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Zero emission fuel cell taxi for the London 2012 Olympics

Zero emission fuel cell taxi for the London 2012 Olympics

Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 29, 2011
Findings could lead to better hydrogen storage

Findings could lead to better hydrogen storage

New research by a team from MIT and several other institutions analyzes the performance of a class of materials considered a promising candidate for such storage: activated carbon that incorporates a platinum catalyst, so hydrogen atoms can bond directly to the surface of carbon particles and then be released when needed.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 28, 2011
NASA is painting the skies green over Santa Rosa

NASA is painting the skies green over Santa Rosa

Teams from across the United States will test electric, biofueled and hybrid-powered aircraft, vying to be the most fuel-efficient small aircraft in the world. They're competing for a competition purse of $1.65 million -- the largest aviation prize ever offered.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 2011
Funds will be used to commercialize EV technology offerings

Funds will be used to commercialize EV technology offerings

Mission Motors, a developer of cutting-edge electric vehicle technology, recently announced that it had closed on a $9.0 million dollar Series B financing round led by Warburg Pincus.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 26, 2011
Modular 'micro-mild' hybrid technology - reducing CO2 emissions

Modular 'micro-mild' hybrid technology - reducing CO2 emissions

Incremental manufacturing cost is €50-60 for every 1 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions compared with the €200-500 per cent typical for full hybrids. Further value enhancements are possible if the automotive industry were to standardise around the proposed 48 volt power networks developing in Europe.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 23, 2011
AeroVironment receives $16 million order

AeroVironment receives $16 million order

AeroVironment, Inc. recently announced that it received a $15,909,962 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract order on September 1, 2011, under an existing contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises Army contractor logistics support for Raven systems. The logistics support services are scheduled to be delivered within the next several months.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 22, 2011
ECOtality announces the expansion of the EV project into Houston

ECOtality announces the expansion of the EV project into Houston

In June this year IDTechEx reported on the plans of ECOtality to install charging stations in multiple US states in collaboration with Blink. The companies have now announced the expansion of the original initiative into Houston.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2011
Balqon ships first on-road zero emissions electric Mule M100

Balqon ships first on-road zero emissions electric Mule M100

Balqon Corporation, a developer of electric drive systems, lithium battery systems and medium to heavy-duty electric vehicles, recently announced the availability of its new Mule M100, a zero-emissions, all-electric on-road truck for use in inner-city deliveries and cargo transportation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2011
23-year-old designer set to show 1088 bhp Electric Sports Car

23-year-old designer set to show 1088 bhp Electric Sports Car

The Frankfurt Motor Show opened last week and a number of new brands were seen for the first time, including a Croatian company Rimac Automobili, which showed a pure electric sports car named the Concept One.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 19, 2011
PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Electric in EV deal

PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Electric in EV deal

PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Electric sign a european commercial cooperation agreement for the co-develoment of innovative solutions in the field of electric mobility.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 16, 2011
Wireless power transmission for consumer electronics and EVs

Wireless power transmission for consumer electronics and EVs

Over the next decade, the most vibrant Wireless Power Transmission WPT markets will be the contactless charging of portable and mobile equipment, in particular consumer electronics and electric vehicles. This is the focus of a new IDTechEx report, {{Wireless Power Transmission for Consumer Electronics and Electric Vehicles 2012-2021 | http://www.idtechex.com/research/reports/wireless-power-transmission-for-consumer-electronics-and-electric-vehicles-2012-2022-000281.asp}}.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 15, 2011
Transportation ministers from Asia-Pacific nations pledge cooperation

Transportation ministers from Asia-Pacific nations pledge cooperation

Energy and transportation ministers from 21 economies in the Asia-Pacific region today agreed to continue progress on initiatives to make transportation in the region cleaner and more energy-efficient, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced this week.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 14, 2011
Ferrari reject pure electric cars

Ferrari reject pure electric cars

A recent report by the BBC discusses Ferrari's lack of interest in pure electric cars in an industry where many manufacturers are trialling the technology and investing heavily.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 13, 2011
Electric vehicles are too expensive according to BVRLA

Electric vehicles are too expensive according to BVRLA

Electric vehicle manufacturers need to reduce their prices if they want to energise the market, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association has warned.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 12, 2011
Future electric vehicles could run unlimited distances

Future electric vehicles could run unlimited distances

Here, Masahiro Hanazawa at Toyota Central R&D Labs. and Takashi Ohira at Toyohashi University of Technology (Toyohashi Tech) propose a potentially revolutionary solution for powering EVs capable of running unlimited distances. The basic concept stems from electric railways, where each car of the train is power from an overhead wire while the car runs on tracks.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 9, 2011
DOE awards more than $175 million for advanced vehicle research

DOE awards more than $175 million for advanced vehicle research

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced more than $175 million over the next three to five years to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies. The funding will support 40 projects across 15 states and will help improve the fuel efficiency of next generation vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 8, 2011
UNO earns $900k award from ONR to build robotic eel

UNO earns $900k award from ONR to build robotic eel

The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 3-year $937,000 award from the Office of Naval Research to design and build a new type of robotic "eel" that is capable of operating in shallow water environments where Navy personnel could be at risk.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 7, 2011
New energy storage paradigm could lead to reduced EV charging time

New energy storage paradigm could lead to reduced EV charging time

Researchers from Nanotek Instruments, Inc., and its subsidiary Angstron Materials, Inc. have proposed a new principle for energy storage that can be applied to electric vehicles, as published in //Nano Letters//.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 6, 2011
New approach to e-bike batteries

New approach to e-bike batteries

IDTechEx Technology Analyst Harry Zervos interviewed Leyden Energy's Aakar Patel, discussing the company's battery technology, the attributes that make it a technology that's attracting the interest of electric vehicle, consumer electronic, smart grid and EV developers as well as the company's prospects and aims for the future.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 5, 2011
AUV checks mercury in reservoir

AUV checks mercury in reservoir

An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle AUV that is a pure EV is part of an experiment aimed at getting toxic mercury out of reservoir water. Under the waters of Newcastle Reservoir, Utah USA, and on the surface, it is doing the work of scientists.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 29, 2011
Findings could lead to better hydrogen storage

Findings could lead to better hydrogen storage

New research by a team from MIT and several other institutions analyzes the performance of a class of materials considered a promising candidate for such storage: activated carbon that incorporates a platinum catalyst, so hydrogen atoms can bond directly to the surface of carbon particles and then be released when needed.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 27, 2011
Funds will be used to commercialize EV technology offerings

Funds will be used to commercialize EV technology offerings

Mission Motors, a developer of cutting-edge electric vehicle technology, recently announced that it had closed on a $9.0 million dollar Series B financing round led by Warburg Pincus.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 23, 2011
AeroVironment receives $16 million order

AeroVironment receives $16 million order

AeroVironment, Inc. recently announced that it received a $15,909,962 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract order on September 1, 2011, under an existing contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises Army contractor logistics support for Raven systems. The logistics support services are scheduled to be delivered within the next several months.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 21, 2011
Balqon ships first on-road zero emissions electric Mule M100

Balqon ships first on-road zero emissions electric Mule M100

Balqon Corporation, a developer of electric drive systems, lithium battery systems and medium to heavy-duty electric vehicles, recently announced the availability of its new Mule M100, a zero-emissions, all-electric on-road truck for use in inner-city deliveries and cargo transportation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 19, 2011
PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Electric in EV deal

PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Electric in EV deal

PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Electric sign a european commercial cooperation agreement for the co-develoment of innovative solutions in the field of electric mobility.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 15, 2011
Transportation ministers from Asia-Pacific nations pledge cooperation

Transportation ministers from Asia-Pacific nations pledge cooperation

Energy and transportation ministers from 21 economies in the Asia-Pacific region today agreed to continue progress on initiatives to make transportation in the region cleaner and more energy-efficient, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced this week.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 13, 2011
Electric vehicles are too expensive according to BVRLA

Electric vehicles are too expensive according to BVRLA

Electric vehicle manufacturers need to reduce their prices if they want to energise the market, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association has warned.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 9, 2011
DOE awards more than $175 million for advanced vehicle research

DOE awards more than $175 million for advanced vehicle research

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced more than $175 million over the next three to five years to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies. The funding will support 40 projects across 15 states and will help improve the fuel efficiency of next generation vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 7, 2011
New energy storage paradigm could lead to reduced EV charging time

New energy storage paradigm could lead to reduced EV charging time

Researchers from Nanotek Instruments, Inc., and its subsidiary Angstron Materials, Inc. have proposed a new principle for energy storage that can be applied to electric vehicles, as published in //Nano Letters//.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 5, 2011
AUV checks mercury in reservoir

AUV checks mercury in reservoir

An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle AUV that is a pure EV is part of an experiment aimed at getting toxic mercury out of reservoir water. Under the waters of Newcastle Reservoir, Utah USA, and on the surface, it is doing the work of scientists.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 28, 2011
NASA is painting the skies green over Santa Rosa

NASA is painting the skies green over Santa Rosa

Teams from across the United States will test electric, biofueled and hybrid-powered aircraft, vying to be the most fuel-efficient small aircraft in the world. They're competing for a competition purse of $1.65 million -- the largest aviation prize ever offered.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 26, 2011
Modular 'micro-mild' hybrid technology - reducing CO2 emissions

Modular 'micro-mild' hybrid technology - reducing CO2 emissions

Incremental manufacturing cost is €50-60 for every 1 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions compared with the €200-500 per cent typical for full hybrids. Further value enhancements are possible if the automotive industry were to standardise around the proposed 48 volt power networks developing in Europe.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 22, 2011
ECOtality announces the expansion of the EV project into Houston

ECOtality announces the expansion of the EV project into Houston

In June this year IDTechEx reported on the plans of ECOtality to install charging stations in multiple US states in collaboration with Blink. The companies have now announced the expansion of the original initiative into Houston.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 20, 2011
23-year-old designer set to show 1088 bhp Electric Sports Car

23-year-old designer set to show 1088 bhp Electric Sports Car

The Frankfurt Motor Show opened last week and a number of new brands were seen for the first time, including a Croatian company Rimac Automobili, which showed a pure electric sports car named the Concept One.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 16, 2011
Wireless power transmission for consumer electronics and EVs

Wireless power transmission for consumer electronics and EVs

Over the next decade, the most vibrant Wireless Power Transmission WPT markets will be the contactless charging of portable and mobile equipment, in particular consumer electronics and electric vehicles. This is the focus of a new IDTechEx report, {{Wireless Power Transmission for Consumer Electronics and Electric Vehicles 2012-2021 | http://www.idtechex.com/research/reports/wireless-power-transmission-for-consumer-electronics-and-electric-vehicles-2012-2022-000281.asp}}.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 14, 2011
Ferrari reject pure electric cars

Ferrari reject pure electric cars

A recent report by the BBC discusses Ferrari's lack of interest in pure electric cars in an industry where many manufacturers are trialling the technology and investing heavily.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 12, 2011
Future electric vehicles could run unlimited distances

Future electric vehicles could run unlimited distances

Here, Masahiro Hanazawa at Toyota Central R&D Labs. and Takashi Ohira at Toyohashi University of Technology (Toyohashi Tech) propose a potentially revolutionary solution for powering EVs capable of running unlimited distances. The basic concept stems from electric railways, where each car of the train is power from an overhead wire while the car runs on tracks.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 8, 2011
UNO earns $900k award from ONR to build robotic eel

UNO earns $900k award from ONR to build robotic eel

The University of New Orleans is the recipient of a 3-year $937,000 award from the Office of Naval Research to design and build a new type of robotic "eel" that is capable of operating in shallow water environments where Navy personnel could be at risk.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 6, 2011
New approach to e-bike batteries

New approach to e-bike batteries

IDTechEx Technology Analyst Harry Zervos interviewed Leyden Energy's Aakar Patel, discussing the company's battery technology, the attributes that make it a technology that's attracting the interest of electric vehicle, consumer electronic, smart grid and EV developers as well as the company's prospects and aims for the future.
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