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Electric Mobility Conference Ljubljana Second day

Electric Mobility Conference Ljubljana Second day

Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 28, 2011
International Electromobility Conference Ljubljana 27-28 Oct

International Electromobility Conference Ljubljana 27-28 Oct

Dr Peter Harrop provides an update on the International Electromobility Conference Ljubljana.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 28, 2011
Hybrid construction vehicle emissions to be analyzed

Hybrid construction vehicle emissions to be analyzed

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside's Center for Environmental Research and Technology have received a $2 million contract for a first-of-its-kind study of hybrid construction vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 27, 2011
How to make money out of electric vehicles

How to make money out of electric vehicles

Contrary to popular understanding, people have been making money out of electric vehicles for over 110 years. Unfortunately there have also been bankruptcies in the electric vehicle business in most of those years. The primary difference lies in market positioning not brilliant inventions, working long hours, automation of production, matching the size of your operation to the amount of business you can realistically gain - avoiding over and under-investment - and other aspects that come to mind. Those are sometimes important but always secondary. In market positioning, the two key factors are avoiding excessive competition, including rigged markets, and making what will be wanted in the years to come.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 26, 2011
Latest EV trends and dead ends

Latest EV trends and dead ends

Europe's largest electric vehicle show eCarTec, that has just taken place in Munich Germany, was an excellent place to see the latest trends and dead ends in electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 25, 2011
NoAE Innovations-Competition 2011

NoAE Innovations-Competition 2011

The Network of Automotive Excellence (NoAE) is going into its 5th year in 2011 with its cross-sector and transnational NoAE Innovations-Competition.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 25, 2011
World's most comprehensive charging infrastructure planned in UK?

World's most comprehensive charging infrastructure planned in UK?

The first privately funded UK nationwide network of electric charging points was recently unveiled by Chargemaster, who are due to announce plans to float the company early next year to help support the project.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 24, 2011
Industrial and commercial electric vehicles - the next decade

Industrial and commercial electric vehicles - the next decade

This article shares some of the research carried out in producing the new IDTechEx report, Industrial and Commercial Electric Vehicles - the Next Decade. Those selling components for electric vehicles and those wishing to make the vehicles themselves must seek where the majority of the money is spent and will be spent.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 21, 2011
Traps and hidden opportunities in the EV industry

Traps and hidden opportunities in the EV industry

Most manufacturers of EVs and their components are pursuing the obvious. The result is excessive competition and a considerable chance of failure.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 20, 2011
The green look for EV charging stations

The green look for EV charging stations

The network of electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations in Germany is still relatively sparse, but their number is growing rapidly. The majority of roadside charging points take the form of steel-clad pillars. A group of researchers has set out to develop an alternative design based on environmentally compatible materials.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 19, 2011
BYU-student-built electric car sets land speed record at Salt Flats

BYU-student-built electric car sets land speed record at Salt Flats

An electric car designed and built by Brigham Young University engineering students set a world land speed record for its weight class, averaging 155.8 mph over its two required qualifying runs, one of which was clocked at 175 mph.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 18, 2011
CPT developing 48 volt electric supercharger

CPT developing 48 volt electric supercharger

The low carbon vehicle specialist Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) is developing a 48 volt version of its electric supercharger based on its variable torque enhancement system known as VTES. The more powerful higher voltage variant will support moves by European vehicle manufacturers announced earlier this year to introduce 48 volt passenger vehicle power networks to help meet the requirement for lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 17, 2011
Auto manufacturers collaborate on harmonized EV fast charging solution

Auto manufacturers collaborate on harmonized EV fast charging solution

Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen have agreed to support a harmonized single-port fast charging approach for use on electric vehicles in Europe and the United States.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 14, 2011
Crash-safe battery protection for electric cars

Crash-safe battery protection for electric cars

Everyone is talking about electric drives, and the scientists from Fraunhofer are also working on them. Engineers have replaced a battery box for lithium-ion batteries with a lightweight component. Not only does the housing save weight and sustain no damage in an accident - for the first time ever, it can also be mass-produced.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 13, 2011
DoE awards $156 million for groundbreaking energy research projects

DoE awards $156 million for groundbreaking energy research projects

The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), announced 60 cutting-edge research projects aimed at dramatically improving how the U.S. produces and uses energy.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 12, 2011
Which EV motor type will win?

Which EV motor type will win?

In its new report, Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022, IDTechEx has examined 123 electric motor manufacturers making traction motors for pure electric and hybrid electric vehicles by land, water and air.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 11, 2011
World's first energy-storage membrane

World's first energy-storage membrane

Researchers from the NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative (NUSNNI) have developed the world's first energy-storage membrane, answering the need for cost-effective and environmentally friendly energy storage and delivery solutions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 10, 2011
Clean electric mobility for sustainable transport

Clean electric mobility for sustainable transport

This electric bus from Solaris is based on the 8.9 m Urbino family midibus and is silent and emission-free.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 7, 2011
PolyU wins industry's support to promote solar energy on the road

PolyU wins industry's support to promote solar energy on the road

With strong support from the industry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has garnered momentum to further promote the use of its award-winning Solar-powered Air-conditioning System for installation on different types of vehicles, which now include mini-bus, taxi, public light bus and truck.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 6, 2011
Electric vehicle motors: a business in turmoil

Electric vehicle motors: a business in turmoil

In this article we share some of our research for the new IDTechEx report, Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 28, 2011
International Electromobility Conference Ljubljana 27-28 Oct

International Electromobility Conference Ljubljana 27-28 Oct

Dr Peter Harrop provides an update on the International Electromobility Conference Ljubljana.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 27, 2011
How to make money out of electric vehicles

How to make money out of electric vehicles

Contrary to popular understanding, people have been making money out of electric vehicles for over 110 years. Unfortunately there have also been bankruptcies in the electric vehicle business in most of those years. The primary difference lies in market positioning not brilliant inventions, working long hours, automation of production, matching the size of your operation to the amount of business you can realistically gain - avoiding over and under-investment - and other aspects that come to mind. Those are sometimes important but always secondary. In market positioning, the two key factors are avoiding excessive competition, including rigged markets, and making what will be wanted in the years to come.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 25, 2011
NoAE Innovations-Competition 2011

NoAE Innovations-Competition 2011

The Network of Automotive Excellence (NoAE) is going into its 5th year in 2011 with its cross-sector and transnational NoAE Innovations-Competition.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 24, 2011
Industrial and commercial electric vehicles - the next decade

Industrial and commercial electric vehicles - the next decade

This article shares some of the research carried out in producing the new IDTechEx report, Industrial and Commercial Electric Vehicles - the Next Decade. Those selling components for electric vehicles and those wishing to make the vehicles themselves must seek where the majority of the money is spent and will be spent.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 20, 2011
The green look for EV charging stations

The green look for EV charging stations

The network of electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations in Germany is still relatively sparse, but their number is growing rapidly. The majority of roadside charging points take the form of steel-clad pillars. A group of researchers has set out to develop an alternative design based on environmentally compatible materials.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 18, 2011
CPT developing 48 volt electric supercharger

CPT developing 48 volt electric supercharger

The low carbon vehicle specialist Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) is developing a 48 volt version of its electric supercharger based on its variable torque enhancement system known as VTES. The more powerful higher voltage variant will support moves by European vehicle manufacturers announced earlier this year to introduce 48 volt passenger vehicle power networks to help meet the requirement for lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 14, 2011
Crash-safe battery protection for electric cars

Crash-safe battery protection for electric cars

Everyone is talking about electric drives, and the scientists from Fraunhofer are also working on them. Engineers have replaced a battery box for lithium-ion batteries with a lightweight component. Not only does the housing save weight and sustain no damage in an accident - for the first time ever, it can also be mass-produced.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 12, 2011
Which EV motor type will win?

Which EV motor type will win?

In its new report, Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022, IDTechEx has examined 123 electric motor manufacturers making traction motors for pure electric and hybrid electric vehicles by land, water and air.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 10, 2011
Clean electric mobility for sustainable transport

Clean electric mobility for sustainable transport

This electric bus from Solaris is based on the 8.9 m Urbino family midibus and is silent and emission-free.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 6, 2011
Electric vehicle motors: a business in turmoil

Electric vehicle motors: a business in turmoil

In this article we share some of our research for the new IDTechEx report, Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 28, 2011
Hybrid construction vehicle emissions to be analyzed

Hybrid construction vehicle emissions to be analyzed

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside's Center for Environmental Research and Technology have received a $2 million contract for a first-of-its-kind study of hybrid construction vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 26, 2011
Latest EV trends and dead ends

Latest EV trends and dead ends

Europe's largest electric vehicle show eCarTec, that has just taken place in Munich Germany, was an excellent place to see the latest trends and dead ends in electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 25, 2011
World's most comprehensive charging infrastructure planned in UK?

World's most comprehensive charging infrastructure planned in UK?

The first privately funded UK nationwide network of electric charging points was recently unveiled by Chargemaster, who are due to announce plans to float the company early next year to help support the project.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 21, 2011
Traps and hidden opportunities in the EV industry

Traps and hidden opportunities in the EV industry

Most manufacturers of EVs and their components are pursuing the obvious. The result is excessive competition and a considerable chance of failure.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 19, 2011
BYU-student-built electric car sets land speed record at Salt Flats

BYU-student-built electric car sets land speed record at Salt Flats

An electric car designed and built by Brigham Young University engineering students set a world land speed record for its weight class, averaging 155.8 mph over its two required qualifying runs, one of which was clocked at 175 mph.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 17, 2011
Auto manufacturers collaborate on harmonized EV fast charging solution

Auto manufacturers collaborate on harmonized EV fast charging solution

Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen have agreed to support a harmonized single-port fast charging approach for use on electric vehicles in Europe and the United States.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 13, 2011
DoE awards $156 million for groundbreaking energy research projects

DoE awards $156 million for groundbreaking energy research projects

The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), announced 60 cutting-edge research projects aimed at dramatically improving how the U.S. produces and uses energy.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 11, 2011
World's first energy-storage membrane

World's first energy-storage membrane

Researchers from the NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative (NUSNNI) have developed the world's first energy-storage membrane, answering the need for cost-effective and environmentally friendly energy storage and delivery solutions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 7, 2011
PolyU wins industry's support to promote solar energy on the road

PolyU wins industry's support to promote solar energy on the road

With strong support from the industry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has garnered momentum to further promote the use of its award-winning Solar-powered Air-conditioning System for installation on different types of vehicles, which now include mini-bus, taxi, public light bus and truck.
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