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RECORDS SECOND HALF 2014

EV Transmissions Should Be Available Soon, Manager For ZF Powertrain Technology Says (December 22, 2014)
It won’t be long until EV transmissions are available, according to the controls manager for ZF Powertrain Technology, James Potter — as they are apparently already ... (more)

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Increase Lithium Air Battery Energy Capacity 5x (December 17, 2014)
Carnegie Mellon University's Venkat Viswanathan and a team of researchers have reduced the problem of sudden death in lithium air batteries through the addition of water ... (more)

VW buys stake in solid-state battery startup aiming to triple EV range (December 09, 2014)
Volkswagen bought a stake in battery startup QuantumScape with the aim of developing technology that can more than triple ... (more)

Stohl Racing reveal Peugeot 207 S2000 AWD Electric Rally Car (December 06, 2014)
Stohl Racing surprised at the Motor Show in Essen. The Austrians transplant two electric motors in a Peugeot 207 S2000 and have been approved for use in special stage rallying ... (more)

A Shift of Power: From Consumer to Industrial Batteries (December 04, 2014)
The landscape for remote wireless technology is changing rapidly. Innovative technologies are bursting on the scene, creating a technological explosion that is ... (more)

Bibendum 2014: Odd, old data still being used to counter EVs (December 01, 2014)
There's a lot of information on display at the 2014 Michelin Challenge Bibendum. We've spent time this week trying to sponge it all in but one of the charts caught out eye today. In a session on hydrogen vehicles ... (more)

Bibendum 2014: Former EU President says Toyota could lose 100,000 euros per hydrogen FCV sedan (November 21, 2014)
Pat Cox Explains Europe's Current Hydrogen Infrastructure Situation ... ... (more)

Bibendum 2014: ITM Power wants to make nearly free hydrogen (November 15, 2014)
There's a problem that need solving when it comes to renewable energy. Where do you put it when it's not needed? Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power, has what he says is the best answer: you turn it into hydrogen ... ... (more)

Sockets: Why Didn't We Think Of This? (November 10, 2014)
Carmakers are working to increase the number of public electric-car charging stations, but there's already plenty of existing electricity infrastructure. ... (more)

Supercapacitor panel-powered EVs a ‘reality’ in 5 years (November 09, 2014)
A car partly powered by its own body panels could be on our roads within five years following the development of breakthrough nanotechnology ... (more)

New battery aims to transform electric cars (November 05, 2014)
A new battery that promises to solve two of the biggest grumbles about electric cars – high prices and low driving ranges – is headed for shop floors in just over a year ... (more)

Combining Solar Panels with an Electric Car (October 31, 2014)
For most electric car drivers, it’s only a matter of time before this idea pops up: Why don’t I install solar panels so I can run my car on sunshine? Our research suggests that ... (more)

Innovative light-weight torque vectoring transmission for Visio.M (October 24, 2014)
Large range, agile drive dynamics and excellent safety: These are the goals the Visio.M electro-mobility project strives to achieve ... (more)

Smart Fortwo and Nissan LEAF Lead Germany Plug-In Car Sales In September 2014 (October 23, 2014)
The German plug-in car market increased by over 70% year-over-year in September to 1,145 units sold, which is 0.5% market share. ... (more)

Ultra-Fast Charging battery can reach 70% in only 2 minutes (October 16, 2014)
TScientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only 2 minutes. The battery will also ... (more)

The Surrealism of Mondial de I’Automobile 2014 (October 09, 2014)
The facts say Europe is on the precipice of a recession, but there are no signs of it on the streets or in the halls of the show. As the latest economic quarter ... (more)

2014 Smart Electric (October 04, 2014)
The latest version of tiny two-seat city car is a vast improvement over Smart’s previous all-electric versions. Measuring just over 106 inches from tip to tail, and a shade under 62 inches ... (more)

EcoBoost Hits The 12’s Already (October 02, 2014)
In the world of high horsepower cars, every time a new sports car comes out tuners rush to be the “first” to take these cars to the next level of performance. Ford decided that ... (more)

Electric Cars Can Help Tackle Global Warming (September 29, 2014)
Increasing the use of plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid cars nationwide would dramatically reduce emissions that cause global warming and air pollution, ... (more)

Renault and Bolloré form EV partnership (September 27, 2014)
Renault and Bolloré are joining forces to promote electric vehicles (EVs) as part of three agreements relating to industrial cooperation, the founding of a joint-venture to sell EV car ... (more)

61% of Germans Would Consider Using Electric Car for Commuting (September 26, 2014)
According to a survey of 2,000 Germans, done by E.ON – most (61%) of the respondents would be willing to use electric cars for commuting ... (more)

Next-Gen Battery Capacity Expected to Increase 1,000x by 2023 (September 25, 2014)
A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for next-generation advanced batteries, with a focus ... (more)

Renault EOLAB axial flux powered 282mpg Plug-In Hybrid (September 23, 2014)
Renault announces EOLAB – an environmental prototype with nearly 100 technological innovations designed to deliver ultra-low fuel consumption, ... (more)

New Delhi, India To Offer Up To 50% Subsidy To Domestic Manufacturers Of Electric Vehicles (September 19, 2014)
Delhi is reportedly in the process of implementing the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020, under which the electric car manufacturers would ... (more)

First Water-Based Nuclear Battery (September 18, 2014)
can Be Used to Generate Electrical Energy, and could be used for emergency equipment and in spaceflight ... (more)

Chinese Production Of Plug-In Electric Cars Finally Starts To Grow (September 12, 2014)
After years of encouragement through government policies, Chinese production of plug-in electric cars is finally starting to grow.. ... (more)

Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars (September 08, 2014)
1st September marks the launch of EV Homecharge Scheme, the next phase of the UK Govt's support for domestic charging points, which replaces the previous Domestic Chargepoint Grant launched in February 2013. ... (more)

Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars (September 06, 2014)
Without a whisper or a whiff, electric cars seem to be gaining ground in the UK and elsewhere.
According to Ecotricity, the company that has installed a network of charging stations along the UK's motorways, we are seeing a "revolution"... (more)

The global market for EV traction motors to exceed $25 billion in 2025 (September 03, 2014)
The electric vehicle business will approach a massive $500 billion in 2025 with the traction motors being over $25 billion. . . . (more)

Sakti3 Claims Solid-State Battery Breakthrough For Electric Cars (August 28, 2014)
A Michigan-based startup called Sakti3 claims it has battery chemistry that doubles the energy density of today's best lithium-ion batteries. . . (more)

2014 Cadillac ELR Review (August 24, 2014)
The ELR boasts an electric-only range of 35 miles and a total combined range of about 340 miles. The ELR shares most of its technical elements with the current Chevy Volt, including its 1.4-liter gasoline engine and . . (more)

WORLD FIRST: Electric Racer beats field of petrol powered cars.. twice (August 21, 2014)
With less than 4 weeks to go until the inaugural FIA Formula E race in Beijing China, an electric race car in Australia has already made history. . (more)

Sexy electric supercar makes debut at Pebble Beach (August 19, 2014)
A new electric supercar made its debut at PEBBLE BEACH, Calif, Sunday to try to lure a few of the well-heeled away from traditional high-octane machines. (more)

2014 Smart Electric Drive Review (August 15, 2014)
The latest version of tiny two-seat city car is a vast improvement over Smart’s previous all-electric versions. Measuring just over 106 inches from tip to tail, and a shade under 62 inches tall and wide, the Smart ForTwo (more)

London’s Electric Vehicle Uptake Lagging Behind Mayor’s Expectations (August 08, 2014)
The BBC is reporting the following: “London’s mayor has only achieved 3% of his target of having 100,000 electric vehicles in the city, it has emerged.”
Additionally, the BBC claims that Mayor Boris Johnson had targeted 25,000 charging points in London by 2015, but only 1,408 are there today. (more)

Researchers Create Pure Lithium Anode, 'Holy Grail' For Battery Cell (July 31, 2014)
Existing lithium-ion batteries rely on the movement of lithium ions between the anode and cathode--and back--as the battery charges and discharges.... (more)

High Long-Term Potential For EVs In UK (July 28, 2014)
WeLoveAnyCar.com Survey notes that the UK government will spend £5 million to look at rolling out plug-in vehicles and asking drivers about EVs... (more)

Renault begins trial of new electric lorry (July 22, 2014)
Renowned for its electric car range, Renault is now turning its attention to electric lorries, with the new two year trial of experimental fully electric truck, run in association with Speed Distribution Logistic... ... (more)

Renault Kangoo electric vans set to work in renewably-powered Uruguay (July 18, 2014)
Uruguay’s government-owned sole energy supplier, UTE, has become the latest company to convert to electric-powered transport, taking delivery of no less than 30 Renault Kangoo ZE ... (more)

Renault Unveils Plans To Build And Sell Electric Vehicle In China (July 15, 2014)
According to Autocar, “Dongfeng and Renault plan to launch a new sub-brand into the Chinese market in 2016, with models including two SUVs, two saloons and an electric car ... (more)

InMotion Renders Four Electric Motor, Range-Extended LeMans Racer (July 10, 2014)
A group of students at the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands are developing a new plug-in hybrid race ... (more)

Molten-air battery offers up to 50x higher storage capacity than Li-iont (July 5, 2014)
With support from the National Science Foundation, researchers at George Washington University, think they have developed a novel solution, and they're calling it the "molten air battery ... (more)

Battery material could reduce electric car weight (July 4, 2014)
Battery weight has long vexed engineers designing electric cars for the mass market. Bigger batteries are needed to power a car for longer distances, but their weight in turn requires the car to expend more energy ... (more)

2015 Kia Soul EV enters production (July 1st, 2014)
The Korean company has now begun volume production of the Soul EV, an electric version of the popular hatchback and the first such car to be exported worldwide ... (more)