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Chinese researchers develop new battery technology

A Chinese research team has developed a novel, environmentally friendly, low-cost battery that overcomes many of the problems of lithium ion batteries (LIB). The new aluminum-graphite, dual-ion battery (AGDIB) offers significantly reduced weight, volume, and fabrication cost, as well as higher energy density in comparison with conventional LIBs. AGDIB’s electrode materials are composed of environmentally […]

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Finding Easier Ways to Charge Electric Vehicles

Jeremy McCool is convinced there is a better way to charge electric vehicles in a crowded city than using a wired plug. Mr. McCool is founder and chief executive of Hevo Power, a Brooklyn-based start-up that is working to create a home for electric vehicles in an environment that is inherently challenging to them. First, he and his […]

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Big-data approach to estimate range of electric vehicles

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge. The new technique requires drivers to plug in their destination and automatically pulls in data on a host of variables to predict energy use for the vehicle. “Electric cars already have range-estimation […]

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How to Use a New Renewable Energy Source: Infrared Radiation

  The breakthrough: Scientists at Harvard may have discovered how to utilize an entirely new renewable energy source — the Earth’s infrared emissions into outer space. Heated by the sun, our planet continuously leaks an astounding 100 million gigawatts of energy into the frigid vacuum beyond. Capturing only a fraction of that would be enough to power all of […]

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Why Australia Needs An Electric Car Charging Standard

More electric vehicles (EVs) are hitting Australia’s roads, and more public charging stations are being installed to support them. What is missing, however, is an Australian standard or even a recommendation for charging connectors — the plug that joins the car to the charging station. When we started Australia’s first electric vehicle trial in Western […]

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Plan A2Z Software promotes creative thinking, and greater efficiencies, as space on towers and ground sites are maxing out.

Infrastructure evolution set to test tower space Dan Meyer, RCR Wireless Oct. 11th, 2012 We have come to expect technology advances that result in consumer electronics equipment getting smaller, more powerful and in most cases cheaper. This process can be seen in the hands and pockets of most consumers where that smartphone or tablet device […]

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Siemens Takeover of Semikron’s Innovative e-Car inverter technology range broadened

              The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has signed a cooperation agreement with Semikron International in order to intensify their future collaboration in power electronics for electric vehicles. Under the agreement Siemens has taken over the fully owned Semikron subsidiary VePOINT, which has 30 highly qualified employees based in Nuremberg. […]

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