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2013-10-09
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Splitting the solar power supply from the aerodynamics was the innovative approach taken by the U.K.-based Cambridge University Eco Racing team.
2013-10-04
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NH Research Inc. offers a 40-V model as a part of its 9200 family of high-power battery charge/discharge test systems.
2013-10-04
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NRG eVgo and Simon Property Group Inc. have opened what they claim is the first station in the U.S. offering ac Level 2 charging for EVs along with two different types of dc fast charging. The station is in San Diego.
2013-10-01
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Expanding on a demonstration project in Hawaii, General Motors Co. and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC) will again collaborate on fuel-cell technology under a new cooperative research and development agreement.
2013-09-25
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Chemical reaction-based "thermal batteries" could provide HVAC services to lighten the load on electrochemical batteries.
2013-09-24
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Balqon Corp. and Polar Power Inc. have entered into a Joint Development Agreement to develop a series plug-in hybrid system for Balqon’s line of heavy-duty electric trucks and buses. Development of a 40-kW onboard dc hybrid generator to charge lithium batteries during the daily drive cycle is expected to increase driving range.
2013-09-23
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Southwest Research Institute says it has deployed the first electric-vehicle aggregation system using SAE International’s J1772 standard for dc fast charging. The system, part of the Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) Phase II program, is controlling five fast-charge stations at the Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado Springs, CO.
2013-09-19
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Optical engine studies carried out at Sandia National Laboratories' Combustion Research Facility are helping engineers fine-tune combustion to avoid NOx and soot emissions.
2013-09-13
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The U.S. Department of Energy recently opened what it describes as a "one-of-a-kind national secure data center" at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. The National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center (NFCTEC) allows industry, academia, and government organizations to submit and review data gathered from projects to advance cost-effective fuel-cell technology.
2013-09-10
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The French company is pursuing electrification via so-called “E-aircraft” projects, which include an electric general-aviation training aircraft, a serial hybrid-electric motor glider, and a hybrid propulsion system for larger aircraft.
2013-09-09
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Robert Bosch GmbH is leading a new €4.3 million German research project to use the power circuitry in a lithium-ion battery for the secondary purpose of transmitting data about the health of the individual cells.
2013-08-30
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Ford engineers and university research partners are exploring adsorption-based thermal batteries that could provide power for HVAC systems and lessen the load on battery packs, allowing electric vehicles to travel farther.
2013-08-29
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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new oxygen "sponge" that can easily absorb or shed oxygen atoms at low temperatures. Materials with these novel characteristics would be useful in devices such as rechargeable batteries, sensors, gas converters, and fuel cells.
2013-08-27
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A European Union-funded collaborative research project designed to convert exhaust waste heat into onboard electricity via is moving into the prototype stage, according to Ricardo. The company, a partner in the project (called PowerDriver), reported that recently completed simulation work on a potential automotive application of the thermo-electric generator technology (TGEN) indicates a possible output of 300 W and equivalent fuel savings over the NEDC drive cycle of 2.5%.
2013-08-20
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Scientists in the U.K. have developed a lead-free, high-temperature ceramic capacitor using a dielectric material they call Hiteca (HIgh TEmperature CApacitor), which has a high energy density and operates stably at 200°C (392°F) and above.
2013-08-16
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Ever-tightening fuel economy and emissions regulations are prompting many design teams to explore the benefits of hybrid technologies. Engineers are looking at controls and power electronics as they strive to trim costs and improve efficiency of these powertrain alternatives.
2013-08-13
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Imagine a tiny self traveling along in one of the air-powered containers used in drive-through banks. That thought experiment (or something akin to it) happened at some point in the mind of the boldly entrepreneurial Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk, and on Aug. 12 he began to publicly push his tube-and-air concept in earnest.
2013-08-06
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DOE-funded research effort aims to develop more affordable, high-strength lightweight steels. The Colorado School of Mines and the Los Alamos National Laboratory research team will pursue the quenching and partitioning (Q&P) processing method to achieve the desired material capabilities.
2013-08-05
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Engineers have demonstrated motorized vehicles that run on natural gas, pure hydrogen, biofuels, and electrons. By 2035, if present trends hold, vehicles using these alternative fuels will remain a tiny fraction of vehicles on the road. What could change in the next few years to drive adoption of one or more alternative fuels?
2013-07-31
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PowerGenix announced on July 31 that it has entered into an innovation contract with PSA Peugeot Citroën Automobiles of France for evaluation of the supplier's nickel-zinc batteries as a replacement for lead-acid types in stop-start vehicles.
2013-07-31
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Michigan is aiming for its first victory in next month’s 2013 World Solar Challenge with a new asymmetrical racecar that is ready for 1860 mi (2990 km) in the Australian sun.
2013-07-31
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The next world-girdling version of the fuel-less flier will rely on featherweight polymers and composites.
2013-07-30
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Behr America’s Visco technology for engine-coolant pumps reduces power losses that affect fuel economy.
2013-07-17
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Ford on July 16 announced it will increase its electrification engineering workforce by this year 50% to 500 salaried employees and invest $50 million in electrified-vehicle development and testing centers in Dearborn.
2013-07-15
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A safe, reliable, and easy-to-use charging infrastructure is key to further market acceptance of plug-in vehicles. With that in mind, SAE International is seeking participation from OEMs and electric-vehicle-supply-equipment (EVSE) manufacturers in a project to develop consensus-based industry standards and test procedures addressing EVSE-vehicle interoperability.
2013-07-10
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Engineers and other specialists at Ford of Europe’s Aachen, Germany, Advanced Technology Center are concentrating on what materials and powertrains will be needed—and which will be feasible—for the vehicles of the 2020s and 2030s.
2013-07-03
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In this engine developed at Germany's DLR, pistons cycle back and forth through a linear generator to augment battery power.
2013-07-03
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The two automakers rank No. 1 and 2 globally in fuel cell patents. They have agreed to an "all in" major effort to create a common design and bill of materials for a stack architecture and hydrogen storage system for use in GM and Honda vehicle applications by 2020.
2013-07-02
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Partitioned evaporator and heater cores, unique case airflow pattern, and in-dash welded ductwork aid packaging and eliminate the need for rear HVAC in the three-row crossover vehicle. Performance is claimed to be equal to the previous dual HVAC. The system was developed at Honda R&D Americas and is supplied by Delphi.
2013-07-01
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The Zurich, Switzerland-based power and automation technology company has developed a new boost-charge technology that will help power what it claims is “the world’s first” high-capacity, flash-charging electric bus system, with no overhead cables necessary.
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