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OnStar teams up with TimberRock for EV solar charging

OnStar teams up with TimberRock for EV solar charging

Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 30, 2013
Tesla may be able to fully charge electric car batteries in 5 minutes

Tesla may be able to fully charge electric car batteries in 5 minutes

Kompulsa GE reports "JB Straubel , CTO of Tesla Motors has said he thinks Tesla will be able to fully charge electric car batteries in five to ten minutes before too long (without battery swapping).
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 29, 2013
Saft to supply Li-ion batteries for Houston Harbor container cranes

Saft to supply Li-ion batteries for Houston Harbor container cranes

Battery manufacturer Saft has been awarded a contract by MJ EcoPower Hybrid Systems to supply lithium-ion batteries for four new hybrid-powered mobile RTG (Rubber Tyred Gantry) cranes serving Houston Harbor in the US state of Texas.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 26, 2013
Toyota and Ford end partnership to develop hybrid system for SUVs

Toyota and Ford end partnership to develop hybrid system for SUVs

Toyota and Ford have ended their partnership to develop a new hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 25, 2013
Batteries 2020 - towards competitive European automotive batteries

Batteries 2020 - towards competitive European automotive batteries

The Basque R&D Centre IK4-IKERLAN is leading the European project 'Batteries 2020', which anticipates reusing the batteries as accumulators for renewable energies once they can no longer be used for automotive purposes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 24, 2013
Ioxus receives $15 million in series C funding

Ioxus receives $15 million in series C funding

Ioxus, a manufacturer of premium performance ultracapacitor technology for use in transportation, industrial and energy applications, received $15 million in Series C funding from investors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 23, 2013
Student team unveils world's first solar-powered family car

Student team unveils world's first solar-powered family car

The Solar Team Eindhoven (STE) of TU/e presented the world's first solar-powered family car recently. 'Stella' is the first 'energy-positive car' with room for four people, a trunk, intuitive steering and a range of 600 kilometres. This is the car being entered by the student team in the Cruiser class of the World Solar Challenge that starts in Australia in October 2013.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 22, 2013
Nissan and DHL Japan have begun trials on an electric delivery van

Nissan and DHL Japan have begun trials on an electric delivery van

Nissan will conduct a field test of the electric van, e-NV200, in cooperation with DHL Japan. The Tokyo Metropolitan Area will serve as the testing ground.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2013
345,000 e-taxis to be made in 2017

345,000 e-taxis to be made in 2017

The market for electric taxis will be a huge 345,000 vehicles in 2017, surpassing $10 billion in business as early as 2019 as forecasted by new IDTechEx research in its recently published report, Hybrid and Electric Buses and Taxis 2013-2023: Forecasts, Opportunities, Players.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2013
BYD wins Schiphol contract: 35 pure electric buses for airside service

BYD wins Schiphol contract: 35 pure electric buses for airside service

BYD has scored a major victory - it has been selected to supply a new fleet of electric buses to transfer passengers between the terminals and aircraft at Europe's leading airport, Amsterdam Schiphol.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 18, 2013
Bosch and PSA Peugeot Citroën's OpEneR system to increase range of EVs

Bosch and PSA Peugeot Citroën's OpEneR system to increase range of EVs

Bosch and PSA Peugeot Citroën unveiled two prototype vehicles that use the Optimal Energy Consumption and Recovery (OpEneR) system that significantly increase the efficiency, driving range, and safety of future hybrid and electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 17, 2013
High-performance lithium-iodine battery developed

High-performance lithium-iodine battery developed

The Byon Initiative Research Unit report that they have developed an aqueous lithium-iodine battery with an energy density that is twice that of current lithium batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2013
What is your company's role in the future of smart mobility?

What is your company's role in the future of smart mobility?

At the INTRASME Smart Mobility Market Opportunity Workshop in Turin, Italy on the 25th September, successful SMEs will share their insights into emerging opportunities in intelligent transport systems (ITS).
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2013
Honda and GM to jointly develop next generation fuel cells

Honda and GM to jointly develop next generation fuel cells

Honda and GM have initiated a long-term technology partnership to develop a next generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies targeting the 2020 timeframe.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2013
Consortium to develop advanced packaging solutions

Consortium to develop advanced packaging solutions

Reliability and performance issues are technical challenges in packaging solutions for compact sized consumer electronics and high power electronics.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 15, 2013
World's largest nationwide of EV fast-charging stations

World's largest nationwide of EV fast-charging stations

ABB has been selected by Fastned to supply chargers to more than 200 electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the Netherlands, bringing an EV fast charger within 50 kilometers of all of the country's 16.7 million inhabitants
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 12, 2013
Scientists spy on lithium ions

Scientists spy on lithium ions

To wring more power out of lithium ion batteries, scientists are experimenting with different materials and designs. Michigan Technological University has developed a device that allows researchers to eavesdrop on individual lithium ions - and potentially develop the next generation of batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 11, 2013
Electric vehicles with high power not just a dream

Electric vehicles with high power not just a dream

Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) developed a new method to massively synthesize enhanced yet affordable materials for supercapacitors - developing an electric vehicle with high power will become a realization not just a dream.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 10, 2013
Renault & Nissan sold 100,000 EVs

Renault & Nissan sold 100,000 EVs

According to a Reuters report, Carlos Ghosn, Chief Executive Officer of Renault and Nissan announced at a recent conference in France that both companies sold 100,000 electric vehicles last month.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 9, 2013
Innovators partner to develop wireless vehicle charging technology

Innovators partner to develop wireless vehicle charging technology

The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and the S.C. Technology Aviation Center (SCTAC) have contracted with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to support a three-year program to develop and test wireless charging systems for electrical vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 30, 2013
Tesla may be able to fully charge electric car batteries in 5 minutes

Tesla may be able to fully charge electric car batteries in 5 minutes

Kompulsa GE reports "JB Straubel , CTO of Tesla Motors has said he thinks Tesla will be able to fully charge electric car batteries in five to ten minutes before too long (without battery swapping).
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 26, 2013
Toyota and Ford end partnership to develop hybrid system for SUVs

Toyota and Ford end partnership to develop hybrid system for SUVs

Toyota and Ford have ended their partnership to develop a new hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 24, 2013
Ioxus receives $15 million in series C funding

Ioxus receives $15 million in series C funding

Ioxus, a manufacturer of premium performance ultracapacitor technology for use in transportation, industrial and energy applications, received $15 million in Series C funding from investors.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 22, 2013
Nissan and DHL Japan have begun trials on an electric delivery van

Nissan and DHL Japan have begun trials on an electric delivery van

Nissan will conduct a field test of the electric van, e-NV200, in cooperation with DHL Japan. The Tokyo Metropolitan Area will serve as the testing ground.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2013
BYD wins Schiphol contract: 35 pure electric buses for airside service

BYD wins Schiphol contract: 35 pure electric buses for airside service

BYD has scored a major victory - it has been selected to supply a new fleet of electric buses to transfer passengers between the terminals and aircraft at Europe's leading airport, Amsterdam Schiphol.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 17, 2013
High-performance lithium-iodine battery developed

High-performance lithium-iodine battery developed

The Byon Initiative Research Unit report that they have developed an aqueous lithium-iodine battery with an energy density that is twice that of current lithium batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2013
Honda and GM to jointly develop next generation fuel cells

Honda and GM to jointly develop next generation fuel cells

Honda and GM have initiated a long-term technology partnership to develop a next generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies targeting the 2020 timeframe.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 15, 2013
World's largest nationwide of EV fast-charging stations

World's largest nationwide of EV fast-charging stations

ABB has been selected by Fastned to supply chargers to more than 200 electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the Netherlands, bringing an EV fast charger within 50 kilometers of all of the country's 16.7 million inhabitants
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 11, 2013
Electric vehicles with high power not just a dream

Electric vehicles with high power not just a dream

Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) developed a new method to massively synthesize enhanced yet affordable materials for supercapacitors - developing an electric vehicle with high power will become a realization not just a dream.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 9, 2013
Innovators partner to develop wireless vehicle charging technology

Innovators partner to develop wireless vehicle charging technology

The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and the S.C. Technology Aviation Center (SCTAC) have contracted with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to support a three-year program to develop and test wireless charging systems for electrical vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 29, 2013
Saft to supply Li-ion batteries for Houston Harbor container cranes

Saft to supply Li-ion batteries for Houston Harbor container cranes

Battery manufacturer Saft has been awarded a contract by MJ EcoPower Hybrid Systems to supply lithium-ion batteries for four new hybrid-powered mobile RTG (Rubber Tyred Gantry) cranes serving Houston Harbor in the US state of Texas.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 25, 2013
Batteries 2020 - towards competitive European automotive batteries

Batteries 2020 - towards competitive European automotive batteries

The Basque R&D Centre IK4-IKERLAN is leading the European project 'Batteries 2020', which anticipates reusing the batteries as accumulators for renewable energies once they can no longer be used for automotive purposes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 23, 2013
Student team unveils world's first solar-powered family car

Student team unveils world's first solar-powered family car

The Solar Team Eindhoven (STE) of TU/e presented the world's first solar-powered family car recently. 'Stella' is the first 'energy-positive car' with room for four people, a trunk, intuitive steering and a range of 600 kilometres. This is the car being entered by the student team in the Cruiser class of the World Solar Challenge that starts in Australia in October 2013.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2013
345,000 e-taxis to be made in 2017

345,000 e-taxis to be made in 2017

The market for electric taxis will be a huge 345,000 vehicles in 2017, surpassing $10 billion in business as early as 2019 as forecasted by new IDTechEx research in its recently published report, Hybrid and Electric Buses and Taxis 2013-2023: Forecasts, Opportunities, Players.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 18, 2013
Bosch and PSA Peugeot Citroën's OpEneR system to increase range of EVs

Bosch and PSA Peugeot Citroën's OpEneR system to increase range of EVs

Bosch and PSA Peugeot Citroën unveiled two prototype vehicles that use the Optimal Energy Consumption and Recovery (OpEneR) system that significantly increase the efficiency, driving range, and safety of future hybrid and electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2013
What is your company's role in the future of smart mobility?

What is your company's role in the future of smart mobility?

At the INTRASME Smart Mobility Market Opportunity Workshop in Turin, Italy on the 25th September, successful SMEs will share their insights into emerging opportunities in intelligent transport systems (ITS).
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 16, 2013
Consortium to develop advanced packaging solutions

Consortium to develop advanced packaging solutions

Reliability and performance issues are technical challenges in packaging solutions for compact sized consumer electronics and high power electronics.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 12, 2013
Scientists spy on lithium ions

Scientists spy on lithium ions

To wring more power out of lithium ion batteries, scientists are experimenting with different materials and designs. Michigan Technological University has developed a device that allows researchers to eavesdrop on individual lithium ions - and potentially develop the next generation of batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 10, 2013
Renault & Nissan sold 100,000 EVs

Renault & Nissan sold 100,000 EVs

According to a Reuters report, Carlos Ghosn, Chief Executive Officer of Renault and Nissan announced at a recent conference in France that both companies sold 100,000 electric vehicles last month.
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