WheelTug

WheelTug

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The patented and proprietary WheelTug® hybrid-electric drive system uses motors in aircraft wheels to provide full mobility while on the ground without the use of the aircraft's jet engines or external tugs for both pushback and taxi operations. WheelTug enables aircraft to be electrically driven from the terminal gate to the takeoff runway, and upon landing from runway exit to the gate. Yearly per-aircraft savings exceed $500,000.
 
The company plans to begin deliveries of certificated production models by early 2013, for narrow body aircraft including the Boeing 737NG and Airbus A320 families.
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2013
15 Nov

Polaris Industries

Polaris Industries is a quoted US manufacturer of small conventional and pure electric vehicles, mainly nostalgic conventional motorcycles and leisure and industrial off-road small four wheelers.
2012
30 Mar

Frito-Lay & Electric Vehicles International Launch EV Pilot

EVI's signature all-electric powertrain is seamlessly integrated into an industry standard Daimler Freightliner M2 business class chassis providing customers with significant fuel and maintenance savings.
29 Mar

The Washington/Oregon Corridor

The project's goal? To advance electric transportation and alternative fuel vehicles by outfitting the I-5 corridor with charging stations all the way from "BC to Baja."
27 Mar

Hybrid Aircraft - Electric Drive for Ground Taxi - Boeing trial

WheelTug, Gibraltar
26 Mar

Energy Department announces $10 million to promote zero emission

The Energy Department's support for the development and demonstration of innovative alternative vehicle technologies is helping reduce the nation's reliance on gasoline and diesel and diversifying our nation's energy portfolio.
23 Mar

UA engineer launches robotic planetary lake lander

Fink unveiled the lake lander, named Tucson Explorer II, or TEX II, in a paper titled "Robotic Lake Lander Test Bed for Autonomous Surface and Subsurface Exploration of Titan Lakes," which he presented March 8 at an aerospace conference organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Big Sky, Mont.
22 Mar

Aurora Skate UAV wins border protection award

Aurora's Skate small unmanned air vehicle system (SUAS) was awarded first place in the 2012 Border Security Technology/Product Challenge at the recently held 2012 Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.
21 Mar

Boeing phantom eye conducts medium-speed taxi test

Phantom Eye reached speeds of up to 30 knots.
16 Mar

Smith and Wanxiang sign letter of intent for $25M investment

Smith Electric Vehicles and Wanxiang Group announce investment and joint venture.
15 Mar

Running cars on sun and water

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems inaugurated a solar hydrogen filling station.
12 Mar

Solar hybrid propulsion system for advanced eco yacht

The yacht uses a 9 MW Solar Hybrid Propulsion System powered by a combination of Sustainable Sources of energy.
8 Mar

Hybrid Propulsion

The word is spreading quickly and hybrid propulsion is becoming the fastest growing form of auxiliary propulsion for sailboats today.
6 Mar

Motiv Power Systems $1.16 million grant for new battery-electric truck

Motiv Power Systems Secures $1.16 Million California Energy Commission Grant for New Battery-Electric Truck and utilizes traditional diesel truck assembly line infrastructure to accelerate EV adoption.
5 Mar

Electric Vehicles International wins GSA approval to supply US Govt

EVI models of medium-duty all ‐electric trucks and vans have been approved for government purchase, giving EVI the most comprehensive GSA­‐approved portfolio of all-‐electric, medium­‐duty vehicles.
2 Mar

Intelligent Energy & Suzuki Motor Corporation establish joint venture

Intelligent Energy and Suzuki Motor Corporation joint venture Company develops and manufactures fuel cell systems
3 Feb

Printed Electronics for Electric Vehicles

More and more giant corporations are buying into printed electrics by acquiring companies partly or wholly in the field. The world's second largest chemical company Dow bought Rohm & Haas (materials), 3M bought into Printechnologics (printed patterns read by mobile phones) and DuPont bought Innovalight (nanosilicon layers to increase photovoltaic efficiency).
23 Jan

Sion Power announces $50 million equity investment

Sion Power Corporation, announced that BASF invested $50 million to acquire an equity ownership position in the company.
20 Jan

EV event uniquely reflecting the new realities

We have entered 2012 with an electric vehicle scene that is very different from that which was envisaged not long ago. There are now six key enabling technologies not three and vehicle makers increasingly make some of them, so suppliers increasingly have to compete with their largest potential customers. Precious metals in EV components are being removed remarkably rapidly.
20 Jan

News from EV Japan in Tokyo

EV Japan is proceeding here in Tokyo with about 89 EV Japan stands in a massive set of co-located exhibitions of about 600 stands in all from lighting to home solar and mainly electronic and electric materials, components and systems. There are quite a few electric cars on display including the plug- in Prius, Tesla, Volt and many less known models and concepts. The one below promoted TORAY products.
19 Jan

SK Innovation and Continental to form automotive Li-ion battery JV

SK Innovation and Continental Corporation announced recently their intention to team up for powering electric vehicles worldwide: Both corporations sign a Heads of Agreement that describes the formation of a joint venture with which both companies want to develop, manufacture and market Lithium Ion battery systems for automotive applications.