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BAE Systems exceeds 3500 hybrid bus drive trains

BAE Systems exceeds 3500 hybrid bus drive trains

Electric Vehicles Research
May 30, 2011
Goodbye 100 mile range electric vehicles

Goodbye 100 mile range electric vehicles

150 miles range is the new benchmark for affordable electric vehicles: the 100 miles range of today's pure electric vehicles will quickly become an embarrassment.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 30, 2011
Amsterdam and car2go go electric

Amsterdam and car2go go electric

Car2go recently announced it will bring its innovative mobility program to Amsterdam before end of 2011 and decided to run one of the world's first large scale car-sharing fleets of pure electric vehicles there with 300 smart fortwo cars.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 27, 2011
Fraunhofer ISE and Badenova present project on electric mobility

Fraunhofer ISE and Badenova present project on electric mobility

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE are currently in charge of a project that shall make it possible for large-scale operators to integrate electric vehicles into an existing vehicle fleet. The project "Efficient Mobility" is subsidized by Badenova's Innovation Fund for Climate and Water Protection.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 26, 2011
Hyundai presents hydrogen fuel cell EV

Hyundai presents hydrogen fuel cell EV

Hyundai is participating for the first time at the European Business Summit in Brussels, speaking on sustainable mobility and displaying the company's latest products, including the ix35 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV).
Electric Vehicles Research
May 25, 2011
New report on advanced energy storage technologies

New report on advanced energy storage technologies

A report covering the analysis of over 40,000 patents granted in the last five years in the field of energy storage technologies for electric vehicles - meaning e-mobility - shows that two Japanese players - Panasonic and Toyota now dominate the scene closely followed by two Korean firms - Samsung SDI and LG Chemical.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 25, 2011
Smart transformers among top 10 emerging technologies

Smart transformers among top 10 emerging technologies

The smart solid-state transformers being developed by the NSF FREEDM Systems Center at North Carolina State University have been named to MIT Technology Review's 2011 list of the world's 10 most important emerging technologies.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 24, 2011
Senator Padilla announces $6M grant to build better EV batteries

Senator Padilla announces $6M grant to build better EV batteries

Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced that Quallion LLC, a battery manufacturer based in Sylmar, CA, will receive a state grant of over $5.8 million to mass-produce standardized, lower-cost Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for electric vehicles and other green technologies. The $5.8 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) is in addition to a $1 million grant they received last year, making their total grant awards from the CEC over $6.9 million.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 24, 2011
Coextrusion printing of battery and fuel cell electrodes

Coextrusion printing of battery and fuel cell electrodes

PARC has demonstrated a manufacturing technology—co-extrusion printing—for depositing thick films of densely interdigitated functional materials. This is a promising method for making advanced battery and fuel cell electrodes, particularly air cathodes.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 23, 2011
Volvo cars and the development of inductive charging

Volvo cars and the development of inductive charging

Volvo Car Corporation is participating in an inductive charging project. Together with Belgian technological and development specialists Flanders' Drive and others, Volvo Car Corporation is developing systems and methods that need neither power sockets nor charging cables. With inductive charging, energy is transferred wirelessly to the car's battery via a charging plate buried in the road surface.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 20, 2011
Best for batteries: Not too hot, not too cold

Best for batteries: Not too hot, not too cold

With average U.S. gasoline prices approaching $4 a gallon, drivers and automakers are thinking electric. Previously steered in this direction by concerns about pollution and dependence on foreign oil, consumer interest in electric-drive cars continues to surge. But before Americans are able to flip the switch from gasoline to electricity, automakers need batteries for the next generation of electric vehicles that can deliver the range, performance, reliability and safety drivers expect.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 20, 2011
Carbon Trust funding for ITM Power

Carbon Trust funding for ITM Power

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, and the Carbon Trust, are pleased to announce additional Carbon Trust grant funding of £91,956 towards the continued development of the Company's materials for application in automotive fuel cells.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 19, 2011
European Commission makes €24.2 million available for e-mobility

European Commission makes €24.2 million available for e-mobility

The European Commission will support a cross-European electromobility initiative, Green eMotion, worth €41.8 million ($59.2 million), in partnership with forty two partners from the industries, utilities, electric car manufacturers, municipalities, universities and technology and research institutions.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 19, 2011
Can foreign EV makers prosper in China?

Can foreign EV makers prosper in China?

To understand the burgeoning electric vehicle EV industry, it is important to look at all forms of electric vehicle, land, sea and air. China has ambitions across all of them but none of the EV leaders are currently in China. It is bargaining access to its potentially large internal EV market in exchange for the intellectual property of aspiring foreign participants.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 18, 2011
Antarctica's ice puts electric vehicles to test

Antarctica's ice puts electric vehicles to test

The punishment your car endures on a cold winter commute pales in comparison to the veritable torture that researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are inflicting on two electric utility research vehicles — all in the name of science.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 18, 2011
Possible secondary uses for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries

Possible secondary uses for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, industry and academia are teaming to give batteries from electric drive vehicles a "second life."
Electric Vehicles Research
May 17, 2011
San Francisco International Airport free charging

San Francisco International Airport free charging

San Francisco is among the cities which are leaders in the movement to scale up electric car adoption in the US
Electric Vehicles Research
May 17, 2011
Electric Bicycle Buyers Advice 2011

Electric Bicycle Buyers Advice 2011

This Electric Bicycle Buyers Guide will help you understand the terminology and allow you to make informed choices.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 17, 2011
Electromobility has a new key enabling technology

Electromobility has a new key enabling technology

Foreign manufacturers of electric cars in China can own only minority shares and they must surrender intellectual property on at least one of what the government considers to be the three key enabling technologies for e-mobility. These are batteries, motors and control electronics. In exchange, foreigners gain access to a market they hope will be large enough to create cash flow that can be repatriated if the dominant partner approves.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 16, 2011
Volkswagen steps up its use of plug-in hybrid technology

Volkswagen steps up its use of plug-in hybrid technology

At the 32nd International Vienna Motor Symposium, the Chairman of the Volkswagen Group, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, announced that the Volkswagen Group will be going into production with a range of important models with plug-in hybrid technology starting in 2013/14.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 30, 2011
Goodbye 100 mile range electric vehicles

Goodbye 100 mile range electric vehicles

150 miles range is the new benchmark for affordable electric vehicles: the 100 miles range of today's pure electric vehicles will quickly become an embarrassment.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 27, 2011
Fraunhofer ISE and Badenova present project on electric mobility

Fraunhofer ISE and Badenova present project on electric mobility

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE are currently in charge of a project that shall make it possible for large-scale operators to integrate electric vehicles into an existing vehicle fleet. The project "Efficient Mobility" is subsidized by Badenova's Innovation Fund for Climate and Water Protection.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 25, 2011
New report on advanced energy storage technologies

New report on advanced energy storage technologies

A report covering the analysis of over 40,000 patents granted in the last five years in the field of energy storage technologies for electric vehicles - meaning e-mobility - shows that two Japanese players - Panasonic and Toyota now dominate the scene closely followed by two Korean firms - Samsung SDI and LG Chemical.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 24, 2011
Senator Padilla announces $6M grant to build better EV batteries

Senator Padilla announces $6M grant to build better EV batteries

Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced that Quallion LLC, a battery manufacturer based in Sylmar, CA, will receive a state grant of over $5.8 million to mass-produce standardized, lower-cost Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for electric vehicles and other green technologies. The $5.8 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) is in addition to a $1 million grant they received last year, making their total grant awards from the CEC over $6.9 million.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 23, 2011
Volvo cars and the development of inductive charging

Volvo cars and the development of inductive charging

Volvo Car Corporation is participating in an inductive charging project. Together with Belgian technological and development specialists Flanders' Drive and others, Volvo Car Corporation is developing systems and methods that need neither power sockets nor charging cables. With inductive charging, energy is transferred wirelessly to the car's battery via a charging plate buried in the road surface.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 20, 2011
Carbon Trust funding for ITM Power

Carbon Trust funding for ITM Power

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, and the Carbon Trust, are pleased to announce additional Carbon Trust grant funding of £91,956 towards the continued development of the Company's materials for application in automotive fuel cells.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 19, 2011
Can foreign EV makers prosper in China?

Can foreign EV makers prosper in China?

To understand the burgeoning electric vehicle EV industry, it is important to look at all forms of electric vehicle, land, sea and air. China has ambitions across all of them but none of the EV leaders are currently in China. It is bargaining access to its potentially large internal EV market in exchange for the intellectual property of aspiring foreign participants.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 18, 2011
Possible secondary uses for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries

Possible secondary uses for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, industry and academia are teaming to give batteries from electric drive vehicles a "second life."
Electric Vehicles Research
May 17, 2011
Electric Bicycle Buyers Advice 2011

Electric Bicycle Buyers Advice 2011

This Electric Bicycle Buyers Guide will help you understand the terminology and allow you to make informed choices.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 16, 2011
Volkswagen steps up its use of plug-in hybrid technology

Volkswagen steps up its use of plug-in hybrid technology

At the 32nd International Vienna Motor Symposium, the Chairman of the Volkswagen Group, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, announced that the Volkswagen Group will be going into production with a range of important models with plug-in hybrid technology starting in 2013/14.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 30, 2011
Amsterdam and car2go go electric

Amsterdam and car2go go electric

Car2go recently announced it will bring its innovative mobility program to Amsterdam before end of 2011 and decided to run one of the world's first large scale car-sharing fleets of pure electric vehicles there with 300 smart fortwo cars.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 26, 2011
Hyundai presents hydrogen fuel cell EV

Hyundai presents hydrogen fuel cell EV

Hyundai is participating for the first time at the European Business Summit in Brussels, speaking on sustainable mobility and displaying the company's latest products, including the ix35 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV).
Electric Vehicles Research
May 25, 2011
Smart transformers among top 10 emerging technologies

Smart transformers among top 10 emerging technologies

The smart solid-state transformers being developed by the NSF FREEDM Systems Center at North Carolina State University have been named to MIT Technology Review's 2011 list of the world's 10 most important emerging technologies.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 24, 2011
Coextrusion printing of battery and fuel cell electrodes

Coextrusion printing of battery and fuel cell electrodes

PARC has demonstrated a manufacturing technology—co-extrusion printing—for depositing thick films of densely interdigitated functional materials. This is a promising method for making advanced battery and fuel cell electrodes, particularly air cathodes.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 20, 2011
Best for batteries: Not too hot, not too cold

Best for batteries: Not too hot, not too cold

With average U.S. gasoline prices approaching $4 a gallon, drivers and automakers are thinking electric. Previously steered in this direction by concerns about pollution and dependence on foreign oil, consumer interest in electric-drive cars continues to surge. But before Americans are able to flip the switch from gasoline to electricity, automakers need batteries for the next generation of electric vehicles that can deliver the range, performance, reliability and safety drivers expect.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 19, 2011
European Commission makes €24.2 million available for e-mobility

European Commission makes €24.2 million available for e-mobility

The European Commission will support a cross-European electromobility initiative, Green eMotion, worth €41.8 million ($59.2 million), in partnership with forty two partners from the industries, utilities, electric car manufacturers, municipalities, universities and technology and research institutions.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 18, 2011
Antarctica's ice puts electric vehicles to test

Antarctica's ice puts electric vehicles to test

The punishment your car endures on a cold winter commute pales in comparison to the veritable torture that researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are inflicting on two electric utility research vehicles — all in the name of science.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 17, 2011
San Francisco International Airport free charging

San Francisco International Airport free charging

San Francisco is among the cities which are leaders in the movement to scale up electric car adoption in the US
Electric Vehicles Research
May 17, 2011
Electromobility has a new key enabling technology

Electromobility has a new key enabling technology

Foreign manufacturers of electric cars in China can own only minority shares and they must surrender intellectual property on at least one of what the government considers to be the three key enabling technologies for e-mobility. These are batteries, motors and control electronics. In exchange, foreigners gain access to a market they hope will be large enough to create cash flow that can be repatriated if the dominant partner approves.
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