ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES TO FALL 18% IN 2020 BUT LONG-TERM PROSPECTS REMAIN UNDIMMED

Sales of electric passenger vehicles are forecast to fall 18% in 2020, to 1.7 million worldwide - with the coronavirus crisis interrupting ten successive years of strong growth.

Uber's Green Competitor Is Riding A $30 Trillion Mega-Trend

If it's not green, it's not millennial--and that's a big problem for a company like Uber, or Lyft. Millennials love ride-sharing, but they don't appreciate the CO2 footprint that comes with it.

The Race for the Best Electric SUV

In 2019, the Mitsubishi Outlander proved to be the top electric vehicle by fleet size (41,265) The fact that this SUV had out-sold smaller, more traditional electric vehicles, such as the Nissan Leaf, proves the impressive rise of the electric SUV.

Sustainable future in sight: New launches of electric vehicles in full swing

According to the report published by Allied Market Research, the global electric vehicle market is expected to reach $567.29 billion by 2025. Following are some of the activities taking place across the world.

Majority of Consumers Zeroing in on Exactly How They Want to Use an Electric Car, New Survey from MINI USA Finds

When consumers were asked to choose an acceptable amount of time it should take to charge an EV, the most common answer (28 percent) was ''I don't know" followed by "30 minutes" (25 percent).

Are Solar-Powered Cars the Future?

The idea of the solar car is relatively new on the market and holds very real promise. If successful, the solar car will offer the ability to drive anywhere without burning any environmentally damaging fuels.

AFC Energy Powers Up World's First Hydrogen Electric Vehicle Charger

AFC Energy is preparing for the commercialisation of fuel cell-based EV Charge solutions to meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly power in the EV market.

Alta Devices Breaks Solar Energy Efficiency Record

"Alta Devices goal is to continue to lead the industry in solar technology and to enable a broad range of autonomous systems. We believe this is the best way to support the innovations of our customers,"

Fisker Inc.'s Scientists File Patents on Superior Energy Density Tech, Shattering Conventional Thought on EV Range and Charge Times

Fiskers scientists have reached an early breakthrough in solid-state technology. The wider team includes the co-founder of solid-state battery technology pioneer, Sakti3 - a first inventor of the seminal patents. Implications for Fiskers vehicles beyond 2023 - as well as the larger EV industry as a whole - are significant. The patent includes claims over novel materials and manufacturing processes that are critical in achieving the required energy density, power and cost targets that are paramount for the widespread use of electric vehicles.

Powering the Future of Mobility

Can the electric vehicle (EV) market and power industry mutually benefit from one another?

Musk's Tesla Is Promising the World Clean Energy One Loss at a Time

Archimedes once remarked that if given a lever of sufficient length and a fulcrum against which to place it, he could move the world. Musks first Gigafactory, aptly (if unimaginatively) named 'Gigafactory 1 is a Nevada-based production facility tasked with nothing less than shifting the world toward clean energy.

Panasonic's Photovoltaic Module HITTM Adopted for Toyota Motor's New Prius PHV

Newly developed "HITTM Photovoltaic Module for Automobile" generates power and charges the drive and 12 V batteries

Solar Power Meets Electric Vehicle Atop a VW Microbus

Brett Belan, Apparent Energy for MotherEarth News:  The time is here for solar power to make its way to our vehicles. The state-of-the-art panels pose no weight limitation. At 6 pounds per 150 watts, thin flexible solar panels will weigh 600 pounds but give you 15 kilowatts! This is enough to directly drive from the sun. However, the surface area is a limitation, because that much solar would require 10 feet around the vehicle on all sides. The solution, ironically, is a mechanical engineering question of how to accordion-style fold these panels to conveniently open them for charging while the vehicle is at a standstill.  Cont'd...

Electric Vehicles: Next Comes the Melodrama

by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

'Ideal' energy storage material for electric vehicles developed

Walt Mills for Phys.org:  The energy-storage goal of a polymer dielectric material with high energy density, high power density and excellent charge-discharge efficiency for electric and hybrid vehicle use has been achieved by a team of Penn State materials scientists. The key is a unique three-dimensional sandwich-like structure that protects the dense electric field in the polymer/ceramic composite from dielectric breakdown. Their results are published today (Aug. 22) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "Polymers are ideal for energy storage for transportation due to their light weight, scalability and high dielectric strength," says Qing Wang, professor of materials science and engineering and the team leader. "However, the existing commercial polymer used in hybrid and electric vehicles, called BOPP, cannot stand up to the high operating temperatures without considerable additional cooling equipment. This adds to the weight and expense of the vehicles."   Cont'd...

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