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Remy powered Lightning Motorcycle breaks the e-bike land speed record

Remy powered Lightning Motorcycle breaks the e-bike land speed record

Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 30, 2011
Siemens receives major order from Portugal for 100 EV charging columns

Siemens receives major order from Portugal for 100 EV charging columns

Siemens has received a major order for its model Charge CP700A charging point from Portugal. As part of the Portuguese program to promote electromobility (MOBI.E), Siemens Portugal concluded a framework agreement for delivery of up to 300 charging points. A binding order for 100 of these charging points was placed immediately by the customer INTELLI, as the coordinator of the Portuguese program. INTELLI is planning the setup of the charging infrastructure network in Portugal and intends to install the charging points in 25 cities by 2012, at public parking lots and near shopping centers, hotels and airports.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 29, 2011
Fishermen go low carbon with HK Electric-sponsored micro PV panels

Fishermen go low carbon with HK Electric-sponsored micro PV panels

The local fishing industry today sailed into a low carbon era with some 500 vessels and mariculture rafts taking part in a programme sponsored by HK Electric, a subsidiary of Power Assets, to use micro-photovoltaic (PV) panels to harness solar energy for daily operations.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 26, 2011
Peak car - different electric vehicles needed

Peak car - different electric vehicles needed

We all know about peak oil but peak car has arrived in many respects. Thus although we shall enjoy two decades of rapidly rising sales of electric cars, starting with the decade of the hybrid, the ceiling of the number of cars needed overall is going to drop. In many countries, we have already reached both peak car ownership and peak per-person car travel, though of course the emerging countries are compensating for this temporarily.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 25, 2011
Ford and SunPower collaborate on rooftop solar system

Ford and SunPower collaborate on rooftop solar system

Ford and SunPower Corp. have teamed up to offer customers a rooftop solar system that will allow Focus Electric owners to "Drive Green for Life" by providing customers with enough clean, renewable energy to offset the electricity used to charge the vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 24, 2011
Oxford Yasa Motors in racing, motorcycles and sports cars

Oxford Yasa Motors in racing, motorcycles and sports cars

Oxford YASA Motors has an axial flux synchronous motor technology with exceptional power to weight ratio that it is putting into racing cars, motorcycles and sports cars with partners in Malaysia and elsewhere.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 23, 2011
Visit to Polaris Industries

Visit to Polaris Industries

IDTechEx visited Polaris Industries in Switzerland to learn more about this acquisitive and highly successful company that grew 20% last year, when so many others were fighting for survival. Polaris Industries is world leader in off-road vehicles with $2 billion in sales. It owns lifestyle motorcycle brands Victory and Indian as well as having leadership in snowmobiles and a rapidly growing military activity including small pure electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 22, 2011
University team spurs on land speed record attempt

University team spurs on land speed record attempt

An attempt to beat a UK land speed record this weekend is being fuelled by the expertise of electrical engineers at the University of Bristol.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 19, 2011
The BMW Group showcases its visions of future mobility

The BMW Group showcases its visions of future mobility

The BMW Group showcases its visions of future mobility in the shape of the BMW i3 Concept and BMW i8 Concept studies. Unveiled for the first time, these concept vehicles provide a glimpse of the first electrically powered production cars from the new BMW i sub-brand, due to be launched as the BMW i3 in 2013 and the BMW i8 in 2014.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 18, 2011
Food without oil

Food without oil

Steve Heckeroth has been designing, promoting and installing integrated renewable energy systems since 1975. Here, Steve discusses the energy issues surrounding agriculture and food production.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 17, 2011
Electric Motorcycle Industry Association formed in England

Electric Motorcycle Industry Association formed in England

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) recently announced its intention its launch the eMCI, a 'partner' Association of the MCI, which will proactively promote and develop a positive market and political environment for the UK's embryonic but highly significant alternative powered two wheeler (e-PTW) sector.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 16, 2011
Graphene nanocomposite a bridge to better batteries

Graphene nanocomposite a bridge to better batteries

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have created a graphene and tin nanoscale composite material for high-capacity energy storage in renewable lithium ion batteries. By encapsulating tin between sheets of graphene, the researchers constructed a new, lightweight "sandwich" structure that should bolster battery performance.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 15, 2011
Struggling Chinese e-taxi rollout

Struggling Chinese e-taxi rollout

In mid 2011, Reuters reported that, even with government support and the popular support of e-taxi customers, challenges remain for electric vehicles such as the e-taxis to gain broader acceptance and widespread use. In China, charging stations are few and far between, repair shops are hard to find and the pure electric cars used as taxis are costly. Even after generous government support, the Shenzhen e-taxi costs 80% more than the Volkswagen Santana that is a typical taxi on the streets of Shenzhen.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 12, 2011
Brammo production gets underway in Europe

Brammo production gets underway in Europe

Brammo Inc. recently announced that production of its electric motorcycles is now under way at the Flextronics production facility in Sàrvàr, Hungary.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 11, 2011
NASA's solar-powered spacecraft sets off for Jupiter

NASA's solar-powered spacecraft sets off for Jupiter

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 9:25 a.m. PDT (12:25 p.m. EDT) Friday to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 10, 2011
Solar Gard attracts great interest

Solar Gard attracts great interest

The recent increase in range of typical pure electric vehicles from 160 km/100 miles to 240 km/150 miles is due to many small but significant advances and there are many more of these to come. One is solar protection.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 9, 2011
Toyota builds across the EV market

Toyota builds across the EV market

Toyota leverages technology across more of the electric vehicle market.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 8, 2011
Infrastructure solutions for unlimited electric mobility

Infrastructure solutions for unlimited electric mobility

The ubitricity Mobile Metering concept rethinks infrastructure solutions for electric vehicles and will revolutionize EV charging. Rather than installing metering and communication technology inside every single charging point, metering and billing is processed by electronics inside the car or the charging cable. Charging points are reduced to simple and highly cost-efficient system sockets that can be installed easily and enable users to charge power from renewable energies wherever they chose to park their EV - at home, at work or in other private or public parking spaces.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 5, 2011
U.S.A Chevrolet dealerships receive solar-powered charging stations

U.S.A Chevrolet dealerships receive solar-powered charging stations

Chevrolet is harnessing the power of the sun by installing solar-powered electric charging stations at dealerships in North America.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 4, 2011
Dynamic wireless charging of racing cars

Dynamic wireless charging of racing cars

On July 27 2011, HaloIPT announced a new strategic partnership with Drayson Racing Technologies, the green R&D racing organization. It was founded by Lord Drayson, former UK Minister for Science and Innovation. The partnership intends to use HaloIPT's unique wireless charging technology to power high-performance cars as they race around the track. This partnership, which develops and races green motorsport technology, including electric vehicles (EV), aims to pioneer the deployment of dynamic (in-motion) charging of zero emission electric vehicles. The racing cars, fitted with HaloIPT technology, will pick up power wirelessly from transmitters buried under the surface of the road or race track; transferring power directly to the vehicle's electric battery, ensuring that the vehicle receives constant charging on the move.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 30, 2011
Siemens receives major order from Portugal for 100 EV charging columns

Siemens receives major order from Portugal for 100 EV charging columns

Siemens has received a major order for its model Charge CP700A charging point from Portugal. As part of the Portuguese program to promote electromobility (MOBI.E), Siemens Portugal concluded a framework agreement for delivery of up to 300 charging points. A binding order for 100 of these charging points was placed immediately by the customer INTELLI, as the coordinator of the Portuguese program. INTELLI is planning the setup of the charging infrastructure network in Portugal and intends to install the charging points in 25 cities by 2012, at public parking lots and near shopping centers, hotels and airports.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 26, 2011
Peak car - different electric vehicles needed

Peak car - different electric vehicles needed

We all know about peak oil but peak car has arrived in many respects. Thus although we shall enjoy two decades of rapidly rising sales of electric cars, starting with the decade of the hybrid, the ceiling of the number of cars needed overall is going to drop. In many countries, we have already reached both peak car ownership and peak per-person car travel, though of course the emerging countries are compensating for this temporarily.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 24, 2011
Oxford Yasa Motors in racing, motorcycles and sports cars

Oxford Yasa Motors in racing, motorcycles and sports cars

Oxford YASA Motors has an axial flux synchronous motor technology with exceptional power to weight ratio that it is putting into racing cars, motorcycles and sports cars with partners in Malaysia and elsewhere.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 22, 2011
University team spurs on land speed record attempt

University team spurs on land speed record attempt

An attempt to beat a UK land speed record this weekend is being fuelled by the expertise of electrical engineers at the University of Bristol.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 18, 2011
Food without oil

Food without oil

Steve Heckeroth has been designing, promoting and installing integrated renewable energy systems since 1975. Here, Steve discusses the energy issues surrounding agriculture and food production.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 16, 2011
Graphene nanocomposite a bridge to better batteries

Graphene nanocomposite a bridge to better batteries

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have created a graphene and tin nanoscale composite material for high-capacity energy storage in renewable lithium ion batteries. By encapsulating tin between sheets of graphene, the researchers constructed a new, lightweight "sandwich" structure that should bolster battery performance.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 12, 2011
Brammo production gets underway in Europe

Brammo production gets underway in Europe

Brammo Inc. recently announced that production of its electric motorcycles is now under way at the Flextronics production facility in Sàrvàr, Hungary.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 10, 2011
Solar Gard attracts great interest

Solar Gard attracts great interest

The recent increase in range of typical pure electric vehicles from 160 km/100 miles to 240 km/150 miles is due to many small but significant advances and there are many more of these to come. One is solar protection.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 8, 2011
Infrastructure solutions for unlimited electric mobility

Infrastructure solutions for unlimited electric mobility

The ubitricity Mobile Metering concept rethinks infrastructure solutions for electric vehicles and will revolutionize EV charging. Rather than installing metering and communication technology inside every single charging point, metering and billing is processed by electronics inside the car or the charging cable. Charging points are reduced to simple and highly cost-efficient system sockets that can be installed easily and enable users to charge power from renewable energies wherever they chose to park their EV - at home, at work or in other private or public parking spaces.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 4, 2011
Dynamic wireless charging of racing cars

Dynamic wireless charging of racing cars

On July 27 2011, HaloIPT announced a new strategic partnership with Drayson Racing Technologies, the green R&D racing organization. It was founded by Lord Drayson, former UK Minister for Science and Innovation. The partnership intends to use HaloIPT's unique wireless charging technology to power high-performance cars as they race around the track. This partnership, which develops and races green motorsport technology, including electric vehicles (EV), aims to pioneer the deployment of dynamic (in-motion) charging of zero emission electric vehicles. The racing cars, fitted with HaloIPT technology, will pick up power wirelessly from transmitters buried under the surface of the road or race track; transferring power directly to the vehicle's electric battery, ensuring that the vehicle receives constant charging on the move.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 29, 2011
Fishermen go low carbon with HK Electric-sponsored micro PV panels

Fishermen go low carbon with HK Electric-sponsored micro PV panels

The local fishing industry today sailed into a low carbon era with some 500 vessels and mariculture rafts taking part in a programme sponsored by HK Electric, a subsidiary of Power Assets, to use micro-photovoltaic (PV) panels to harness solar energy for daily operations.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 25, 2011
Ford and SunPower collaborate on rooftop solar system

Ford and SunPower collaborate on rooftop solar system

Ford and SunPower Corp. have teamed up to offer customers a rooftop solar system that will allow Focus Electric owners to "Drive Green for Life" by providing customers with enough clean, renewable energy to offset the electricity used to charge the vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 23, 2011
Visit to Polaris Industries

Visit to Polaris Industries

IDTechEx visited Polaris Industries in Switzerland to learn more about this acquisitive and highly successful company that grew 20% last year, when so many others were fighting for survival. Polaris Industries is world leader in off-road vehicles with $2 billion in sales. It owns lifestyle motorcycle brands Victory and Indian as well as having leadership in snowmobiles and a rapidly growing military activity including small pure electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 19, 2011
The BMW Group showcases its visions of future mobility

The BMW Group showcases its visions of future mobility

The BMW Group showcases its visions of future mobility in the shape of the BMW i3 Concept and BMW i8 Concept studies. Unveiled for the first time, these concept vehicles provide a glimpse of the first electrically powered production cars from the new BMW i sub-brand, due to be launched as the BMW i3 in 2013 and the BMW i8 in 2014.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 17, 2011
Electric Motorcycle Industry Association formed in England

Electric Motorcycle Industry Association formed in England

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) recently announced its intention its launch the eMCI, a 'partner' Association of the MCI, which will proactively promote and develop a positive market and political environment for the UK's embryonic but highly significant alternative powered two wheeler (e-PTW) sector.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 15, 2011
Struggling Chinese e-taxi rollout

Struggling Chinese e-taxi rollout

In mid 2011, Reuters reported that, even with government support and the popular support of e-taxi customers, challenges remain for electric vehicles such as the e-taxis to gain broader acceptance and widespread use. In China, charging stations are few and far between, repair shops are hard to find and the pure electric cars used as taxis are costly. Even after generous government support, the Shenzhen e-taxi costs 80% more than the Volkswagen Santana that is a typical taxi on the streets of Shenzhen.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 11, 2011
NASA's solar-powered spacecraft sets off for Jupiter

NASA's solar-powered spacecraft sets off for Jupiter

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 9:25 a.m. PDT (12:25 p.m. EDT) Friday to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 9, 2011
Toyota builds across the EV market

Toyota builds across the EV market

Toyota leverages technology across more of the electric vehicle market.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 5, 2011
U.S.A Chevrolet dealerships receive solar-powered charging stations

U.S.A Chevrolet dealerships receive solar-powered charging stations

Chevrolet is harnessing the power of the sun by installing solar-powered electric charging stations at dealerships in North America.
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