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Electric vehicles lead Mitsubishi's lineup

Electric vehicles lead Mitsubishi's lineup

Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 25, 2011
Microhybrids sweep the board

Microhybrids sweep the board

Faced with increasingly onerous pollution legislation, manufacturers of on-road vehicles are finding that making their vehicles switch off if stationary for more than a few seconds is something of a quick win.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 25, 2011
Lithium polymer traction batteries, good or bad?

Lithium polymer traction batteries, good or bad?

A large and increasing number of traction battery manufacturers are now offering what they call lithium polymer (LiPo) versions. Lithium polymer batteries are being eagerly adopted in a rapidly widening variety of applications. That includes in both pure electric and hybrid vehicles whether on land, in water or in the air. Battery manufacturers in Canada, the USA, Russia, China, Korea, Taiwan and elsewhere are involved.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 24, 2011
Aquarius Solar and Wind Marine Power System

Aquarius Solar and Wind Marine Power System

Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) has just announced that it is proceeding with the development of the Aquarius Solar and Wind Marine Power System (Patent Pending) for ships and ocean going vessels.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 23, 2011
China to lead the EV era

China to lead the EV era

China is expected to become the first nation to broadly commercialise electric vehicles for regular, personal use, a recent report suggests. With significant governmental support, vast lithium supplies and a rapidly growing economy, China is likely to beat the United States in the EV race.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 22, 2011
Spike in electric vehicle sales predicted in major cities

Spike in electric vehicle sales predicted in major cities

Recent research conducted by a global management consulting firm predicts a sharp rise in electric vehicle purchases leading into 2012, expecting sales in New York to account for 16 percent of new buys. Hybrid and pure electric vehicles are also expected to account for 9 percent of new vehicles in Paris and 5 percent in Shanghai.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 21, 2011
Ford's energy efficient Michigan Assembly Plant manufactures new EVs

Ford's energy efficient Michigan Assembly Plant manufactures new EVs

Michigan has become the home of the world's first sole fuel efficient and electric vehicle assembly plant as Ford Motors overhauls the previous SUV production facility at a cost of $550 million.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 18, 2011
Funding received for patented battery technology

Funding received for patented battery technology

In 2010 the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) dispensed $5.43 million in contractual funding towards advanced battery technology for EVs, hybrids and energy storage.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 18, 2011
In-wheel electric motors gain market share

In-wheel electric motors gain market share

In-wheel motors were popular in cars over 100 years ago because they did not intrude into passenger space. An example is shown below. However, they were expensive and they adversely affected the ride and steering. One motor seizing could sometimes lock a wheel.
External Company Press Release
Electric Aircraft Academy

Electric Aircraft Academy

Leisure aviation, special missions and the future commercial applications
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 17, 2011
Solid state batteries to rival their older lithium-ion counterparts

Solid state batteries to rival their older lithium-ion counterparts

This advanced battery technology has three times the energy density of current li-ion batteries, costing less than half the price per kilowatt-hour.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 17, 2011
La Poste receive first electric delivery vans

La Poste receive first electric delivery vans

In 2008 a number of EV manufacturers turned their attention to France where a contract was offered for the production of 500 electric vans for the national postal service La Poste. One of the forerunners competing for the contract was PSA Peugeot Citroen with their pure electric vans based on the Peugeot Partner Origin and Citroën Berlingo First.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 16, 2011
Future of marine electric vehicles

Future of marine electric vehicles

Marine electric craft have recently entered a phase of rapid market growth and radical change. A new IDTechEx report "Marine Electric Vehicles 2011-2021" is the world's first comprehensive report on marine electric vehicles with latest ten year forecasts and assessment of important new projects such as submarines that will fly.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 15, 2011
The US Department of Energy offers further finance for EV technologies

The US Department of Energy offers further finance for EV technologies

The most recent financial investments offered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aim to advance efficient vehicle-related technologies in order to encourage large-scale acceptance of hybrid and pure electric vehicles in industrial, commercial and public sectors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 15, 2011
More powerful supercapacitors

More powerful supercapacitors

Taiyo Yuden in Japan and others have recently announced lithium supercabatteries with improved properties. However, before considering these combinations of supercapacitor and battery technology it is worth tracking improvements in the basic supercapacitor technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 14, 2011
New approach to thermoelectric energy harvesting

New approach to thermoelectric energy harvesting

We have waited 20 years for Automotive Thermoelectric Generators to be deployed in production vehicles but we may not have much longer to wait because they are more useful in hybrid vehicles than in conventional vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 14, 2011
Volkswagen reveals its latest Super Efficient Vehicle

Volkswagen reveals its latest Super Efficient Vehicle

Volkswagen recently unveiled its new two-seater diesel-electric hybrid concept car at the Qatar Motor Show in Doha. The XL1 claims to be the world's most efficient car.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 11, 2011
Electric vehicle battle moves beyond cars

Electric vehicle battle moves beyond cars

By a big margin, Toyota is number one in hybrid car sales and indeed in sales of electric vehicles overall thanks to such things as sales of its electric forklifts, where it is in the top three in most countries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 11, 2011
1st unmanned seaplane takes off from water & lands on it autonomously

1st unmanned seaplane takes off from water & lands on it autonomously

The Flying Fish unmanned aerial vehicle UAV vehicle, takes off and flies over the waves at distances of tens to thousands of meters
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 10, 2011
GTSO signs JV for new Rare Earth Exports out of Mongolia

GTSO signs JV for new Rare Earth Exports out of Mongolia

Green Technology Solutions, Inc. have announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Rare Earth Exporters of Mongolia (REE) in order to procure rare-earth mining claims and operations in the developing Asian nation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 25, 2011
Microhybrids sweep the board

Microhybrids sweep the board

Faced with increasingly onerous pollution legislation, manufacturers of on-road vehicles are finding that making their vehicles switch off if stationary for more than a few seconds is something of a quick win.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 24, 2011
Aquarius Solar and Wind Marine Power System

Aquarius Solar and Wind Marine Power System

Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) has just announced that it is proceeding with the development of the Aquarius Solar and Wind Marine Power System (Patent Pending) for ships and ocean going vessels.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 22, 2011
Spike in electric vehicle sales predicted in major cities

Spike in electric vehicle sales predicted in major cities

Recent research conducted by a global management consulting firm predicts a sharp rise in electric vehicle purchases leading into 2012, expecting sales in New York to account for 16 percent of new buys. Hybrid and pure electric vehicles are also expected to account for 9 percent of new vehicles in Paris and 5 percent in Shanghai.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 18, 2011
Funding received for patented battery technology

Funding received for patented battery technology

In 2010 the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) dispensed $5.43 million in contractual funding towards advanced battery technology for EVs, hybrids and energy storage.
External Company Press Release
Electric Aircraft Academy

Electric Aircraft Academy

Leisure aviation, special missions and the future commercial applications
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 17, 2011
La Poste receive first electric delivery vans

La Poste receive first electric delivery vans

In 2008 a number of EV manufacturers turned their attention to France where a contract was offered for the production of 500 electric vans for the national postal service La Poste. One of the forerunners competing for the contract was PSA Peugeot Citroen with their pure electric vans based on the Peugeot Partner Origin and Citroën Berlingo First.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 15, 2011
The US Department of Energy offers further finance for EV technologies

The US Department of Energy offers further finance for EV technologies

The most recent financial investments offered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aim to advance efficient vehicle-related technologies in order to encourage large-scale acceptance of hybrid and pure electric vehicles in industrial, commercial and public sectors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 14, 2011
New approach to thermoelectric energy harvesting

New approach to thermoelectric energy harvesting

We have waited 20 years for Automotive Thermoelectric Generators to be deployed in production vehicles but we may not have much longer to wait because they are more useful in hybrid vehicles than in conventional vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 11, 2011
Electric vehicle battle moves beyond cars

Electric vehicle battle moves beyond cars

By a big margin, Toyota is number one in hybrid car sales and indeed in sales of electric vehicles overall thanks to such things as sales of its electric forklifts, where it is in the top three in most countries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 10, 2011
GTSO signs JV for new Rare Earth Exports out of Mongolia

GTSO signs JV for new Rare Earth Exports out of Mongolia

Green Technology Solutions, Inc. have announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Rare Earth Exporters of Mongolia (REE) in order to procure rare-earth mining claims and operations in the developing Asian nation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 25, 2011
Lithium polymer traction batteries, good or bad?

Lithium polymer traction batteries, good or bad?

A large and increasing number of traction battery manufacturers are now offering what they call lithium polymer (LiPo) versions. Lithium polymer batteries are being eagerly adopted in a rapidly widening variety of applications. That includes in both pure electric and hybrid vehicles whether on land, in water or in the air. Battery manufacturers in Canada, the USA, Russia, China, Korea, Taiwan and elsewhere are involved.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 23, 2011
China to lead the EV era

China to lead the EV era

China is expected to become the first nation to broadly commercialise electric vehicles for regular, personal use, a recent report suggests. With significant governmental support, vast lithium supplies and a rapidly growing economy, China is likely to beat the United States in the EV race.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 21, 2011
Ford's energy efficient Michigan Assembly Plant manufactures new EVs

Ford's energy efficient Michigan Assembly Plant manufactures new EVs

Michigan has become the home of the world's first sole fuel efficient and electric vehicle assembly plant as Ford Motors overhauls the previous SUV production facility at a cost of $550 million.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 18, 2011
In-wheel electric motors gain market share

In-wheel electric motors gain market share

In-wheel motors were popular in cars over 100 years ago because they did not intrude into passenger space. An example is shown below. However, they were expensive and they adversely affected the ride and steering. One motor seizing could sometimes lock a wheel.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 17, 2011
Solid state batteries to rival their older lithium-ion counterparts

Solid state batteries to rival their older lithium-ion counterparts

This advanced battery technology has three times the energy density of current li-ion batteries, costing less than half the price per kilowatt-hour.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 16, 2011
Future of marine electric vehicles

Future of marine electric vehicles

Marine electric craft have recently entered a phase of rapid market growth and radical change. A new IDTechEx report "Marine Electric Vehicles 2011-2021" is the world's first comprehensive report on marine electric vehicles with latest ten year forecasts and assessment of important new projects such as submarines that will fly.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 15, 2011
More powerful supercapacitors

More powerful supercapacitors

Taiyo Yuden in Japan and others have recently announced lithium supercabatteries with improved properties. However, before considering these combinations of supercapacitor and battery technology it is worth tracking improvements in the basic supercapacitor technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 14, 2011
Volkswagen reveals its latest Super Efficient Vehicle

Volkswagen reveals its latest Super Efficient Vehicle

Volkswagen recently unveiled its new two-seater diesel-electric hybrid concept car at the Qatar Motor Show in Doha. The XL1 claims to be the world's most efficient car.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 11, 2011
1st unmanned seaplane takes off from water & lands on it autonomously

1st unmanned seaplane takes off from water & lands on it autonomously

The Flying Fish unmanned aerial vehicle UAV vehicle, takes off and flies over the waves at distances of tens to thousands of meters
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