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]

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]
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]
20 mars 2015

Goodyear Concept BH03 Electricity Generating Tire – A New Form of Range Extender?

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced the BH03, a radical concept tire at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show that directly effects the plug-in electric car and hybrid markets. This tire generates electricity through both static and dynamic actions through materials that transform the energy created by heat when it flexes as it rolls during normal driving conditions as well as heat from light when it is stationary. The materials used optimize the tire’s electricity generation capabilities as well as its rolling... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

NanoFlowcell : the power of electricity without the disadvantages

In presenting the taste of modern technology a principle known since the 70s in the space industry, NanoFlowcell offers electric vehicles going far and fast. However, it must be transported several hundred liters of ionic fluids. And if it was the future of electro-mobility? Flow Cell technology operates from two ionic liquids, one positively charged and the other negatively charged, which fill two separate wells in the car, in the same way we do currently with hydrocarbons.Slurries to metal salts particles continuously supplied a... [Lire la suite]