Researchers at Australia’s Monash University have developed a compact graphene-based supercapacitor device that lasts as long as a conventional battery, an advance with the potential to bring next-generation energy storage a step closer. Professor Dan Li of the Department of Materials Engineering and his team published their work this week in Science. Supercapacitors (SCs) are… Read more »
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When is a hybrid not a hybrid? When it’s made by GM. In a recent blog post, Pam Fletcher, one of GM’s chief engineers, claims to be trying to clear up the confusion about the terms used to describe the various categories of electrified vehicles (and of course, to explain why you want to buy… Read more »
The interaction between smart grids and EVs is expected to be a key part of the transition to electric mobility. The grid of the future will provide two-way communication between suppliers and consumers, responding to the actions of all users and ensuring efficient, sustainable power systems with low losses and high security. Promoting common standards… Read more »
The electric car may have come back from the dead, but it won’t escape life’s other inevitability How do we pay for the highway system? The roads don’t build themselves, in fact they cost a ton of money to construct and maintain. In the US, most of the money comes from gasoline taxes, which have… Read more »
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released version 2.0 of its Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles. This lengthy tome seems to address every conceivable standard that has to do with EVs, and it makes a dense but interesting read. The Roadmap tracks progress to implement recommendations made in version 1.0, released in April 2012,… Read more »
The San Francisco Bay Area is widely considered ripe with potential for early and widespread adoption of EVs. Area residents are generally progressive, environmentally concerned, and technologically literate. The area was an epicenter of electric vehicle deployment during California’s earlier EV Mandate era, and nearly 50 years ago the Electric Auto Association was founded by… Read more »
National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), which bought the rights to the Saab brand in June, is forging ahead with plans to build two EV models for sale in China, company spokesman Mikael Östlund said in an interview with the Swadeology blog. The first of the new EVs will be “a premium car,” and is scheduled… Read more »
The goal of EV Everywhere is to enable US companies to be the first in the world to produce Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) that are affordable and convenient.
The US government is cleaning up its energy usage, both to save money and to encourage high-tech manufacturing. The feds have plans to cut government petroleum consumption by 30 percent. Part of that involves the Electric Vehicle Pilot Program (EVPP), a targeted investment to incorporate EVs and charging infrastructure into federal vehicle fleets. The EVPP… Read more »
The West Coast Electric Highway, a network of charging stations that will someday extend from Canada to Mexico, reached a milestone last week, as the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and charging station partner AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) opened 10 new public charging stations that let EV drivers travel emission-free from Seattle to the Canadian… Read more »