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Electric vehicles land, water and air in 2013 - PART ONE

Electric vehicles land, water and air in 2013 - PART ONE

Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 30, 2013
Collaboration may lead to world's first affordable fuel cell EV

Collaboration may lead to world's first affordable fuel cell EV

Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., have signed a unique three-way agreement to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 29, 2013
A step closer to the world's first zero-emissions ship

A step closer to the world's first zero-emissions ship

Scandlines, the Danish-German ferry company, plan to develop a ferry servicing a short, 100km route between the two countries, which would be powered by wind.
External Company Press Release
Marechal Electric supplies power to electric Otobus

Marechal Electric supplies power to electric Otobus

Turkish local authorities have, in recent years, promoted and fostered electrical mobility in their city centres to address safety and accessibility issues.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 28, 2013
Via Motors' commercial EVs succeed

Via Motors' commercial EVs succeed

IDTechEx has been proved right in forecasting considerable growth in industrial and commercial electric vehicles, notably in the sectors of light industrial, buses and outdoor forklifts. The sector will pass the ten billion dollars mark as early as 2015 Both hybrid and pure electric versions of these are in demand and there is none of the nervousness about lithium-ion batteries that we see in the air industry, which, for special air-related reasons, has many magnitudes greater failure rates including fires.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 25, 2013
Global sales agreement between Kleenspeed Technologies and Leo Motors

Global sales agreement between Kleenspeed Technologies and Leo Motors

KleenSpeed Technologies and Leo Motors announce a global sales agreement to jointly represent and sell their products and services.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 24, 2013
First charging stations in Southern Italy installed

First charging stations in Southern Italy installed

The first public charging station for electric vehicles in Bari and in all of southern Italy was inaugurated last week.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 23, 2013
Carbon Nanotubes find niche markets in supercapacitors for aviation

Carbon Nanotubes find niche markets in supercapacitors for aviation

IDTechEx found companies that are focusing in niche markets for supercapacitors where the use of carbon nanotube technologies represents a justifiable value proposition.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 22, 2013
Boeing Dreamliner: Implications for electric vehicles

Boeing Dreamliner: Implications for electric vehicles

IDTechEx analysts have ten years of experience of the lithium-ion traction battery business and in this article they comment on the implications for electric vehicles land, water and air of these Dreamliner batteries that are not for traction, apparently misbehaving.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 21, 2013
Ford Fusion Energi delivers 620-mile range, 21 in EV mode

Ford Fusion Energi delivers 620-mile range, 21 in EV mode

Already Ford's most fuel-efficient sedan, the all-new Fusion Energi now has an EPA-rated total range of up to 620 miles and the ability to drive up to 21 miles in electric-only mode, nearly triple the electric-only range of plug-in hybrids from Toyota and Honda.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 18, 2013
Supercapacitors to the rescue

Supercapacitors to the rescue

They call it the Bad Dreamliner because the new Boeing jet has been beset with electrical problems. When new, the Airbus A380 also had electrical problems but they were caught at an early stage. This time it has been more dramatic. In one instance a fire raged in the belly of a Boeing 787 parked at Logan International Airport in the USA. Flames were doused that emanated from the lithium-ion battery compartment. Investigations continue to determine the precise origin of that problem but the air industry is acutely aware that lithium-ion batteries have caused extreme incidents before.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 17, 2013
Electric cars: Success by a different route

Electric cars: Success by a different route

Everything about an electric car is facing total change. Different materials for bodywork, structural components leading to smart skin, laminar electrics, printed electronics and totally new components are coming along.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 16, 2013
Electric Volocopter to get aviation category of its own

Electric Volocopter to get aviation category of its own

The innovative concept of an electrical vertical take-off aircraft convinced the supreme authority for aviation in Germany, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) to such an extent that it has commissioned a two to three year trial programme for the creation of a new category in aviation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 15, 2013
DOD electric vehicles will supply power to local grids

DOD electric vehicles will supply power to local grids

As the military continues to move away from dependence on fossil fuels, the Defense Department plans to spend $20 million on a fleet of electric vehicles unique in their ability to export their own power and offset their cost.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 14, 2013
Marubeni signs Canadian lithium carbonate distributorship agreement

Marubeni signs Canadian lithium carbonate distributorship agreement

Marubeni Corporation has signed a three-year distributorship agreement of lithium carbonate with Canada Lithium Corp.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 11, 2013
Electric Vehicles: Lessons of success and failure

Electric Vehicles: Lessons of success and failure

You do not look at penguins to judge how the world's birds are prospering. You should not look at on-road electric cars to assess how electric vehicles in general are progressing. Both are somewhat special cases - find out more...
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 10, 2013
Industry leaders team up for electric energy initiative

Industry leaders team up for electric energy initiative

Ford Motor Company announced a strategic collaboration that will demonstrate how a typical American family can significantly reduce their electricity bills and CO2 footprint by integrating home appliance technology with a plug-in vehicle to achieve an energy-efficient lifestyle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 9, 2013
Will iron batteries return?

Will iron batteries return?

Electric vehicles whether hybrid or pure electric or for land, water or air, employ batteries on board, where supercapacitors have not replaced them.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 8, 2013
China issues 15,501 tons of rare earth export quota

China issues 15,501 tons of rare earth export quota

China's Ministry of Commerce announced the first round of rare earth export quotas for 2013. The first batch of quotas totals 15,501 tonnes, about half the quota set for all of 2012, the ministry said in a statement on its website.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 7, 2013
Strategic Materials Advisory Council reaffirms opposition to A123 sale

Strategic Materials Advisory Council reaffirms opposition to A123 sale

Strategic Materials Advisory Council continues to call on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US to carefully scrutinize the sale of A123 Systems to Wanxiang.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 30, 2013
Collaboration may lead to world's first affordable fuel cell EV

Collaboration may lead to world's first affordable fuel cell EV

Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., have signed a unique three-way agreement to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology.
External Company Press Release
Marechal Electric supplies power to electric Otobus

Marechal Electric supplies power to electric Otobus

Turkish local authorities have, in recent years, promoted and fostered electrical mobility in their city centres to address safety and accessibility issues.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 25, 2013
Global sales agreement between Kleenspeed Technologies and Leo Motors

Global sales agreement between Kleenspeed Technologies and Leo Motors

KleenSpeed Technologies and Leo Motors announce a global sales agreement to jointly represent and sell their products and services.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 23, 2013
Carbon Nanotubes find niche markets in supercapacitors for aviation

Carbon Nanotubes find niche markets in supercapacitors for aviation

IDTechEx found companies that are focusing in niche markets for supercapacitors where the use of carbon nanotube technologies represents a justifiable value proposition.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 21, 2013
Ford Fusion Energi delivers 620-mile range, 21 in EV mode

Ford Fusion Energi delivers 620-mile range, 21 in EV mode

Already Ford's most fuel-efficient sedan, the all-new Fusion Energi now has an EPA-rated total range of up to 620 miles and the ability to drive up to 21 miles in electric-only mode, nearly triple the electric-only range of plug-in hybrids from Toyota and Honda.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 17, 2013
Electric cars: Success by a different route

Electric cars: Success by a different route

Everything about an electric car is facing total change. Different materials for bodywork, structural components leading to smart skin, laminar electrics, printed electronics and totally new components are coming along.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 15, 2013
DOD electric vehicles will supply power to local grids

DOD electric vehicles will supply power to local grids

As the military continues to move away from dependence on fossil fuels, the Defense Department plans to spend $20 million on a fleet of electric vehicles unique in their ability to export their own power and offset their cost.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 11, 2013
Electric Vehicles: Lessons of success and failure

Electric Vehicles: Lessons of success and failure

You do not look at penguins to judge how the world's birds are prospering. You should not look at on-road electric cars to assess how electric vehicles in general are progressing. Both are somewhat special cases - find out more...
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 9, 2013
Will iron batteries return?

Will iron batteries return?

Electric vehicles whether hybrid or pure electric or for land, water or air, employ batteries on board, where supercapacitors have not replaced them.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 7, 2013
Strategic Materials Advisory Council reaffirms opposition to A123 sale

Strategic Materials Advisory Council reaffirms opposition to A123 sale

Strategic Materials Advisory Council continues to call on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US to carefully scrutinize the sale of A123 Systems to Wanxiang.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 29, 2013
A step closer to the world's first zero-emissions ship

A step closer to the world's first zero-emissions ship

Scandlines, the Danish-German ferry company, plan to develop a ferry servicing a short, 100km route between the two countries, which would be powered by wind.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 28, 2013
Via Motors' commercial EVs succeed

Via Motors' commercial EVs succeed

IDTechEx has been proved right in forecasting considerable growth in industrial and commercial electric vehicles, notably in the sectors of light industrial, buses and outdoor forklifts. The sector will pass the ten billion dollars mark as early as 2015 Both hybrid and pure electric versions of these are in demand and there is none of the nervousness about lithium-ion batteries that we see in the air industry, which, for special air-related reasons, has many magnitudes greater failure rates including fires.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 24, 2013
First charging stations in Southern Italy installed

First charging stations in Southern Italy installed

The first public charging station for electric vehicles in Bari and in all of southern Italy was inaugurated last week.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 22, 2013
Boeing Dreamliner: Implications for electric vehicles

Boeing Dreamliner: Implications for electric vehicles

IDTechEx analysts have ten years of experience of the lithium-ion traction battery business and in this article they comment on the implications for electric vehicles land, water and air of these Dreamliner batteries that are not for traction, apparently misbehaving.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 18, 2013
Supercapacitors to the rescue

Supercapacitors to the rescue

They call it the Bad Dreamliner because the new Boeing jet has been beset with electrical problems. When new, the Airbus A380 also had electrical problems but they were caught at an early stage. This time it has been more dramatic. In one instance a fire raged in the belly of a Boeing 787 parked at Logan International Airport in the USA. Flames were doused that emanated from the lithium-ion battery compartment. Investigations continue to determine the precise origin of that problem but the air industry is acutely aware that lithium-ion batteries have caused extreme incidents before.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 16, 2013
Electric Volocopter to get aviation category of its own

Electric Volocopter to get aviation category of its own

The innovative concept of an electrical vertical take-off aircraft convinced the supreme authority for aviation in Germany, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) to such an extent that it has commissioned a two to three year trial programme for the creation of a new category in aviation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 14, 2013
Marubeni signs Canadian lithium carbonate distributorship agreement

Marubeni signs Canadian lithium carbonate distributorship agreement

Marubeni Corporation has signed a three-year distributorship agreement of lithium carbonate with Canada Lithium Corp.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 10, 2013
Industry leaders team up for electric energy initiative

Industry leaders team up for electric energy initiative

Ford Motor Company announced a strategic collaboration that will demonstrate how a typical American family can significantly reduce their electricity bills and CO2 footprint by integrating home appliance technology with a plug-in vehicle to achieve an energy-efficient lifestyle.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 8, 2013
China issues 15,501 tons of rare earth export quota

China issues 15,501 tons of rare earth export quota

China's Ministry of Commerce announced the first round of rare earth export quotas for 2013. The first batch of quotas totals 15,501 tonnes, about half the quota set for all of 2012, the ministry said in a statement on its website.
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