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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. The Apollo Program aims to encourage electric vehicle adoption across the United States through the launch of a convenient recharging alternative to the repetitive plug-in, unplug process.
5th March 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.
5th March 2012

Lowering the cost of EV batteries - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu

Lowering the cost of EV batteries - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu
According to the recent Reuters article below, the US government is undeterred by lower than expected sales of plug-in hybrids and are focusing on lowering the cost of batteries.
5th March 2012


Electric vehicles forecasts, trends and opportunities - Free webinar

Only Dr Peter Harrop and his team at IDTechEx have tracked the whole electric vehicle market for twelve years, from cars to bikes, boats and aircraft. All are of interest to component manufacturers and those many organisations expanding their vehicle businesses. After all, beyond cars is a bigger market and it is more profitable.
5th March 2012

The Dilemma of Fast Charging of Electric Vehicles

People like to see a lifebelt by the local river even though they may never use it. They certainly do not want to pay for one though. It is like that with the fast charging of cars. We all want to charge our electric car in the blink of an eye. Indeed, we may be happy to pay through the nose for that electricity when we are far away if the only alternative is to walk home or at least be late for an appointment. Many companies now offer fast chargers for on-road vehicles though very few have been installed. For instance, Japan has only installed 80 across the whole country.
5th March 2012

Johnson Controls Presents Next-Generation Energy Storage Solutions

Johnson Controls Power Solutions breathes life into hybrid and electric powertrains. At the 82nd Geneva Motor Show (8–18 March 2012), the market leader in vehicle batteries is presenting a technical highlight: Johnson Controls’ next generation low profile prismatic lithium-ion cells and submodules that feature all the components necessary to construct versatile, cost-efficient lithium-ion battery systems. Visitors can also test drive a Ford Transit Connect Electric (Essais Vert, PAV56) and learn more about the company’s full range of energy storage solutions (Pavillon Vert, PAV22).
27th February 2012

Vito E-Cell Eligible For Plug-In Electric Grant

Vito E-Cell Eligible For Plug-In Electric Grant
The world’s first ‘off-the-shelf’ electric van, the Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL, is now eligible for the Government’s new Plug-In Van Grant, reducing costs by 20%.
22nd February 2012

Renault’s 100% Electric Kangoo Van Z.E. Range Confirmed As Eligible For New Plug-In Van Grant

Renault’s 100% Electric Kangoo Van Z.E. Range Confirmed As Eligible For New Plug-In Van Grant
Renault’s Kangoo Van Z.E. range is now eligible for the UK’s new Plug-in Van Grant, offering buyers up to 20% off its purchase price*. In the case of the current International Van of the Year, the new initiative brings the line-up’s already tempting starting price down to £13,592 excluding VAT.
22nd February 2012

Why Toyota has Pulled Ahead in E-Mobility

Why Toyota has Pulled Ahead in E-Mobility
By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx In this article, we share some of the research carried out for the new IDTechEx report, Electric Vehicle Industry Profitability 2012 - Where, Why, What Next - vehicles & components, hybrid & pure electric, land, water, air, winning strategies, forecasts. (www.IDTechEx.com/EVprofit)
21st February 2012

First electric vehicle wireless charging trial for London

First electric vehicle wireless charging trial for London
The pre-commercial trial for the first Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) trial for London is expected to start in early 2012 and will involve as many as 50 electric vehicles (EVs). It is a UK and industry-leading initiative. Qualcomm is collaborating with the UK Government, as well as the Mayor of London's office and Transport for London (TfL) to deliver the trial. The trial will use Qualcomm wireless inductive power transfer technology that enables high-efficiency power transfer across a large air gap. It is very easy to use: the driver simply parks the vehicle in the usual way and the system automatically aligns for power transfer, making parking easier and charging hassle free.
20th February 2012


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