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Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 22, 2017
Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

Researchers have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 24, 2017
Infineon starts volume production of first full-SiC-module

Infineon starts volume production of first full-SiC-module

Higher efficiency, increased power density, smaller footprints and reduced system costs: these are the main advantages of transistors based on silicon carbide.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 10, 2017
Cleverer smart windows grow $6.5 billion market

Cleverer smart windows grow $6.5 billion market

The new IDTechEx report, Electrically Active Smart Glass and Windows 2018-2028 observes that electrically active see-through glass is an idea whose time has come.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 25, 2017
Could new metamaterial allow a car to be its own airbag?

Could new metamaterial allow a car to be its own airbag?

When a material is made, you typically cannot change whether that material is hard or soft. But a group of researchers have developed a new way to design a "metamaterial" that allows the material to switch between being hard and soft without damaging or altering the material itself.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 21, 2016
IDTechEx TVToyota Motor Europe Discusses Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota Motor Europe Discusses Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Video interview with Toyota Motor Europe at the IDTechEx Show! (27-28 April, 2016 | Berlin, Germany).
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 28, 2015
Cheaper magnetic material for cars, wind turbines

Cheaper magnetic material for cars, wind turbines

Scientists have created a new magnetic alloy that is an alternative to traditional rare-earth permanent magnets.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 26, 2015
Energy harvesting proliferates in land vehicles

Energy harvesting proliferates in land vehicles

It started with the bicycle dynamo and now no self-respecting vehicle designer ignores the possibility of many forms of energy harvesting in his design of a land vehicle.
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
Feb 21, 2014
Toyota to begin wireless vehicle charging system verification testing

Toyota to begin wireless vehicle charging system verification testing

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will begin verification testing of its newly developed wireless battery charging system for vehicles with an electrified powertrain, such as plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, in late February in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 19, 2014
BDNT and ABB to roll out world's largest EV fast charger network

BDNT and ABB to roll out world's largest EV fast charger network

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced a strategic collaboration today with Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (BDNT) to supply direct current fast chargers over the next six years for DENZA.
Electric Vehicles Research
May 24, 2017
Infineon starts volume production of first full-SiC-module

Infineon starts volume production of first full-SiC-module

Higher efficiency, increased power density, smaller footprints and reduced system costs: these are the main advantages of transistors based on silicon carbide.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 25, 2017
Could new metamaterial allow a car to be its own airbag?

Could new metamaterial allow a car to be its own airbag?

When a material is made, you typically cannot change whether that material is hard or soft. But a group of researchers have developed a new way to design a "metamaterial" that allows the material to switch between being hard and soft without damaging or altering the material itself.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 28, 2015
Cheaper magnetic material for cars, wind turbines

Cheaper magnetic material for cars, wind turbines

Scientists have created a new magnetic alloy that is an alternative to traditional rare-earth permanent magnets.
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
Feb 19, 2014
BDNT and ABB to roll out world's largest EV fast charger network

BDNT and ABB to roll out world's largest EV fast charger network

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced a strategic collaboration today with Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (BDNT) to supply direct current fast chargers over the next six years for DENZA.