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Toyota's diamond-like semiconductor wafer boosts hybrid mileage

Toyota's diamond-like semiconductor wafer boosts hybrid mileage

Electric Vehicles Research
May 27, 2014
Potential to test electric roads in a city

Potential to test electric roads in a city

The Volvo Group will study the potential for building electric roads, where city buses can be charged from electricity in the road at the same time as the bus is in operation. The benefit is quieter and more climate-smart public transport.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 23, 2014
IDTechEx see a great future for electric quadcopters

IDTechEx see a great future for electric quadcopters

The starting point for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is rarely military; it is at the other extreme with toy helicopters and predating professional UAV helicopters and so on. Despite the emphasis in the press, it is not all about improvement of batteries.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Toyota Simplifies Priorities: Tesla Gets Lonely, Fisker unites

Toyota Simplifies Priorities: Tesla Gets Lonely, Fisker unites

Toyota Motor, world number one in electric vehicles by a big margin, has long done the minimum with pure electric cars, saying that they remain unready for prime time due to cost and range. The rejection of pure electric cars further firmed up in May 2014.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 22, 2014
Lightning Superbike - The fastest street legal motobike in the world

Lightning Superbike - The fastest street legal motobike in the world

The Lightning LS-218 presents the first opportunity that consumers can purchase a production motorcycle capable of setting land speed records and winning road racing competitions that is as easy to ride as a 250cc commuter bike.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 21, 2014
Phoenix Motorcars announces launch of 14-passenger electric bus

Phoenix Motorcars announces launch of 14-passenger electric bus

Phoenix Motorcars, a company who filed for Chapter 11 when they were experiencing financial difficulties a few years ago has recently announced a new 14-passenger, all-electric shuttle bus focused on the US and international markets.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 20, 2014
GM invests $449 million in EVs and advanced lithium-ion batteries

GM invests $449 million in EVs and advanced lithium-ion batteries

In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 20, 2014
New PhD analyst expands IDTechEx coverage in China

New PhD analyst expands IDTechEx coverage in China

Dr Xiaoxi He is a physicist with a background in emerging technologies including organic electronics.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 19, 2014
Vibrant electric and hybrid marine business will reach $7.3 billion

Vibrant electric and hybrid marine business will reach $7.3 billion

The electric and hybrid marine market will increase rapidly from $2.6 billion in 2013 to over $7.3 billion by 2024.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 16, 2014
Terra Motors expands into Asian electric vehicles market

Terra Motors expands into Asian electric vehicles market

Terra Motors Corporation, Japan's top electric two & three wheeler developer, manufacturer, and retailer announced the completion of a $10 million round of financing for the expansion of its business into the Asian electric vehicle (EV) market.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 15, 2014
Smith Electric Vehicles gets $42m backing from Chinese firm Sinopoly

Smith Electric Vehicles gets $42m backing from Chinese firm Sinopoly

Electric van manufacturer Smith Electric Vehicles is to resume production this summer, following a $42m (£25m) funding from Chinese firm Sinopoly Battery Limited.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 15, 2014
Solar carport concept for 360˚ ELECTRIC

Solar carport concept for 360˚ ELECTRIC

The international media launch of the BMW i8 in Los Angeles will include the presentation of a solar carport concept.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 14, 2014
Drones employed to inspect easyJet's fleet of 220 Airbus aircraft

Drones employed to inspect easyJet's fleet of 220 Airbus aircraft

easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has announced it is working with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a partnership between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), to modify existing technology so that drones can be employed to inspect its fleet of 220 Airbus aircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 13, 2014
Electric cars clock up 500k miles on Electric Highway

Electric cars clock up 500k miles on Electric Highway

The Electric Highway, Ecotricity's national network of electricity pumps for electric cars, and the biggest network in Britain, has grown rapidly in reach over the last year and by the end of this year there will be an Electric Highway pump at every motorway services in Britain.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 12, 2014
GM starts work on new performance and racing center

GM starts work on new performance and racing center

General Motors has began construction of a state-of-the-art facility for race engine design and development, as well as an electric motor laboratory and gear center.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Major New EV Market?

Major New EV Market?

Personal Helicopters, Volocopters and Fixed Wing Electric Aircraft is a field under continuous development. This article will present some of the latest developments, presenting which are the pioneer companies developing the technologies of future air electric personal mobility.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 9, 2014
The British Government takes green cars up a gear

The British Government takes green cars up a gear

The British Government is going to invest £500 million into electric cars. The funding, brought forward by the Lib Dems, will boost the ultra-low emissions vehicle industry and help drivers afford and feel more confident using electric cars.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 8, 2014
New record set for daily mileage with a battery-electric transit bus

New record set for daily mileage with a battery-electric transit bus

A bus built by Proterra has set a record for the most miles travelled by a battery-electric bus in a day - traveling more than 700 miles in 24 hours. Equally impressive is the fact that on this trip the bus recorded an average fuel economy of nearly 27 miles per gallon - nearly six times that of a diesel bus and seven times that of CNG.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 7, 2014
First self-driving Autopilot cars test on public roads

First self-driving Autopilot cars test on public roads

Volvo Car Group's groundbreaking project 'Drive Me' - featuring 100 self-driving Volvos on public roads in everyday driving conditions - is moving forward rapidly.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 6, 2014
Electric E-Fan aircraft demonstrates airborne e-mobility

Electric E-Fan aircraft demonstrates airborne e-mobility

The successful first public flight of the electric E-Fan experimental aircraft was the highlight of Airbus Group's E-Aircraft Day in Bordeaux, France.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 27, 2014
Potential to test electric roads in a city

Potential to test electric roads in a city

The Volvo Group will study the potential for building electric roads, where city buses can be charged from electricity in the road at the same time as the bus is in operation. The benefit is quieter and more climate-smart public transport.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Toyota Simplifies Priorities: Tesla Gets Lonely, Fisker unites

Toyota Simplifies Priorities: Tesla Gets Lonely, Fisker unites

Toyota Motor, world number one in electric vehicles by a big margin, has long done the minimum with pure electric cars, saying that they remain unready for prime time due to cost and range. The rejection of pure electric cars further firmed up in May 2014.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 21, 2014
Phoenix Motorcars announces launch of 14-passenger electric bus

Phoenix Motorcars announces launch of 14-passenger electric bus

Phoenix Motorcars, a company who filed for Chapter 11 when they were experiencing financial difficulties a few years ago has recently announced a new 14-passenger, all-electric shuttle bus focused on the US and international markets.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 20, 2014
New PhD analyst expands IDTechEx coverage in China

New PhD analyst expands IDTechEx coverage in China

Dr Xiaoxi He is a physicist with a background in emerging technologies including organic electronics.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 16, 2014
Terra Motors expands into Asian electric vehicles market

Terra Motors expands into Asian electric vehicles market

Terra Motors Corporation, Japan's top electric two & three wheeler developer, manufacturer, and retailer announced the completion of a $10 million round of financing for the expansion of its business into the Asian electric vehicle (EV) market.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 15, 2014
Solar carport concept for 360˚ ELECTRIC

Solar carport concept for 360˚ ELECTRIC

The international media launch of the BMW i8 in Los Angeles will include the presentation of a solar carport concept.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 13, 2014
Electric cars clock up 500k miles on Electric Highway

Electric cars clock up 500k miles on Electric Highway

The Electric Highway, Ecotricity's national network of electricity pumps for electric cars, and the biggest network in Britain, has grown rapidly in reach over the last year and by the end of this year there will be an Electric Highway pump at every motorway services in Britain.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Major New EV Market?

Major New EV Market?

Personal Helicopters, Volocopters and Fixed Wing Electric Aircraft is a field under continuous development. This article will present some of the latest developments, presenting which are the pioneer companies developing the technologies of future air electric personal mobility.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 8, 2014
New record set for daily mileage with a battery-electric transit bus

New record set for daily mileage with a battery-electric transit bus

A bus built by Proterra has set a record for the most miles travelled by a battery-electric bus in a day - traveling more than 700 miles in 24 hours. Equally impressive is the fact that on this trip the bus recorded an average fuel economy of nearly 27 miles per gallon - nearly six times that of a diesel bus and seven times that of CNG.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 6, 2014
Electric E-Fan aircraft demonstrates airborne e-mobility

Electric E-Fan aircraft demonstrates airborne e-mobility

The successful first public flight of the electric E-Fan experimental aircraft was the highlight of Airbus Group's E-Aircraft Day in Bordeaux, France.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 23, 2014
IDTechEx see a great future for electric quadcopters

IDTechEx see a great future for electric quadcopters

The starting point for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is rarely military; it is at the other extreme with toy helicopters and predating professional UAV helicopters and so on. Despite the emphasis in the press, it is not all about improvement of batteries.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 22, 2014
Lightning Superbike - The fastest street legal motobike in the world

Lightning Superbike - The fastest street legal motobike in the world

The Lightning LS-218 presents the first opportunity that consumers can purchase a production motorcycle capable of setting land speed records and winning road racing competitions that is as easy to ride as a 250cc commuter bike.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 20, 2014
GM invests $449 million in EVs and advanced lithium-ion batteries

GM invests $449 million in EVs and advanced lithium-ion batteries

In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 19, 2014
Vibrant electric and hybrid marine business will reach $7.3 billion

Vibrant electric and hybrid marine business will reach $7.3 billion

The electric and hybrid marine market will increase rapidly from $2.6 billion in 2013 to over $7.3 billion by 2024.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 15, 2014
Smith Electric Vehicles gets $42m backing from Chinese firm Sinopoly

Smith Electric Vehicles gets $42m backing from Chinese firm Sinopoly

Electric van manufacturer Smith Electric Vehicles is to resume production this summer, following a $42m (£25m) funding from Chinese firm Sinopoly Battery Limited.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 14, 2014
Drones employed to inspect easyJet's fleet of 220 Airbus aircraft

Drones employed to inspect easyJet's fleet of 220 Airbus aircraft

easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has announced it is working with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a partnership between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), to modify existing technology so that drones can be employed to inspect its fleet of 220 Airbus aircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 12, 2014
GM starts work on new performance and racing center

GM starts work on new performance and racing center

General Motors has began construction of a state-of-the-art facility for race engine design and development, as well as an electric motor laboratory and gear center.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 9, 2014
The British Government takes green cars up a gear

The British Government takes green cars up a gear

The British Government is going to invest £500 million into electric cars. The funding, brought forward by the Lib Dems, will boost the ultra-low emissions vehicle industry and help drivers afford and feel more confident using electric cars.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 7, 2014
First self-driving Autopilot cars test on public roads

First self-driving Autopilot cars test on public roads

Volvo Car Group's groundbreaking project 'Drive Me' - featuring 100 self-driving Volvos on public roads in everyday driving conditions - is moving forward rapidly.
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