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Top invention for 2011 holds promise for 500 mile range for EVs

Top invention for 2011 holds promise for 500 mile range for EVs

Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 29, 2011
Solar Impulse Project gains new sponsor

Solar Impulse Project gains new sponsor

SunPower Corp has announced that the company is providing solar cells to the Solar Impulse project.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 28, 2011
RUSNANO partner to make batteries

RUSNANO partner to make batteries

At first glance, Liotech's $413 million Siberian factory that plans to churn out a million batteries a year appears to be a showcase of Russian industry, innovation and expertise.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 27, 2011
Future Australian trucking: silent and green

Future Australian trucking: silent and green

RMIT University researchers have developed Australia's first hydrogen fuel cell truck, demonstrating how vehicle design and new sustainable technologies can make freight transport clean, green and silent.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 26, 2011
Industrial e-concept vehicles from Nissan

Industrial e-concept vehicles from Nissan

From July 2011, Nissan began efforts to widen the EV range into the LCV sector, with the launch of global proving tests for the NV200 based EV.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 23, 2011
Electric car unplugged - Daimler to test inductive charging

Electric car unplugged - Daimler to test inductive charging

Charging electric cars without an electric cable - how does that work? Daimler AG is about to test inductive charging for the first time on a vehicle in everyday use in the form of a technically modified Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 22, 2011
DOE awards over $7 million to advance hydrogen storage technologies

DOE awards over $7 million to advance hydrogen storage technologies

Energy department awards more than $7 mllion for inovative hydrogen storage technologies in fuel cell electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 21, 2011
Valeo acquires electric supercharger technology

Valeo acquires electric supercharger technology

As part of its strategy of developing solutions to reduce CO2 emissions, Valeo has acquired the Variable Torque Enhancement System (VTES) business of British automotive technology development company Controlled Power Technologies (CPT).
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 20, 2011
Charging infrastructure for EVs - Bosch and Mennekes sign agreement

Charging infrastructure for EVs - Bosch and Mennekes sign agreement

Bosch Software Innovations GmbH and Mennekes Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co KG have signed an agreement sealing their cooperation on charging infrastructure systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 19, 2011
U.S. Marines add all-electric trucks to fleet

U.S. Marines add all-electric trucks to fleet

The United States Marine Corps recently purchased two all-electric Smith Newton trucks, the first military organization to order Smith Newtons off the Government Services Administration Coast training facility, and home of the First Marine Expeditionary Force.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 16, 2011
Distinguishing good from bad Li-ion battery suppliers

Distinguishing good from bad Li-ion battery suppliers

It is now urgent for the good manufacturers of lithium-ion traction batteries and their systems in electric vehicles to be distinguished from those encountering problems.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 15, 2011
Charging emphasis turns more to contactless

Charging emphasis turns more to contactless

It always was strange that nearly all of the focus for charging on-road and off-road vehicles has been on the awkward concept of a plug when we all have contactless electric toothbrushes and widespread contactless charging of laptops and mobile phones is being planned under global standards.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 14, 2011
BAE Systems delivers hydrogen fuel cell bus for Sunline Transit

BAE Systems delivers hydrogen fuel cell bus for Sunline Transit

BAE Systems has delivered a zero-emissions bus for SunLine Transit, a Southern California regional transit agency, this week.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 13, 2011
Plug Power announces JV to meet growing fuel cell demand

Plug Power announces JV to meet growing fuel cell demand

Plug Power Inc. recently announced its intent to join forces with Axane, an Air Liquide subsidiary, to create a joint venture in order to meet growing demand for GenDrive® fuel cell products across the European material handling market.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 12, 2011
A*STAR's experimental power grid centre

A*STAR's experimental power grid centre

The Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC), one of the largest experimental power grid facilities in the world was officially opened in Singapore last month, by Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 12, 2011
NoAE Innovation-Competition 2011

NoAE Innovation-Competition 2011

The Network of Automotive Excellence (NoAE) is going into its 5th year in 2011 with its cross-sector and transnational NoAE Innovation-Competition.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 9, 2011
Nanoparticle electrode for batteries

Nanoparticle electrode for batteries

Stanford researchers have used nanoparticles of a copper compound to develop a high-power battery electrode.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 8, 2011
Elaphe seek partners for in-wheel motors

Elaphe seek partners for in-wheel motors

Elaphe is a startup in Slovenia that has just demonstrated axial flux, permanent magnet synchronous traction motors of unusually high power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratio.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 7, 2011
Energy harvesting for vehicles

Energy harvesting for vehicles

Energy harvesting comes to the fore with electric vehicles because the price they pay for being environmental and exhibiting many performance advantages is that they have limited energy available.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 6, 2011
Transportable, autonomous EV charging stations

Transportable, autonomous EV charging stations

There are many reasons for creating an electric vehicle charging station based on a large battery. For example, Green Charge Networks in the USA (Prosser and ConEdison) finds that a remarkable 7-12% of installations there need local grid upgrade so they have developed a transportable, dedicated substation for this purpose which contains a 26 kWh lithium-ion battery roughly equivalent to that in a Nissan Leaf, and appropriate contacted outlets, including for Level 3 fastest charging.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 29, 2011
Solar Impulse Project gains new sponsor

Solar Impulse Project gains new sponsor

SunPower Corp has announced that the company is providing solar cells to the Solar Impulse project.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 27, 2011
Future Australian trucking: silent and green

Future Australian trucking: silent and green

RMIT University researchers have developed Australia's first hydrogen fuel cell truck, demonstrating how vehicle design and new sustainable technologies can make freight transport clean, green and silent.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 23, 2011
Electric car unplugged - Daimler to test inductive charging

Electric car unplugged - Daimler to test inductive charging

Charging electric cars without an electric cable - how does that work? Daimler AG is about to test inductive charging for the first time on a vehicle in everyday use in the form of a technically modified Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 21, 2011
Valeo acquires electric supercharger technology

Valeo acquires electric supercharger technology

As part of its strategy of developing solutions to reduce CO2 emissions, Valeo has acquired the Variable Torque Enhancement System (VTES) business of British automotive technology development company Controlled Power Technologies (CPT).
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 19, 2011
U.S. Marines add all-electric trucks to fleet

U.S. Marines add all-electric trucks to fleet

The United States Marine Corps recently purchased two all-electric Smith Newton trucks, the first military organization to order Smith Newtons off the Government Services Administration Coast training facility, and home of the First Marine Expeditionary Force.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 15, 2011
Charging emphasis turns more to contactless

Charging emphasis turns more to contactless

It always was strange that nearly all of the focus for charging on-road and off-road vehicles has been on the awkward concept of a plug when we all have contactless electric toothbrushes and widespread contactless charging of laptops and mobile phones is being planned under global standards.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 13, 2011
Plug Power announces JV to meet growing fuel cell demand

Plug Power announces JV to meet growing fuel cell demand

Plug Power Inc. recently announced its intent to join forces with Axane, an Air Liquide subsidiary, to create a joint venture in order to meet growing demand for GenDrive® fuel cell products across the European material handling market.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 12, 2011
NoAE Innovation-Competition 2011

NoAE Innovation-Competition 2011

The Network of Automotive Excellence (NoAE) is going into its 5th year in 2011 with its cross-sector and transnational NoAE Innovation-Competition.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 8, 2011
Elaphe seek partners for in-wheel motors

Elaphe seek partners for in-wheel motors

Elaphe is a startup in Slovenia that has just demonstrated axial flux, permanent magnet synchronous traction motors of unusually high power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratio.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 6, 2011
Transportable, autonomous EV charging stations

Transportable, autonomous EV charging stations

There are many reasons for creating an electric vehicle charging station based on a large battery. For example, Green Charge Networks in the USA (Prosser and ConEdison) finds that a remarkable 7-12% of installations there need local grid upgrade so they have developed a transportable, dedicated substation for this purpose which contains a 26 kWh lithium-ion battery roughly equivalent to that in a Nissan Leaf, and appropriate contacted outlets, including for Level 3 fastest charging.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 28, 2011
RUSNANO partner to make batteries

RUSNANO partner to make batteries

At first glance, Liotech's $413 million Siberian factory that plans to churn out a million batteries a year appears to be a showcase of Russian industry, innovation and expertise.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 26, 2011
Industrial e-concept vehicles from Nissan

Industrial e-concept vehicles from Nissan

From July 2011, Nissan began efforts to widen the EV range into the LCV sector, with the launch of global proving tests for the NV200 based EV.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 22, 2011
DOE awards over $7 million to advance hydrogen storage technologies

DOE awards over $7 million to advance hydrogen storage technologies

Energy department awards more than $7 mllion for inovative hydrogen storage technologies in fuel cell electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 20, 2011
Charging infrastructure for EVs - Bosch and Mennekes sign agreement

Charging infrastructure for EVs - Bosch and Mennekes sign agreement

Bosch Software Innovations GmbH and Mennekes Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co KG have signed an agreement sealing their cooperation on charging infrastructure systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 16, 2011
Distinguishing good from bad Li-ion battery suppliers

Distinguishing good from bad Li-ion battery suppliers

It is now urgent for the good manufacturers of lithium-ion traction batteries and their systems in electric vehicles to be distinguished from those encountering problems.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 14, 2011
BAE Systems delivers hydrogen fuel cell bus for Sunline Transit

BAE Systems delivers hydrogen fuel cell bus for Sunline Transit

BAE Systems has delivered a zero-emissions bus for SunLine Transit, a Southern California regional transit agency, this week.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 12, 2011
A*STAR's experimental power grid centre

A*STAR's experimental power grid centre

The Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC), one of the largest experimental power grid facilities in the world was officially opened in Singapore last month, by Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 9, 2011
Nanoparticle electrode for batteries

Nanoparticle electrode for batteries

Stanford researchers have used nanoparticles of a copper compound to develop a high-power battery electrode.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 7, 2011
Energy harvesting for vehicles

Energy harvesting for vehicles

Energy harvesting comes to the fore with electric vehicles because the price they pay for being environmental and exhibiting many performance advantages is that they have limited energy available.
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