14 décembre 2016

Recycling EV Batteries More Cost-Competitive Than Using For Home Energy Storage - Lux Research Echoes Tesla CTO JB Straubel

It makes more sense from an economic standpoint to recycle old plug-in electric vehicle batteries than to reuse them directly for home energy storage, according to a new report from Lux Research. The primary reason? According to Lux Research, reused plug-in electric vehicle batteries will “deliver questionable returns on account of reduced performance, limiting them to application with less frequent and shallower depth of discharge cycles.” This echoes what Tesla CTO JB Straubel said earlier this year. Tesla has said repeatedly... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2016

Polish Startup Varsovia’s Long-Range REx Electric Car To Enter Production After 2018

The Polish electric vehicle startup Varsovia Motor Company is now planning for a new long-range electric sedan to go into limited production sometime after 2018, according to recent reports. The model will be pretty substantial if the company’s figures are to be believed — an all-electric range of 215 miles; a petrol range extender that adds another 311 miles of range; 0–62 mph acceleration in under 5 seconds; and an extensive “mobile workplace.” Autoblog provides us with more info: “Where things really divert from the... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2016

BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance Unveiled At Chengdu Motor Show

credit photo BMW   The new Chinese-market-only BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance was unveiled recently at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show, giving us one of our first looks at the company’s plans for the plug-in compact luxury SUV market. The model is being manufactured by BMW Brilliance according to a press release from BMW Group, and is compliant with all relevant requirements for the Chinese market. The model features a 10.7 kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion battery pack, reportedly allowing for an all-electric single-charge... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2016

Nissan and Eaton collaborate energy storage solution in Normandy

NISSAN and Eaton have joined forces to provide an innovative energy storage solution incorporating renewable energy sources for cloud and IT services hosting company Webaxys’ new, ‘eco-responsible’ data centre based at the Saint-Romain de Colbosc Eco Park in Normandy. The energy storage solution provides a ‘second-life’ for Nissan electric vehicle batteries and in combination with Eaton’s leading uninterruptible power supply capabilities, provides an industrialised energy control and storage solution for managing data centres. ... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2016

250-Mile Electric Car From Hyundai Planned For 2020

Hyundai is aiming to release an electric car with a 250-mile range by 2020, according to the company’s Director of Eco-Vehicle Performance Development Group Byung Ki Ahn. The plans were revealed in a recent interview that Ki Ahn gave to Autoblog, where he confirmed that the company would be releasing a 200-mile EV in 2018. These two approaching electric vehicle (EV) offerings will follow Hyundai’s release of the electric version of the Ioniq later this year. The all-electric version of the Ioniq will possess 110 miles of range,... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2016

Volvo Introduces the 40 Series Concept: Innovation Moves to Smaller Cars

Volvo Cars revealed 40 series concepts demonstrate for the first time how Volvo plans to expand into the large and lucrative global market for premium small cars with a range of vehicles that combine bold exterior and interior design with industry-leading connectivity, electrification and autonomous drive technologies. The new 40 series concept cars will be the first built around Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which has been specially created for smaller cars and which has liberated the company’s designers and... [Lire la suite]

12 juin 2016

Peugeot develops solar energy charging station for EVs in France

The Driveco Parasol is a charging station comprising 88 photovoltaic panels and lithium-ion batteries for the production and storage of solar energy. With this method, electricity can be distributed at any time, even when sunlight levels are low.     NEW DELHI: French automaker Peugeot has designed a solar energy charging station for electric vehicles for Driveco - the Driveco Parasol. Its design combines ecology and technology with a wooden framework supporting the photovoltaic panels, thus providing protective shade... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2016

Capacitor Science turns simple capacitor into high density, high energy storage device by altering dielectric materials.

Capacitor Sciences is developing patent-pending materials to create nano-structured crystalline thin films, that when used as the dielectric material in a capacitor, will be able to create high performance capacitive energy storage cells capable of surpassing energy density and power density of lithium ion batteries, at a significantly reduced cost per kWh. In addition, these capacitive energy storage cells will be non-flammable and safe to operate offering a significant benefit over that of lithium ion batteries. New CEO leads... [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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