excellent proving ground for electric vehicle technologies because they are professionally managed, intensively used, standardised in fleets and can have depots dedicated to their needs. That is why they are being used to trial fuel cells and/or lithium ion batteries in, China, Japan, the USA, the UK and elsewhere. Battery swapping is more feasible with standardised, centrally managed taxis than with the confusion of design and management of electric cars.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 9, 2010
Fear of electric vehicle grid crash

Fear of electric vehicle grid crash

There is great interest in planned supergrids controlling the time they charge electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 7, 2010
Electromagnetic suspension

Electromagnetic suspension

A paper just publishes in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology proposes electromagnetic active suspension system providing additional stability and manoeuvrability by performing active roll and pitch control during cornering and braking and eliminating road irregularities.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 3, 2010
The exit from China

The exit from China

2010 is turning out to be the year of the great exodus from China.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 28, 2010
IDTechEx report back from the EV 2010 VE conference on EV's

IDTechEx report back from the EV 2010 VE conference on EV's

IDTechEx technology analyst Harry Zervos attended and presented at the EV2010 VE conference on electric vehicles, organized by EMC-MEC, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of electric mobility as a solution to the energy and environmental issues in Canada.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 24, 2010
Nothing's faster than this speeding bullet

Nothing's faster than this speeding bullet

The Ohio State Buckeye Bullet team successfully claimed another international record.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2010
New Hyundai BlueOn pure electric car

New Hyundai BlueOn pure electric car

The government hopes that by 2020, 20 per cent of passenger cars in South Korea will be solely electric. Subsidies and tax incentives to promote sales of electric vehicles will be offered once the vehicles begin rolling off production lines.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 17, 2010
Progress in Japan - part four

Progress in Japan - part four

Although Mitsubishi hybrid forklifts and other new electric heavy industrial vehicles get little publicity and deserves much more, the remarkable sales success of its iMEV pure electric car, priced head to head with the impending Nissan Leaf, is gaining great attention.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 15, 2010
Charging ahead: NC State provides free charging station for EVs

Charging ahead: NC State provides free charging station for EVs

Demonstrating its role as an area leader in promoting new technologies, North Carolina State University has installed the first Level 2 charging station for electric vehicles in Raleigh. The station is available free for public use, though those who use the station will be asked to sign a log book to help researchers collect user data.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 14, 2010
Progress in Japan - part one

Progress in Japan - part one

The Japanese postal service plans on 21,000 electric vehicles. Japan Post has been testing the vehicles since 2009 to evaluate their cost and performance.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 10, 2010
Saft introduces Li-ion battery technology

Saft introduces Li-ion battery technology

Saft, the world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech industrial batteries, is due to introduce its advanced Li-ion (lithium-ion) battery technology that offers interesting new possibilities for the creation of highly efficient and cost-effective marine propulsion and auxiliary systems.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 8, 2010
American-made vehicles that don't need gas...or a bail out?

American-made vehicles that don't need gas...or a bail out?

Cruise Car has recently introduced a new line of solar electric Low Speed Vehicles (LSV) that not only provide an alternative mode of transportation requiring no gas to operate, but are engineered and manufactured in the United States utilizing up to 45 - 50% of recycled or certified remanufactured parts and materials, all covered by a new vehicle warranty.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 6, 2010
Toyota targets India

Toyota targets India

Following poor sales of the world's best selling hybrid electric car the Prius in China, Toyota the world's largest carmaker, wants its first compact car in India, Etios, to be a segment leader in India's huge compact car market, says Sandeep Singh, deputy managing director (marketing) at Toyota Kirloskar Motor.
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