26 Mar 2014
Extreme temperatures affect Electric Vehicle driving range, AAA Says
According to new AAA research conducted with the AAA Automotive Research Center in Southern California, electric vehicle range can be reduced by an average of 57 percent based on the temperature outside.
9 Jul 2013
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.
18 Feb 2011
In-wheel electric motors gain market share
In-wheel motors were popular in cars over 100 years ago because they did not intrude into passenger space. An example is shown below. However, they were expensive and they adversely affected the ride and steering. One motor seizing could sometimes lock a wheel.
15 Dec 2010
Electric vehicle centric energy systems
The idea of electric vehicles donating power to a planned supergrid brings a wan smile to the faces of those struggling to get batteries to provide adequate range without unpredictable parasitic drainage of power at the behest of a third party.
12 Nov 2010
Taiyo Yuden's Hybrid LIC boasts the key features of batteries (high voltage and high energy) while maintaining the traditional characteristics of capacitors (rapid charge/discharge, high durability, safety and environmental friendliness).
11 Nov 2010
The future of electric buses
The major growth in electric buses is in free running versions which cost $50,000 to $500,000 and can usually be deployed without infrastructure along the route. The larger electric buses tend to be hybrid to get the range: smaller ones tend to be pure electric. The IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles 2010-2020" estimates that there are about 480,000 buses in the world - mostly small ones - with about 135,000 being bought each year as the fleets grow. Although only 12% of these new buses are electric, penetration is increasing and there is a multibillion dollar market awaiting.
4 Nov 2010
Heavy duty electric land vehicles
There are about 250 manufacturers of heavy industrial vehicles worldwide but most do not make EVs. Between them they will make about 700,000 of these vehicles in 2010.
4 Nov 2010
EV land, sea and air - new journal uniquely reaches everyone in EV's
Coming this December, is a new quarterly hardcopy publication that guarantees to report and comment on what's happening in the world of electric and hybrid vehicles— well beyond the concept cars of the international auto shows.
3 Nov 2010
Wireless electric vehicles
At the unique IDTechEx event, "Future of Electric Vehicles" in San Jose USA December 7-8, these "sea changes" will be tracked by the experts involved in land, air and, yes, seagoing electric vehicles.
27 Oct 2010
Police and security electric vehicles
Larger companies are producing a range of police, homeland security and military electric vehicles.
25 Oct 2010
Micro hybrid diesel autos will realize fuel savings of up to 15%
Micro hybrid diesel autos will realize fuel savings of up to 15 percent in city driving.
7 Oct 2010
Spanish company Izaro works on electric powered GTe supercar
Future electric charge of sport: GTte Izar
6 Oct 2010
MBtech reveals the Reporter vehicle concept study
The MBtech Group attracted attention with a premiere at a recent press conference at the 63rd IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover: The company presented the eagerly awaited "Reporter" concept study - As a 1:1-scale, see-through model of the futuristic pick-up which literally makes MBtech's comprehensive range of engineering and consulting competencies transparent.
3 Sep 2010
Clothing could power batteries for military
Scientists have reported progress in using a common virus to develop improved materials for high-performance, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that could be woven into clothing to power portable electronic devices.
19 Aug 2010
North America's first public-use quick-charge station for evs
Electric vehicles can charge up in 20 to 30 minutes.
29 Apr 2010
Growth of electric vehicles
Integrating emerging business models and new value chains