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Panasonic Showcased the Latest Zero-Eco House and Hydrogen Fuel Cell at Eco-Products 2015

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Read the full press release below: TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Panasonic showcased its innovative eco-conscious products and technologies at its booth under the theme, “A Better Life, A Better World” at Eco-Products 2015, which was held at the Tokyo Big Sight from December 10 to 12, 2015. Panasonic’s lithium-ion batteries for eco-conscious vehicles, …

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IDTechEx Research: Profitable Niches in the Electric Vehicles Market

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See the full press release below: BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vehicles are electrifying at a breakneck speed and they are being completely reinvented with developments in many components and systems. Disruptive change and significant technological innovation is now being seen across all forms of electric vehicles for land, water and air. The fruits …

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Torotrak Unveils New Traction Drive Technologies

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New traction drive technologies set to boost appeal of variable-speed supercharging and auxiliary drives to satisfy demands of drivers and future emissions legislation.  Read the full press release below: Variator developments announced at industry conference further reduce parasitic losses and can scale to larger transmissions Low carbon vehicle technology company, …

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Cella Energy and Herakles Sign Memorandum to Develop Hydrogen-Based Power Systems for Aerospace

See the full press release below: LE HAILLAN, France, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The solid-state hydrogen storage company Cella Energy and the French aerospace Herakles (Safran) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to define the principles which will govern a five year exclusive cooperation plan which will kick-off at the …

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BYD Appoints Eva Lerner-Lam to Lead Eastern U.S. Operations

Read the full press release below: LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To broaden its presence in the U.S. markets for electric vehicles, BYD Motors, Inc. (www.byd.com) has named transportation expert Eva Lerner-Lam as director of eastern U.S. business. Lerner-Lam, who has spent her 40-year career developing transportation technologies in both the public and …

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Nissan Electric Cars Are Helping Prepare Japan for Another Disaster (Transport Evolved)

The International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University in Japan  is formulating a global disaster plan that communities around the world can follow to ensure emergency aid is given quickly and reliably in the event of a massive disaster.  Using two Nissan e-NV200 electric vans as well …

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Fraunhofer Develops Intelligent Battery Cell (Green Car Congress)

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A new prototype “intelligent battery cell” has been developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart that could lead to electric vehicle battery pack costs being significantly reduced. Each battery cell has its own built-in microcontroller that records relevant physical parameters, such as the …

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Switching The World To Electric Vehicles Will Take Way Longer Than You Think (Green Car Reports)

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Stephen Edelstein argues that the switch to electric vehicles will take much longer than has been optimistically predicted.  He notes the slow response time of the industry to changes in legislation as a primary reason for slowing change.  He reckons the earliest manufacturers could respond to immediate changes in legislation …

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Chinese EV Sales up 300% on Last Year (IBT)

A forecast released Sunday by the China Association of Automobile Manufactures (CAAM) predicted Chinese consumers will buy as many as 250,000 electric and gas-electric plug-in hybrids in 2015, a massive jump from the nearly 75,000 electric and partially electric cars purchased last year from domestic carmakers, including BYD, BAIC, Chery and Changan. In …

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