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Electric aircraft transforming the whole industry

Electric aircraft transforming the whole industry

Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 27, 2013
Wireless charging of electric buses to be trialled in Germany

Wireless charging of electric buses to be trialled in Germany

Regional operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV) will carry out a pilot project to wirelessly recharge Electric buses while passengers get on and off the vehicles at bus stops along the inner city route 63 in Mannheim, Germany.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 26, 2013
Ready-to-scale fuel cell production line in Japan

Ready-to-scale fuel cell production line in Japan

SMILE FC System Corporation, a joint venture between Intelligent Energy and Suzuki Motor Corporation has successfully established a ready-to-scale production plant for its fuel cell systems in Yokohama, Japan.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 25, 2013
Volkswagen's XL1 the most fuel-efficient production car in the world

Volkswagen's XL1 the most fuel-efficient production car in the world

Volkswagen claim that the XL1 is the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a European combined fuel consumption rating of 261 mpg.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 25, 2013
IDTechEx appoints new Senior Technology Analyst

IDTechEx appoints new Senior Technology Analyst

IDTechEx have recently strengthened their research capabilities by appointing a new Senior Technology Analyst, Dr Wendy Kneissl.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 22, 2013
World's first nationwide EV charging network

World's first nationwide EV charging network

Estonia is first country to operate a nationwide EV charging network of 165 DC fast chargers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 21, 2013
Prius fleet replaced with Nissan Leafs for Australian city workers

Prius fleet replaced with Nissan Leafs for Australian city workers

Nissan wins a coup over Toyota as Sydney's city government replaces a fleet of Prius's with 10 Nissan Leafs for use by city employees in duties around town.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 20, 2013
Green Automotive Company to acquire Going Green Ltd

Green Automotive Company to acquire Going Green Ltd

Green Automotive Company having recently acquired Liberty Electric Cars Ltd in Europe, has signed a binding agreement to buy UK-based electric vehicle distributor Going Green Limited.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 19, 2013
Cheap, strong lithium-ion battery developed at USC

Cheap, strong lithium-ion battery developed at USC

Researchers at USC have developed a new lithium-ion battery design that uses porous silicon nanoparticles in place of the traditional graphite anodes to provide superior performance.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 18, 2013
EnerSys and Ioxus announce product development and marketing agreement

EnerSys and Ioxus announce product development and marketing agreement

The EnerSys and Ioxus' cooperation will focus on creating products to address regenerative braking and energy recovery in the material handling markets, and other major markets, including the UPS bridge to generator markets, the automotive and heavy truck critical and cold start markets, and the energy storage/power conditioning markets.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 15, 2013
Outboard for boats developed by ReGen Nautic

Outboard for boats developed by ReGen Nautic

UQM Technologies' electric motors and controllers are at the heart of the new ReGen Nautic E180 all-electric outboard motor introduced this week at the Dusseldorf Boat Show. This is in addition to series-hybrid electric systems that ReGen Nautic has developed for yachts, trawlers, and sailboats over 50 feet using UQM® components.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 14, 2013
New technology addresses current supercapacitor weaknesses

New technology addresses current supercapacitor weaknesses

The ink is still drying on an agreement between Florida State University and Tallahassee-based General Capacitor LLC for the development of a new supercapacitor technology destined to play a major role in the world's future energy usage and storage needs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 13, 2013
All eyes on Supercapacitors

All eyes on Supercapacitors

Supercapacitors (ultracapacitors) are now center stage for designers of electronics and particularly power circuits. This is because they are improving faster than the batteries and electrolytic capacitors they increasingly replace. More subtly, they reduce the need for and danger from lithium-ion batteries. For example, when placed across a rechargeable battery, they protect it from fast charging and discharging and allow more of the energy in the battery to be utilised. Learn more ...
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 12, 2013
Panasonic develop a 12V energy recovery system for idle-stop vehicles

Panasonic develop a 12V energy recovery system for idle-stop vehicles

Panasonic Corporation has developed a 12V Energy Recovery System for idle-stop vehicles that uses nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries for automobiles. This system allows the energy generated during braking to be stored in the batteries and use the stored energy to power the vehicle's electrical components, thus ensuring power availability even when the engine is not being used.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 11, 2013
New programme to make hydrogen powered travel in the UK a reality

New programme to make hydrogen powered travel in the UK a reality

A ground breaking project to ensure the UK is well positioned for the commercial roll-out of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles has been launched.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 8, 2013
Separator for improved safety in large format lithium-ion batteries

Separator for improved safety in large format lithium-ion batteries

Large format batteries such as those used in electric vehicles, aircraft, grid storage or uninterrupted power supplies are more difficult to design for safety than cell phone or laptop batteries because each cell holds much more energy.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 7, 2013
Nissan to triple electric vehicle fast-chargers in USA

Nissan to triple electric vehicle fast-chargers in USA

Nissan has outlined its strategy for tripling the current electric vehicle quick-charging infrastructure in the United States with the addition of at least 500 quick-charging stations in the next 18 months, including the greater Washington D.C. area's first fast-charge network.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 6, 2013
Graphene technology will lead to faster-charging batteries for EVs

Graphene technology will lead to faster-charging batteries for EVs

An enhanced battery technology that can potentially reduce the time it takes to charge cell phones, electric vehicles and other battery-powered devices from hours to minutes is the subject of a commercial license agreement between Battelle and Vorbeck Materials Corp.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 5, 2013
UQM see mounting losses

UQM see mounting losses

UQM Technologies, a developer of alternative energy technologies, recorded a net loss of $4.6m for the quarter ending December 31, 2012.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 4, 2013
GM investing $200 million to expand powertrain engineering

GM investing $200 million to expand powertrain engineering

General Motors will invest $200 million into its Global Powertrain Engineering Headquarters to build a new 138,000 sq.-ft. test wing, which is expected to be completed during the second half of 2014.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 27, 2013
Wireless charging of electric buses to be trialled in Germany

Wireless charging of electric buses to be trialled in Germany

Regional operator Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV) will carry out a pilot project to wirelessly recharge Electric buses while passengers get on and off the vehicles at bus stops along the inner city route 63 in Mannheim, Germany.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 25, 2013
Volkswagen's XL1 the most fuel-efficient production car in the world

Volkswagen's XL1 the most fuel-efficient production car in the world

Volkswagen claim that the XL1 is the most fuel-efficient production car in the world, with a European combined fuel consumption rating of 261 mpg.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 22, 2013
World's first nationwide EV charging network

World's first nationwide EV charging network

Estonia is first country to operate a nationwide EV charging network of 165 DC fast chargers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 20, 2013
Green Automotive Company to acquire Going Green Ltd

Green Automotive Company to acquire Going Green Ltd

Green Automotive Company having recently acquired Liberty Electric Cars Ltd in Europe, has signed a binding agreement to buy UK-based electric vehicle distributor Going Green Limited.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 18, 2013
EnerSys and Ioxus announce product development and marketing agreement

EnerSys and Ioxus announce product development and marketing agreement

The EnerSys and Ioxus' cooperation will focus on creating products to address regenerative braking and energy recovery in the material handling markets, and other major markets, including the UPS bridge to generator markets, the automotive and heavy truck critical and cold start markets, and the energy storage/power conditioning markets.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 14, 2013
New technology addresses current supercapacitor weaknesses

New technology addresses current supercapacitor weaknesses

The ink is still drying on an agreement between Florida State University and Tallahassee-based General Capacitor LLC for the development of a new supercapacitor technology destined to play a major role in the world's future energy usage and storage needs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 12, 2013
Panasonic develop a 12V energy recovery system for idle-stop vehicles

Panasonic develop a 12V energy recovery system for idle-stop vehicles

Panasonic Corporation has developed a 12V Energy Recovery System for idle-stop vehicles that uses nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries for automobiles. This system allows the energy generated during braking to be stored in the batteries and use the stored energy to power the vehicle's electrical components, thus ensuring power availability even when the engine is not being used.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 8, 2013
Separator for improved safety in large format lithium-ion batteries

Separator for improved safety in large format lithium-ion batteries

Large format batteries such as those used in electric vehicles, aircraft, grid storage or uninterrupted power supplies are more difficult to design for safety than cell phone or laptop batteries because each cell holds much more energy.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 6, 2013
Graphene technology will lead to faster-charging batteries for EVs

Graphene technology will lead to faster-charging batteries for EVs

An enhanced battery technology that can potentially reduce the time it takes to charge cell phones, electric vehicles and other battery-powered devices from hours to minutes is the subject of a commercial license agreement between Battelle and Vorbeck Materials Corp.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 4, 2013
GM investing $200 million to expand powertrain engineering

GM investing $200 million to expand powertrain engineering

General Motors will invest $200 million into its Global Powertrain Engineering Headquarters to build a new 138,000 sq.-ft. test wing, which is expected to be completed during the second half of 2014.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 26, 2013
Ready-to-scale fuel cell production line in Japan

Ready-to-scale fuel cell production line in Japan

SMILE FC System Corporation, a joint venture between Intelligent Energy and Suzuki Motor Corporation has successfully established a ready-to-scale production plant for its fuel cell systems in Yokohama, Japan.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 25, 2013
IDTechEx appoints new Senior Technology Analyst

IDTechEx appoints new Senior Technology Analyst

IDTechEx have recently strengthened their research capabilities by appointing a new Senior Technology Analyst, Dr Wendy Kneissl.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 21, 2013
Prius fleet replaced with Nissan Leafs for Australian city workers

Prius fleet replaced with Nissan Leafs for Australian city workers

Nissan wins a coup over Toyota as Sydney's city government replaces a fleet of Prius's with 10 Nissan Leafs for use by city employees in duties around town.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 19, 2013
Cheap, strong lithium-ion battery developed at USC

Cheap, strong lithium-ion battery developed at USC

Researchers at USC have developed a new lithium-ion battery design that uses porous silicon nanoparticles in place of the traditional graphite anodes to provide superior performance.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 15, 2013
Outboard for boats developed by ReGen Nautic

Outboard for boats developed by ReGen Nautic

UQM Technologies' electric motors and controllers are at the heart of the new ReGen Nautic E180 all-electric outboard motor introduced this week at the Dusseldorf Boat Show. This is in addition to series-hybrid electric systems that ReGen Nautic has developed for yachts, trawlers, and sailboats over 50 feet using UQM® components.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 13, 2013
All eyes on Supercapacitors

All eyes on Supercapacitors

Supercapacitors (ultracapacitors) are now center stage for designers of electronics and particularly power circuits. This is because they are improving faster than the batteries and electrolytic capacitors they increasingly replace. More subtly, they reduce the need for and danger from lithium-ion batteries. For example, when placed across a rechargeable battery, they protect it from fast charging and discharging and allow more of the energy in the battery to be utilised. Learn more ...
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 11, 2013
New programme to make hydrogen powered travel in the UK a reality

New programme to make hydrogen powered travel in the UK a reality

A ground breaking project to ensure the UK is well positioned for the commercial roll-out of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles has been launched.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 7, 2013
Nissan to triple electric vehicle fast-chargers in USA

Nissan to triple electric vehicle fast-chargers in USA

Nissan has outlined its strategy for tripling the current electric vehicle quick-charging infrastructure in the United States with the addition of at least 500 quick-charging stations in the next 18 months, including the greater Washington D.C. area's first fast-charge network.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 5, 2013
UQM see mounting losses

UQM see mounting losses

UQM Technologies, a developer of alternative energy technologies, recorded a net loss of $4.6m for the quarter ending December 31, 2012.
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