20 Dec 2010
Presentation highlights from Future of Electric Vehicles 2010
Some of the highlights on the different technologies covered at the Future of Electric Vehicles conference and exhibition organized by IDTechEx are discussed below. Battery technologies, land, sea and air vehicles were all aired during the event, which delivered on its promise to cover more than just electric car technologies.
10 Dec 2010
Future of electric vehicles in California
The annual IDTechEx conference on the Future of Electric Vehicles - land, water and air held in San Jose, California this week saw 200 attendees with 12 exhibitors including BMW MINI E, KillaCycle and Levant Power.
9 Dec 2010
New revelations at future of electric vehicles San Jose
The inaugural IDTechEx electric vehicle event in San Diego California was a great success and it will now be repeated annually in three continents.
15 Nov 2010
Exotica at Future of Electric Vehicles Event
Dr Peter Harrop of IDTechEx is organiser of the "Future of Electric Vehicles" event December 7-8 in San Jose California. He says, "Our unique emphasis is on future breakthroughs in all electric vehicles. To achieve this coverage, we have five automotive giants and NASA speaking but we are also adding awesome smaller projects as well, including Hawkes Ocean Technologies which believes that submarines that fly and dive will be possible. "
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.
20 Oct 2010
Plug-in hybrid sailboat powered by massive lithium ion battery pack
One of the world's largest plug-in hybrid sailboats, a Tag 60 catamaran, hit the water powered by new E Motion 18 kw motors and a massive lithium ion battery pack from International Battery.
29 Sep 2010
New electric aircraft engines
Gas-powered engines could be used during takeoffs, when aircraft use the most energy, while battery-powered motors could power the aircraft while it is cruising or landing.
17 Aug 2010
Enthusiasm for first land, water and air electric vehicle event
BAE Systems has just agreed to speak at IDTechEx event "Future of Electric Vehicles" in San Jose December 7-8.
16 Aug 2010
The future of electric aircraft
It can only fly for 15 minutes but it is a breakthrough all the same. Improved batteries have finally made a manned electric helicopter a reality.
11 Aug 2010
Hybrid and pure electric tugboats
In 2008, GE and the C-MAR Group partnered to develop new hybrid technology for tugboats.
30 Jul 2010
Lithium polymer traction on and under the water
Using lead acid batteries, many electric boats have been plying waterways in Europe since 1890, when electric cars were also popular.
16 Jul 2010
Military Electric Vehicles -part four - pure electric
The US Military is in the market for regular electric vehicles both as air base ground Support Equipment GSE that tows aircraft and fetches and carries to them and for general runabouts at military bases.
16 Jul 2010
Electric Vehicles but not as we know them
The increasing variety of applications of electric vehicle technology.
8 Jul 2010
Washington State University create super battery
Using super-high pressures similar to those found deep in the Earth or on a giant planet, Washington State University researchers have created a compact, never-before-seen material capable of storing vast amounts of energy.
7 Jul 2010
Solar powered boats
Worldwide, boat builders are gearing towards conquering the seas with solar powered vessels.
30 Jun 2010
Development of super batteries
Engineers at Nottingham University are developing a new generation of super batteries that will collect, store and, when called upon, quickly release electricity generated by renewables.
23 Jun 2010
Enhancing the power of batteries
MIT team finds that using carbon nanotubes in a lithium battery can dramatically improve its energy capacity
23 Jun 2010
Lithium batteries on Steroids at MIT
MIT researchers report this month that they have found a way to produce a tenfold increase in the power delivery ("power density") of lithium ion batteries.
28 May 2010
Some impressions of Energy Harvesting Europe
The IDTechEx Energy Harvesting Europe event in Munich had its first day on 26 May. Here are some impressions from the first day.