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Tesla gigafactory in context

Tesla gigafactory in context

Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 28, 2016
Autonomous electric buses reinvented

Autonomous electric buses reinvented

There is a frenzy of investment by in fully autonomous cars, some without even a steering wheel, but it is almost entirely supplier push. Virtually no private individual is interested in buying one. It is very different with fleets such as taxis where potential corporate purchasers such as Uber see many benefits including cost and space saving
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 27, 2016
New autonomous unmanned surface vessels

New autonomous unmanned surface vessels

To its manufacturer MOST (Autonomous Vessels) Ltd in the UK, USV means controlled by satellite from anywhere on the planet. AutoNaut is the answer to the age-old challenge of affordable oceanic data gathering for science, commerce and military purposes. It creates new opportunities to meet unique mission requirements in a changing world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 26, 2016
Adoption of electric vehicles in Mexico

Adoption of electric vehicles in Mexico

Mexico is not widely adopting pure electric vehicles on its roads partly because of inadequate incentives but also because charging infrastructure is inadequate in such a large country and there is no payback from putting it in.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 22, 2016
Industrial and commercial electric vehicles: Biggest market

Industrial and commercial electric vehicles: Biggest market

The saying is, "In a gold rush, get there first, sell shovels". The "shovels" of the EV business are covered in the unique new IDTechEx report, Industrial and Commercial Electric Vehicles on Land 2016-2026.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 21, 2016
Hino motors advances hybrid buses

Hino motors advances hybrid buses

Controlled by Toyota, Hino Motors of Japan is a $13 billion company making buses, trucks and pickups that is similar in size to competitor BYD in buses, cars, forklifts and batteries in China.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2016
Ford plug-in vehicle behavior

Ford plug-in vehicle behavior

Daniel Boston and Alyssa Werthman of Ford Motor Company, Dearborn MI have recently published a study "Plug-in Vehicle Behaviors: An analysis of charging and driving behaviour of Ford plug-in electric vehicles in the real world".
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 18, 2016
Electric vehicle cost-effectiveness

Electric vehicle cost-effectiveness

In June 2016, Dr Nancy E. Ryan, Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc., and collaborators issued a paper Electric Vehicle Cost-Effectiveness and its Implications for Utility Program Design.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 15, 2016
Integrating charging and traction systems in electric vehicles: Part 2

Integrating charging and traction systems in electric vehicles: Part 2

To overcome the diverse charging landscape described in Part One, Continental acknowledges that it is a clever idea to equip the EV with all the charging interfaces discussed
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 15, 2016
Tesla the follower

Tesla the follower

Tesla is a leader in the design and commercialisation of pure electric cars. It lacks profit but has an orderbook that its competition can only dream about. Since last year Tesla has also been selling batteries based on Panasonic cells that can power homes and businesses copying several other companies that were there before
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 14, 2016
Integrating charging and traction systems in electric vehicles: Part 1

Integrating charging and traction systems in electric vehicles: Part 1

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed a new type of high-power integrated motor drive and battery charger for electric vehicles. Compared to today's electric vehicle chargers, the new system could shorten the charging time from eight to two hours, and to reduce the cost by around $2,000, according to the developers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 8, 2016
Novel axial field switched reluctance EV motor

Novel axial field switched reluctance EV motor

A novel axial field switched reluctance motor design is presented which intend to improve the output torque by single flux path distribution in C- core stator while exploiting the high power density of the switched reluctance technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 8, 2016
Off-grid power just became much easier

Off-grid power just became much easier

Off-grid clean power is a big focus of attention nowadays as we seek clean propulsion of land, water and airborne vehicles and clean power for buildings and remote equipment off-grid.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 6, 2016
Light truck with fuel cell, battery and supercapacitor

Light truck with fuel cell, battery and supercapacitor

An electric vehicle with three energy storage systems shows the complexity of commanding different control systems in only one vehicle. Both new systems can supply the required energy to propel the electric motor and the fuel cell system can also recharge the high-voltage battery.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 5, 2016
Energy harvesting: The place of triboelectrics

Energy harvesting: The place of triboelectrics

Triboelectrics will only be a small part of the energy harvesting EH market projected by IDTechEx to be over $7 billion in global market value in 2027.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 4, 2016
Hybrid and electric systems R&D at the U.S.-DOE

Hybrid and electric systems R&D at the U.S.-DOE

This paper first presented at EVS29 Montreal Canada provides an overview of the Fiscal Years 2015-2016 Hybrid and Electric Systems research and development activities - with emphasis on its advanced electric drive research -funded by the Vehicles Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 1, 2016
Boost for Helium Electric Aircraft

Boost for Helium Electric Aircraft

Helium has important applications in MRI machines, welding, manufacturing semiconductors, deep-sea diving and blimps. If it was readily available and affordable, its use in EVs such as underwater vehicles and aircraft would increase greatly.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 28, 2016
Autonomous electric buses reinvented

Autonomous electric buses reinvented

There is a frenzy of investment by in fully autonomous cars, some without even a steering wheel, but it is almost entirely supplier push. Virtually no private individual is interested in buying one. It is very different with fleets such as taxis where potential corporate purchasers such as Uber see many benefits including cost and space saving
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 26, 2016
Adoption of electric vehicles in Mexico

Adoption of electric vehicles in Mexico

Mexico is not widely adopting pure electric vehicles on its roads partly because of inadequate incentives but also because charging infrastructure is inadequate in such a large country and there is no payback from putting it in.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 21, 2016
Hino motors advances hybrid buses

Hino motors advances hybrid buses

Controlled by Toyota, Hino Motors of Japan is a $13 billion company making buses, trucks and pickups that is similar in size to competitor BYD in buses, cars, forklifts and batteries in China.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 18, 2016
Electric vehicle cost-effectiveness

Electric vehicle cost-effectiveness

In June 2016, Dr Nancy E. Ryan, Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc., and collaborators issued a paper Electric Vehicle Cost-Effectiveness and its Implications for Utility Program Design.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 15, 2016
Tesla the follower

Tesla the follower

Tesla is a leader in the design and commercialisation of pure electric cars. It lacks profit but has an orderbook that its competition can only dream about. Since last year Tesla has also been selling batteries based on Panasonic cells that can power homes and businesses copying several other companies that were there before
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 8, 2016
Novel axial field switched reluctance EV motor

Novel axial field switched reluctance EV motor

A novel axial field switched reluctance motor design is presented which intend to improve the output torque by single flux path distribution in C- core stator while exploiting the high power density of the switched reluctance technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 6, 2016
Light truck with fuel cell, battery and supercapacitor

Light truck with fuel cell, battery and supercapacitor

An electric vehicle with three energy storage systems shows the complexity of commanding different control systems in only one vehicle. Both new systems can supply the required energy to propel the electric motor and the fuel cell system can also recharge the high-voltage battery.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 4, 2016
Hybrid and electric systems R&D at the U.S.-DOE

Hybrid and electric systems R&D at the U.S.-DOE

This paper first presented at EVS29 Montreal Canada provides an overview of the Fiscal Years 2015-2016 Hybrid and Electric Systems research and development activities - with emphasis on its advanced electric drive research -funded by the Vehicles Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 27, 2016
New autonomous unmanned surface vessels

New autonomous unmanned surface vessels

To its manufacturer MOST (Autonomous Vessels) Ltd in the UK, USV means controlled by satellite from anywhere on the planet. AutoNaut is the answer to the age-old challenge of affordable oceanic data gathering for science, commerce and military purposes. It creates new opportunities to meet unique mission requirements in a changing world.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 22, 2016
Industrial and commercial electric vehicles: Biggest market

Industrial and commercial electric vehicles: Biggest market

The saying is, "In a gold rush, get there first, sell shovels". The "shovels" of the EV business are covered in the unique new IDTechEx report, Industrial and Commercial Electric Vehicles on Land 2016-2026.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 19, 2016
Ford plug-in vehicle behavior

Ford plug-in vehicle behavior

Daniel Boston and Alyssa Werthman of Ford Motor Company, Dearborn MI have recently published a study "Plug-in Vehicle Behaviors: An analysis of charging and driving behaviour of Ford plug-in electric vehicles in the real world".
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 15, 2016
Integrating charging and traction systems in electric vehicles: Part 2

Integrating charging and traction systems in electric vehicles: Part 2

To overcome the diverse charging landscape described in Part One, Continental acknowledges that it is a clever idea to equip the EV with all the charging interfaces discussed
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 14, 2016
Integrating charging and traction systems in electric vehicles: Part 1

Integrating charging and traction systems in electric vehicles: Part 1

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed a new type of high-power integrated motor drive and battery charger for electric vehicles. Compared to today's electric vehicle chargers, the new system could shorten the charging time from eight to two hours, and to reduce the cost by around $2,000, according to the developers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 8, 2016
Off-grid power just became much easier

Off-grid power just became much easier

Off-grid clean power is a big focus of attention nowadays as we seek clean propulsion of land, water and airborne vehicles and clean power for buildings and remote equipment off-grid.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 5, 2016
Energy harvesting: The place of triboelectrics

Energy harvesting: The place of triboelectrics

Triboelectrics will only be a small part of the energy harvesting EH market projected by IDTechEx to be over $7 billion in global market value in 2027.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 1, 2016
Boost for Helium Electric Aircraft

Boost for Helium Electric Aircraft

Helium has important applications in MRI machines, welding, manufacturing semiconductors, deep-sea diving and blimps. If it was readily available and affordable, its use in EVs such as underwater vehicles and aircraft would increase greatly.
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