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30 Jun 2016

Energy Harvesting: Off-Grid Microwatt to Megawatt 2017-2027

At last: the whole picture. Energy Harvesting: Off-grid Microwatt to Megawatt 2017-2027 embraces making electricity from humans, wind, sun, waves, tide, thermals and other ambient sources where it is needed and with no pollution.
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29 Jun 2016

Webinar Tuesday 12 July - Graphene - Where Next After the Hype?

IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 12 July 2016.
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29 Jun 2016

Toyota: big gains from downsizing PM motor

While forklifts, buses, Tesla cars and some new electric motorcycles tend to use asynchronous (induction) traction motors, most other cars and motorcycles stick to permanent magnet machines, seeing considerable development potential including using less permanent magnet material with its potentially high cost.
28 Jun 2016

Axial flux traction motor with 15% advantage

The first electric motor in the world was made by Michael Faraday over 160 years ago and it was axial flux yet almost all traction motors have been radial flux ever since.
27 Jun 2016

Carbon nanotubes - been there, done that?

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are now making a steady but quiet comeback.
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24 Jun 2016

Webinar Tuesday 5 July - Lithium-ion Batteries

IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 5 July 2016 titled Lithium-ion Batteries: Disrupting the Energy Sector or Being Disrupted From Within?
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24 Jun 2016

Reusable electric powertrain

Ecotuned Automobile specializes in electric conversion of pickups with the first reusable powertrain system in the world.
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24 Jun 2016

Energy harvesting value chain and dynamics

The new IDTechEx report, Energy Harvesting: Off-grid Microwatt to Megawatt 2017-2027 concerns a system architecture that can be summarised as follows.
23 Jun 2016

Elimination of electric vehicle systems

Following the trend to two or more traction motors per vehicle, the Technical University of Berlin with Infineon is merging their motor controllers and the on-board charger (OBC). Infineon now has a special chip to assist. At EVS29 in Montreal June 2016, Dr Martin Bruell of Continental AG, Germany, revealed progress on elimination of the OBC.
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23 Jun 2016

China: booming delivery trucks: naughty battery tricks

At EVS29 here in Montreal Canada the six parallel conferences are world class even though the exhibition is modest.
23 Jun 2016

Energy harvesting: off-grid microwatt to megawatt 2017-2027

The new IDTechEx report, Energy Harvesting: Off-grid Microwatt to Megawatt 2017-2027 tells a remarkable story of these twelve magnitudes of green electricity production.
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22 Jun 2016

Battery vehicle now viable for very long distances

At IDTechEx we believe that there is an excellent solution being proved for the long distance battery vehicle, starting with trucks.