Purpose built electric black cab
It has been announced that Oxford Direct Services (ODS) has been approved as an authorised service dealer for the world’s first purpose built electric taxi; the TX. Under a three-year agreement, ODS will join a network of LEVC dealers outside London servicing TX black cabs, carrying out warranty work, supplying parts, responding to any breakdowns and undertaking body repairs in its insurance approved body repair centre.
Project to develop next generation electric vehicle batteries
Working alongside LiNa Energy and Lancaster University, The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is supporting the development of a robust, low-cost and high performance energy storage battery to replace existing lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, as part of a collaboration aiming to accelerate the introduction of next generation automotive batteries.
New polymer technology could reduce plastic pollution
Following years of research, Teysha Technologies has developed a natural polycarbonate platform that can create fully biodegradable substitutes for existing petroleum-based plastics. The bioplastic, AggiePol, is derived from sustainable feedstocks and can be physically, mechanically and chemically tuned to suit the needs of its intended application. The versatile material could replace the traditional plastic used in the automotive industry and m...
High performance EV traction inverter demo
A demonstration of a commercially-available high power electric motor drive powertrain controlled by a single C2000 MCU that drastically improves traction drive performance and efficiency that saves cost, weight and space.
Uber introduce the Clean Air Plan to fight London's pollution
In an attempt to help reduce air pollution in London, Uber has launched its Clean Air Plan, which has been designed to support the Mayor of London’s vision for a cleaner, healthier capital. More than 3.6m Londoners regularly use the Uber app, and half of the miles travelled on UberX in the capital are in hybrid or electric vehicles (EVs). However, Uber is not stopping there and wants to do even more.
Enabling low-carbon transportation
Global provider of power and thermal management solutions, Delta, participated in the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2018, represented by its Senior Vice-President and General Manager of its Information and Communication Technology Business Group (ICTBG), Victor Cheng, in the ‘Overcoming Infrastructure and Charging Challenge’ panel discussion.
Game-changing clean technologies to watch in 2019
From the harrowing IPCC report on global warming to cases of whales dying after ingesting many kilograms of plastic, 2018 was rife with stories underlining the importance of clean technology. So, what will 2019 have in store for the cleantech industry? Here, Matthew Stone, CEO of cleantech investment company US Cleantech, explores three clean technologies set to change the game in 2019.
Solar energy company Midsummer receives major order
Midsummer, supplier of solar energy solutions, has received an order from US solar panel manufacturer Sunflare worth over $7m for production equipment of thin film solar cells. The production equipment shall be delivered next year to a new factory in China.
Consumer reluctance and electric vehicle uptake
Power resistor manufacturer, Cressall has produced an infographic that explains the reasons why consumers are sceptical about electric vehicles, and how the industry should respond to this reluctance. By supporting design engineers to increase their understanding of consumer concerns, Cressall hopes the industry will be able to overcome many of the challenges it faces.
Electrifying vehicle technologies in the modern age
Despite appearing to be a modern phenomenon, the first electric vehicle took to the road in 1832 and in 1899, outselling all other available options, including steam and gasoline powered vehicles. Since 1935, with the invention of the internal combustion engines, gasoline-powered vehicles have become the popular choice. This changed in 2016, which saw a record in the sale of electric vehicles worldwide, with 750,000 cars sold.