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Peer-to-peer highway EV charging would use telescoping cables between moving cars

May 26th, 2020 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

Imagine a future where your EV was getting low on charge ­on a highway road trip – so you deploy a telescoping charging cable to another EV and borrow a few kilowatt-hours. An engineering professor at the University of Florida believes it’s not far-fetched. We’ve seen a host of mobile EV charging van concepts. And […]

If you’re living with an electric car, what type of house you have is more important than you think

April 8th, 2020 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

If you live in a flat or don’t have off-road parking, running an electric vehicle may be more difficult than you think, writes Sean O’Grady If there is one hard lesson I have learned about living with an electric car, it is that it is not for everyone. At least not for now. Sure, there […]

Researchers create stretchable super capacitors for our next wearables

March 31st, 2020 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

Carbon nanotube forests improve the stretchable supercapacitor’s performanceDuke University The supercapacitors still functioned well when stretched to eight times their original size. Imagine a new type of supercapacitor that can be repeatedly stretched to eight times its original size, yet still retaining its full functionality. Only after 10,000 cycles of charging and recharging does it […]

Volkswagen’s latest robot makes charging your electric vehicle as easy as charging your phone!

March 27th, 2020 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

With the world’s population under quarantine, nature is showing signs of coming back to life, literally! With reports coming in globally – dolphins in the ports of Cagliari, China seeing clear blue skies to even fishes swimming in clear canal water of Venice, it is obvious that when humanity makes a true effort to save […]

Era of wireless charging for electric vehicles is coming

March 22nd, 2020 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

  Wireless charging for electric vehicles is today’s most cutting-edge technology. Why? It is the most efficient, futuristic, scalable–in short–awesome alternative we have to gasoline. While tech giants such as Uber are placing their bets on autonomous cars, major key players such as Jaguar Land Rover are mass-producing electric cars. What’s more, Fordis releasing fully-electric […]

Future VW electric vehicles will send power back to the grid

March 21st, 2020 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

VW says EV owners will be able to charge when production exceeds demand and sell power back to the grid during peak electricity usage. The chief strategist at Volkswagen says vehicle-to-grid technology will open up new business opportunities for the automaker. Cars that support the technology can store excess power and sell it back to […]

UK to get its first electric car forecourt THIS YEAR with 24 superchargers at a specially-designed charging site in Essex

March 17th, 2020 at 10:50 am » Comments Off

First of a network of 100 electric forecourts to open this summer near Braintree It will have 24 350kW superchargers that can boost EV batteries in half an hour. The site will have a two-storey building with shops, meeting rooms and lounge. The entire location is part of a £1bn nationwide scheme and uses 100% […]

High-density hybrid powercapacitors: A new frontier in the energy race

March 17th, 2020 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

Toomen’s high-density hybrid power capacitors offer the density of lithium batteries, but with much greater charge and discharge rates, a massive range of safe operating temperatures, enormous lifespans and no danger of explosion Hybrid “power capacitors” that can store as much energy as lithium batteries, but with much higher charge/discharge rates, a huge range of […]

Elon Musk’s million-mile battery dreams are about to come true

March 12th, 2020 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Researchers have developed a new battery for electric vehicles that can last 1 million miles. Researchers have been working on increasing the power and life cycle of the batteries we use in electric vehicles while maintaining safety standards for years. A battery reaching its end of life, with diminishing returns, would be a long term […]

Researchers achieve a 10x supercapacitor energy density breakthrough

March 1st, 2020 at 1:34 am » Comments Off

This flexible graphene supercapacitor design can store 10 times more energy than comparable existing technology Supercapacitors can charge almost instantly, and discharge enormous amounts of power if needed. They could completely erase the Achilles heel of electric vehicles – their slow charging times – if they could hold more energy. And now Chinese and British […]

These luxury prefabs are going fully off-grid

February 22nd, 2020 at 12:24 pm » Comments Off

Dvele homes will now come with a new thermal enevelop, solar power, and a backup battery system High-end prefab home builder Dvele just got a little more high-tech—and eco-conscious. The San Diego-based company, which is known for its luxury prefab designs, announced this week that it would start exclusively building fully self-powered homes going forward. […]

10 disruptive trends for 2020

February 12th, 2020 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

Disruption is everywhere. Here are 10 trends that will create opportunities – and threats – in 2020. Twenty years ago, when I started advising startups and Fortune 500 companies on their innovation strategies, a “2020 vision” served as a key staple in most business planning efforts. The future is finally here. Emerging technologies catalyze disruption. […]