13 May 2020
LEVA-EU says Blanket EU Regulation Choking Light EV Sector
The European trade association LEVA-EU is calling for an urgent change in EU regulations, it says are seriously hindering manufacturers at a time when cities are encouraging use of light, electric vehicles as an alternative form of transport during the coronavirus crisis.
21 Apr 2020
Flexim instruments create a number of instruments for use in a variety of industries, such as water, oil and gas etc. IDTechEx interviewed Andy Hammond, General Manager
12 Aug 2019
Electric Vehicle Research at Advanced Materials Osaka July 2019
Here we give the abstracts relevant to electric vehicles from BIT Advanced Materials Conference Osaka Japan July 2019. The organisers failed to provide slides but we have photographs of some of these if you are interested. The selected abstracts are divided into energy storage, wide bandgap semiconductors, energy harvesting and other.
9 Jan 2018
Roads Generate Electricity for Even the Toughest Tasks
A solar roof on a road will make twice as much electricity per unit area compared to a solar road and be more easily upgraded to affordable higher efficiency PV as it becomes available.
17 Oct 2017
Ultra-thin concrete roof with thin-film photovoltaics
A prototype for an ultra-thin, sinuous concrete roof using innovative design and fabrication methods. A second, exterior layer of the concrete sandwich structure encloses the roof, onto which thin-film photovoltaic cells are installed.
29 May 2017
European collaboration include everyday items in Internet of Things
The Necomada consortium has announced that it will be addressing the material challenges associated with the Internet of Things, to allow for the integration of electronics into a wide range of everyday items.
19 Sep 2016
Regenerative energy harvesting in 48V mild hybrids
The huge market opening up for 48V cars and commercial vehicles will involve much more effective regenerative braking generating tens of kilowatts and probably a turbine in the exhaust as well, generating one kilowatt or so in a small commercial vehicle.
13 Sep 2016
Europe pulls ahead in 48V mild hybrid cars
Mild hybrid cars at 48V will first hit global markets in a big way in 2017.
30 Jun 2016
Affordable advanced 48V ADEPT hybrid
Following almost three years of intensive testing, development and validation of advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V 'intelligent electrification' applied to a Ford Focus project demonstrator, the ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) consortium partners have announced that the project is on course to meet the stringent air quality and ultra-low emission requirements expected of near term next generation vehicles.
16 Feb 2016
Marriage of two cheap photovoltaic technologies
Researchers have recently demonstrated world record performance for hybrid thin-film solar cells.
29 Jun 2015
Intelligence technology for air quality, biodiversity, climate change
United Nations Environment Programme has commissioned MODUL University Vienna to develop a smart web intelligence solution for the environment.
1 Aug 2014
Large UK Government grants for KERS harvesting
Gyrodrive flywheel harvesting for buses and Flybrid flywheel harvesting for diggers will receive a big boost from large UK Government grants just announced.
19 Feb 2014
BDNT and ABB to roll out world's largest EV fast charger network
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced a strategic collaboration today with Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (BDNT) to supply direct current fast chargers over the next six years for DENZA.
12 Jun 2013
Solar Press and FOM Technologies equipment distribution agreement
Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) technology developer Solar Press has entered into a distribution agreement with specialist equipment company FOM Technologies for the sale of its unique, high performance fabrication and test equipment for functional materials research.
25 Mar 2013
Solar Press and KROENERT announce partnership
Solar cell technology developer Solar Press and coating and printing experts KROENERT have announced the signing of a long term partnership agreement to develop and sell turn-key manufacturing solutions for Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) modules.
6 Mar 2013
More key speakers have come on board at Electric Futures
Great news - more key speakers have come on board! And Electric Futures 2013 is shaping up to be the must-have conference for those interested in harnessing sustainable, 'green' energy for public transport.
4 Feb 2013
EU project to take flexible OLEDs from lab to fab
A newly launched, €11.2-million European project aims to help bring flexible OLEDs to market within six years.
4 Jun 2012
Energy recovery trial begins for diesel commuter trains
A ground-breaking collaborative research and development project on rail brake energy recovery is scheduled to commence in the second half of this year and will see Ricardo, a multi-industry consultancy for engineering, join forces with fluid power expert Artemis Intelligent Power and world-leading rail technology expert Bombardier Transportation.
25 Jan 2011
Light Tape lights Burlesque Premier red carpet
How do you light up a red carpet laid on the pavement of Leicester Square? You use Light Tape of course
10 Nov 2009
Energy harvesting workshop Barcelona
On November 5 Xarmae and the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research sponsored a half day workshop on "Energy Harvesting Technologies: A general Overview".