09 septembre 2015

Apple Electric iCar Is Coming: Tim Cook Hires Chrysler Executive Doug Betts.

  Not content with taking over our ears (Apple Music) and wrists (Apple Watch) this year, Apple may now have its sights set on taking over our roads. Tim Cook has hired the an executive from Chrysler, fueling speculation that there may be an iCar coming down the road. Doug Betts, a former senior vice president at the American carmaker who led global operations for quality, has joined Apple in an operations capacity, the Wall Street Journal first reported, citing a change on his LinkedIn profile. While it's not clear if... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Thierry Bapin à 16:15 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , , , , , , ,

01 septembre 2015

5 Predictions For The Electric Vehicle Market From Morgan Stanley

1. Battery cost is expected to drop significantly  And by significantly, Morgan Stanley means by a good deal more than half. The report points to Tesla, which aims to produce a battery that costs only $US100/kWh – currently, the average EV battery costs between $US250-400/kWh – from its under-construction Gigafactory. 2. Apple will likely launch into electric cars  This is something many have been predicting, since the tech giant hired former Chrysler executive Doug Betts, who has auto industry experience spanning 30 years.... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2015

Renault Zoe Test Drive Review

Renault Zoe Acceleration First of all, let’s talk about the big dog — acceleration. Instant torque and the wonderful acceleration that comes with it is the first or second biggest consumer advantage of electric cars for most electric car drivers. Like I said, it has been a couple of years since I drove all of those electric cars listed above. The biggest thing that caught my attention at the time was the wonderful, quick acceleration those vehicles had, and also how smooth and quiet that acceleration was. But I was... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2015

A Sincere Accounting Of The Costs & Benefits Of Electric Vehicles : From The Ground To The Sky

Brian Kent is a Nissan LEAF owner who is about to embark on a negative-carbon US road trip to all 48 contiguous states. (You can help fund the cause via that IndieGogo link.) He has written an excellent 4-part series for CleanTechnica and our sister sites EV Obsession and Gas2 on “going electric.” In this fourth piece, Brian discusses weighing the costs and benefits when considering whether or not to buy an electric car, a conventional hybrid, or a relatively efficient gasoline-powered car.  See part one... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2015

Apple Electric iCar Is Coming: Tim Cook Hires Chrysler Executive Doug Betts.

    We have another confirmation that Apple is very serious about its Titan project and electric iCar is in the making. This announcement will change the EVs market overnight. You can find my investigation on this rumour mill below on the links. Now London's City is paying attention and Lithium plays will be back on the radar screens - security of supply is the name of the game here. Our International Lithium is developing supply chain for this rEVolution with its strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium. Lithium Race:... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2015

US Energy Storage Management Systems Market to Grow Tenfold by 2019

The U.S. market for energy storage management systems, which are software suites designed to increase the operating efficiency and overall value of energy storage, will grow tenfold between 2014 and 2019. According to GTM Research’s latest report, Energy Storage Management Systems 2015-2019: Applications, Players and Forecast, the market for this software will reach $136 million by 2019.   Source: Energy Storage Management Systems 2015-2019 Originally designed to monitor the health and safety of energy storage deployments,... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2015

Williams Demo World’s First Sodium-ion Powered Vehicle

  Williams Advanced Engineering played host to a media event that saw the first public demonstration of a sodium-ion powered vehicle. Developed by British battery start-up firm Faradion in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering and Oxford University, this technology was demonstrated in an e-bike application as a proof-of-concept to showcase the capabilities of this new type of battery chemistry. Although lithium-ion batteries are currently the predominant technology in electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as energy... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2015

Greensmith Raises $4.9M to Scale Up Energy Storage Software

Nearly 500MW in pipeline, sights set on $10 million raise with strategic and VC investors Greensmith had raised $6 million in angel and early-stage financing as of 2012, and brought in some “planned injections of capital” over the past year or so, he said. Those include $4 million in May 2014, and $1 million in February, according to SEC filings. But the new round is “the major growth funding,” he said. Greensmith is providing its software for about 45 projects with 20 different customers, and has nearly 500 megawatts of projects... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2015

Presentation of WattStorage at the INNOV'ECO, Cleantech Innovation Hub - June 11th

At the  the INNOV'ECO, Cleantech Innovation  Hub Wattstorage presented its vision on the challenges for energy storage during the round table session " Next step for energy storage"   Credit photo Helene Rambert                             ore information : http://innoveco-paris.com/prochains-rdv/programme-2015/nouveaux-challenges-stockage-energie/
08 juin 2015

The Investigation of a Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Onboard a Boeing 787

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency responsible for investigating all civil aviation accidents in the United States, as well as aviation incidents of significant safety impact. A fire in an auxiliary power unit (APU) lithium-ion battery onboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 78 7 Dreamliner at the General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts, in January 2013 prompted an NTSB incident investigation and ultimately, the Federal Aviation Administration’s grounding of... [Lire la suite]