Category: research

28th March 2019 | International Centre | Telford | The Future of Energy Management Technology

This tiny Bluetooth chip doesn’t need a battery because it harvests energy from the air

Amazon and Samsung are both investors, and a full release planned for 2020 The Internet of Things promises to connect billions of otherwise ordinary devices to the internet, but when each one needs to have its own battery, there’s a limit to how small or cheap they can become. A new paper-thin Bluetooth chip that’s…
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16th January 2019 0

Cadillac to lead GM electrification

Cadillac will be GM’s lead electric vehicle brand and will introduce the first model from the company’s all-new battery electric vehicle architecture (BEV3), GM announced on Friday. The new BEV3 flexible platform will provide a broad array of body styles and will be offered in front-wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel configurations. Its most critical components —…
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14th January 2019 0

Tesla’s Winter Testing Facility In Alaska Is Pretty Incredible

AN INSIDE LOOK AT TESLA’S WINTER TESTING FACILITY IN ALASKA When it comes to winter driving, electric vehicles have a couple of drawbacks, as CNET writer Tim Stevens, an EV owner who lives in a northern climate, knows from personal experience. Extreme temperatures, hot or cold, tend to have a negative effect on battery packs,…
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11th January 2019 0

Half of all cars sold in Norway in 2018 were electric

Norway got rich by selling oil—but it believes the fuel doesn’t have a future on its own roads. The country plans to end sales of all gasoline-powered cars by 2025. Based on the latest data from 2018, it seems to be heading in the right direction. Half of all passenger cars sold in Norway that…
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10th January 2019 0

Daimler hands over first electric Freightliner eM2 truck to Penske Truck Leasing

With the hand-over of the first fully electric Freightliner eM2, Daimler Trucks starts day to day-operation testing of heavy-duty and medium-duty e-trucks in the United States. On December 20th, 2018, Daimler’s subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has handed over the first medium-duty Freightliner eM2 to US customer Penske Truck Leasing Corporation in Los Angeles.…
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21st December 2018 0

How Tesla Cracked The Code On EV Road Trips: Model 3 Performance

A big battery plus the Supercharger network equals a car capable of long-haul travel. By Bradley Berman I have a confession to make. In more than seven years of driving an electric vehicle, I had never taken a long-distance, all-electric road trip. But that changed a few weeks ago when I got behind the wheel…
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20th December 2018 0

Here’s what we learned driving Volkswagen’s I.D. electric car

Could this really be as big a deal as the Beetle and Golf? We drive the I.D. Stare at this wrap too long and you’ll get a migraine. But please stare a bit, because beneath it lurks the car that has to transform Volkswagen into its third era. In the mid-1970s the Beetle company became the…
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18th December 2018 0

Honda Makes Breakthrough in New Battery Technology

Honda says that it has made a breakthrough in battery technology. The Japanese automotive manufacturer, in collaboration with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), developed a new battery chemistry called fluoride-ion which demonstrates better performance than lithium-ion batteries, which are currently used, while causing less damage to the environment.…
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17th December 2018 0

A New Battery Could Store Ten Times the Power as Lithium-Ion

Caltech, NASA, and Honda teamed up to develop an extraordinary new battery. Batteries Not Included Batteries are great. They power many hallmarks of the future, from smartphones to electric cars. The problem, of course, is that batteries never seem to last quite long enough on a charge — and their environmental footprint is substantial. Now, though,…
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12th December 2018 0

Volkswagen to bid for electric Nurburgring lap record

Converted 671bhp ID R Pikes Peak is to tackle the legendary German track – and the outright record could be under threat Volkswagen Motorsport is planning an assault on the electric lap record at the Nürburgring with the 671bhp ID R prototype it used to win this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – and data simulations suggest…
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10th December 2018 0