Project Succeeds In Developing Electric Car Battery With Greater Range
A project led by advanced battery manufacturer Axeon and co-funded by the Technology Strategy Board has been successful in developing a new battery for use in electric cars that offers over a 35% improvement in range compared to existing technologies, for the same weight.
Nissan Moves To Speed Up Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
Nissan has teamed up with leading European utility and electrical vehicle supply equipment companies to speed development of cheaper, smaller, quick chargers for electric vehicle batteries, and accelerate the installation of publicly-available Quick Charge (QC) points across Europe.
European auto makers pave way for uniform system of e-vehicle charging
The European automobile manufacturers have defined a comprehensive set of recommendations to standardise the charging of electrically-chargeable vehicles. The joint industry proposal will enable the use of one type of plug independent of car make, electricity provider or country.
Delphi Showcases Innovative Wireless EV Charging
Delphi Automotive has equipped several test vehicles with its Wireless Charging System, a highly efficient wireless energy transfer system featuring technology developed by WiTricity Corporation. Delphi will display the technology here at this year's IAA International Motor Show.
Motors For Electric Cars
Robert Bosch GmbH and Daimler AG have concluded negotiations and signed an agreement for the establishment of a 50/50 joint venture. The aim of the joint venture is to develop and manufacture electric motors. The contract is subject to approval by the responsible antitrust authorities. The new company will operate under the name EM-motive GmbH. It will be headquartered in Hildesheim, where a manufacturing site will also be located. The joint vent...
Antonov Multispeed Electric Vehicle Transmission Delivers 10% Better Efficiency Compared With A Single Speed Gearbox
The automatic transmission specialist Antonov - which is based at Warwick in the UK and has a new manufacturing plant under construction at Chongqing in China - has obtained further evidence that the energy efficiency of an electric vehicle equipped with its multispeed transmission is higher than with a single speed gearbox. Comparative studies by the company over eight different drive cycles suggest that the transmission delivers typically 10 ...
First Industry Demonstration Of Vocis Twin Speed EV Transmission At Forthcoming Low Carbon Vehicle (lCV) Show
Transmission engineering and control specialist Vocis will give its novel twin speed electric vehicle (EV) transmission its first public demonstration at LCV2011 (the Low Carbon Vehicle show) on September 7-8, at Rockingham Motor Speedway. Technical specialists from the company will be on hand to provide an insight into the technology and the efficiency, performance and range benefits it offers for the next generation of EVs.
Škoda Begins Production Of Octavia Green E Line Electric Test Fleet
ŠKODA has begun production of a 10 car trial fleet of its first ever fully electric car, the Octavia E Line. It's the next step in ŠKODA's continued efforts to reduce emissions and consumption levels throughout the company.
Bosch Paving the Way to Electromobility
An innovative supplier with a 125year history, Bosch is playing a decisive role in paving the way to electromobility. Technologies, components, and systems for electrical drives are now being developed under the double-armature brand, and in some cases already being manufactured. At the Bosch location in Hildesheim, for example, efficient electric motors are being made – for hybrid vehicles and, in a joint venture with Daimler, for electric veh...
Volvo Car Corporation and Siemens Launch Electric Mobility Partnership
Volvo Car Corporation and Siemens intend to jointly advance the technical development of electric cars through extensive strategic cooperation.