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EIB lends €180 million to Renault Group

EIB lends €180 million to Renault Group

Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 30, 2012
Giants buy into Printed Electronics

Giants buy into Printed Electronics

More and more giant corporations are buying into printed electrics by acquiring companies partly or wholly in the field.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 27, 2012
New 2012 forecasts for Electric Vehicles

New 2012 forecasts for Electric Vehicles

Old electric vehicle reports are useless: the subject is moving too fast. IDTechEx is the only analyst with 18 current reports forecasting sales of electric vehicles and their key components and they are kept up to date. Information is fed into these documents continuously as the PhD level IDTechEx analysts tour the world's companies, research institutes and conferences to spot the many changes in technology and business success and interpret them.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 26, 2012
Hybrid vehicle battery recycling system

Hybrid vehicle battery recycling system

Toyota's established nationwide battery recycling system collects end-of-life Nickel metal hydride batteries safely from the market and makes sustainable use of limited resources possible.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 25, 2012
Blunt motor and battery talk at EV Japan

Blunt motor and battery talk at EV Japan

The conference speakers were surprisingly blunt in their appraisal of batteries and motors for electric vehicles at last week's EV Japan conference. Batteries control the cost of pure electric vehicles by a big margin and they are the largest part of the cost of hybrids, though a lesser percentage.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 24, 2012
Blunt vehicle talk at EV Japan Conference Tokyo

Blunt vehicle talk at EV Japan Conference Tokyo

You have to listen to the world leader in electric vehicles, Toyota, because it pulled even further ahead of number two in the last year. Its hybrid car sales nearly doubled to about 1.32 units in 2011, more than all other hybrid cars put together.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 23, 2012
Sion Power announces $50 million equity investment

Sion Power announces $50 million equity investment

Sion Power Corporation, announced that BASF invested $50 million to acquire an equity ownership position in the company.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 20, 2012
News from EV Japan in Tokyo

News from EV Japan in Tokyo

EV Japan is proceeding here in Tokyo with about 89 EV Japan stands in a massive set of co-located exhibitions of about 600 stands in all from lighting to home solar and mainly electronic and electric materials, components and systems. There are quite a few electric cars on display including the plug- in Prius, Tesla, Volt and many less known models and concepts. The one below promoted TORAY products.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 20, 2012
EV event uniquely reflecting the new realities

EV event uniquely reflecting the new realities

We have entered 2012 with an electric vehicle scene that is very different from that which was envisaged not long ago. There are now six key enabling technologies not three and vehicle makers increasingly make some of them, so suppliers increasingly have to compete with their largest potential customers. Precious metals in EV components are being removed remarkably rapidly.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 19, 2012
SK Innovation and Continental to form automotive Li-ion battery JV

SK Innovation and Continental to form automotive Li-ion battery JV

SK Innovation and Continental Corporation announced recently their intention to team up for powering electric vehicles worldwide: Both corporations sign a Heads of Agreement that describes the formation of a joint venture with which both companies want to develop, manufacture and market Lithium Ion battery systems for automotive applications.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 18, 2012
Grant to give University of Utah transit buses of the future

Grant to give University of Utah transit buses of the future

A new federal grant aims to make the University of Utah home to first-in-the-nation transit buses of the future — electric shuttles that recharge without wires from underground pads while they wait for passengers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 17, 2012
Launch of Lola-Drayson electric racing car

Launch of Lola-Drayson electric racing car

Drayson Racing Technologies and Lola Group today unveil the much-anticipated electric-powered Le Mans prototype racing car, the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 16, 2012
Niche EVs at Brussels Motor Show

Niche EVs at Brussels Motor Show

Of course, as markets mature, one can make excellent enduring profits as a niche player, not just as volume leader such as those Chinese e-bikes and scooters on display at very affordable prices of around Euros 1000 upwards but are those cheaper batteries safe?
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 13, 2012
Surprises at Brussels Motor Show

Surprises at Brussels Motor Show

The 600,000 visitors to Brussels Motor Show this week will have some surprises if they look at the electric vehicles on display. World number one in electric vehicles, and specifically electric cars, Toyota, should be challenged by Honda, Ford and others in the pecking order but, on this evidence, it is pulling ahead.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 13, 2012
21st century VW Beetle - E-Bugster

21st century VW Beetle - E-Bugster

The name "E-Bugster" is a combination of "E" for electric, "Bug," the American nickname for the Beetle, and "speedster," which typically describes an open-top two-seater. The E-Bugster concept sports the typical speedster profile of shallow windows and a dramatically cut-down windshield.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 12, 2012
Nanophosphate lithium ion batteries

Nanophosphate lithium ion batteries

A123 Systems to supply advanced lithium ion battery packs for extended-range electric trucks
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 11, 2012
Magnesium-ion battery funding

Magnesium-ion battery funding

Pellion Technologies, an MIT spin-out company, will develop inexpensive high-energy-density rechargeable magnesium-ion batteries with the potential to disrupt current energy storage technologies for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 10, 2012
The Battery500 Project

The Battery500 Project

A century ago, more automobiles were powered by electricity than by gasoline. But the need for longer travel ranges, the availability of a more affordable fuel source and a reliable power infrastructure soon turned internal combustion engines into the predominant means of motor transportation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 9, 2012
OLEV technology to demonstrate Electronic Roadway in McAllen, Texas

OLEV technology to demonstrate Electronic Roadway in McAllen, Texas

McAllen project will demonstrate a zero emission green transportation solution, the effective use of enroute-charging technology to create an effective electronic roadway, as well as the cost-effective conversion of diesel buses to electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 6, 2012
Palo Alto increases green initiatives

Palo Alto increases green initiatives

The city of Palo Alto is accelerating its green initiatives in a bid to cement its standing as a highly eco-friendly area according to a Palo Alto Online news report.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 30, 2012
Giants buy into Printed Electronics

Giants buy into Printed Electronics

More and more giant corporations are buying into printed electrics by acquiring companies partly or wholly in the field.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 26, 2012
Hybrid vehicle battery recycling system

Hybrid vehicle battery recycling system

Toyota's established nationwide battery recycling system collects end-of-life Nickel metal hydride batteries safely from the market and makes sustainable use of limited resources possible.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 24, 2012
Blunt vehicle talk at EV Japan Conference Tokyo

Blunt vehicle talk at EV Japan Conference Tokyo

You have to listen to the world leader in electric vehicles, Toyota, because it pulled even further ahead of number two in the last year. Its hybrid car sales nearly doubled to about 1.32 units in 2011, more than all other hybrid cars put together.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 20, 2012
News from EV Japan in Tokyo

News from EV Japan in Tokyo

EV Japan is proceeding here in Tokyo with about 89 EV Japan stands in a massive set of co-located exhibitions of about 600 stands in all from lighting to home solar and mainly electronic and electric materials, components and systems. There are quite a few electric cars on display including the plug- in Prius, Tesla, Volt and many less known models and concepts. The one below promoted TORAY products.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 19, 2012
SK Innovation and Continental to form automotive Li-ion battery JV

SK Innovation and Continental to form automotive Li-ion battery JV

SK Innovation and Continental Corporation announced recently their intention to team up for powering electric vehicles worldwide: Both corporations sign a Heads of Agreement that describes the formation of a joint venture with which both companies want to develop, manufacture and market Lithium Ion battery systems for automotive applications.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 17, 2012
Launch of Lola-Drayson electric racing car

Launch of Lola-Drayson electric racing car

Drayson Racing Technologies and Lola Group today unveil the much-anticipated electric-powered Le Mans prototype racing car, the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 13, 2012
Surprises at Brussels Motor Show

Surprises at Brussels Motor Show

The 600,000 visitors to Brussels Motor Show this week will have some surprises if they look at the electric vehicles on display. World number one in electric vehicles, and specifically electric cars, Toyota, should be challenged by Honda, Ford and others in the pecking order but, on this evidence, it is pulling ahead.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 12, 2012
Nanophosphate lithium ion batteries

Nanophosphate lithium ion batteries

A123 Systems to supply advanced lithium ion battery packs for extended-range electric trucks
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 10, 2012
The Battery500 Project

The Battery500 Project

A century ago, more automobiles were powered by electricity than by gasoline. But the need for longer travel ranges, the availability of a more affordable fuel source and a reliable power infrastructure soon turned internal combustion engines into the predominant means of motor transportation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 6, 2012
Palo Alto increases green initiatives

Palo Alto increases green initiatives

The city of Palo Alto is accelerating its green initiatives in a bid to cement its standing as a highly eco-friendly area according to a Palo Alto Online news report.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 27, 2012
New 2012 forecasts for Electric Vehicles

New 2012 forecasts for Electric Vehicles

Old electric vehicle reports are useless: the subject is moving too fast. IDTechEx is the only analyst with 18 current reports forecasting sales of electric vehicles and their key components and they are kept up to date. Information is fed into these documents continuously as the PhD level IDTechEx analysts tour the world's companies, research institutes and conferences to spot the many changes in technology and business success and interpret them.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 25, 2012
Blunt motor and battery talk at EV Japan

Blunt motor and battery talk at EV Japan

The conference speakers were surprisingly blunt in their appraisal of batteries and motors for electric vehicles at last week's EV Japan conference. Batteries control the cost of pure electric vehicles by a big margin and they are the largest part of the cost of hybrids, though a lesser percentage.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 23, 2012
Sion Power announces $50 million equity investment

Sion Power announces $50 million equity investment

Sion Power Corporation, announced that BASF invested $50 million to acquire an equity ownership position in the company.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 20, 2012
EV event uniquely reflecting the new realities

EV event uniquely reflecting the new realities

We have entered 2012 with an electric vehicle scene that is very different from that which was envisaged not long ago. There are now six key enabling technologies not three and vehicle makers increasingly make some of them, so suppliers increasingly have to compete with their largest potential customers. Precious metals in EV components are being removed remarkably rapidly.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 18, 2012
Grant to give University of Utah transit buses of the future

Grant to give University of Utah transit buses of the future

A new federal grant aims to make the University of Utah home to first-in-the-nation transit buses of the future — electric shuttles that recharge without wires from underground pads while they wait for passengers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 16, 2012
Niche EVs at Brussels Motor Show

Niche EVs at Brussels Motor Show

Of course, as markets mature, one can make excellent enduring profits as a niche player, not just as volume leader such as those Chinese e-bikes and scooters on display at very affordable prices of around Euros 1000 upwards but are those cheaper batteries safe?
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 13, 2012
21st century VW Beetle - E-Bugster

21st century VW Beetle - E-Bugster

The name "E-Bugster" is a combination of "E" for electric, "Bug," the American nickname for the Beetle, and "speedster," which typically describes an open-top two-seater. The E-Bugster concept sports the typical speedster profile of shallow windows and a dramatically cut-down windshield.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 11, 2012
Magnesium-ion battery funding

Magnesium-ion battery funding

Pellion Technologies, an MIT spin-out company, will develop inexpensive high-energy-density rechargeable magnesium-ion batteries with the potential to disrupt current energy storage technologies for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 9, 2012
OLEV technology to demonstrate Electronic Roadway in McAllen, Texas

OLEV technology to demonstrate Electronic Roadway in McAllen, Texas

McAllen project will demonstrate a zero emission green transportation solution, the effective use of enroute-charging technology to create an effective electronic roadway, as well as the cost-effective conversion of diesel buses to electric vehicles.
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