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12 Aug 2014

Project reduces EV battery weight by 41%

UK-based Cenex is part of a consortium which has just completed a two-year project to reduce both the weight and cost of EV batteries, succeeding by shaving 99 pounds, or about 41% of the weight off a standard EV battery.
22 Aug 2011

University team spurs on land speed record attempt

An attempt to beat a UK land speed record this weekend is being fuelled by the expertise of electrical engineers at the University of Bristol.
2 Jun 2011

Off-road electric vehicles see rapid change

The highly successful manufacturer of conventional off-road vehicles, $2 billion Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) has recently launched a pure electric Neighbourhood Electric Vehicle NEV. Now it has added the leader in that sector encompassing closed communities rather than open highways. Global Electric Motorcars LLC (GEM), a wholly owned Fargo, N.D. based subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC. GEM is a leader within the low-speed vehicle market, with approximately $30 million in sales during the 2010 calendar year. Since the company was established in 1998, it has placed more than 45,000 electric-powered NEVs on the road worldwide.
28 Apr 2011

Electric Vehicles - But Not As We Know Them

Today's electric family cars are useless in telling us anything about the future. The design and adoption of electric vehicles is subject to sudden change driven by surprising factors. The unique event "Electric Vehicles - Land Sea Air" in Stuttgart, Germany is alone in looking at the big picture in order to clarify what is really going on.
19 Apr 2011

New GS Yuasa traction battery orders

GS Yuasa Corp has just announced that it has reached a broad agreement to supply lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles now under joint development by PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.
1 Apr 2011

PARC Battery Electrode Breakthrough

Palo Alto Research Center PARC, developed laser printing, object-oriented programming, and personal workstations with graphical user interfaces. Now it is building a cleantech portfolio.
1 Apr 2011

Land Rover's 4WD hybrid prototype

The recent Geneva Motor Show provided the platform for numerous manufacturers to exhibit their new environmentally friendly vehicles as such ranges become common-place in the lines of commercial car companies. One of these corporations was Land Rover who showcased their hybrid prototype from Range-e.
1 Apr 2011

Energy harvesting for electric vehicles

Over twenty million electric vehicles produced in 2010 will employ on-board energy harvesting to help charge the traction batteries. That includes both hybrid and pure electric vehicles.
31 Mar 2011

Subsidy powers growth in Indian two wheel sales

Mr Sohinder Gill, director, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles in India has recently declared that, powered by an incentive package for electric vehicles announced by the Ministry of New and Renewable energy in November 2010, average monthly sales of electric two-wheelers in India has risen 20%.
25 Mar 2011

Balqon Receives $15.9 Million Order from China

Balqon Corporatin reports receiving an order for 300 electric drive systems.
23 Mar 2011

Ford to surpass Honda?

Ford may be about to overtake Honda to become number two on-road electric vehicle manufacturer in the world by numbers produced. It has recently has re-opened its Michigan Assembly Plant that has been re-vamped for the production of the new electric version of its Ford Focus model.
22 Mar 2011

ABSL Power Solutions acquired by EnerSys

As lithium batteries become increasingly dominant in the market, EnerSys has recently announced the acquisition of ABSL from CIP Industries L.P. Inc in a bid to seek continuing growth in power supply sector.
22 Mar 2011

Siemens cuts the charging time for electric cars by 50%

Siemens is launching a charging point Charge CP700A on the European market which can charge electric cars with a normal battery capacity within an hour.
21 Mar 2011

Joint venture between BYD and Daimler receives business license

The electric vehicle developed by the joint venture will capitalize on BYD's excellence in battery technology and e-drive systems as well as Daimler's know-how in electric vehicle architecture and safety.
15 Mar 2011

Catching up with Vision Motor Cars

Two years ago, VMC founders introduced their all electric pickup truck called the Everest. Once poised to begin production the Spring of 2010 from their Williamsburg, Kentucky plant utilizing what everyone thought was going to be strong government support for electric vehicles, VMC had to make a change in plans.
14 Mar 2011

Solar plane contract for Newcastle University

The Newcastle team has secured a major contract with the UK's QinetiQ to help create the US-based Boeing 'SolarEagle'.
11 Mar 2011

Hitachi receives order for B-CHOP for Seoul metro line 9 in Korea

Hitachi receives order for "B-CHOP" energy storage for traction power supply system for Seoul metro line 9 in Korea
11 Mar 2011

Electric vehicle battle moves beyond cars

By a big margin, Toyota is number one in hybrid car sales and indeed in sales of electric vehicles overall thanks to such things as sales of its electric forklifts, where it is in the top three in most countries.
8 Mar 2011

China's massive EV production plan

China plans to put more than a million electric vehicles onto the road each year by 2015, according to a recent report in the state-run People's Daily. That compares with an IDTechEx projection of around 4.1 million globally.
8 Mar 2011

Sonata hybrid deliveries delayed through March

Deliveries to dealerships of Hyundai's 2011 Sonata Hybrid are likely to remain delayed through March.