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Optimizing future battery pack technology for small electric vehicles

Optimizing future battery pack technology for small electric vehicles

Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 29, 2012
Lamborghini to incorporate  ultracapacitors in stop-start idle-Elimina

Lamborghini to incorporate ultracapacitors in stop-start idle-Elimina

Lamborghini will incorporate Maxwell ultracapacitors to support a stop-start idle-elimination system in their Aventador cars due to go into production.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 28, 2012
Further lessons from the European Electric Vehicle Congress, Brussels

Further lessons from the European Electric Vehicle Congress, Brussels

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman IDTechEx reports on the latest EV developments from the European Electric Vehicle Congress held in Brussels recently.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 27, 2012
Dow launches new phosphate material for improved battery performance

Dow launches new phosphate material for improved battery performance

Dow Energy Materials has developed a new phosphate-based battery material, Lithium Manganese Iron Phosphate, which increases energy density by 10 to 15 percent in battery cells.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 26, 2012
GM Ventures makes 2nd investment in battery-electric bus company

GM Ventures makes 2nd investment in battery-electric bus company

GM Ventures, the venture capital arm of General Motors Co. created in 2010, has invested for the second time in Proterra, a company that makes a battery-electric, fast-charge bus.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 23, 2012
GE to power US Navy's latest hybrid amphibious assault flagship

GE to power US Navy's latest hybrid amphibious assault flagship

GE's Power Conversion business has signed a contract worth more than $10 million with Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) to provide an auxiliary propulsion system (APS) for the future USS Tripoli (LHA-7), which is the U.S. Navy's latest large-deck amphibious assault ship.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 22, 2012
Lessons from EU Project Day on eMobility

Lessons from EU Project Day on eMobility

In Brussels, Belgium, on November 19, there was a day devoted to presenting most of the European Union projects on eMobility. This is a term used in Continental Europe to mean what they call Full Electric Vehicles (FEV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), mainly on-road.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 21, 2012
First test run of the MAHLE Range Extender

First test run of the MAHLE Range Extender

For vehicles with battery-electric drive, the use of a range extender appears to be a suitable solution to ensure a range approaching that of a conventional vehicle. The Stuttgart specialist MAHLE Powertrain has developed their own range extender, with flexible mounting position, in just 10 months without the support of an OEM.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 20, 2012
KAR GT prototype delivers range of 150 miles per charge

KAR GT prototype delivers range of 150 miles per charge

KleenSpeed Technologies is set to reveal the "most intelligent car ever conceived" - the KleenSpeed World KAR GT prototype - on Wednesday November 21 in San Francisco.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 19, 2012
OnStar debuts future EV solutions

OnStar debuts future EV solutions

At the GM Electrification Experience, OnStar is showing two new apps to address the possible range anxiety of electric vehicles and the cost of public charging.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 19, 2012
Award for railroad energy harvesting

Award for railroad energy harvesting

An innovative energy harvester that has the potential to save millions of dollars in energy costs for railroads while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 16, 2012
Breakthrough in non-rare-earth electric motor design

Breakthrough in non-rare-earth electric motor design

UQM Technologies has made a significant breakthrough in the development of non-rare-earth magnet electric motor design as part of the work being done under the Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research and Development Grant.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 15, 2012
EV lessons from Energy Harvesting and Supercapacitors event

EV lessons from Energy Harvesting and Supercapacitors event

The key enabling technologies of electric vehicles, whether by land, water or air and whether hybrid or pure electric are now at least six in number.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 14, 2012
Volvo cuts electric car recharging time to 1.5 hours

Volvo cuts electric car recharging time to 1.5 hours

Volvo Car Corporation is testing a new fast-charger for electric cars that cuts recharging time to an outstanding 1.5 hours. The fast-charger operates six times faster than today's on-board devices.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 13, 2012
Ordered catalyst boosts fuel cell output at lower cost

Ordered catalyst boosts fuel cell output at lower cost

Fuel cells, which convert fuel directly into electricity without burning it, promise a less polluted future where cars run on pure hydrogen and exhaust nothing but water vapor. But the catalysts that make them work are still "sluggish" and worse, expensive.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 12, 2012
Fast chargers add 50 miles of range in 15 minutes

Fast chargers add 50 miles of range in 15 minutes

NRG Energy through its eVgo subsidiary will provide Californians with the nation's most comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) charging network including fast chargers that allow drivers to add 50 miles of range in 15 minutes at premier retail environments.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 9, 2012
The iPad of electric vehicles

The iPad of electric vehicles

At the recent eCarTec exhibition in Germany, there were several organisations in the Visionary Product Concept category, basically searching for the iPad of electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 8, 2012
Supercapacitor strategies

Supercapacitor strategies

This article shares some of the research in the new IDTechEx report, "Supercapacitor/Ultracapacitor Strategies and Emerging Applications 2013-2025" (www.IDTechEx.com/SuperApps). We establish what is needed to create a billion dollar supercapacitor manufacturer: someone will. A prediction is provided of the coming shakeout in the industry including the number of manufacturers involved.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 7, 2012
Bladon Jets range extenders improve

Bladon Jets range extenders improve

Bladon Jets is leaving 2012 with a modified and improved device as it is developed to perform satisfactorily. It is still intended to be an electricity source in rural India and an electric vehicle range extender, with investor Tata seeing it in the Tata Jaguar electric supercar in due course, though a Williams racing engine will be used initially in this vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 6, 2012
Carbon nanotube forests for supercapacitors and transistors

Carbon nanotube forests for supercapacitors and transistors

Carbon nanotubes can be mounted upright in dense forests to maximise porous area in elecvtrodes for supercapacitors, supercabatteries and, it is thought, for some batteries as well.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 29, 2012
Lamborghini to incorporate  ultracapacitors in stop-start idle-Elimina

Lamborghini to incorporate ultracapacitors in stop-start idle-Elimina

Lamborghini will incorporate Maxwell ultracapacitors to support a stop-start idle-elimination system in their Aventador cars due to go into production.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 27, 2012
Dow launches new phosphate material for improved battery performance

Dow launches new phosphate material for improved battery performance

Dow Energy Materials has developed a new phosphate-based battery material, Lithium Manganese Iron Phosphate, which increases energy density by 10 to 15 percent in battery cells.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 23, 2012
GE to power US Navy's latest hybrid amphibious assault flagship

GE to power US Navy's latest hybrid amphibious assault flagship

GE's Power Conversion business has signed a contract worth more than $10 million with Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) to provide an auxiliary propulsion system (APS) for the future USS Tripoli (LHA-7), which is the U.S. Navy's latest large-deck amphibious assault ship.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 21, 2012
First test run of the MAHLE Range Extender

First test run of the MAHLE Range Extender

For vehicles with battery-electric drive, the use of a range extender appears to be a suitable solution to ensure a range approaching that of a conventional vehicle. The Stuttgart specialist MAHLE Powertrain has developed their own range extender, with flexible mounting position, in just 10 months without the support of an OEM.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 19, 2012
OnStar debuts future EV solutions

OnStar debuts future EV solutions

At the GM Electrification Experience, OnStar is showing two new apps to address the possible range anxiety of electric vehicles and the cost of public charging.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 16, 2012
Breakthrough in non-rare-earth electric motor design

Breakthrough in non-rare-earth electric motor design

UQM Technologies has made a significant breakthrough in the development of non-rare-earth magnet electric motor design as part of the work being done under the Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research and Development Grant.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 14, 2012
Volvo cuts electric car recharging time to 1.5 hours

Volvo cuts electric car recharging time to 1.5 hours

Volvo Car Corporation is testing a new fast-charger for electric cars that cuts recharging time to an outstanding 1.5 hours. The fast-charger operates six times faster than today's on-board devices.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 12, 2012
Fast chargers add 50 miles of range in 15 minutes

Fast chargers add 50 miles of range in 15 minutes

NRG Energy through its eVgo subsidiary will provide Californians with the nation's most comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) charging network including fast chargers that allow drivers to add 50 miles of range in 15 minutes at premier retail environments.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 8, 2012
Supercapacitor strategies

Supercapacitor strategies

This article shares some of the research in the new IDTechEx report, "Supercapacitor/Ultracapacitor Strategies and Emerging Applications 2013-2025" (www.IDTechEx.com/SuperApps). We establish what is needed to create a billion dollar supercapacitor manufacturer: someone will. A prediction is provided of the coming shakeout in the industry including the number of manufacturers involved.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 6, 2012
Carbon nanotube forests for supercapacitors and transistors

Carbon nanotube forests for supercapacitors and transistors

Carbon nanotubes can be mounted upright in dense forests to maximise porous area in elecvtrodes for supercapacitors, supercabatteries and, it is thought, for some batteries as well.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 28, 2012
Further lessons from the European Electric Vehicle Congress, Brussels

Further lessons from the European Electric Vehicle Congress, Brussels

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman IDTechEx reports on the latest EV developments from the European Electric Vehicle Congress held in Brussels recently.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 26, 2012
GM Ventures makes 2nd investment in battery-electric bus company

GM Ventures makes 2nd investment in battery-electric bus company

GM Ventures, the venture capital arm of General Motors Co. created in 2010, has invested for the second time in Proterra, a company that makes a battery-electric, fast-charge bus.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 22, 2012
Lessons from EU Project Day on eMobility

Lessons from EU Project Day on eMobility

In Brussels, Belgium, on November 19, there was a day devoted to presenting most of the European Union projects on eMobility. This is a term used in Continental Europe to mean what they call Full Electric Vehicles (FEV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), mainly on-road.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 20, 2012
KAR GT prototype delivers range of 150 miles per charge

KAR GT prototype delivers range of 150 miles per charge

KleenSpeed Technologies is set to reveal the "most intelligent car ever conceived" - the KleenSpeed World KAR GT prototype - on Wednesday November 21 in San Francisco.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 19, 2012
Award for railroad energy harvesting

Award for railroad energy harvesting

An innovative energy harvester that has the potential to save millions of dollars in energy costs for railroads while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 15, 2012
EV lessons from Energy Harvesting and Supercapacitors event

EV lessons from Energy Harvesting and Supercapacitors event

The key enabling technologies of electric vehicles, whether by land, water or air and whether hybrid or pure electric are now at least six in number.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 13, 2012
Ordered catalyst boosts fuel cell output at lower cost

Ordered catalyst boosts fuel cell output at lower cost

Fuel cells, which convert fuel directly into electricity without burning it, promise a less polluted future where cars run on pure hydrogen and exhaust nothing but water vapor. But the catalysts that make them work are still "sluggish" and worse, expensive.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 9, 2012
The iPad of electric vehicles

The iPad of electric vehicles

At the recent eCarTec exhibition in Germany, there were several organisations in the Visionary Product Concept category, basically searching for the iPad of electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 7, 2012
Bladon Jets range extenders improve

Bladon Jets range extenders improve

Bladon Jets is leaving 2012 with a modified and improved device as it is developed to perform satisfactorily. It is still intended to be an electricity source in rural India and an electric vehicle range extender, with investor Tata seeing it in the Tata Jaguar electric supercar in due course, though a Williams racing engine will be used initially in this vehicle.
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