10 avril 2016

Aberdeen is first in Europe to offer hydrogen powered cars for public use

                Aberdeen is marking another clean energy first as the city council's flagship hydrogen programme introduces H2 vehicles to the city's car club. The city council and car club partner Co-wheels today unveiled the two Hyundai ix35 SUVs during a special event at Marischal College. Aberdeen City Council secured Transport Scotland funding to buy the Hyundais with a view not only to encouraging businesses and individuals to try out and buy hydrogen vehicles, but also as the... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2016

How Soon Can Tesla Get Battery Cell Costs Below $100 per Kilowatt-Hour?

credit photo Tesla Where does the lithium-ion battery industry -- and most notably, Tesla/Panasonic -- stand today on battery costs? Solar veterans will recall a time not so long ago when the industry's biggest dream was a PV module with a cost of 99 cents per watt. Obviously, the solar industry has long left that figure in the dust -- module costs of 40 cents per watt are a reality in today's market. In fact, the 99-cent figure was more a VC-funding, press-ready construct than a real economic calculation. Ben Kallo at equity... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

Advanced Energy Storage Systems Market by Application, by Technology, by End User & by Region - Global Forecast to 2020

Advanced energy storage systems market is expected to reach a value of USD 15.95 billion by 2020, at a high CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period. Energy arbitrage opportunities, increasing renewable installations and growth of the electric vehicles market are propelling the growth of the energy storage systems market across the globe. Various regions, especially North America and Europe, are investing in expanding their energy storage infrastructure in order to perceive sustainable development; energy storage systems are considered... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2016

Solar makes EV battery support for the grid complicated financially

  Findings from a German vehicle-to-grid programme, run by Lichtblick, SMA, Volkswagen and Fraunhofer IWES, suggests electric vehicle owners can earn up to €500 a year, but the downside is that the battery is worn down in the process – quite considerably. read more: http://reneweconomy.com.au/2016/solar-makes-ev-battery-support-grid-complicated-financially-
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25 mars 2016

Renault to supply 150 ZOE EVs to Utrecht for solar smart-charging project

Renault is supplying a test fleet of 150 Renault Zoe electric cars to the Dutch city of Utrecht as part of a new solar smart-charging project. A letter of intent for the project was signed recently in Paris by Renault and its Dutch partners — Utrecht City Council, ElaadNL, and LomboXnet — with the intent being to eventually develop a Franco-Dutch “framework of smart solar charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs).” Going by the terms of the letter of intent, management of the infrastructure involved and the smart-charge... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2016

The Global Market for Lithium Ion Batteries for Vehicles Is Expected to Total $221 Billion from 2015 to 2024

credit photo NIssan   New lithium-based battery likely to be included in production vehicles before 2024 A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for automotive applications, with market forecasts for capacity and revenue, segmented by vehicle type and region, through 2024. Global automotive manufacturers continue to push forward vehicles that utilize electric drivetrains, including battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2016

BMW launches energy storage company

credit photo BMW Electromobility is increasingly becoming a component in a multidisciplinary energy interaction – with the batteries being the pivotal point in the system. The latest move in this game: Carmaker BMW has launched a joint venture with heating systems vendor Viessmann Group. Under the name Digital Energy Solutions, the BMW-Viessmann joint venture will offer energy management solutions and related consulting services. According to BMW’s press release, the strategy of the new company will pursuit an overarching approach... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2015

Volvo To Electrify Every Model By 2019

credit photo Volvo Volvo is adding plug-in hybrids to every model it builds and is planning to add a fully electric car to its lineup by 2019, according to the company. Volvo says it expects electrified vehicles to account for up to 10% of its total car sales soon. The company already has a plug-in hybrid version of its popular XC90 SUV in showrooms and will add plug-in hybrid versions to its other 90 series and 60 series cars shortly. It will also introduce a new line of front-wheel drive compact cars with plug-in hybrid... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2015

Bosch Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Hit EV Market Within 5 Years

Bosch has been showing off its current solid-state, lithium-ion battery concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, according to recent reports, claiming that the new solid-state battery cells could double energy density, while actually lowering costs, not increasing them. The company claims that these electric vehicle (EV) batteries could be ready for production in only 5 years, or less. Part of the claim of production-readiness in under 5 years is due the company’s acquisition of the startup Seeo, it claims, as well as internal... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2015

Electric Car Market Share & Financial Incentives — Country Comparison

Incentives are an interesting thing. Sometimes, the ones you think will work the best don’t work too well. Sometimes, ones you don’t think will have as much effect end up having a huge effect. Sometimes, incentives work great with one population but don’t work so well with another population. Electric car incentives are so varied by country and within countries that it’s hard to compare the results, but data from a couple of recent surveys provide some very interesting results   Read... [Lire la suite]