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New li-ion battery separator, new electric compressor for...

New li-ion battery separator, new electric compressor for...

6 March 2012
Toray has developed a new separator material for li-ion batteries, showing better heat resistance and less flammability. Denso is bringing an improved electric compressor range for EVs on the market. The Japanese airl...
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DOE’s grants let US electric vehicle battery indust...

DOE’s grants let US electric vehicle battery indust...

28 February 2012
The American EV battery industry has just survived a hard winter with high manufacturing costs and strong competition from Asia. The Department of Energy’s new budget plan, however, foresees a 20% increase in fu...
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EV users experience: Driving in -20°C

EV users experience: Driving in -20°C

24 February 2012
On 5 February, Electric Traffic Helsinki organised a gathering of local EVs and their drivers as a part of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012.. Although the thermometer showed 20 degrees below freezing point – a...
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EVs to prevent traffic chaos - ELECTRIC JAPAN WEEKLY No38

EVs to prevent traffic chaos - ELECTRIC JAPAN WEEKLY No38

22 February 2012
The Japanese police has tested EVs to power traffic lights in times of power outages such as during and after severe earthquakes. The key to the uptake of EVs in taxi fleets might lie in a reservation and dispatch sys...
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14 new all electric cars in 2012: Is it enough to change ...

14 new all electric cars in 2012: Is it enough to change ...

21 February 2012
If we look at the electric cars offered to date, these have not really been “electrifying”: hybrids do not really represent a technology shift, while electric cars have either consisted of conversions or h...
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Wireless charging: The solution for EV consumer acceptance?

Wireless charging: The solution for EV consumer acceptance?

17 February 2012
Wireless charging has the potential to address electric vehicles’ drawbacks such as limited driving range, long charging hours and inconvenience of locating a charging place. Many manufacturers are currently wor...
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Electric vehicle market: myths and facts in 2012

Electric vehicle market: myths and facts in 2012

15 February 2012
Prior EV market predictions by leading consulting and research institutes have been proven wrong by the slow sales of EVs in the market. Analysts have now begun to re-evaluate their judgements for market trends, prese...
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Batteries: Beyond lithium-ion

Batteries: Beyond lithium-ion

14 February 2012
While lithium-ion has established itself as THE battery chemistry for electric vehicles for the moment and possibly for the next ten years, researchers and companies look of course into other alternatives and future s...
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Live reporting from AABC 2012: Market development of EVs ...

Live reporting from AABC 2012: Market development of EVs ...

9 February 2012
The Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) is taking place in Orlando, Florida, until 10 February 2012. Chaired by Dr Menahem Anderman, AAB President, Session 1 of AABTAM focuses on market development of EVs, H...
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German companies collaborate on roaming platform for elec...

German companies collaborate on roaming platform for elec...

7 February 2012
Six German companies aim to simplify the charging of electric vehicles. BMW, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, RWE and Siemens have announced to form a joint venture in order to harmonise billing and authentication systems and ch...
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China’s largest EV charging station up and running,...

China’s largest EV charging station up and running,...

1 February 2012
China’s largest EV charging and battery swapping station went into operation on 29 January 2012. In 2011, the sale of pure electric vehicles has exceeded the sale of hybrids. China’s EV market faces the pr...
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Expanded EV range through CO<sub>2</sub> heat pump air-con

Expanded EV range through CO2 heat pump air-con

30 January 2012
Ancillary units and assisting systems like air-conditioning have a distinct impact on the range of electric vehicles. Konvekta has therefore developed a heat pump system with CO2 as refrigerant, that can heat and cool...
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EV-PHV Town Initiative, Handbook for regional authorities...

EV-PHV Town Initiative, Handbook for regional authorities...

25 January 2012
The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) is encouraging regional uptake of EVs with the EV & PHV Town Initiative and has published a Handbook with best practices. Kyushu Electric Power and Dens...
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India: At least 7 million EVs on roads by 2020

India: At least 7 million EVs on roads by 2020

24 January 2012
According to a study commissioned by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers and the Ministry of Heavy Industry, India has the potential to reach sales of over 7 million electric vehicles (EVs) by 2020. The gov...
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UK invests more than EUR 480 million in hydrogen mobility

UK invests more than EUR 480 million in hydrogen mobility

23 January 2012
A project to boost the deployment of hydrogen as a fuel, to evaluate the conditions and prepare grounds for a mass-market rollout of fuel cell electric vehicles by 2015 has been initiated in the United Kingdom (UK). U...