Category: Energy business

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

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

Porsche electric car prototype achieves new record 400 kW charge rate

A new Porsche electric car prototype has achieved a new record charge rate of 400 kW at a new upgraded ‘ultra-high-power’ station as part of the “FastCharge” consortium. We reported on the project last year when BMW announced that it is leading the ‘FastCharge’ consortium in partnership with other companies, like Porsche, Allego, Siemens and others. The…
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14th December 2018 0

Daimler is buying nearly $23 billion of battery cells to power its electric vehicle offensive

Daimler plans to buy $23 billion worth of battery cells by 2030 as the maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles and commercial trucks prepares to bring dozens of electric and hybrid vehicles to market. The German automaker didn’t disclose which companies would supply them with batteries. However, Daimler does have supply deals with LG Chem and SK…
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13th 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

Australians Create Battery From Waste

Wherever you look these days there’s talk about batteries. Cheaper batteries, solid state batteries, recycled batteries, it’s breakthrough after breakthrough, it seems. Few of these, however, see the light of commercial production day. But the latest news in this segment of media streams combines recycling and low costs. Lithium Australia, a company whose stated ambition…
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4th December 2018 0

Electric vehicle car parks could provide more storage than Tesla big battery

A researcher from Sydney’s Macquarie University has said that car parks in an electric vehicle future have the potential to become power plants bigger than South Australia’s big Tesla battery. Professor Graham Town of Macquarie University’s School of Engineering is about to publish research that describes how large car parks – such as at shopping…
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3rd December 2018 0

BMW to Start Manufacturing Batteries in Thailand Next Year

The global EV offensive is forcing some manufacturers to look for alternative ways of cashing in from their experience in the field. BMW recently announced … The global EV offensive is forcing some manufacturers to look for alternative ways of cashing in from their experience in the field. BMW recently announced that their Thailand branch…
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29th November 2018 0

Is it Time for Electric Cars to Take Over?

Electric Vehicles or EV’s Are Entering The Mainstream There’s no doubt about it, electric vehicles, or EV’s, are becoming increasingly popular and a more common sight on the roads today. With fuel prices rocketing, ever-present concerns about pollution and various cities being very expensive places to take petrol or diesel vehicles, the move to electric…
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27th November 2018 0