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Wireless electric trams begin full operations

Wireless electric trams begin full operations

Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 29, 2011
Low-cost charging in under 30 minutes

Low-cost charging in under 30 minutes

Nissan North America will bring an innovative, low-cost DC quick charger for electric cars to the U.S. market. The DC quick charger is being launched as part of a global collaboration with Sumitomo Corporation, with the first installations planned for early 2012.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 28, 2011
Polymer lithium sulphur EV battery

Polymer lithium sulphur EV battery

The world's 1st commercial pure electric vehicle battery system powered by OXIS's Polymer Lithium Sulphur chemistry and technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 25, 2011
Smith Electric to build Newton Truck in New York State

Smith Electric to build Newton Truck in New York State

Smith Electric Vehicles will expand its U.S. operations by adding a manufacturing facility in New York State, creating up to 100 new direct local jobs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 24, 2011
Plug Power and Air Liquide subsidiary form JV to provide fuel cells

Plug Power and Air Liquide subsidiary form JV to provide fuel cells

Fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power plans to join forces with Axane, an Air Liquide subsidiary, to create a joint venture to meet growing demand for GenDrive fuel cell products across the European material handling market.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 23, 2011
FDK, Asahi Kasei join in li-ion capacitor JV

FDK, Asahi Kasei join in li-ion capacitor JV

FDK and Asahi Kasei today concluded a basic agreement to establish a joint-venture company for the combined operation of a lithium ion capacitor (LIC) business.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 22, 2011
Would you buy a retro EV?

Would you buy a retro EV?

This year has seen a new phenomenon in on-road electric vehicles - many models of retro scooter.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 21, 2011
Visit to Polaris Industries Minnesota

Visit to Polaris Industries Minnesota

Electric Vehicles Research invests heavily to seek out new insights into the EV industry. In recent weeks that has taken us to Switzerland, Germany and Slovenia. In Switzerland we reported on Swissauto, the latest acquisition of Polaris Industries the $2 billion leader in off road vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 18, 2011
Company selection for consumer-focused smart grid offering

Company selection for consumer-focused smart grid offering

Pecan Street Inc. recently announced the companies that will join it in creating a consumer-focused smart grid built around home applications and consumer electronics.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 17, 2011
Levant Power harvesting dampers: rapid advances

Levant Power harvesting dampers: rapid advances

As part of the highly successful IDTechEx event "Energy Harvesting USA" this week in Boston, there has been a visit to the MIT spinoff Levant Power which has made remarkable progress in only two years.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 17, 2011
Aircraft e-Genius from IFB wins two highly endowed awards

Aircraft e-Genius from IFB wins two highly endowed awards

The electric aircraft e-Genius, which was developed at Institut für Flugzeugbau (IFB) of University of Stuttgart, won no fewer than two awards at the Green Flight Challenge 2011.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 16, 2011
The death of lead acid batteries

The death of lead acid batteries

In historical terms, the death of the flint tool, cooking by dung and other bygone technologies occurred very rapidly. This was because several factors conspired to bring in the better alternative and this created a multiplier effect. So it is with lead acid batteries. To this huge industry and the magazines that write about it, there is a long term, if unspectacular, future for the lead acid battery in vehicles - the main use.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 15, 2011
Solar hybrid supertanker saves $60 million per year on fuel

Solar hybrid supertanker saves $60 million per year on fuel

Sauter Carbon Offset Design presents Deliverance, a DynaWing solar hybrid supertanker that qualifies as the largest and by far the greenest post panamax vessel to be built and as such the most economical form of crude oil transport to and from any part of the globe.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 14, 2011
Hydro-Québec and Technifin form partnership to license LTO

Hydro-Québec and Technifin form partnership to license LTO

Hydro-Québec and Technifin have entered into an intellectual property collaboration agreement relating to the licensing of their respective intellectual property in lithium titanate spinel oxide (LTO) technologies, notably for lithium-ion battery applications.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 11, 2011
Israel's leading e-scooter manufacturer builds on success

Israel's leading e-scooter manufacturer builds on success

Kooper International, which was founded back in 2008 and based in Tel Aviv, Israel, manufactures premium e-Scooters (e-Rollers, e-Steps) for local and international markets. The company develops high-end zero emission, environmentally-friendly, accessible and affordable, high-performance and lightweight urban electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 10, 2011
Pilot project kicks off with Audi A1 e-tron

Pilot project kicks off with Audi A1 e-tron

A German project recently launched 20 units of the Audi A1 e-tron on the roads of a Munich pilot region. Audi, E.ON, the public utility Stadtwerke München and Technische Universität München (TUM) are project partners in this fleet trial. E.ON and SWM are in charge of expanding and maintaining the charging infrastructure in the Munich metropolitan area.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 9, 2011
Bladon Jets wins second technology strategy board award

Bladon Jets wins second technology strategy board award

A consortium led by micro gas turbine company Bladon Jets has been awarded funding from the Technology Strategy Board to continue its development of an Ultra Lightweight Range Extender (ULRE) for next generation electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 8, 2011
New EV technology starting at the heavy end

New EV technology starting at the heavy end

Electric vehicles larger than cars include many boats, trucks, buses and other industrial and commercial vehicles, manned and unmanned aircraft and military vehicles for the field of combat and supply lines, even tugs for aircraft. Some electric vehicles are the size of a car but pack a much bigger punch.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 7, 2011
Nodding wind harvester gets EV orders

Nodding wind harvester gets EV orders

Bernd Wittich has filed Provisional Patent Application Number 61/537,301 with Claire R Doane for a nodding wind harvester and gained a first order for its use on an electric vehicle charging station.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 4, 2011
Progress of low carbon project in Slovenia

Progress of low carbon project in Slovenia

The Centre of Excellence for Low-Carbon Technologies collaborates on the following, having commenced in 2009 with nearly Euros 10 million in funding to 2013.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 29, 2011
Low-cost charging in under 30 minutes

Low-cost charging in under 30 minutes

Nissan North America will bring an innovative, low-cost DC quick charger for electric cars to the U.S. market. The DC quick charger is being launched as part of a global collaboration with Sumitomo Corporation, with the first installations planned for early 2012.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 25, 2011
Smith Electric to build Newton Truck in New York State

Smith Electric to build Newton Truck in New York State

Smith Electric Vehicles will expand its U.S. operations by adding a manufacturing facility in New York State, creating up to 100 new direct local jobs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 23, 2011
FDK, Asahi Kasei join in li-ion capacitor JV

FDK, Asahi Kasei join in li-ion capacitor JV

FDK and Asahi Kasei today concluded a basic agreement to establish a joint-venture company for the combined operation of a lithium ion capacitor (LIC) business.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 21, 2011
Visit to Polaris Industries Minnesota

Visit to Polaris Industries Minnesota

Electric Vehicles Research invests heavily to seek out new insights into the EV industry. In recent weeks that has taken us to Switzerland, Germany and Slovenia. In Switzerland we reported on Swissauto, the latest acquisition of Polaris Industries the $2 billion leader in off road vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 17, 2011
Levant Power harvesting dampers: rapid advances

Levant Power harvesting dampers: rapid advances

As part of the highly successful IDTechEx event "Energy Harvesting USA" this week in Boston, there has been a visit to the MIT spinoff Levant Power which has made remarkable progress in only two years.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 16, 2011
The death of lead acid batteries

The death of lead acid batteries

In historical terms, the death of the flint tool, cooking by dung and other bygone technologies occurred very rapidly. This was because several factors conspired to bring in the better alternative and this created a multiplier effect. So it is with lead acid batteries. To this huge industry and the magazines that write about it, there is a long term, if unspectacular, future for the lead acid battery in vehicles - the main use.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 14, 2011
Hydro-Québec and Technifin form partnership to license LTO

Hydro-Québec and Technifin form partnership to license LTO

Hydro-Québec and Technifin have entered into an intellectual property collaboration agreement relating to the licensing of their respective intellectual property in lithium titanate spinel oxide (LTO) technologies, notably for lithium-ion battery applications.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 10, 2011
Pilot project kicks off with Audi A1 e-tron

Pilot project kicks off with Audi A1 e-tron

A German project recently launched 20 units of the Audi A1 e-tron on the roads of a Munich pilot region. Audi, E.ON, the public utility Stadtwerke München and Technische Universität München (TUM) are project partners in this fleet trial. E.ON and SWM are in charge of expanding and maintaining the charging infrastructure in the Munich metropolitan area.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 8, 2011
New EV technology starting at the heavy end

New EV technology starting at the heavy end

Electric vehicles larger than cars include many boats, trucks, buses and other industrial and commercial vehicles, manned and unmanned aircraft and military vehicles for the field of combat and supply lines, even tugs for aircraft. Some electric vehicles are the size of a car but pack a much bigger punch.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 4, 2011
Progress of low carbon project in Slovenia

Progress of low carbon project in Slovenia

The Centre of Excellence for Low-Carbon Technologies collaborates on the following, having commenced in 2009 with nearly Euros 10 million in funding to 2013.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 28, 2011
Polymer lithium sulphur EV battery

Polymer lithium sulphur EV battery

The world's 1st commercial pure electric vehicle battery system powered by OXIS's Polymer Lithium Sulphur chemistry and technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 24, 2011
Plug Power and Air Liquide subsidiary form JV to provide fuel cells

Plug Power and Air Liquide subsidiary form JV to provide fuel cells

Fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power plans to join forces with Axane, an Air Liquide subsidiary, to create a joint venture to meet growing demand for GenDrive fuel cell products across the European material handling market.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 22, 2011
Would you buy a retro EV?

Would you buy a retro EV?

This year has seen a new phenomenon in on-road electric vehicles - many models of retro scooter.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 18, 2011
Company selection for consumer-focused smart grid offering

Company selection for consumer-focused smart grid offering

Pecan Street Inc. recently announced the companies that will join it in creating a consumer-focused smart grid built around home applications and consumer electronics.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 17, 2011
Aircraft e-Genius from IFB wins two highly endowed awards

Aircraft e-Genius from IFB wins two highly endowed awards

The electric aircraft e-Genius, which was developed at Institut für Flugzeugbau (IFB) of University of Stuttgart, won no fewer than two awards at the Green Flight Challenge 2011.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 15, 2011
Solar hybrid supertanker saves $60 million per year on fuel

Solar hybrid supertanker saves $60 million per year on fuel

Sauter Carbon Offset Design presents Deliverance, a DynaWing solar hybrid supertanker that qualifies as the largest and by far the greenest post panamax vessel to be built and as such the most economical form of crude oil transport to and from any part of the globe.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 11, 2011
Israel's leading e-scooter manufacturer builds on success

Israel's leading e-scooter manufacturer builds on success

Kooper International, which was founded back in 2008 and based in Tel Aviv, Israel, manufactures premium e-Scooters (e-Rollers, e-Steps) for local and international markets. The company develops high-end zero emission, environmentally-friendly, accessible and affordable, high-performance and lightweight urban electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 9, 2011
Bladon Jets wins second technology strategy board award

Bladon Jets wins second technology strategy board award

A consortium led by micro gas turbine company Bladon Jets has been awarded funding from the Technology Strategy Board to continue its development of an Ultra Lightweight Range Extender (ULRE) for next generation electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 7, 2011
Nodding wind harvester gets EV orders

Nodding wind harvester gets EV orders

Bernd Wittich has filed Provisional Patent Application Number 61/537,301 with Claire R Doane for a nodding wind harvester and gained a first order for its use on an electric vehicle charging station.
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