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Tesla delivers first electric sedan to customers

Tesla delivers first electric sedan to customers

Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 28, 2012
New steel materials help maximise motor output and boost battery range

New steel materials help maximise motor output and boost battery range

ArcelorMittal the world's largest steel and mining company unveiled 'iCARe' electrical steel product range for EVs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 27, 2012
1,000 Nissan VENUCIA EVs to be used for pilot project in Chinese city

1,000 Nissan VENUCIA EVs to be used for pilot project in Chinese city

Nissans joint venture in China, Dongfeng Motor Company signed a contract to deliver 1,000 VENUCIA-branded electric vehicles (EVs) to the pilot program conducted by Dalian Municipal Government by 2014.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 26, 2012
Honda to reuse rare earth metals extracted from Used NiMH Batteries

Honda to reuse rare earth metals extracted from Used NiMH Batteries

Honda which has been extracting rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries at the plant of Japan Metals & Chemicals from April of this year, has plans to begin reusing the extracted metals before the end of 2012.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 25, 2012
Breakthrough graphene technology wins R&D Magazine award

Breakthrough graphene technology wins R&D Magazine award

Vorbeck Materials, in partnership with Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) and Princeton University, was recognized last week by R&D Magazine for developing one of the 100 most significant scientific and technological products or advances of the year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 25, 2012
World's first nickel-zinc battery manufacturing centre in China

World's first nickel-zinc battery manufacturing centre in China

US energy storage company PowerGenix has partnered with the China City Construction Corporation (CCCC) for the creation of the world's first nickel-zinc battery manufacturing centre
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 22, 2012
Range extender arrays?

Range extender arrays?

An application has been made for a patent on a new range extender concept based on arrays of range extenders.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 21, 2012
Boeing's Phantom Eye UAS completed its first autonomous flight

Boeing's Phantom Eye UAS completed its first autonomous flight

Boeing's Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system (UAS) completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 20, 2012
Flying 3D eye-bots

Flying 3D eye-bots

Intelligent swarms of aerial drones are a universally useful tool for police, crisis managers and urban planners. Special 3D sensors developed by Fraunhofer researchers ensure flawless aerobatics and prevent collisions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 19, 2012
New technology will enable new class of high-energy density batteries

New technology will enable new class of high-energy density batteries

PolyPlus was awarded a $9 million grant from the Department of Energy's Innovative Manufacturing Initiative for "Innovative manufacturing of protected lithium electrodes for ultra high energy density batteries."
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 18, 2012
Chinese-Japanese consortium plans electric vehicles for Saab

Chinese-Japanese consortium plans electric vehicles for Saab

Car manufacturer Saab has been bought by National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), an international consortium formed by Japanese, Swedish and Chinese stakeholders. The new company will establish a new automobile venture in Trollhättan, solely dedicated to the development and manufacture of electric vehicles (EVs).
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 15, 2012
Sodium-ion vehicle battery cheaper than Li-ion

Sodium-ion vehicle battery cheaper than Li-ion

Sumitomo Chemical Company is filing patents this year on its advances in sodium ion rechargeable batteries that could find their way into vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 14, 2012
Diesel fumes, shale oil, coal gas cause cancer - Time to re-think EVs

Diesel fumes, shale oil, coal gas cause cancer - Time to re-think EVs

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) recent announcement upgrading its grim classification of Diesel Exhaust fumes from possibly carcinogenic (2A) to definitively carcinogenic to humans.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 13, 2012
Breakthrough lithium ion battery technology

Breakthrough lithium ion battery technology

A new lithium ion battery technology capable of operating at extreme temperatures without requiring thermal management was unveiled by A123 Systems this week.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 12, 2012
Traction batteries beyond Li-ion arriving early

Traction batteries beyond Li-ion arriving early

Lithium-ion batteries involve lithium ions being intercalated and de-intercalated at electrodes during cycling. Other batteries involve lithium ions but are not called lithium-ion because they work in another way. There are single use versions but now there are rechargeable versions arriving earlier than most pundits thought possible.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 11, 2012
Toyota Motorsport brings electric technology to Pikes Peak

Toyota Motorsport brings electric technology to Pikes Peak

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will demonstrate its high-performance electric powertrain technology on one of North America's most demanding motorsport events; the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on 8 July.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 8, 2012
West coast electric highway now extends to Canadian border

West coast electric highway now extends to Canadian border

The border-to-border vision of the West Coast Electric Highway moves closer to becoming a reality with the opening of new EV charging sites, extending the highway to the Canadian border and opening it to electric vehicle (EV) drivers from both countries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 7, 2012
Unzipped carbon nanotubes could help energize fuel cells

Unzipped carbon nanotubes could help energize fuel cells

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes riddled with defects and impurities on the outside could eventually replace some of the expensive platinum catalysts used in fuel cells and metal-air batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 6, 2012
Pilot program launched to test hybrid electric trucks

Pilot program launched to test hybrid electric trucks

G&K Services has launched a pilot program to test hybrid electric trucks in its fleet of delivery vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 5, 2012
New Flyer unveils first all-electric transit bus prototype

New Flyer unveils first all-electric transit bus prototype

New Flyer Industries Inc a manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the United States, unveiled its prototype all-electric 40-foot Xcelsior heavy-duty transit bus.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 28, 2012
New steel materials help maximise motor output and boost battery range

New steel materials help maximise motor output and boost battery range

ArcelorMittal the world's largest steel and mining company unveiled 'iCARe' electrical steel product range for EVs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 26, 2012
Honda to reuse rare earth metals extracted from Used NiMH Batteries

Honda to reuse rare earth metals extracted from Used NiMH Batteries

Honda which has been extracting rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries at the plant of Japan Metals & Chemicals from April of this year, has plans to begin reusing the extracted metals before the end of 2012.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 25, 2012
World's first nickel-zinc battery manufacturing centre in China

World's first nickel-zinc battery manufacturing centre in China

US energy storage company PowerGenix has partnered with the China City Construction Corporation (CCCC) for the creation of the world's first nickel-zinc battery manufacturing centre
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 21, 2012
Boeing's Phantom Eye UAS completed its first autonomous flight

Boeing's Phantom Eye UAS completed its first autonomous flight

Boeing's Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system (UAS) completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 19, 2012
New technology will enable new class of high-energy density batteries

New technology will enable new class of high-energy density batteries

PolyPlus was awarded a $9 million grant from the Department of Energy's Innovative Manufacturing Initiative for "Innovative manufacturing of protected lithium electrodes for ultra high energy density batteries."
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 15, 2012
Sodium-ion vehicle battery cheaper than Li-ion

Sodium-ion vehicle battery cheaper than Li-ion

Sumitomo Chemical Company is filing patents this year on its advances in sodium ion rechargeable batteries that could find their way into vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 13, 2012
Breakthrough lithium ion battery technology

Breakthrough lithium ion battery technology

A new lithium ion battery technology capable of operating at extreme temperatures without requiring thermal management was unveiled by A123 Systems this week.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 11, 2012
Toyota Motorsport brings electric technology to Pikes Peak

Toyota Motorsport brings electric technology to Pikes Peak

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will demonstrate its high-performance electric powertrain technology on one of North America's most demanding motorsport events; the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on 8 July.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 7, 2012
Unzipped carbon nanotubes could help energize fuel cells

Unzipped carbon nanotubes could help energize fuel cells

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes riddled with defects and impurities on the outside could eventually replace some of the expensive platinum catalysts used in fuel cells and metal-air batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 5, 2012
New Flyer unveils first all-electric transit bus prototype

New Flyer unveils first all-electric transit bus prototype

New Flyer Industries Inc a manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the United States, unveiled its prototype all-electric 40-foot Xcelsior heavy-duty transit bus.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 27, 2012
1,000 Nissan VENUCIA EVs to be used for pilot project in Chinese city

1,000 Nissan VENUCIA EVs to be used for pilot project in Chinese city

Nissans joint venture in China, Dongfeng Motor Company signed a contract to deliver 1,000 VENUCIA-branded electric vehicles (EVs) to the pilot program conducted by Dalian Municipal Government by 2014.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 25, 2012
Breakthrough graphene technology wins R&D Magazine award

Breakthrough graphene technology wins R&D Magazine award

Vorbeck Materials, in partnership with Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) and Princeton University, was recognized last week by R&D Magazine for developing one of the 100 most significant scientific and technological products or advances of the year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 22, 2012
Range extender arrays?

Range extender arrays?

An application has been made for a patent on a new range extender concept based on arrays of range extenders.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 20, 2012
Flying 3D eye-bots

Flying 3D eye-bots

Intelligent swarms of aerial drones are a universally useful tool for police, crisis managers and urban planners. Special 3D sensors developed by Fraunhofer researchers ensure flawless aerobatics and prevent collisions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 18, 2012
Chinese-Japanese consortium plans electric vehicles for Saab

Chinese-Japanese consortium plans electric vehicles for Saab

Car manufacturer Saab has been bought by National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), an international consortium formed by Japanese, Swedish and Chinese stakeholders. The new company will establish a new automobile venture in Trollhättan, solely dedicated to the development and manufacture of electric vehicles (EVs).
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 14, 2012
Diesel fumes, shale oil, coal gas cause cancer - Time to re-think EVs

Diesel fumes, shale oil, coal gas cause cancer - Time to re-think EVs

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC) recent announcement upgrading its grim classification of Diesel Exhaust fumes from possibly carcinogenic (2A) to definitively carcinogenic to humans.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 12, 2012
Traction batteries beyond Li-ion arriving early

Traction batteries beyond Li-ion arriving early

Lithium-ion batteries involve lithium ions being intercalated and de-intercalated at electrodes during cycling. Other batteries involve lithium ions but are not called lithium-ion because they work in another way. There are single use versions but now there are rechargeable versions arriving earlier than most pundits thought possible.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 8, 2012
West coast electric highway now extends to Canadian border

West coast electric highway now extends to Canadian border

The border-to-border vision of the West Coast Electric Highway moves closer to becoming a reality with the opening of new EV charging sites, extending the highway to the Canadian border and opening it to electric vehicle (EV) drivers from both countries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 6, 2012
Pilot program launched to test hybrid electric trucks

Pilot program launched to test hybrid electric trucks

G&K Services has launched a pilot program to test hybrid electric trucks in its fleet of delivery vehicles.
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