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2014-03-07
Potential lithium-ion battery electrolyte replacement being researched at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is non-flammable.
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2014-02-24
Rooftop solar cells and lens canopy enable the C-MAX to go 21 battery-only miles after an 8-h recharge.
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2014-02-06
The automaker unveiled a range of telematics, infotainment, and other electronics prototype and concept developments at 2014 CES.
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2014-01-23
Affordable fuel-cell vehicles are coming to California, it says, as is a practical hydrogen refueling system
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2014-01-14
New energy-saving smelting process could cut titanium powder prices by as much as 75%.
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2014-01-13
The group looks at how to make small electric city cars safe, practical, efficient, and maybe even self-charging.
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2013-12-26
Algorithms rein in redundant motor-in-wheel drives to keep lightweight EVs safe and stable.
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2013-12-19
A new U.S. GAO report on the current state of V2V communications highlights the remaining obstacles to implementation.
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2013-12-04
Base-station cordless EV battery charging is only in the early stages of development, but already some are researching the possibility of charging on the go.
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2013-11-26
ARPA-e targets "robust" batteries that not only bear loads but also absorb crash-impact energy to save weight.
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2013-11-13
If batteries could be integrated directly into car structures such as doors and body panels, EVs could weigh less and travel farther on a single charge, according to Emile Greenhalgh, a researcher at The Composites Center of Imperial College London. Volvo recently demonstrated in an S80 sedan a prototype underhood plenum panel that is made of carbon-fiber composites that contain lithium-ion batteries.
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2013-11-01
Company's new hot-rolling and cold-rolling lines in Oswego are part of major initiative to increase its already large market share.
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2013-10-25
Long overshadowed by batteries, supercapacitors are exploiting niches in microhybrids and hybrid buses.
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2013-10-09
Splitting the solar power supply from the aerodynamics was the innovative approach taken by the U.K.-based Cambridge University Eco Racing team.
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2013-09-25
Chemical reaction-based "thermal batteries" could provide HVAC services to lighten the load on electrochemical batteries.
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2013-09-19
Optical engine studies carried out at Sandia National Laboratories' Combustion Research Facility are helping engineers fine-tune combustion to avoid NOx and soot emissions.
Article
2013-08-30
Ford engineers and university research partners are exploring adsorption-based thermal batteries that could provide power for HVAC systems and lessen the load on battery packs, allowing electric vehicles to travel farther.
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2013-08-20
Scientists in the U.K. have developed a lead-free, high-temperature ceramic capacitor using a dielectric material they call Hiteca (HIgh TEmperature CApacitor), which has a high energy density and operates stably at 200°C (392°F) and above.
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2013-08-06
DOE-funded research effort aims to develop more affordable, high-strength lightweight steels. The Colorado School of Mines and the Los Alamos National Laboratory research team will pursue the quenching and partitioning (Q&P) processing method to achieve the desired material capabilities.
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2013-07-31
The next world-girdling version of the fuel-less flier will rely on featherweight polymers and composites.
Article
2013-07-26
Friction bit joining (FBJ) bonds dissimilar metals strongly; cost-effectiveness in mass production remains to be demonstrated.
Article
2013-07-19
One example is a two-part prototype hood developed by Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) that has a low-mass SMC outer face and a strong carbon-fiber-reinforced SMC inner panel.
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2013-07-03
In this engine developed at Germany's DLR, pistons cycle back and forth through a linear generator to augment battery power.
Article
2013-06-24
There are many different lightweighting materials and methods, but which one to pursue? Various recent studies try to sway automakers to choose one material over another.
Article
2013-05-10
Automated road trains such as the one demonstrated on a test track in Tsukuba City, Japan, help prove out new truck platooning technology for real-world use. Similar programs have been conducted in Europe and the U.S.
Article
2013-04-25
Next-generation batteries have many obstacles to overcome before they can power electric and hybrid vehicles.
Article
2013-04-23
The innovation is a novel, three-dimensional battery design from the University of Illinois that simultaneously expands the cell’s reactive surface area while boosting its ion and electron transport capacity.
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2013-03-28
The funky new Soul will ply city streets with the same youthful zest but more amenities.
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2013-03-21
Alternative thermal-history sensor coating avoids toxic ingredients.
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2013-03-12
An "attentive co-pilot," rather than self-driving robot, is the automaker’s stepwise goal, at least at first.
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