Witricity Corporation, Ihi Corporation & Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Combine To Develop Wireless Charging Systems For Electric Vehicles – Partnership To Take The First Step Toward Making Plugging In Obsolete
WiTricity Corporation (WiTricity), IHI Corporation (IHI) and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) have agreed to join forces to research and develop easily deployable electric vehicle (EV) wireless charging systems readily compatible with electric grids which will make life easier for EV users in the future. The partnership structure of three major players in the wireless charging, electric infrastructure, and EV areas coming together will acceler...
European OEMS To Develop Technical Reference For EV Charging Infrastructure
The Renault Nissan Alliance, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Mitsubishi Motors announced that they have decided to develop and promote the technical reference for compliance of public recharge equipments for electric vehicles in Europe, based on the existing conformity brand “EV Ready”, originally launched by Renault and Schneider Electric.
EU Officials To Drive Fuel-Cell Hyundai ix35
The Hyundai ix35 fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) has been selected by the European Commission-backed Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) to be used as a demonstration vehicle to test and promote hydrogen fuel cell technology in a real-world environment.
Moves To Agree EV Infrastructure Standards Could Be “too Little, Too Late”, Says Elektromotive
The continued lack of agreement across Europe regarding a common standard for electric vehicle (EV) plugs and sockets is delaying the roll-out of recharging points and holding back volume sales of EVs to consumers and businesses.
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 ...