Pascal Chretien consultancy
Pascal Chretien is an aeronautical design engineer focussed on electric aircraft. In collaboration with Synper 3 & Solution F for finance, he designed, made and flew the world's first pure-electric manned helicopter, this being independently professionally witnessed and accredited as being the world's first pure electric vertical take-off and landing VTOL vehicle in the Guinness Book of records for example
After over a year of work on the development of the volocopter VC1, the e-volo team from Kahlsruhr in Germany achieved their goal on the 21st October 2011: the first manned flight world-wide with a purely electrically powered, Volocopter type of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft
Electric motors in aircraft are not readily scalable so many aircraft employ many propellers each with their own motor.
Electric Vehicles Land, Sea and Air USA 2012 - Award winners
The entries were judged by Dr Zafer Sahinoglu, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs; Ed Benjamin, Chairman Light Electric Vehicles Association and Dr Brien Seeley, President Café foundation.
Electric Vehicles become less poisonous
Most green technologies are not so green on closer examination.
Canadian Government invests in vehicles of the future
The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, announced last week six new projects supported by the Automotive Partnership Canada (APC) initiative at the University of Windsor.
BASF signs licensing agreement to acquire LFP technology
BASF, through its global Battery Materials business unit, today announced that it has signed a long-term licensing agreement to acquire global rights for the production and sale of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery materials technology from LiFePO4+C Licensing AG, Muttenz, Switzerland.
Distance record for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
In 2012, four Liquid Robotics "PACX Wave Glider" AUV gliders set a new distance world record by travelling autonomously almost 6000 kilometers.
Molycorp to acquire leading rare earth processor in $1.3 billion deal
Transaction will create global, vertically integrated rare earth technology leader and will give Molycorp a greater range of products and increased sales opportunities across Asia.
President Obama launches EV-Everywhere Challenge
By 2022 the USA Energy Department hopes that companies in the United States will be the first in the world to produce a 5-passenger affordable American electric vehicle with a payback time of less than 5 years and sufficient range and fast-charging ability to enable average Americans everywhere to meet their daily transportation needs more conveniently and at lower cost.
Toyota finds way to avoid using rare earth materials
Toyota Motor Corp has developed a way to make hybrid and electric vehicles without the use of expensive rare earth metals, in which China has a near-monopoly.
Lowering the cost of EV batteries - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu
Industry and government are on track to bring down the cost of batteries to power hybrid and electric cars, which is crucial for improving commercial appeal of those vehicles, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said.
Making hydrogen powered travel a reality in the UK
A ground breaking project to ensure the UK is well positioned for the commercial roll-out of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles has been launched in the UK.
New hybrid synergy drive for the Toyota Yaris
Toyota are adding a new hybrid to their collection and have developed a smaller version of the Hybrid Synergy Drive system to power it.
Plugless Power Apollo Launch Programme
Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) announced recently that it will participate in the 2012 Apollo Launch Program hosted by Evatran, the developer of Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle recharging systems.
KleenSpeed KAR EV technology
KleenSpeed aim to become a leader in the global electric car marketplace through advanced engineering and design with the production versions of the KleenSpeed KAR.
Odyne work trucks and the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Programme
Odyne Systems, LLC, a Waukesha, Wisconsin based leader in hybrid systems for medium and heavy duty trucks, has delivered seven trucks featuring the Odyne advanced plug-in hybrid propulsion system to utilities and municipalities throughout Wisconsin.
BMW and Peugeot Citroën Electrification - progression
One year after the two partners signed a memorandum of understanding, the joint venture formed by the BMW Group and PSA Peugeot Citroën to develop and manufacture hybrid and drive technology is now up and running. The launch of the joint venture //''BMW Peugeot Citroën Electrification''// creates the necessary conditions for swift implementation of their common goals.
BAE Systems and Caterpillar sign HybriDrive agreement
BAE Systems and Caterpillar Inc. have signed a long-term supply agreement to collaborate on an energy efficient parallel hybrid propulsion system for heavy-duty trucks.