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19 Dec 2013

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
19 Dec 2013


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
18 Sep 2012


Electric motors in aircraft are not readily scalable so many aircraft employ many propellers each with their own motor.
5 Apr 2012

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.
2 Apr 2012

Electric Vehicles become less poisonous

Most green technologies are not so green on closer examination.
27 Mar 2012

The Future of Helicopters - How a hybrid power system could reduce crashes by up to 35%

SYNPER 3, Singapore
27 Mar 2012

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.
20 Mar 2012

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.
19 Mar 2012

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.
14 Mar 2012

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.
13 Mar 2012

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.
7 Mar 2012

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.
1 Mar 2012

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.
29 Feb 2012

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.
28 Feb 2012

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.
27 Feb 2012

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.
23 Feb 2012

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.
21 Feb 2012

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.
20 Feb 2012

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.
17 Feb 2012

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.