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Nanotechnology for future energy efficient automotive electronics

Nanotechnology for future energy efficient automotive electronics

Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 29, 2013
Overheating of i-MiEV lithium-ion battery pack caused by short-circuit

Overheating of i-MiEV lithium-ion battery pack caused by short-circuit

One of the 16kWh drive battery packs used in the i-MiEV (lithium-ion battery) overheated in the battery inspection room at the EV assembly factory at the Mizushima Plant. Mitsubishi Motors report their findings.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2013
Small in size, big on power

Small in size, big on power

"A battery can deliver far more power than anybody ever thought. In recent decades, electronics have gotten small. The thinking parts of computers have gotten small. And the battery has lagged far behind. This is a microtechnology that could change all of that. Now the power source is as high-performance as the rest of it."
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 25, 2013
Oceanvolt SD electric saildrive system wins Pittman Innovation Award

Oceanvolt SD electric saildrive system wins Pittman Innovation Award

The Oceanvolt SD propulsion system has been chosen by SAIL Magazine as the winner of the 2013 Pittman Innovation Award in the systems category.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 25, 2013
Novel heating system could improve electric car's range

Novel heating system could improve electric car's range

Buyers considering an electric car must bear in mind that using battery-powered heating and air conditioning can decrease the car's range by a third or more. A heating and cooling system being developed by researchers at MIT almost eliminates the drain on the battery.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 24, 2013
First car ferry powered by electric drive system

First car ferry powered by electric drive system

Together with the Norwegian shipyard Fjellstrand, Siemens has developed the world's first electrically powered car ferry. The 80-meter vessel can carry 120 cars and 360 passengers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 23, 2013
IDTechEx Launch Subscription Services for Market Intelligence

IDTechEx Launch Subscription Services for Market Intelligence

IDTechEx, the leading Research and Events company covering emerging technologies, has launched new subscription offerings across its range of topics.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 23, 2013
Memory effect now also found in lithium-ion batteries

Memory effect now also found in lithium-ion batteries

Scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, together with colleagues from the Toyota Research Laboratories in Japan have discovered that a widely-used type of lithium-ion battery has a memory effect.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 22, 2013
Enhanced fuel cell systems

Enhanced fuel cell systems

A £2.8 million development project between Intelligent Energy, Dyson Technology, Ricardo and TRW Conekt, increased power density of Intelligent Energy's fuel cell engines by more than 30%.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 22, 2013
New graphene-like material with wide range of potential uses

New graphene-like material with wide range of potential uses

Queen's University researchers have discovered a simple, cost-effective method for making new molecular materials similar to graphene, but with additional properties.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2013
Domino-effect insolvencies in EVs

Domino-effect insolvencies in EVs

Most electric vehicle sectors are profitable and growing. Toyota has nearly half of the $63 billion global market for electric vehicles land, water and air, according to an IDTechEx analysis in the new report, Hybrid and Pure Electric Vehicles for Land, Water and Air 2013-2023: Forecasts, Technologies, Players.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2013
Lithium-ion batteries: Further GS Yuasa troubles

Lithium-ion batteries: Further GS Yuasa troubles

Toyo-keizai Online, Yomiuri-online and Livedoor Online News in Japan have recently reported in Japanese on further problems with the large lithium-ion batteries produced by GS Yuasa, the Japanese company involved in the grounding of the Boeing Dreamliner worldwide due to fires in its lithium-ion batteries but also supplying lithium-ion batteries to the International Space Station.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2013
Skeleton Technologies raises €2.2M in Round A financing

Skeleton Technologies raises €2.2M in Round A financing

Skeleton Technologies, manufacturer of industry-disrupting ultracapacitors, which have four times higher power densities and up to two times higher energy densities than the closest competitors, closes a €2.2 million Round A financing lead by Up Invest, an Estonian private equity investor.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 17, 2013
High performance graphene electrochemical energy systems

High performance graphene electrochemical energy systems

Grafoid Inc. to sign a two-year R&D agreement with the University of Waterloo to investigate and develop a graphene-based composite for electrochemical energy storage for the automotive and/or portable electronics sectors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2013
Hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market

Hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market

A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 15, 2013
Change of leadership of the global market value of supercapacitors?

Change of leadership of the global market value of supercapacitors?

Maxwell Technologies, which has been the leader in supercapacitors worldwide, has been overstating its results by improperly recording certain sales through distributors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2013
Less than one week to IDTechEx' Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe

Less than one week to IDTechEx' Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe

Next week Energy Harvesting & Storage and WSN & RTLS Europe will open at the ICC Berlin, Germany on April 17-18 (www.IDTechEx.com/EH). The events are co-located with Printed Electronics Europe, Graphene LIVE! and Supercapacitors Europe - with over 1,400 people already pre-registered.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2013
Major workshop explores how SMEs can get EVs to market quickly

Major workshop explores how SMEs can get EVs to market quickly

Announcement of a high level workshop in Berlin, including major automotive manufacturer and SMEs demonstrating leading edge electric vehicle technology - registration is FREE
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2013
Breakthroughs in unmanned ocean observation

Breakthroughs in unmanned ocean observation

Liquid Robotics has announced the introduction of the Wave Glider® SV3, the world's first hybrid wave and solar propelled unmanned ocean robot.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2013
Joint venture for next-generation graphene cooling systems

Joint venture for next-generation graphene cooling systems

Focus Graphite Inc on behalf of Grafoid Inc has announced Grafoid's joint venture development agreement with Coquitlam, British Columbia-based CapTherm Systems Inc to develop and commercialize next generation, multiphase thermal management systems for electric vehicle (EV) battery and light emitting diode (LED) technologies.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 29, 2013
Overheating of i-MiEV lithium-ion battery pack caused by short-circuit

Overheating of i-MiEV lithium-ion battery pack caused by short-circuit

One of the 16kWh drive battery packs used in the i-MiEV (lithium-ion battery) overheated in the battery inspection room at the EV assembly factory at the Mizushima Plant. Mitsubishi Motors report their findings.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 25, 2013
Oceanvolt SD electric saildrive system wins Pittman Innovation Award

Oceanvolt SD electric saildrive system wins Pittman Innovation Award

The Oceanvolt SD propulsion system has been chosen by SAIL Magazine as the winner of the 2013 Pittman Innovation Award in the systems category.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 24, 2013
First car ferry powered by electric drive system

First car ferry powered by electric drive system

Together with the Norwegian shipyard Fjellstrand, Siemens has developed the world's first electrically powered car ferry. The 80-meter vessel can carry 120 cars and 360 passengers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 23, 2013
Memory effect now also found in lithium-ion batteries

Memory effect now also found in lithium-ion batteries

Scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, together with colleagues from the Toyota Research Laboratories in Japan have discovered that a widely-used type of lithium-ion battery has a memory effect.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 22, 2013
New graphene-like material with wide range of potential uses

New graphene-like material with wide range of potential uses

Queen's University researchers have discovered a simple, cost-effective method for making new molecular materials similar to graphene, but with additional properties.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2013
Lithium-ion batteries: Further GS Yuasa troubles

Lithium-ion batteries: Further GS Yuasa troubles

Toyo-keizai Online, Yomiuri-online and Livedoor Online News in Japan have recently reported in Japanese on further problems with the large lithium-ion batteries produced by GS Yuasa, the Japanese company involved in the grounding of the Boeing Dreamliner worldwide due to fires in its lithium-ion batteries but also supplying lithium-ion batteries to the International Space Station.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 17, 2013
High performance graphene electrochemical energy systems

High performance graphene electrochemical energy systems

Grafoid Inc. to sign a two-year R&D agreement with the University of Waterloo to investigate and develop a graphene-based composite for electrochemical energy storage for the automotive and/or portable electronics sectors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 15, 2013
Change of leadership of the global market value of supercapacitors?

Change of leadership of the global market value of supercapacitors?

Maxwell Technologies, which has been the leader in supercapacitors worldwide, has been overstating its results by improperly recording certain sales through distributors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2013
Major workshop explores how SMEs can get EVs to market quickly

Major workshop explores how SMEs can get EVs to market quickly

Announcement of a high level workshop in Berlin, including major automotive manufacturer and SMEs demonstrating leading edge electric vehicle technology - registration is FREE
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2013
Joint venture for next-generation graphene cooling systems

Joint venture for next-generation graphene cooling systems

Focus Graphite Inc on behalf of Grafoid Inc has announced Grafoid's joint venture development agreement with Coquitlam, British Columbia-based CapTherm Systems Inc to develop and commercialize next generation, multiphase thermal management systems for electric vehicle (EV) battery and light emitting diode (LED) technologies.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 26, 2013
Small in size, big on power

Small in size, big on power

"A battery can deliver far more power than anybody ever thought. In recent decades, electronics have gotten small. The thinking parts of computers have gotten small. And the battery has lagged far behind. This is a microtechnology that could change all of that. Now the power source is as high-performance as the rest of it."
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 25, 2013
Novel heating system could improve electric car's range

Novel heating system could improve electric car's range

Buyers considering an electric car must bear in mind that using battery-powered heating and air conditioning can decrease the car's range by a third or more. A heating and cooling system being developed by researchers at MIT almost eliminates the drain on the battery.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 23, 2013
IDTechEx Launch Subscription Services for Market Intelligence

IDTechEx Launch Subscription Services for Market Intelligence

IDTechEx, the leading Research and Events company covering emerging technologies, has launched new subscription offerings across its range of topics.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 22, 2013
Enhanced fuel cell systems

Enhanced fuel cell systems

A £2.8 million development project between Intelligent Energy, Dyson Technology, Ricardo and TRW Conekt, increased power density of Intelligent Energy's fuel cell engines by more than 30%.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2013
Domino-effect insolvencies in EVs

Domino-effect insolvencies in EVs

Most electric vehicle sectors are profitable and growing. Toyota has nearly half of the $63 billion global market for electric vehicles land, water and air, according to an IDTechEx analysis in the new report, Hybrid and Pure Electric Vehicles for Land, Water and Air 2013-2023: Forecasts, Technologies, Players.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 18, 2013
Skeleton Technologies raises €2.2M in Round A financing

Skeleton Technologies raises €2.2M in Round A financing

Skeleton Technologies, manufacturer of industry-disrupting ultracapacitors, which have four times higher power densities and up to two times higher energy densities than the closest competitors, closes a €2.2 million Round A financing lead by Up Invest, an Estonian private equity investor.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 16, 2013
Hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market

Hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market

A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2013
Less than one week to IDTechEx' Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe

Less than one week to IDTechEx' Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe

Next week Energy Harvesting & Storage and WSN & RTLS Europe will open at the ICC Berlin, Germany on April 17-18 (www.IDTechEx.com/EH). The events are co-located with Printed Electronics Europe, Graphene LIVE! and Supercapacitors Europe - with over 1,400 people already pre-registered.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 12, 2013
Breakthroughs in unmanned ocean observation

Breakthroughs in unmanned ocean observation

Liquid Robotics has announced the introduction of the Wave Glider® SV3, the world's first hybrid wave and solar propelled unmanned ocean robot.
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