Their novel approach offers an advantage in terms of safety and also results in a broad (5 V wide) electrochemical window.
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In a speech at the Argonne National Laboratory, President Obama proposed a new Energy Security Trust Fund to invest in research into post-petroleum transportation technologies, including electric vehicles. The plan sets aside $2 billion over 10 years from royalty revenues paid to the federal government by oil and gas producers. The government collects more than… Read more »
If you think you can develop an EV battery that delivers three times the range for a third less cost than current designs, you can claim a slice of $20 million in research funding from the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). The agency has issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the… Read more »
The federal government will award up to $120 million over five years to establish an Energy Storage Hub led by Chicago’s Argonne National Laboratory.
A two-year study that examined the charging behavior of 142 households with plug-in vehicles. The PHEVs averaged 68 mpg and used 27 megawatt-hours of electricity.
A researcher at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has invented a new class of power inverter that could lead to cheaper and lighter traction motors and power electronics for EVs. Power inverters are a key component of EVs, as well as related technologies such as solar power and battery storage. Current inverters with multiple switching… Read more »
Ford’s goal is to reduce the weight of new cars and trucks by up to 750 pounds by the end of the decade, and carbon fiber components could be a big part of their strategy.
In some Chinese cities, the environmental impact of EVs is worse than that of gas vehicles, due to old coal power plants that lack modern pollution controls.
Chinese car buyers chose fully electric vehicles over hybrids by a margin of more than two to one in 2011.
Gen Y consumers heavily favor hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles (57 percent) over pure battery electric vehicles (2 percent).