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French government increases EV, hybrid subsidies

French government increases EV, hybrid subsidies

Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 31, 2012
Chemical companies position for EV battery boom - Part 1 BASF

Chemical companies position for EV battery boom - Part 1 BASF

BASF granted usage license for vinylene carbonate in lithium-ion batteries from Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 30, 2012
Laser beams charge electric planes in mid flight

Laser beams charge electric planes in mid flight

The proprietary system that makes it possible to wirelessly transfer energy over long distances using laser light to create a continual source of power.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 30, 2012
Brammo drives growth with $45 Million

Brammo drives growth with $45 Million

Brammo Inc., a leading developer of electric vehicle technology and manufacturer of distinctive two-wheel electric vehicles, has closed the first $13 million tranche of a $45 million Series C funding round designed to accelerate the company's development plans.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 27, 2012
Electric aircraft come center stage

Electric aircraft come center stage

Uniquely, IDTechEx updates its reports on a continuous basis, so purchasers get the latest information. Nowhere is this more important than with electric aircraft in all their shapes and forms because progress is so rapid.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 26, 2012
Valence Technology files voluntary chapter 11 business reorganization

Valence Technology files voluntary chapter 11 business reorganization

Valence Technology has filed a voluntary petition for a chapter 11 business reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 25, 2012
The long, winding road to advanced batteries for electric cars

The long, winding road to advanced batteries for electric cars

Batteries have come a long way since Alessandro Volta first discovered in 1800 that two unlike metals, when separated by an acidic solution, could produce an electric current. In their evolution, batteries have taken on various forms, ranging from lead-acid, to nickel-metal hydride, to current-day lithium-ion.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 24, 2012
SORL launches new electric air compressors for electric buses

SORL launches new electric air compressors for electric buses

SORL Auto Parts has launched a new generation of electric air brake compressors to be used in electric buses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 23, 2012
GE to expand battery start-up in New York's capital region

GE to expand battery start-up in New York's capital region

GE Energy Storage business expected to go from lab to $1 billion global operation in several years.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 20, 2012
Pure electric city buses to enter service in Copenhagen

Pure electric city buses to enter service in Copenhagen

Movia, the largest public transport company in Denmark, and BYD Europe have introduced the first full-size pure electric city buses to enter service in Copenhagen, which has set itself an ambitious goal to become the world's first zero-emission capital by 2025.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2012
New technology extends life of lithium ion batteries

New technology extends life of lithium ion batteries

HT technology solves one of the primary challenges in the commercialization of rechargeable lithium ion batteries, the rapid degradation of battery capacity at elevated temperatures. The operating life of a battery, with HT technology, improves by as much as six times when compared to conventional lithium ion technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 18, 2012
300 miles range on zinc?

300 miles range on zinc?

A 70kWh Eos battery could provide a >300-mile range for an electric vehicle that could be produced for the same cost as an internal combustion engine vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 17, 2012
Protean Electric to produce in-wheel electric drive systems in China

Protean Electric to produce in-wheel electric drive systems in China

Protean Electric, the global leader in the development and commercialization of in-wheel electric drive systems, has received $84 million in new funding from GSR Ventures, New Times Group, Oak Investment Partners and the city of Liyang, Jiangsu Province, China. This capital will be used to bring Protean's breakthrough electric drive technology to production by establishing manufacturing facilities in Liyang.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2012
All-electric aircraft from New York to Paris

All-electric aircraft from New York to Paris

Long-range electric aerospace company Flight of the Century announced their intentions to design, build, and fly an all-electric aircraft from New York to Paris along the same 3,600 mile historic route pioneered by Charles Lindbergh in 1927.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 13, 2012
Cella Energy signs fuel source deal with NASA Kennedy Space Center

Cella Energy signs fuel source deal with NASA Kennedy Space Center

Cella Energy's American subsidiary has signed on with Kennedy to make its micro-bead technology practical enough to be used as a fuel in most kinds of machinery, cars and perhaps even spacesuits and portable electronics.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 12, 2012
EV battery funding successes and hopes

EV battery funding successes and hopes

US and European funding for electric vehicle batteries continues to trickle in but at a more modest scale than before.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 11, 2012
London leads the way with hybrid bus technology

London leads the way with hybrid bus technology

London's bus fleet is on track to be one of the greenest in Europe following the introduction of the 300th hybrid bus into its fleet.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 10, 2012
Unique, lightweight power source for unmanned systems

Unique, lightweight power source for unmanned systems

L2 Aerospace and Cella are developing plug and play hydrogen power solutions that use lightweight flexible polymer packaging that can be carried by dismounted soldiers or packaged into unmanned aerial vehicles UAV's. This significantly extends range and/or operating time.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 9, 2012
A123 goes niche too late?

A123 goes niche too late?

Following a redundancy, rehiring and large quality recall, struggling lithium-ion traction battery maker A123 Systems is trying some niche marketing now that most of the orders for the world's hybrid and pure electric car batteries over the next three years have been cornered by the big four - LGChem, Panasonic inc Sanyo, AESC and SBLimotive as analysed in detail by the Institute of Information Technology of Japan.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 6, 2012
New fuel cell keeps going after the hydrogen runs out

New fuel cell keeps going after the hydrogen runs out

Materials scientists at Harvard have demonstrated a solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) that converts hydrogen into electricity but can also store electrochemical energy like a battery. This fuel cell can continue to produce power for a short time after its fuel has run out.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 31, 2012
Chemical companies position for EV battery boom - Part 1 BASF

Chemical companies position for EV battery boom - Part 1 BASF

BASF granted usage license for vinylene carbonate in lithium-ion batteries from Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 30, 2012
Brammo drives growth with $45 Million

Brammo drives growth with $45 Million

Brammo Inc., a leading developer of electric vehicle technology and manufacturer of distinctive two-wheel electric vehicles, has closed the first $13 million tranche of a $45 million Series C funding round designed to accelerate the company's development plans.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 26, 2012
Valence Technology files voluntary chapter 11 business reorganization

Valence Technology files voluntary chapter 11 business reorganization

Valence Technology has filed a voluntary petition for a chapter 11 business reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 24, 2012
SORL launches new electric air compressors for electric buses

SORL launches new electric air compressors for electric buses

SORL Auto Parts has launched a new generation of electric air brake compressors to be used in electric buses.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 20, 2012
Pure electric city buses to enter service in Copenhagen

Pure electric city buses to enter service in Copenhagen

Movia, the largest public transport company in Denmark, and BYD Europe have introduced the first full-size pure electric city buses to enter service in Copenhagen, which has set itself an ambitious goal to become the world's first zero-emission capital by 2025.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 18, 2012
300 miles range on zinc?

300 miles range on zinc?

A 70kWh Eos battery could provide a >300-mile range for an electric vehicle that could be produced for the same cost as an internal combustion engine vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2012
All-electric aircraft from New York to Paris

All-electric aircraft from New York to Paris

Long-range electric aerospace company Flight of the Century announced their intentions to design, build, and fly an all-electric aircraft from New York to Paris along the same 3,600 mile historic route pioneered by Charles Lindbergh in 1927.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 12, 2012
EV battery funding successes and hopes

EV battery funding successes and hopes

US and European funding for electric vehicle batteries continues to trickle in but at a more modest scale than before.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 10, 2012
Unique, lightweight power source for unmanned systems

Unique, lightweight power source for unmanned systems

L2 Aerospace and Cella are developing plug and play hydrogen power solutions that use lightweight flexible polymer packaging that can be carried by dismounted soldiers or packaged into unmanned aerial vehicles UAV's. This significantly extends range and/or operating time.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 6, 2012
New fuel cell keeps going after the hydrogen runs out

New fuel cell keeps going after the hydrogen runs out

Materials scientists at Harvard have demonstrated a solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) that converts hydrogen into electricity but can also store electrochemical energy like a battery. This fuel cell can continue to produce power for a short time after its fuel has run out.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 30, 2012
Laser beams charge electric planes in mid flight

Laser beams charge electric planes in mid flight

The proprietary system that makes it possible to wirelessly transfer energy over long distances using laser light to create a continual source of power.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 27, 2012
Electric aircraft come center stage

Electric aircraft come center stage

Uniquely, IDTechEx updates its reports on a continuous basis, so purchasers get the latest information. Nowhere is this more important than with electric aircraft in all their shapes and forms because progress is so rapid.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 25, 2012
The long, winding road to advanced batteries for electric cars

The long, winding road to advanced batteries for electric cars

Batteries have come a long way since Alessandro Volta first discovered in 1800 that two unlike metals, when separated by an acidic solution, could produce an electric current. In their evolution, batteries have taken on various forms, ranging from lead-acid, to nickel-metal hydride, to current-day lithium-ion.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 23, 2012
GE to expand battery start-up in New York's capital region

GE to expand battery start-up in New York's capital region

GE Energy Storage business expected to go from lab to $1 billion global operation in several years.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2012
New technology extends life of lithium ion batteries

New technology extends life of lithium ion batteries

HT technology solves one of the primary challenges in the commercialization of rechargeable lithium ion batteries, the rapid degradation of battery capacity at elevated temperatures. The operating life of a battery, with HT technology, improves by as much as six times when compared to conventional lithium ion technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 17, 2012
Protean Electric to produce in-wheel electric drive systems in China

Protean Electric to produce in-wheel electric drive systems in China

Protean Electric, the global leader in the development and commercialization of in-wheel electric drive systems, has received $84 million in new funding from GSR Ventures, New Times Group, Oak Investment Partners and the city of Liyang, Jiangsu Province, China. This capital will be used to bring Protean's breakthrough electric drive technology to production by establishing manufacturing facilities in Liyang.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 13, 2012
Cella Energy signs fuel source deal with NASA Kennedy Space Center

Cella Energy signs fuel source deal with NASA Kennedy Space Center

Cella Energy's American subsidiary has signed on with Kennedy to make its micro-bead technology practical enough to be used as a fuel in most kinds of machinery, cars and perhaps even spacesuits and portable electronics.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 11, 2012
London leads the way with hybrid bus technology

London leads the way with hybrid bus technology

London's bus fleet is on track to be one of the greenest in Europe following the introduction of the 300th hybrid bus into its fleet.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 9, 2012
A123 goes niche too late?

A123 goes niche too late?

Following a redundancy, rehiring and large quality recall, struggling lithium-ion traction battery maker A123 Systems is trying some niche marketing now that most of the orders for the world's hybrid and pure electric car batteries over the next three years have been cornered by the big four - LGChem, Panasonic inc Sanyo, AESC and SBLimotive as analysed in detail by the Institute of Information Technology of Japan.
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