Hosted by IDTechEx
New all-electric vehicle developed in China, for the Chinese market

New all-electric vehicle developed in China, for the Chinese market

Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 27, 2012
Volvo announces major new orders for hybrid buses

Volvo announces major new orders for hybrid buses

"These orders mark a high level of confidence from a number of our major customers further establishing our market leading position in hybrid technology. The Government's continued support through the Green Bus Fund is welcomed and is a much needed boost to our industry."
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2012
11kW permanent magnet synchronous motor without rare-earth metals

11kW permanent magnet synchronous motor without rare-earth metals

Hitachi announced a 11kW highly efficient permanent magnet synchronous motor co-developed with Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd., without using magnetic material containing rare-earth metals such as neodymium and dysprosium. The motor employs an iron-based amorphous metal(1) in the core, the heart of the motor.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 25, 2012
IBM Research boosts Battery500 project with new materials partners

IBM Research boosts Battery500 project with new materials partners

IBM announced that two industry leaders Asahi Kasei and Central Glass will join its Battery 500 Project team and collaborate on far-reaching research with the potential to accelerate the switch from gasoline to electricity as the primary power source for vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 24, 2012
Standardization roadmap for U.S. electric vehicle deployment released

Standardization roadmap for U.S. electric vehicle deployment released

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the release of a Standardization roadmap for electric vehicles - Version 1.0, developed by the Institute's Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP).
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 23, 2012
120kW systems to power all electric solo bus

120kW systems to power all electric solo bus

Enova Systems a developer of hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components has delivered 4 incremental 120kW drive systems to Optare Plc for integration into their Solo Electric Bus.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 20, 2012
Volvo hybrid truck, Mean Green, to attempt world speed record

Volvo hybrid truck, Mean Green, to attempt world speed record

Mean Green, the world's fastest hybrid truck, will attempt to reach speeds in excess of 260 km/h (165 mph) April 27 at Wendover Airfield in Utah to best its own world speed records.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2012
Recharge your EV overnight for free

Recharge your EV overnight for free

Czech Republic Company AWM recently finished testing its second prototype of a revolutionary wind machine that can recharge electrical cars or batteries in houses, boats, lawn mowers and other electrical home appliances overnight.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2012
AC Transit launches innovative hydrogen fueling facility

AC Transit launches innovative hydrogen fueling facility

AC Transit, and a coalition of regional transit partners serving 7 million people in the Bay Area, has unveiled the newest hydrogen production and dispensing station to fuel the latest generation of zero-emission fuel cell buses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 17, 2012
Low-cost carbon fiber composites for next generation EVs

Low-cost carbon fiber composites for next generation EVs

Ford and Dow team up to bring low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber composites to next-generation vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2012
IBM, Honda, and PG&E enable smarter charging for electric vehicles

IBM, Honda, and PG&E enable smarter charging for electric vehicles

The energy requirements for electric vehicles will challenge the current power grid as plug-in vehicle counts continue to grow to an expected 2.9 million worldwide by 2017.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2012
Joint development of EDLC using Aluminum-Celmet

Joint development of EDLC using Aluminum-Celmet

Meidensha Corporation and Sumitomo Electric Industries are developing a new electric double-layer capacitor (EDLC) which they plan to commercialise for pure electric and hybrid vehicles in 2015.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2012
UQM Technologies contracted to supply electric propulsion systems

UQM Technologies contracted to supply electric propulsion systems

A fleet of locally manufactured Holden Commodore passenger cars will be converted to proof-of-concept electric vehicles by June 2012.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 11, 2012
Stop-start supercapacitor enables longer battery life

Stop-start supercapacitor enables longer battery life

CAP-XX Limited a leading developer of thin, prismatic supercapacitors (also known as ultracapacitors or EDLC), announced that it has developed a supercapacitor module which supplies the cranking current to start the engine in Stop-Start vehicles (also known as start-stop, idle-stop, or micro-hybrid vehicles), reducing wear on the battery and eliminating the need for larger, more expensive ones.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 10, 2012
IBM and ZSE create virtual green highway for EVs

IBM and ZSE create virtual green highway for EVs

IBM has teamed with Západoslovenská energetika, a.s. (ZSE), the largest distributor and supplier of electricity in Slovakia, on a smart energy "feasibility" study that will help prepare the capital city Bratislava for electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 9, 2012
Fisker Automotive unveils the all-new Fisker Atlantic in New York

Fisker Automotive unveils the all-new Fisker Atlantic in New York

Atlantic design prototype confirms Fisker Automotive's bold future direction. Uncompromised styling reinforcing commitment to exquisite design. Four-door sporting sedan with a luxurious and practical interior. Driven by Fisker's advanced EVer powertrain technology: electric car with extended-range freedom. Rear-wheel drive with all-wheel drive option
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 6, 2012
Listening to the radio even with an electric drive

Listening to the radio even with an electric drive

To enable radio reception in electric vehicles, manufacturers must install filters and insulate cables, since electrical signals will otherwise interfere with music and speech transmissions. Now, using new calculation methods, researchers are paving the way for pure listening pleasure while also helping to lower the associated costs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 5, 2012
Electric Vehicles Land, Sea and Air USA 2012 - Award winners

Electric Vehicles Land, Sea and Air USA 2012 - Award winners

The entries were judged by Dr Zafer Sahinoglu, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs; Ed Benjamin, Chairman Light Electric Vehicles Association and Dr Brien Seeley, President Café foundation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 4, 2012
Hyundai Heavy & Magna E-Car Systems to Develop Lithium-ion Battery

Hyundai Heavy & Magna E-Car Systems to Develop Lithium-ion Battery

Under the agreement, HHI and Magna E-Car will jointly conduct engineering, design, development and testing activities with the goal of preliminary validation of battery cell and battery pack technologies for electric and hybrid electric vehicle applications.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 3, 2012
Saft to supply Li-ion energy storage for US Army's GCV program

Saft to supply Li-ion energy storage for US Army's GCV program

Saft has entered into an agreement with BAE Systems to design and build ultra high-power batteries for the vehicle's hybrid electric drive system as part of the U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 27, 2012
Volvo announces major new orders for hybrid buses

Volvo announces major new orders for hybrid buses

"These orders mark a high level of confidence from a number of our major customers further establishing our market leading position in hybrid technology. The Government's continued support through the Green Bus Fund is welcomed and is a much needed boost to our industry."
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 25, 2012
IBM Research boosts Battery500 project with new materials partners

IBM Research boosts Battery500 project with new materials partners

IBM announced that two industry leaders Asahi Kasei and Central Glass will join its Battery 500 Project team and collaborate on far-reaching research with the potential to accelerate the switch from gasoline to electricity as the primary power source for vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 23, 2012
120kW systems to power all electric solo bus

120kW systems to power all electric solo bus

Enova Systems a developer of hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components has delivered 4 incremental 120kW drive systems to Optare Plc for integration into their Solo Electric Bus.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2012
Recharge your EV overnight for free

Recharge your EV overnight for free

Czech Republic Company AWM recently finished testing its second prototype of a revolutionary wind machine that can recharge electrical cars or batteries in houses, boats, lawn mowers and other electrical home appliances overnight.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 17, 2012
Low-cost carbon fiber composites for next generation EVs

Low-cost carbon fiber composites for next generation EVs

Ford and Dow team up to bring low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber composites to next-generation vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 13, 2012
Joint development of EDLC using Aluminum-Celmet

Joint development of EDLC using Aluminum-Celmet

Meidensha Corporation and Sumitomo Electric Industries are developing a new electric double-layer capacitor (EDLC) which they plan to commercialise for pure electric and hybrid vehicles in 2015.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 11, 2012
Stop-start supercapacitor enables longer battery life

Stop-start supercapacitor enables longer battery life

CAP-XX Limited a leading developer of thin, prismatic supercapacitors (also known as ultracapacitors or EDLC), announced that it has developed a supercapacitor module which supplies the cranking current to start the engine in Stop-Start vehicles (also known as start-stop, idle-stop, or micro-hybrid vehicles), reducing wear on the battery and eliminating the need for larger, more expensive ones.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 9, 2012
Fisker Automotive unveils the all-new Fisker Atlantic in New York

Fisker Automotive unveils the all-new Fisker Atlantic in New York

Atlantic design prototype confirms Fisker Automotive's bold future direction. Uncompromised styling reinforcing commitment to exquisite design. Four-door sporting sedan with a luxurious and practical interior. Driven by Fisker's advanced EVer powertrain technology: electric car with extended-range freedom. Rear-wheel drive with all-wheel drive option
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 5, 2012
Electric Vehicles Land, Sea and Air USA 2012 - Award winners

Electric Vehicles Land, Sea and Air USA 2012 - Award winners

The entries were judged by Dr Zafer Sahinoglu, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs; Ed Benjamin, Chairman Light Electric Vehicles Association and Dr Brien Seeley, President Café foundation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 3, 2012
Saft to supply Li-ion energy storage for US Army's GCV program

Saft to supply Li-ion energy storage for US Army's GCV program

Saft has entered into an agreement with BAE Systems to design and build ultra high-power batteries for the vehicle's hybrid electric drive system as part of the U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2012
11kW permanent magnet synchronous motor without rare-earth metals

11kW permanent magnet synchronous motor without rare-earth metals

Hitachi announced a 11kW highly efficient permanent magnet synchronous motor co-developed with Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd., without using magnetic material containing rare-earth metals such as neodymium and dysprosium. The motor employs an iron-based amorphous metal(1) in the core, the heart of the motor.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 24, 2012
Standardization roadmap for U.S. electric vehicle deployment released

Standardization roadmap for U.S. electric vehicle deployment released

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the release of a Standardization roadmap for electric vehicles - Version 1.0, developed by the Institute's Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP).
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 20, 2012
Volvo hybrid truck, Mean Green, to attempt world speed record

Volvo hybrid truck, Mean Green, to attempt world speed record

Mean Green, the world's fastest hybrid truck, will attempt to reach speeds in excess of 260 km/h (165 mph) April 27 at Wendover Airfield in Utah to best its own world speed records.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2012
AC Transit launches innovative hydrogen fueling facility

AC Transit launches innovative hydrogen fueling facility

AC Transit, and a coalition of regional transit partners serving 7 million people in the Bay Area, has unveiled the newest hydrogen production and dispensing station to fuel the latest generation of zero-emission fuel cell buses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2012
IBM, Honda, and PG&E enable smarter charging for electric vehicles

IBM, Honda, and PG&E enable smarter charging for electric vehicles

The energy requirements for electric vehicles will challenge the current power grid as plug-in vehicle counts continue to grow to an expected 2.9 million worldwide by 2017.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2012
UQM Technologies contracted to supply electric propulsion systems

UQM Technologies contracted to supply electric propulsion systems

A fleet of locally manufactured Holden Commodore passenger cars will be converted to proof-of-concept electric vehicles by June 2012.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 10, 2012
IBM and ZSE create virtual green highway for EVs

IBM and ZSE create virtual green highway for EVs

IBM has teamed with Západoslovenská energetika, a.s. (ZSE), the largest distributor and supplier of electricity in Slovakia, on a smart energy "feasibility" study that will help prepare the capital city Bratislava for electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 6, 2012
Listening to the radio even with an electric drive

Listening to the radio even with an electric drive

To enable radio reception in electric vehicles, manufacturers must install filters and insulate cables, since electrical signals will otherwise interfere with music and speech transmissions. Now, using new calculation methods, researchers are paving the way for pure listening pleasure while also helping to lower the associated costs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 4, 2012
Hyundai Heavy & Magna E-Car Systems to Develop Lithium-ion Battery

Hyundai Heavy & Magna E-Car Systems to Develop Lithium-ion Battery

Under the agreement, HHI and Magna E-Car will jointly conduct engineering, design, development and testing activities with the goal of preliminary validation of battery cell and battery pack technologies for electric and hybrid electric vehicle applications.
More IDTechEx Journals